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Contacts and Contrasts in Cultures and Languages

  • Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk

Part of the Second Language Learning and Teaching book series (SLLT)

Also part of the Issues in Literature and Culture book sub series (ILC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Communication and Conceptual Systems

  3. Languages in Contact

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Kathryn M. Hudson
      Pages 121-133
  4. Contacts and Contrasts in Media Discourse

About this book


This volume provides descriptions and interpretations of social and cognitive phenomena as well as processes that emerge at the interface of languages and cultures in the context of contrastive and contact linguistics and media discourse. Different contexts are explored with rich empirical findings and authentic exemplifying materials. The book includes fifteen papers, divided into three parts. Part 1 addresses conceptual reflection on languages and cultures in contact and contrast, while Part 2 focuses on contact linguistics and borrowing. Part 3 discusses cultural and linguistic aspects of media discourses.


Language and Culture Interfaces Cross-cultural Communication Linguistic and Cultural Borrowing Media Discourse Conceptual Analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of PhilologyState University of Applied Sciences in KoninKoninPoland

About the editors

Dr. habil. Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk is a full professor of English and Applied Linguistics at the State University of Applied Sciences in Konin, Poland and head of the Department of Research in Language, Literature and Translation. She previously served for many years as head of the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics at the University of Lodz, Poland. She is the author or editor of numerous books and papers on cognitive and corpus linguistics, collaborative knowledge acquisition and translation. She is a recipient of Polish Academy of Sciences awards, was selected as an Honorary Professor in Linguistics and Modern English Language at the University of Lancaster, UK, and has been invited to read papers at conferences and give workshops at various European, American and Asian universities.

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