Milica Vuković-Stamatović

Milica Vuković-Stamatović
University of Montenegro | UCG · Faculty of Philology

PhD in linguistics

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In this paper, we investigate the metaphors conceptualising the process of the accession of the Western-Balkan countries to the European Union, in the online news articles published in Serbia, Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In a corpus comprised of 150 articles (104,806 words), we identified the expressions which were the instantiations of...
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In compiling both Language for Specific Purposes (LSP) word lists for foreign language learners and LSP dictionaries, the headword-selection process is of paramount importance. LSP word lists and LSP dictionaries will function effectively if they contain appropriate terms and register items, i.e. the lexical items that end users need. In this paper...
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Bearing in mind that teachers often find themselves in a position where they have to produce their own teaching materials for English for Specific Purposes (ESP) classes, vocabulary profiling studies of certain genres may be of help in such situations. English for Science is an ESP field commonly taught around the world; however, despite this, the...
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This paper studies how readers respond to a counterfactual request inviting them to imagine themselves in the shoes of an immigrant in a corpus of online reader comments to a Yahoo article on Latino immigration. We initially considered 7,000 comments and for our corpus and analysis selected those in which the commenters perform a deictic shift, i.e...
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In this paper, we critically investigate the media portrayals of the EU-Western Balkans relations through the metaphor POLITICS AS A GAME/SPORT MATCH. We apply the analytical framework of critical metaphor analysis to study this metaphor in a corpus of 123 online news articles published in Montenegro, Serbia, and Bosnia and Hercegovina, between Jan...
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Selecting English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and English for Science and Technology (EST) listening materials is a challenging task as many different criteria could inform that choice. This study examines the suitability of science and technology documentaries for EAP and EST listening based on a corpus of 100 such documentaries. Departing from th...
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In this paper, we examine the lexical profile of literary academic articles with a view to determining how they differ from research articles in other disciplines and how the vocabulary level and complexity affect reading comprehension, particularly for non-native speakers of English. For this purpose, a corpus of 110 literary articles from reputab...
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The Question–Answer format structures political interviews and organizes their talk; however, not so rarely, departures from this format that some authors call “normative,” might be initiated by the interviewer (IR) and the interviewee (IE). In this chapter, I study the IR-initiated departures from this format in a corpus of eight Montenegrin TV po...
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Finding adequate and interesting content is a challenge teachers and writers of foreign language learning materials frequently come across. In this paper, we evaluate how suitable, vocabulary-wise, movie reviews are for English language teaching and learning purposes. Employing the method of lexical frequency profiling, we study a 1.3-million-word...
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In this paper we critically analyse how the identity of the Western Balkans (WB) has been metaphorically conceptualised in the latest stages of the EU integration processes in a corpus of internet news articles recently posted in Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Hercegovina. Unlike the accession processes of the former membership candidates from E...
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Considering the importance of adequate understanding of instruction books and manuals on board vessels all over the world, as well as the challenges it imposes to the English language teachers and course designers, this paper aims to answer important research questions in relation to the quantity and type of vocabulary required for their adequate r...
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Despite the fact that lexicographers have increasingly been taking more care when it comes to defining socially sensitive terms, we argue that ethnicity terms still remain rather poorly defined. In a number of online monolingual dictionaries we surveyed in this study, we find that ethnicity terms are generally simplistically defined, mostly in term...
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Antonomasia implies two opposing semantic mechanisms: the replacement of a proper name by an appellative, epithet or periphrasis (e. g. the Iron Lady standing for Margaret Thatcher), or the attribution of a proper name to an appellative or a set of certain personality traits (e. g. a Penelope standing for a faithful, devoted wife). The aim of this...
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Animals present a common source of metaphors conceptualising humanity, and, consequently, women. The aim of this paper is to explore how women's physical appearance is conceptualised through animal metaphors in Montenegrin webpages (the. me domain). We find that women's looks are most often likened to those of a cat (kitten, kitty), fish, mare, sna...
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The renewed interest in vocabulary research, especially due to its meaning-carrying significance in technical Englishes, has cleared the way to the development of corpus linguistics methods based on real-life texts. As the learning/teaching of general English leads towards the learning/teaching of English for a Specific Purpose (in line with the le...
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This study investigates the functional organization and linguistic signals of academic lecture introductions in the discipline of mathematics. The goal of the present study is two-fold: 1) to determine the rhetorical model of lecture introductions in the field of mathematics so as to help non-native students of English to overcome difficulties in u...
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Corpus linguistics is growing in popularity among linguistic researchers and ESP instructors, although the term itself remains somewhat vague and undefinable. Today, it is one of the most exciting areas in applied linguistics that has been related to the appearance of electronic corpora in the 1960s. Generally, it is a significant linguistics resea...
