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Ying Wang

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This paper sets out to investigate Chinese university students’ ELF awareness, which is conceptualised with regards to language education. The study, based on 24 semi-structured interviews, demonstrates that Chinese university students are still framing their understanding of English with the affiliation to idealised notions of monolingual origin of native English, despite being situated in a changing world where multilingual speakers of English are becoming the majority of English users and ELF is becoming a prominent communicative phenomenon. The participants’ account reveals the role of language education as the interface between language ideology and linguistic reality in China. Based on the study, this paper suggests ways of minimising the gap in ELF awareness. While this paper appreciates Chinese philosophy of education, the focus is on promoting awareness of English in relation to its sociocultural context and considering “imagined communities” in the learning so as to come to terms with sociolinguistic reality.

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Martina Ivanová

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Many works written by Klára Buzássyová from the 1970s onwards were devoted to the issues of contrastive research of languages. The study analyses the role of metonymy in speech acts expressing agreement in a contrastive perspective. The paper deals with linguistic variation of Slovak translation equivalents of English pragmatic marker fair enough in the exploitation of discoursive­illocutionary metonymy within indirect speech acts. It analyses data drawn from English­Slovak parallel corpus which form a translation paradigm of the given pragmatic marker. In a search for an explanation for usage of largely heterogeneous translation equivalents from various semantic­pragmatic fields, metonymy is pointed out as a central motivating factor. It functions on the basis of evocation of various aspects constituting the idealized cognitive model of agreement.

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Alexandra Jarošová

. Bratislava: Jazykovedný ústav Ľudovíta Štúra SAV – Veda, vydavateľstvo SAV 2013, s. 157 – 169. BUZÁSSYOVÁ, Klára – JAROŠOVÁ, Alexandra (eds.): Slovník súčasného slovenského jazyka. A – G. [1. zv.]. Bratislava: Veda, vydavateľstvo SAV 2006. 1134 s. BÜHLER, Karl: Sprachteorie: Die Darstellungsfunktion der Sprache. Jena: Fischer 1934 (cit. podľa prekladu v publikácii Istorija jazykoznanija XIX i XX vekov v očerkach i izvlečenijach. Ed. II. V. A. Zvegincev. Moskva: Izdateľstvo Ministerstva prosvečšenija RSFSR 1960, s. 24 – 33). CIENKI, Alan: Frames, Idealized

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Piotr Szlanta

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The bloody conflict which was taking place in South Africa in the years 1899-1902 was followed with a great interest by Polish public opinion. Its greatest part strongly sympathized with the Boer republics. Their burgers were idealized and presented by the Polish press as brave fighters for independence, who dared to stand up against the world empire to defend their rights while Great Britain was attributed full responsibility for the outbreak of the war. For many Poles the Boers personified the general idea of freedom fighters and symbolized all suppressed nations. Their sad fate seemed to be quite similar to the Polish one and this similarity was the main source of sympathy toward defenders of the Transvaal and Free Orange State. Voices of few Polish intellectuals, who called for a more objective and not so emotional view on the war, could not change the pro-Boers stance of the greatest part of Polish public opinion.

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Postmemory, Stereotype and the Return Home

Rewriting Pre-Existing Narratives in Sofi Oksanen’s Purge

Anna Estera Mrozewicz

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The article offers a discussion of Sofi Oksanen’s novel Purge, focusing on the book’s strategy of evoking stereotypical narratives about Eastern Europe, such as the (postcommunist) fallen woman and (Russian) return home narratives, as well as related intertexts, primarily Lukas Moodysson’s film Lilya 4-ever. I argue that Oksanen constructs the plot around clichés in order to challenge them in a subversive fashion, first and foremost, in the name of recuperating the notion of Home. Related to locality and the feeling of being at-home, where the wholeness of the (national) subject is possible, ‘home’ is staged as an alternative to stereotypes, associated with transnational travel and the apparatus of colonization. A significant counter-narrative embedded in the novel - and hitherto rarely discussed - is the exilic perspective with its idealization of the lost and imagined home(land). In Purge, this is mediated through the main character’s postmemory. By means of a postexilic narrative, home is reconfigured as a ‘third space’ - neither fully ideal and (ethnically) pure nor adhering to the aforementioned stereotypical narratives. The positive valorisation of home, despised by some critics as simplistic and conservative, does not prevent movement and dislocation from being included in the new experience of home(land) emerging from the post-Soviet condition.

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Svitlana Virotchenko

linguistics , 10-14 July 2017, Tartu, Estonia, p. 282. Highsmith, P. (1977). Edith’s diary. London: Penguin Books. Hilferty, J. (2001). Maximality and idealized cognitive models: The complementation of Spanish tener. Available at: https://www.um.es/lincoing/jv/2001%20ICMs%20&%20tener%20Lang%20Sciences.pdf Inagaki, S. (2001). Motion verbs with goal PPs in the L2 acquisition of English and Japanese. Available at: https://www.cambridge.org/core/services/aop-cambridge-core/content/view/S0272263101002029 Izutsu, K. (2016). Moving event and moving

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Ema Jelínková

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This paper presents the case of Scotland as a traumatized nation haunted by ghosts of the past. Scottish national identity has been profoundly influenced by the country’s loss of sovereignty in the 1707 Act of Union. As a result, the stateless nation deprived of agency built its literature on the foundations of idealized stories of its heroic past. It was not until the 1980s that Scottish literature started to tackle the collective trauma and gave rise to works focusing on the weak and the exploited rather than the brave. Janice Galloway and A. L. Kennedy both epitomize this new vein of literature of trauma and explore the links between national and individual experience and strategies for healing the trauma.

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Eric Anane and Juliana Audria Dankwa

. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry , 54 , 137-154. Kopelman, R. E., Greenhaus, J. H., & Connolly, T. F. (1983). A model of work, family, and interrole conflict: A construct validation study. Organizational behavior and human performance , 32 (2), 198-215. Laurin, K., Kille, D. R., & Eibach, R. P. (2013). The way i am is the way you ought to be perceiving one’s relational status as unchangeable motivates normative idealization of that status. Psychological science , 24 (8), 1523-1532. Lee, K. H. (2009, March). Gender equality in reconciling work