VALUE HIERARCHY AND TRANSFORMATIONS OF THE VALUE MODEL IN BULGARIA

Abstract: The aim of this paper is to trace and analyse to what extent values and their hierarchy are influenced by external factors. Values are considered as an element of culture. Hence, culture as a complex and dynamic system changes under the influence of various factors, leading to corresponding changes… Read more“VALUE HIERARCHY AND TRANSFORMATIONS OF THE VALUE MODEL IN BULGARIA”

FIGHTING COVID-19: NATIONAL MEASURES AND THEIR CULTURAL ROOTS

Abstract: The paper examines governmental measures fighting the coronavirus infection in 6 countries across the world. Reviewed sources are official reports from national governmental agencies and media sources. The research method is discourse analysis. The research paradigm is based on Geert Hofstede’s cultural dimensions – Uncertainty Avoidance, Power Distance, Individualism… Read more“FIGHTING COVID-19: NATIONAL MEASURES AND THEIR CULTURAL ROOTS”

Verbalized Social Statuses of a Person in the Linguocultural Space “Crime” of Modern Germany

Abstract: Although the interdisciplinary approach towards linguistic phenomena appears to be a mainstream methodological assumption of present-day linguistics, we can hardly witness breakthrough discoveries concerning fundamental issues of life, social life and humans’ verbal behaviour. The article attempts to investigate language signs for denoting the social status of a person… Read more“Verbalized Social Statuses of a Person in the Linguocultural Space “Crime” of Modern Germany”

Pedagogical Factors оf English Language Professional Training оf Future Doctors

Abstract: The process of modernization of the higher educational system in Ukraine poses certain requirements to the foreign language (L2) training of future medical specialists at university level. In order to be able to function effectively and efficiently on the job market not only on national, but also on international… Read more“Pedagogical Factors оf English Language Professional Training оf Future Doctors”

Evaluative Functions of Biblical Phraseological Units

Abstract: This paper examines appraisal instantiations realised through Biblical phraseological units in the Biblical text itself. It reports on some of the findings of a larger study on Biblical phraseological units in English in which appraisal analysis is applied. The database comprises 378 phraseological units extracted from several dictionaries. First,… Read more“Evaluative Functions of Biblical Phraseological Units”

Integration of Mobile Applications in the Language Teaching Process

Abstract: The choice of the topic is motivated by the consistent use of digital technologies in all walks of life and the need for the transformation of higher education system in the Republic of Georgia with regard to the needs of the digital learners. The purpose of this article is… Read more“Integration of Mobile Applications in the Language Teaching Process”

Gaining Insight into Creative Writing

Abstract: The paper examines previously tested teaching material in the context of developing critical thinking skills through creative writing. The lesson plan was designed and prompted by the author’s experience for the EFL students in the English department at Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University. Teachers are invited to examine the… Read more“Gaining Insight into Creative Writing”

The Linguistic Peculiarities of a Fairy Tale Film as a Secondary Text

Abstract: The present research focuses on the linguistic peculiarities of German fairy tales film adaptations as secondary texts. The global technological development, which resulted in the new way of information being perceived via technical means of communication and different media texts, including new types of secondary texts, such as film… Read more“The Linguistic Peculiarities of a Fairy Tale Film as a Secondary Text”

The Competence of Understanding in Intercultural Communication (Language Parallels)

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to present the process of understanding in communication according to the paradigm of cognitive linguistics. The views of modern linguists on the understanding as a heuristic and predetermined specific work in the on-line mode of communication are summarized. The difference with the structuralist… Read more“The Competence of Understanding in Intercultural Communication (Language Parallels)”

Application of the Integrated Process Model of Intercultural Competence in the Design of Survey Tools

Abstract: The purpose of the paper is to discuss the application of the Integrated Process Model of Intercultural Competence in designing a survey questionnaire and an in-depth interview scenario, which have been used in an empirical study to collect reliable statisitical and textual data on the process of acquiring intercultural… Read more“Application of the Integrated Process Model of Intercultural Competence in the Design of Survey Tools”