Seminarium językoznawcze

Our next meeting is Dr Barczewska’s book launch and will be held on Wednesday, 7 June at 13.15 in room 221

 

Dr Shala Barczewska will be presenting her recently published monograph: ‘Conceptualizing Evolution: Construals of the Education Debate in the U.S. Press

Conceptualizing Evolution: Construals of the Education Debate in the U.S. Press2017. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Here is a brief summary of the book:

Conceptualizing Evolution: Construals of the Education Debate in the U.S. Press explores the benefits of grounding corpus-assisted discourse analysis within the theoretical framework of Cognitive Linguistics. This is accomplished against the highly emotive controversy over the teaching of evolution in the U.S. classroom. The research is based on two corpora totaling nearly one million words, which were created especially for this purpose. The larger of the two is comprised of articles from contemporary debates (2003-2012) and includes coverage of the 2005 trial in Dover, PA, the Kansas science standards hearings of the same year, and the science education bill passed in Tennessee in 2012. It is complemented by a smaller selection of articles written in the 1920s and early 1930s, when the debate in the U.S. first entered the classroom and the courtroom with the trial of John T. Scopes.

 

 

Past seminars

10 May 2017

‘The ethnic picture of the world of Polish people’ (Prof. Oleg Leszczak)

12 April 2017

From note-taking to citation-generating: getting the most from citation programs such as Citavi. (Dr Shala Barczewska)

 

15 March 2017

The use of reference management software on the basis of Zotero (Dr Łukasz Stolarski)

Online IPA converters: PhoTransEdit, Lingorado, Phonetizer & IPA Writer (Dr Sylwester Łodej)

 

21 December 2016

Counting phonemes and syllables in English with the use computer software. (Dr Łukasz Stolarski)

The phraseology of God invocations in British parliamentary speeches as evidenced in the Hansard Corpus. (Dr Sylwester Łodej)