LISTENING - A NEGLECTED SKILL IN ESP COURSES AT IT DEPARTMENTS IN SERBIA

Belov, Vadim (2014) LISTENING - A NEGLECTED SKILL IN ESP COURSES AT IT DEPARTMENTS IN SERBIA. In: Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics, May, Sarajevo.

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Abstract

This research has two main purposes: 1. to distinguish structural types of synonymic groups; 2. to verify the headwords of synonymic groups as a linguistic or psycholinguistic concept. Typically headword has: 1) common semantic elements, 2) the highest frequency, 3) no stylistic and emotional connotations. The main source of data is results of two experiments and data Russian National Corpus. Subjects' task was to choose the main words of the submitted groups. We use 32 synonymic groups, taken from the Russian synonymic dictionaries: the first experiment contained 12 synonymic groups, the second - 20 synonymic groups. 45 subjects participated in the first experiment, 67 – in the second experiment. We distinguished two types of synonymic groups with a different structure. The first type (centric synonymic groups) consists of synonymic groups, headword of which can be uniquely identified by experimental and corpus data. In such cases, the subjects unanimously determined the headword, and the headword is the most frequent word of the synonymic group. There are 8 (67%) such groups in the first experiment and 14 such groups (70%) in the second experiment. The second type (non-centric synonymic groups) includes synonymic groups, in which the subjects were not able to choose the main word of the synonymic groups. There are 4 (33%) such groups in the first experiment and 6 such groups (30%) in the second experiment. It is impossible to distinguish the headword in non-centric synonymic groups. Such synonymic groups are integrated by a semantic gestalt based on a nonverbal semantic code. Formal and component analysis of non-central synonymic groups is not effective.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: J-FLTAL
Depositing User: Mrs. Emina Mekic
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2016 21:45
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2016 21:45
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/3550

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