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Teaching Listening in Mozambique                                 

Felizardo Armando Muianga For a long time in the history of foreign- and second-language teaching, listening comprehension skills were disregarded. In the 1950s and 1960s, however, listening skills aroused the interest of a significant number of scholars and were identified as fundamental to foreign- and second-language learning. Although in global terms there …

Analysis of Lexical Units in Bohumil Hrabal’s Prose

Tereza Heřmanová My thesis, Analysis of Lexical Units in Bohumil Hrabal’s Prose, deals with the issue of translation from Czech to English. The two works I am analysing are a novella by Bohumil Hrabal called Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále and its translation by Paul Wilson, I Served the King of England. I chose …

Discourse Analysis of Air Traffic Phraseology

Ondřej Čada In my Bachelor’s thesis “Discourse Analysis of Air Traffic Phraseology” I examine so-called airspeak, a special variety of English for specific purposes. In contrast to Standard English, the language of aviation contains many distinctive differences in phonetics, a specialized lexicon and simplified grammar, and it is heavily dependent on knowledge shared …