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Posted On Oct 15 2018 by

This article illustrates how information and communication technologies for education (ICTE) can encourage new teaching methods, in particular in the field of foreign languages. After emphasizing the skills and the roles of the teacher, the concepts of learning and educational technology, information and communication, the different ways the ICTE may favourably affect motivation of learners and that of   teachers will be examined. In the next years, the main challenge will be to develop learners’ capacity to prepare for the teachers’ use of media and to exploit the diversity of ICTE.


CORRUPTION ET MORALE. PENSER UN MODÈLE LINGUISTIQUE HOLISTIQUE

Posted On Oct 15 2018 by

Based on results of linguistic analyse, this paper tries to explain the functioning of bribery taking into consideration moral values both in the universal and relativistic perspectives. It aims furthermore at showing that the language material enables to study the stances of people implicated in bribery cases. The point here is to consider language practice as a window into exploring categories of act and being in these cases. Partakers in the act of bribery, most of the time simplistically reduced to the duo initiator/receiver of the bribe, revealed by the theorization work will be illustrated from the analysis of discursive …


(Română) DE LA RELATION IMAGE/PENSÉE À L’IDENTITÉ DE LA PENSÉE VISUELLE

Posted On Nov 11 2015 by

Antonin Artaud, with his Theatre of Cruelty, proposes a return to the origin of man and culture where it is clear the relationship between life and art. The art and life should not be separated because they form a unit. Artaud explains this unit through the total image of the hieroglyph man: a body that is not longer a human body defined by their physiological functions, but a body ready to become a sign, to become a communicative body at all. The theatre is the place where the hieroglyph man can become a sign and contaminate the public. The spectator is touched …


(Română) LE SILENCE DE LA PEINTURE, L’AUTRE LANGAGE DE IONESCO

Posted On Jul 18 2014 by

            Towards 1980’s Ionesco starts to distance himself from the theatre in search of another language which translates better the images born from his imagination or from his unconscious own mind. Fully aware of the danger of becoming the prisoner of his own clichés, Ionesco makes out of painting his favourite activity, essential for his interior and spiritual journey. Never really abandoning his writing, Ionesco finds in painting a new form of expressing himself, but one which transforms, little by little, in an equivalent system of expression and becomes only a temporary subterfuge against l’angoisse de …


(Română) LE LANGAGE DE L’ÊTRE ET LES CHEMINS DE L’IMPENSÉE : ENTRE VÉRITÉ / (MEN)SONGE ET (DÉ)CROYANCE ; STYLE DE NIETZSCHE

Posted On Jul 18 2014 by

Nietzsche’s answer is affirmative and so clear. Why concepts are subjects to genesis? What conditions must clarify their meanings? The philosopher explains the concepts not from the legends, myths or fables as stories built from scratch but from a reactive genealogy which receives the force of the concept itself. It’s the beautiful, the nasty, the right, the sincere. The philosophy of history is tasked to explain a type opposite to that world of metaphysics and divinity. It is embodied in a conceptual sense with rigorous research which would be as a craft of the concept. The spirit of Nietzsche’s thought …


MACEDONIAN IDENTITY AND IDENTITIES IN THE BALKANS

Posted On Jul 27 2012 by

Identities in the Balkans have been formed within the context of different cultural, linguistic, religious and written traditions. Their creation was influenced by political projects such as: Pan-Slavism, Slavophilism, Illyrianism, Uniatism, and the Balkan Federation, which had both united and divided the peoples of the Balkans. Apart from various influences, identities were closely related to religion and language as well. A study of the construction and dynamic development of Macedonian identity beginning from ancient history, the medieval period, through the abolition of the Ohrid Archbishopric, its division in 1913, and the aftermath of the Second World War indicates the features …


