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afraid of being overheard by people around). Men and women, aged between 30 and 50 living in towns, with a higher degree of education (high school or university) and having an active professional life very frequently resort to code switching (all our informants included in this category used code

In: The Romance-Speaking Balkans

linguistic repertoire and who have the experience of living in Italy affects linguistic relations in the Moldovan society as a whole. Three considerations motivate our discussion: Italian has become a solicited resource on the labor market, especially because Italian companies

In: The Romance-Speaking Balkans
Author: Jaap Kamphuis

(28) in Chapter 4), the theme is not one particular event, but rather a general rule of how life will be at that point, a context that is very compatible with imperfective aspect as used in modern Slavic languages (cf. also the difference between exemplary use of the perfective present and generalized

In: Verbal Aspect in Old Church Slavonic

Environment (Hugenholtz and Guibault), to name just a few. What motivates this preoccupation with the future? The reasons are several. First, predicting the future is a mode of professional legal debate in which reforms and amendments to the existing law are proposed. In this sense, the future is not distant

In: On the Fringes of Literature and Digital Media Culture

death Greaves exclaims: “No wait, he didn’t hit me then! I’m sure of it!” Second, there is an entire category of “miraculous” events. When Greaves retells an adventure in which he ran short of ammunition, he says a dead Apache “miraculously” appeared “like manna from Heaven” and saved his life, making

In: On the Fringes of Literature and Digital Media Culture
Author: Anna Ślósarz

commercial message embedded in another text), which has pragmatic purposes, refers to practical contexts, and is economically motivated. Product placement may penetrate into literature. In such cases, the strategy usually involves favorable presentation of merchandise, or goods, in a literary piece aimed at

In: On the Fringes of Literature and Digital Media Culture

-of-the-art railway technology and the ways of life linked with it crossed into a land inhabited by tribal hunter-gatherers. However, the Polish diplomat showed that cultural entanglements were rather limited. The railway worker in Symonolewicz’s story had been living in Northeast China for years, but was unable to

In: Images of China in Polish and Serbian Travel Writings (1720-1949)

on the national character: “And this instinct of a race, the instinct of returning to the motherland, no matter whether living or dead, this unusually developed instinct of a social community, which follows the Chinese in life, cannot be erased or punctured either by time or by violence or

In: Images of China in Polish and Serbian Travel Writings (1720-1949)

, one traveler could assume a few roles during one trip. It is also important that sometimes a traveling role might be very different from their normal way of life, e.g. a doctor at home could end up as a trader in Asia (e.g. Milutin Velimirović). Obviously, every attempt at a typology of travel roles

In: Images of China in Polish and Serbian Travel Writings (1720-1949)

, literature is just one among many components and expressions of socio-cultural life in the 21st century. Additionally, since for the broad public literature is largely a rather negligible thing, one could conclude that, in the social context, entire literature is actually a marginal phenomenon today. In his

In: On the Fringes of Literature and Digital Media Culture