The present volume contains contributions by the staff of the English Department at the Academy of Humanities and Economics (AHE) in todi. The aim of the volume is to present students, in a clear and consistent form, with reading material as used during most of the undergraduate and graduate courses in English language and linguistics at the AHE. However, the addressees of the material are also students of English at other higher-education institutions, both state and private, such as teacher training colleges or translation and interpreting centers. The material has been selected and arranged according to the teaching curricula followed by most philological departments in Poland. Chapters I-III deal with issues which students are faced with during the first three years of academic instruction, and chapters IV-V tackle topics which students encounter later, e.g. during M.A. seminars. For that reason, the consecutive chapters and chapter parts can be characterized as getting increasingly more difficult and specialized.
Foreword 5 (Piotr Cap and Magdalena Kozanecka) English sentence: syntax-semantics interface Analysis of a simple sentence 9 (Szymon Pedziwiatr) Analysis of a complex sentence 27 (Piotr Cap) Language in action: pragmatic and social aspects of language use The pragmatics of interpersonal communication 39 (Piotr Cap) Analysis of cultural texts 57 (Magdalena Nowacka) Methods of teaching English as a foreign language Selected aspects of classroom discourse and their impact on language development in the torelgn language context 69 (MirosCaw Pawlak) Introduction to translation theory 111 (Magdalena Kozanecka) Introduction to Cognitive Grammar (Kamila Turewicz) Cognitive Grammar: the nature of language and meaning 171 Cognitive Grammar: semantic structure of grammatical categories 185