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Vernacular Meaning Making

Examples of Narrative Impact in Fiction Film

Tomas Axelson

, självreflektion och moralisk mening’ [Moving images, self reflection and moral meaning], pp 191-209 in Berglund, Jenny & Gunner, Gunilla (eds.), Barn i religionernas värld [Children in the worlds of religion]. Stockholm: Liber Axelson, Tomas. (2008). ‘Movies and Meaning: Studying Audience, Fiction Film and Existential Matters’. In Particip@tions : Journal of Audience and Reception Studies. Volume 5 (1). Avila, Mitch (2007). ‘From Film Emotion to Normative Criticism’, pp 219-237 in Johnston, Robert K. (eds.) Reframing theology and film: new focus for an emerging

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Sarah Bro Trasmundi and Sune Vork Steffensen

.M. (2007). Judging and actualizing intrapersonal and interpersonal affordances. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance , 33 (4), 845–859. Secchi, D. (2011). Extendable Rationality: Understanding Decision Making in Organizations . New York: Springer. Sidnell, J. (2016). Interactional trouble and the ecology of meaning. Psychology of Language and Communication , 20 (2), 98–111. Steffensen, S.V. (2012). Care and conversing in dialogical systems. Language Sciences , 34 (5), 513–531. Steffensen, S.V. (2013

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Ekaterina Golubkova and Anastasia Zakharova

Abbreviations: BofE – Bank of English. СOCA – Corpus of Contemporary American English. DPN(s) – derivatives from precedent names. NOW Corpus – News on the Web. References: ‘5 signs you may be dating a cinderfella’. Available at: Bank of English. Available at: Barnden, J. (2010). Metaphor and metonymy: making their connections more slippery. In Cognitive linguistics, 21 (1), p

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Alessandro (Alex) Rosborough

-303). New York: NY: Cambridge University Press. Donald, M. (2001). A mind so rare. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company. Echevarria, J., & Graves, A. (2011). Sheltered content instruction: Teaching english learners with divers abilities. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon. Echevarria, J., Short, D., & Vogt, M. (2000). Making content comprehensible for english language learners:The SIOP model. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon. Faraco, M., & Kida, T. (2008). Gesture and the negotiation of meaning in a second language classroom

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Glenn Toh


The contents of this article concern ELF 500, a course in graduate school academic writing that adopts an ELF-aware approach. In my discussion, I will first review the literature on language, ideology and power as it relates to Japanese cultural politics. Following this, I will draw on the notions of critique and design as described in Lillis (2003) as critical transformative strategies to encourage student academic writers to become more conscious of: (1) the constructed and situated nature of knowledge and meaning making as viewed by scholars in the area of academic literacies; (2) the importance of their own agency towards realizing their potential as academic thinkers and writers; and (3) the importance of understanding the fluid, dynamic and performative nature of English in its role as a lingua franca as a means towards constructing meanings that are valuable and unique to their own emergent ontologies as Japanese users of ELF. My discussion is, throughout, very much motivated by a professional concern that the teaching of academic writing should be carried out within an overall pedagogical framework that recognizes the importance of the humanizing and transformative role of language education.

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Grzegorz Grzegorczyk

: Towards a sound alternative. New York, NY: Garland Publishing Inc. Davis, B. (2013). Teaching mathematics: Toward a sound alternative. New York, NY and London: Taylor and Francis. Davis, A. B., Sumara, D. J., Kieren, T. E. (1996). Cognition, co-emergence, curriculum. Journal of Curriculum Studies, 28(2), 151-170. De Jaegher, H., Di Paolo, E. (2007). Participatory sense-making: An enactive approach to social cognition. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 6(4), 485-507. doi:

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Mikołaj Deckert

. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 63 (4), 545-552. Brown, R. (1965). Social Psychology. New York: Free Press. Davidson, D. (1967). Truth and meaning. Synthese, 17 (1), 304-323. Diemand-Yauman, C., Oppenheimer, D.M., & Vaughan, E. (2011). Fortune favors the Bold (and the Italicized): Eff ects of disfl uency on educational outcomes. Cognition, 118 (1), 111-115. Downing, P. (1977). On ‘basic levels’ and the categorization of objects in English discourse. Berkeley Linguistics Society, 3, 475

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Xiaodong Zhang


This paper, from the perspective of language learning as a meaning-making process, presents a critical review of the existing research on how pre-use, in-use, and post-use evaluation has investigated the relationship between English language teaching textbooks’ content and learners’ academic literacy development. The paper shows that previous research on these three types of evaluation examined English language teaching textbooks’ effect on English learners’ academic literacy development in an unprincipled and macro way. The research gap identified in these previous studies calls for an improved textbook evaluation framework that integrates a principled learning theory while simultaneously emphasizing macro-constructs (e.g., context) and micro-linguistic features needed for academic literacy development. To this end, this paper proposes a framework informed by Systemic Functional Linguistics-related constructs (e.g., genre, register, meta-meanings, and lexico-grammar system) to optimize the evaluation of English language teaching textbook content.

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Children’s Perspectives through the Camera Lens

Reflections on Meaning-making Processes and Participatory Research

Kaoruko Kondo and Ulrika Sjöberg

. Köpenhamn: Akademisk Forlag. de Saussure, F. (1983) Course in General Linguistics . London: Duckworth. Schwartz, D. (1989) ‘Visual Ethnography: Using Photography in qualitative Research’, Qualitative Sociology , 12 (2), 119-155. Secondulfo, D. (1997) ‘The Social Meaning of Things. A Working Field of Visual Sociology’, Visual Sociology , 12 (2), 33-45. Selwyn, N. (2009) ‘The Digital Native - Myth and Reality’, Aslib Proceedings , 61 (4), 364-379. Sharples, M., Davison, L., Thomas, G.V, & Rudman, P

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Anna K. Pałęga

procedure. Journal of Phenomenological Psychology, 28, 235-261. Haapala, A. (2005). On the aesthetics of the everyday. Familiarity, strangeness, and the meaning of place. In A. Light & J. Smith (Eds.), The Aesthetics of Everyday Life (pp. 39-55). NY: Columbia University Press. Jung, C. & Jaffe, A. (1965). Memories, dreams, reflections. New York: Random House. (2014). Visited December 2014. Korsmeyer, C. (1977). On distinguishing 'aesthetic' from 'artistic'. Journal of Aesthetic