Alena Kacmarova

Alena Kacmarova
University of Presov in Presov | UNIPO · Department of British and American Studies

PhD

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Introduction
Alena Kacmarova currently works at the Department of British and American Studies, University of Presov in Presov. Alena does research in Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis. Their current project is 'English-Slovak and Slovak-English Bilingual and Encyclopedic Dictionary of Linguistics'.
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February 2015 - June 2015
University at Albany, The State University of New York
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  • visiting scholar

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Publications (22)
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In contact with foreign environment, the encounter of two (or more) cultures is common in situations with an incompatible cultural aspect. A typical example is TV distinction. In most languages, mainly European ones, conveying social deixis oscillates between two poles: T and V forms. Present-day English is the only mainstream language with the abs...
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We consider writing styles culture-specific in terms of thought patterns and organizational principles; they reflect a cognitive style and evidence a linguistic tradition. The present research aims to identify preferences in academic writing of non-native speakers of English. The research plan is firstly to define the standards of Anglo-American wr...
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The paper discusses the status of the existential clause "There's" combined with a plural noun. It clearly violates the rules of English syntax, which is why, in non-native speakers, this may raise doubts about the producer's command of language due to its assumed grammatical incorrectness. Even so, such wording is fairly popular among native speak...
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Expressing interpersonal relationships varies from language to language. Numerous studies explore morphological or other means of expressing a tous/vous relationship. To our knowledge, no research has been done on whether the phonic realization has a share in mapping a T or V shade onto an utterance. The present study presents the results of such r...
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The new trend in compiling a dictionary is to divert from the Viennese school to an interdisciplinary perspective (Cabré, 1999), i.e. from the term isolation to the need to incorporate textual and sociolinguistic dimensions of terms. This implies rethinking the identity of the target percipient/user and the context in which it occurs as a textual u...
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The paper presents research into multilingual students’ needs that may as well determine the design of a linguistics dictionary. The underlying research question is what degree of linguistic awareness of the linguistics metalanguage resides in the minds of future EFL professionals. The data are interpreted through the notion of interlingual equival...
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The research issue discussed in the paper fal studies. It is part of the research grant project entitled pedic linguistics dictionary ". One of the key tasks is to supposes understanding not only the surface structure the inventory of the prospective dictionary, conceptua of the term has to be done accordingly. The ongoing terms is " multi-word lex...
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The present research focuses on terms of Latinate origin in English and Slovak linguistics. They show formal resemblance, yet their semantic scope and function may differ. The underlying research question is whether the Latinate origin of linguistics terms guarantees one-to-one correspondence of content in recipient languages. The research tests tw...
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The cultural phenomenon of globalization has led to bilingualism and/or multilingualism (at least from a socio-pragmatic point of view). This brought to the attention of professionals the issue of the transformation of an identity from monolingual to multilingual. Due to the individual and at the same time social nature of the setting in which a ma...
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The topic falls into the field of discourse analysis, namely into the discourse of film dialog. We aim to present the outcomes of our preliminary research focused on semantically identical utterances in quasi-natural conversational speech in three language versions (original English and dubbed German and Slovak). The paper analyzes the communicatio...
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The paper falls in the area of discourse analysis and presents an initial framework for research into the nature of audio-visual text, namely the discourse of film dialogue. This preliminary exploration should serve the purpose of finding areas worth further examination. The corpus to be studied is an episode from Friends (2002/2003). The utilized...
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A Concise English Grammar Course is a textbook of English morphosyntax for university students of English as a foreign language. It is academic in nature, describing English grammar with inflectional morphology in mind, yet approaching the language system as a whole, thus presenting morphological, syntactic, and lexical description of the English v...
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The article deals with the issues of diminutive structures in the Slovak and English languages. It surveys their forms and ways of usage, providing means of their formation and situations in which diminutives tend to occur in the two languages whether projecting an endearing or derogatory meaning. In the article, the differences in usage between th...
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This paper contributes to studies on computer-mediated communication, with a particular focus on synchronous chat, the communicative situation that resembles conversation in which each turn is a reaction to the written message. The focal points are the style and structure of a number of already archived chat sessions (accessible in the archives of...

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Projects (3)
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researching and adapting the process of conceptualizing to understanding, interpreting or translating language issues
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research in academic writing, interlingual implications
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The project aims at compiling English-Slovak and Slovak-English encyclopedic electronic dictionary of general linguistics. The dictionary will cover all traditional language branches - from phonetics and phonology through morphology, lexicology, syntax to other "modern" linguistic branches including cultural anthropology. Unlike traditional dictionaries available in this area, the project outcome will have a multimedia format. The project primarily aspires to cover the needs of students of English philology - not necessarily in an atomistic way, within a single linguistic branch, rather as an interactive electronic medium resembling wikipedia. In doing so, the project will meet the requirements of the present, hence will considerably differ from to date predominantly printed resources. The selection of entries will reflect the obligations cast upon students of English philology in Slovakia, and thus provide for a comparative and contrastive approach to the system of both English and Slovak languages.