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Heterotopia on Screen- Blue Velvet (1986)

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Based on a framework consisting of postmodern theories of heterotopias, spatial pastiche, schizophrenic temporality and postmodern speed, this paper seeks to identify cinematic features in the works of the American director David Lynch, which exemplify time and space in postmodernism. Michel Foucault's theory of space will trigger the whole problematic of the time-space relation. This is followed by a discussion of Fredric Jameson's concepts of spatial pastiche and schizophrenic temporality and of the involute interaction between the two

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Kan man tacka för senast eller för sig? Prepositionsfrasens struktur med utvalda svenska och polska tackformler som exempel

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The present paper focuses on some frequent Swedish thank formulas that do not seem to fit the pattern of thanking - either syntactically or semantically. One example of the syntactic irregularities is tack för senast, ‘thanks for last time’ (lit. ‘thanks for lastADV’), where the prepositional phrase consists of an adverbial (not a nominal) component relating to time. On the other hand, the Swedish tack för mig, ‘thanks for me / myself’, does not conform to the semantics of thanking, as it seems to suggest that the speaker himself is the only proper reason for thanking, not - as usually expected - ‘something good’ for the speaker, i.e. an action brought about for him or her by the addressee. Some similarities with the Polish phrases for thanking (which also include adverbs but are fewer and less frequent in comparison Swedish), e.g. dziękuję za dziś, ‘thanks for today’, have also been taken into consideration. Such constructions can be analysed and explained in terms of metonymy. Furthermore, the thank formulas including the temporal adverbs seem to reflect the significance of time as a special value in the Swedish culture.

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Review: Sandra Götz. Fluency in native and nonnative English speech

References De Jong, Nivja and Jan Hulstijn. 2009. Relating ratings of fluency to temporal and lexical aspects of speech. Paper delivered at EALTA Conference. URL: http://www.ealta.eu.org/conference/2009/docs/saturday/deJong_Hulstijn.pdf (retrieved 15/12/2013). Koponen, Matti and Heidi Riggenbach. 2000. Overview: Varying perspectives on fluency. In H. Riggenbach (ed.). Perspectives on fluency, 5-25. Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Press. Schmidt, Richard. 1994. Deconstructing consciousness in search of

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Evaluating stance-annotated sentences from the Brexit Blog Corpus: A quantitative linguistic analysis

. Written Language & Literacy 5 (2): 253–287. Biber, Douglas. 2006. Stance in spoken and written university registers. Journal of English for Academic Purposes 5 (2): 97–116. Cabrejas-Peñuelas, Ana B. and Mercedes Díez-Prados. 2014. Positive self-evaluation versus negative other-evaluation in the political genre of pre-election debates. Discourse & Society 25 (2): 159–185. Cataldi, Cataldi, Mario, Luigi Di Caro and Claudio Schifanella. 2010. Emerging topic detection on twitter based on temporal and social terms evaluation. In Proceedings of the

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