The role of question-and-return unity in developing cross-cultural communicative competence (based on English-American mass media)
The paper analyses different types of dialogue unities in dialogue discourse aiming at developing skills of supporting conversation in FL classes at the university. The following types of dialogue unities are subject to linguistic analysis: question-and-return unities, incentive-response, narration-response. Special attention is given to identification of different structural and semantic patterns of information request, types of information request, as well as analyzing means of reconciling the source and the response replicas in the dialogue. The research has shown that 65% of students under analysis failed to perform the given task - to clearly and consistently present well thought out and logically connected questions. Consequently, it is important to develop the group of communicative skills providing creation of utterances of a particular genre. It includes developing an ability of formulating proper questions, ensuring the fulfillment of an intention; asking questions in a necessary logical order; finding certain subthemes of the text and establishing their hierarchy. All the above- mentioned skills make an important part of teaching communicative strategy and dialogue tactics at the university.
We study links between algebraic cycles on threefolds and finite-dimensionality of their motives with coefficients in Q. We decompose the motive of a non-singular projective threefold X with representable algebraic part of CH_0(X) into Lefschetz motives and the Picard motive of a certain abelian variety, isogenous to the corresponding intermediate Jacobian J^2(X) when the ground field is C. In particular, it implies motivic finite-dimensionality of Fano threefolds over a field. We also prove representability of zero-cycles on several classes of threefolds fibered by surfaces with algebraic H^2. This gives another new examples of three-dimensional varieties whose motives are finite-dimensional.
Projects and reforms targeting infrastructure services can affect consumer welfare through changes in the price, coverage, or quality of the services provided. The benefits of improved service quality—while significant—are often overlooked because they are difficult to quantify. This article reviews methods of evaluating the welfare implications of changes in the quality of infrastructure services within the broader theoretical perspective of welfare measurement. The study outlines the theoretical assumptions and data requirements involved, illustrating each method with examples that highlight common methodological features and differences. The article also presents the theoretical underpinnings and potential applications of a new approach to analysing the effects of interruptions in the supply of infrastructure services on household welfare.
The paper deals with M. Heidegger’s treatise On the essence of ground (Vom Wesen des Grundes, 1929) which analyzes the essence of principium rationis sufficientis from the perspective of fundamental ontology. The problem of ground discussed in the treatise is related to the following conceptual structure: ontological difference-transcendence-freedom. In my paper, I focus on the question of transcendence which is described as “the basic structure of subjectivity”. In order to clarify Heidegger’s main point regarding transcendence, I introduce the term “interest” and explain how transcendence as the finite human freedom can be the origin of “grounding”.
This article covers project-oriented approach of foreign language studies.