ERIC Number: ED192617
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Papers and Studies in Contrastive Linguistics, Volume Twelve. The Polish-English Contrastive Project.
Fisiak, Jacek, Ed.
This volume contains six articles. In "Integrational Linguistics as a Basis for Contrastive Studies," Hans-Heinrich Lieb discusses the problems associated with complex contrastive analysis. Hanne Martinet's "A Functional and Contrastive Analysis of Attributive Adjectives Endings in '-ant' and in '-ende' in French and Danish, Respectively," shows how present participles are transferred to the adjective class in both languages. In "On Proper 'Improper Answer'" Ewa Iwanicka shows the effect of context in determining what is grammatically acceptable. Jan Rusiecki, in "Latent Bilingualism," purports that with the aid of a modest grammatical machinery and a rich vocabulary, a learner can achieve a high degree of complexity and efficacy of communication in a second language. In "Towards a Semantic Syntax of English: The Case of the Modals 'can' and 'may,'" Rene Dirven argues that there is a strong interdependence between syntax and semantics and pleads for an approach to syntax that has a built-in semantic level. James Pankhurst provides a model for analyzing time and tense relations on a cross-linguistic basis in "Closer to a Theory of Tense for Contrastive Analysis." (PJM)
Descriptors: Adjectives, Contrastive Linguistics, Danish, Discourse Analysis, English, French, Grammar, Polish, Pragmatics, Second Language Learning, Semantics, Syntax, Vocabulary
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Adam Mickiewicz Univ. in Poznan (Poland).