Studia Anglica Resoviensia T. 19 (2022)


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    CRISIS as a Keyword in Anglophone Public Discourse: a Semantic, Ideological and Cultural Analysis
    (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Rzeszowskiego, 2022-12) Ye, Zhengdao
    In Anglophone public discourse, the word crisis plays a significant role in discussion of critical events and situations across a wide range of domains. This paper discusses the word’s status as a keyword in mainstream Anglophone discourse, unpacks its semantic contents through natural semantics metalanguage and corpus-assisted collocational analysis, and explores the ideological and cultural assumptions underpinning its usage. It finds that the idea of “government” is central to the meaning of crisis and that the contemporary use of the word not only signals a systematic problem, but also legitimates government actions and the general public’s expectations, reflecting a particular way of thinking about the state and its involvement in liberal society and a shift away from the classical interpretation of the role of government. The study also raises questions about interpreting critical world events and analysing political discourse through the lens of crisis and its related concepts.
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    A Poetry of the Dispossessed and Fallen: a Quantitative Analysis of the Morphological and Syntactic Structures in Cannibal Corpse Titles
    (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Rzeszowskiego, 2022-12) Pavlović, Dejan
    This paper delves into the lyrical aspect of the band Cannibal Corpse by focusing on the notable formal units found in the titles of their songs and albums. The corpus features the entirety of Cannibal Corpse's recorded output, which were collected by accessing the band's profile page on the web-site “Encyclopeadia Metallum: The Metal Archives”. The aim of the paper is to showcase the specific structures found in these titles, and to determine how typical these structures are for the discography of Cannibal Corpse by presenting them in percentage figures. The paper initially introduces the main tenets of death metal as a style, as well as Cannibal Corpse in particular, with an emphasis on the lyrical aspect. Next, in the theoretical perspective of the research, it defines the lexical and phrasal forms found in the corpus of titles in linguistic terms. The structures from the corpus are classified into two larger units: lexical forms, and phrasal forms + coordinated structures, as well as the appropriate subunits; the structures are then systematized according to their frequency of occurrence expressed in percentages followed by the analysis of the figures. The paper seeks to ultimately arrive at the conclusion why such forms are used to coin titles in this band's body of work, and what specific meaning they carry, as well as what similar research ideas lie in the future, in order to better understand the relationship between the titles and the lyrical topics involved in this genre of music.
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    COVID-19 reflected in emotional journalistic texts
    (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Rzeszowskiego, 2022-12) Panasenko, Nataliya; Petrovičová, Ida
    The article presents the results of research based on the analysis of media texts reflecting the impact of COVID-19 on the lives of people globally. As this impact is mainly negative, all these media texts (printed and digital) belong to the journalism of an emotional nature. The authors present the classification of journalistic genres, make the important subdivision into hard news and soft news, analyse the most popular emotions theories and approaches to their study. The pandemic reflected in media may be considered as hard news and is closely connected with news value, i.e. the impact of the publication on a wide audience. News values may function in the text as signals of addressee orientation. The definite impact may be evoked by emotively charged words in the media text; such words can be regarded from the perspective of emotive semantics. This approach leads us to media linguistics, a relatively new branch of linguistics which is based on the multilevel analysis of media text, namely text structure (each journalistic message has its own specific composition), vocabulary (texts belonging to journalism of analytical or emotional types have different vocabulary), and categories (structural and semantic text categories depend on journalistic genre). Media texts belonging to emotional journalism abound in different stylistic devices; in our essay semasiological and syntactic devices are prevalent.
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    The Influence of Motivation Strategies on Student’s Self-efficacy in Second Language Acquisition
    (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Rzeszowskiego, 2022-12) Mindowicz, Katarzyna
    Motivation and self-efficacy are fundamental factors that influence second language acquisition and are increasingly considered a significant concern in psychology and foreign language didactics. For an in-depth exploration of the subject, action research was conducted to learn whether the motivation strategies proposed by Dörnyei (2001) influence learners' self-efficacy in SLA. The study focused on introducing selected motivational techniques to the research group and measuring the impact of the application of these strategies in the classroom on learners' levels of self-efficacy and motivation. All the data needed to answer the research questions were collected using a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods. The most valuable conclusion that emerges from the research results is that selected motivational techniques increase students' level of self-efficacy in second language acquisition.
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    Investigating user group behavior patterns in digital examinations
    (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Rzeszowskiego, 2022-12) Krakowian, Przemysław
    Computer Mediated Communication (CMC), as well as Electronically Mediated Communication (EMC), is becoming a staple feature of many working environments. More recently, Computer Mediated Assessment (CMA) in the form of Testing Assessment Systems (TMS) has joined the ranks of arrangements where learning, information exchange and assessment take place in digital landscapes, where on top of deploying assessment, they constitute a meeting ground for teachers, assessors, and students/learners. Any such system has the potential to offer numerous other opportunities including amongst others a training platform, a system for creating learner portfolios, a vetting system for rating scale construction or a multimedia annotated corpus of learner language. Additionally, information stored in a TMS may be used for research purposes, collaborative arrangements for professional development, vetting and training solutions. This paper presents what has emerged from developing procedures and functionalities in digital exams, and what may appear as attractive opportunities offering insights into the functioning of digital assessment and digital testing environments. While, admittedly, functionalities presented here have been gradually, and while in most cases, added ad hoc to the system, over the course of eleven years since the environment was first put into operation, have come, not only to complement one another, but also to function as a coherent system. In their current state, they offer practical solutions in quality control, training, research, and systems forensics.