ERIC Number: ED279167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Proceedings from the Nordic Conference for English Studies (2nd, Hanasaari/Hanaholmen, Finland, May 19-21, 1983). Meddelanden fran Stiftelsens for Abo Academi Forskningsinstitut Nr. 92.
Ringbom, Hakan, Ed.; Rissanen, Matti, Ed.
The 50 papers on English language and literature included in this compilation are grouped under the following headings: Old English (editing "Judgment Day," the syntactic types "every man" and "each of men," and continuity and variation in psalm glosses); Present-Day English (speech rate and vowel quantity as compared with Finnish): neutralization in generative phonology; nouns ending in "-ee"; embedding in legal English; conversion; term-formation in engineering; lexicology; aspects of dialect space; "go to" and "will" in spoken English; preterite and perfect in British news bulletins; semantics of terminologies; secular, doctrinal, and supernatural illocutionary acts; cohesion and coherence in short expository essays; pronominal chains in conversation; argumentative text structure; content and sentence structure in simplified and abridged texts; the transferred epithet and body language; term papers in research projects; comparison of spoken and written English; adverbials; discourse analysis; English in Sweden); Teaching of English (intonation and Norwegian students; difficulty in English as a foreign language; technological developments; British politics); and literature (controversy over literary theory; comedy and twentieth-century drama; medieval portraiture; the song "Little Son Hugh"; folktales; partition in Indo-English novels; and 12 authors: William Shakespeare, John Milton, Thomas Otway, Mary Wollstonecraft, Samuel Coleridge, Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Sewell, Thomas Hardy, Hans Andersen, D. H. Lawrence, Andre Brink, Tom Stoppard). (MSE)
Descriptors: Authors, Body Language, Coherence, Cohesion (Written Composition), Comparative Analysis, Contrastive Linguistics, Diachronic Linguistics, Dialects, Discourse Analysis, Engineering, English, English Literature, English (Second Language), Finnish, Foreign Countries, Form Classes (Languages), Intonation, Literary Criticism, Literary History, Morphology (Languages), Old English, Oral Language, Persuasive Discourse, Phonology, Phrase Structure, Pragmatics, Pronouns, Research Papers (Students), Second Language Instruction, Semantics, Structural Analysis (Linguistics), Technical Writing, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Vocabulary, Written Language
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ministry of Education, Helsinki (Finland).; British Council, London (England).
Authoring Institution: Abo Akademi (Finland).
Note: For selected individual papers, see FL 016 476-498.