CROSS-BORDER MOBILITY, HYPERLINKS, AND ARCHITECTURAL DYSLEXIA: READING AND WRITING THE POST-URBAN SPACE

Posted On Jul 27 2012 by

Because of the last decades of informatization and hyperlinking of physical and virtual spaces few people are able to further read the classical space. Its linear construction, addressed to the “discoverer” of space, no longer suits the contemporary informational “nomad.” Therefore, space is re-written in order to recombine, in a post-modern approach, cultural information and changing identities. In a global environment where every piece of information, from weather reports to explosive “recipes” is available at a glance, it seems that the grammar of both text and space matters less and less, all in favor of a compressed eclectic status permanently …


WORDS DREAMING AT A SHAKESPEAREAN NIGHT

Posted On Oct 17 2011 by

Shakespeare’s comedies have, throughout centuries, attracted criticism that ranged from slight contempt for their stylistic impurity to utter admiration for the complexity of their structures. This paper focusses on one of Shakespeare’s best loved early comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in order to study the poetic nature of the play by taking into account some of the rhetorical elements that contribute to the construction of its particular atmosphere. Metamorphosis is explored in the movements of the words up and down scales of meaning operating through inversions, subversions, conversions and reversions that both bewilder and enchant the reader.


THE BEYONDNESS OF IDENTITY IN SYLVIA PLATH’S POEMS

Posted On Oct 17 2011 by

This paper investigates the discursive ways in which Sylvia Plath’s artistic identity is constructed in some of her most representative poems. Our analysis focuses on the difficult relationship this poetic “I” establishes with the otherness of language and with the elusive “something else” beyond language that is only felt and never defined sufficiently. Leon Wieseltier’s ideas on identity constitute a theoretical basis for the demonstration that Plath’s “I” becomes a signifier/axe that alienates/splits the subject not only from the words themselves, but also from what is, but cannot be spoken


LANGUAGE IN ACTION: SLANG

Posted On Oct 17 2011 by

Starting from a series of examples from the English language, the paper deals with the development of modern slang, this picturesque “way of expression” so widely used in our ever developing fields of activity. Generally speaking, slang can be classified, according to the sphere of usage, in general slang (words that are not specific for any social or professional group) and special slang (words peculiar for some such groups as teenagers, university students). There is also a very interesting linguistic phenomenon known as rhyming slang, particularly common in British English, in fact a secret argot depending on rhyme as a …


PHRASEOLOGY AND CULTURE. ROMANIAN AND ENGLISH IDIOMS AS SPECIFIC ILLUSTRATION OF THE COLLECTIVE MENTALITY

Posted On Oct 17 2011 by

In this paper, we accomplish a type of analysis that focuses on the reflection of mental patterns found at the origin of idioms in the English and the Romanian languages. The mental component of the meanings of idioms has a special relevance and we considered that acknowledging the way in which the cultural information manifests into language, and especially, in the analysed units, is not only a theoretical, but also a practical problem. In our approach, we identified a number of idioms, common to the two languages, despite the fact that they belong to different linguistic branches. The phraseological units …


HAROLD PINTER – THE IDENTITY OF DRAMA

Posted On Oct 17 2011 by

Harold Pinter’s realistic depiction of characters’ relationships especially through their gestures, their interaction on the stage and their use of language is what made of him a staple figure of the Theatre of the Absurd. The bringing on the stage of slices of real life, the characters’ struggle for the true meaning of their existence, the reconstruction of original London speech as well as the creation of another type of language which exists beyond words are major issues which give form and identity to the new type of drama of the late ‘50s and early ‘60s. The identification of the …


COMMUNICATING IDENTITY THROUGH LANGUAGE

Posted On Oct 12 2011 by

Language and identity are the most important parts of social interaction, which have become undoubtedly fused. While language in itself is reflective of identity, the true constraints that identity imposes on language usage come from within, not from without. Even if many people say that the environment plays a heavy role in the determination of language usage and in the development of personal or group identity, these constraints have been consciously chosen to be shouldered. Even in cases of coercion by pressure for group conformity, the burden again falls on the individual (as group membership in most cases may be …