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This paper studies the conceptualisation of love by the Montenegrin student population, via conceptual metaphors, metonymies and related concepts, as well as through the lenses of cultural scripts. The corpus with the conceptual instantiations was collected using a sentence-completion elicitation questionnaire, which was administered to Montenegrin...
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The paper explores the lexical profile of graduation theses written by the students at the University of Montenegro and compares it against that of BA theses authored by native speakers of American English. We study their lexical level (LFP method), lexical variation (sTTR method), and share of academic vocabulary according to the New Academic Word...
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This study sheds light on the vocabulary complexity of various physics genres and how it affects reading and listening comprehension of the science of physics. We analysed the vocabulary frequency profile of seven physics genres: research articles, textbooks, lectures, magazines, popular books, TV documentaries and TED talks, to determine the prese...
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This paper deals with conceptual container metaphors in the novel Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. The study is based on the conceptual metaphor theory (Lakoff and Johnson, Metaphors we Live by), as well as on its extended versions which have contributed to the study of conceptual metaphor in literary texts, as proposed by Werth (Text Worlds) and Ts...
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The aim of this paper is to explore the metaphoric imprint the global financial crisis has left on the discourse of parliamentary budget debates, which are at the intersection of political and economic discourse, as well as the imprint the MPs have tried to leave on the electorate by carefully selecting metaphors to hide agency, disclaim responsibi...
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Commodification of women in a society can be reflected in its language and its conceptual metaphors. Thus, conceptualising women as possessions in the western Balkans has engendered the conceptual metaphor WOMAN IS A CAR, which the present research has shown to be widely-spread and commonly used among the speakers of BCMS (Bosnian/Croatian/Monteneg...
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In the paper we apply the scalarity principle to deontic modality and classify it into strong, medium and weak, with the ends of the spectrum suggesting the highest and the lowest degrees of imposition and necessity. We study the two extremes, the strong and the weak deontic modalities, in two parliaments-that of the UK and of Montenegro. We identi...
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After the war in ex-Yugoslavia subsided in the mid-90s, another war – this time a virtual one – broke out: the war of Balkan apologies. It refers to a decade-long series of apologies for participation in the conflict and the crimes committed during the war, as well as demanding the other parties to counter-apologise. The paper analyses all 19 apolo...
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Academic discourse has recently become a blooming field of research for linguists interested in genre and discourse analysis, as well as pragmatics. The methodology and conventions employed in academic discourse, however, vary across cultures to a certain degree, and often represent obstacles for publishing in international journals for authors who...
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Discourse strategies of boosting and downtoning seem to play a paramount role in political discourse – persuading the electorate and defending one own’s position when ‘attacked’ liken the political battle to an actual war battle, whereby going on offensive and ducking into a trench, when the occasion demands it, may be linguistically effectuated th...
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Sounding convincing in order to convince ‒ this simple strategy seems to come in handy for politicians trying to win over the electorate. Strong epistemic modality, which allows politicians to express a great degree of commitment to the truth of the utterance, pervades political discourse in general and parliamentary discourse in particular. The ai...
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U parlamentarnom diskursu do narocitog izražaja dolaze tehnike pojacavanja i slabljenja iskaza, zavisno od cilja koji govornik (poslanik) ima u određenom izlaganju. S lingvisticke tacke gledista, korisno je izucavati jezicka sredstva kojima se ostvaruju pomenute diskursne strategije, kao i njihove veze s pragmatskim efektima teksta i govora – ubjeđ...
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Jaka epistemička modalnost odnosi se na onu vrstu modalnosti kojom se izražava visok stepen opredijeljenosti govornika prema istinitosti onoga što iznosi. Izražavanje sigurnosti, istinitosti i velike vjerovatnoće od presudnog je značaja u političkom diskursu, gdje je osnovni cilj političara ubjeđivanje. Jaku epistemičku modalnost istraživali smo ka...
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Pronominal choice in political talk reflects hidden ideologies, which is why it has been a much-studied phenomenon in the discourse analytic research of politics in western democracies. However, similar topics remain largely unexplored in eastern and transition countries. With this in mind, the aim of the present article is to explore the use of su...

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Projekat okuplja istraživače koji se bave različitim aspektima analize diskursa i u čijem je fokusu ispitivanje svojstva diskursa da je istovremeno refleksija stvarnosti, ali i njen graditelj. Bavi se pitanjem kako se rod konceptualizuje u jeziku, te koja različita jezička sredstva igraju značajnu ulogu u realizaciji ove konceptualizacije.
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This project aims to understand how language is used in media discourse in Slovenia and Montenegro to depict vulnerable groups, i.e. how the media create different perceptions of people belonging to these groups in different societies.
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ReFLAME is a CBHE project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the EU. Its aim is to strengthen the capacities of Montenegrin universities to offer modern, market-oriented foreign language education for non-philology students, in response to a growing demand for foreign language skills in most work positions. The EU partners are University of Warsaw, University of Zagreb and University for Foreigners of Perugia.