Form, Meaning and Function in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
The book is a collection of 10 papers on theoretical and applied linguistics, and is divided into two sections. Part I, devoted to Theoretical Linguistics, addresses a range of issues pertaining to phonology, morphophonology, morphology, cognitive semantics, syntax and lexicology, and consists of six chapters. Part II, Applied Linguistics, comprises four chapters, which investigate the intricacies of language acquisition, psycholinguistics and pragmatics, discourse analysis, and translation studies. The languages analysed include Polish, English, French, Spanish, Russian, Middle English, Middle French, Anglo-Norman and Bangor Welsh. Some of the phenomena analysed in the volume are the properties of Bangor Welsh diphthongs in the light of the Lateral Theory of Phonology, Polish palatalization within Element Theory, lexical convergence in Psalters, bilingual acquisition, impoliteness in talk-show political discourse, and translation and localisation of video games, among others.
Karolina Drabikowska is a PhD candidate in the Department of Applied Linguistics at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland. Her current research concentrates on phonology, but her interests also include applied linguistics, historical linguistics and translation. She has been involved in the organisation of eleven linguistics conferences, including five international meetings.
Marietta Izdebska is a PhD candidate in the Department of Applied Linguistics at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland. Her main research interests include applied and cognitive linguistics, semantics and cognitive semiotics. She is one of the organisers of the series of international conferences “Linguistics Beyond and Within.”
Anna Prażmowska is a PhD candidate in the Department of Theoretical Linguistics at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland. The main focus of her research is on minimalist syntax, though her interests also include general, comparative and theoretical linguistics. She is currently writing her dissertation on the syntax of English and Polish coordinate structures.
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