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An Analysis of Slang in English and Slovene Teen Magazines
Polonca Volavšek, 2010, magistrsko delo

Opis: The thesis is about slang in English and Slovene teen magazines. In the theoretical section, I present and comment on different definitions of slang. I describe the history of slang and development of slang dictionaries. In addition, I point out kinds of slang and the most frequently discussed misinterpretations about slang. I draw attention to features of slang, reasons for using slang and speakers’ attitude towards slang in comparison to other social varieties of a language. I also examine textese – the language of SMS messages. In the empirical section, I analyse slang in four English and three Slovene teen magazines and focus primarily on vocabulary and grammar. The results have confirmed my core hypothesis about the presence of slang in written language. I also hypothesize that slang influences changes in grammar, although they are not as transparent as vocabulary changes. These findings have partly confirmed my hypothesis. English teen magazines offer a wide rage of non-standard grammatical examples which show a correlation between slang and changes in slang grammar. However, I found no non-standard grammatical features of Slovene slang. Furthermore, the subject of my research was the presence of SMS messages in slang. The analysis has shown that some language elements of SMS messages appear in English and Slovene teen magazines. Besides, I was interested in the impact of foreign loanwords in English and Slovene slang. I established that there are only a few examples of German loanwords in English slang. On the contrary, I found a large number of English loanwords in Slovene slang.
Ključne besede: Slang, SMS messages, teen magazines, influence of slang on vocabulary and grammar.
Objavljeno: 15.03.2012; Ogledov: 3222; Prenosov: 177
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Teachers' view of the grammar school curricular reform - the case of the Republic of Slovenia
Milena Ivanuš-Grmek, 2010, objavljeni znanstveni prispevek na konferenci

Opis: In the first part of the article revelations of curriculum theory about modernizing syllabi are presented. In the second part of the article, the results of the empirical research are presented. The aim of the study was to determine the gains of curriculum reform and to alert on the problems that are aggravating the implementation of redesigned syllabi.
Ključne besede: education, curricular reform, grammar school, Slovenia
Objavljeno: 07.06.2012; Ogledov: 1099; Prenosov: 69
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Saša Puntar, 2013, diplomsko delo

Opis: This thesis discusses the influence of Irish language on the use of English language in Ireland. It reveals how the Irish speak, how much Irish English vocabulary they understand, how much of it they use and in what circumstances. Irish language is greatly reflected in English language spoken in Ireland and Irish English adopted linguistic, phonological and stylistic features of both Irish and English language. The thesis consists of a theoretical and empirical part. The first part discusses several aspects of Irish English such as history, grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary. The latter part consists of a questionnaire analysis and the interpretation of the results. The purpose of the empirical part was to explore to what extent, where and how often Irish people use Irish English words in everyday communication. The results confirmed my hypotheses and showed us that the young are not as familiar with it as the older Irish people are, however they all seem to use it rarely and always in informal situations. The literature and online sources on Irish English language were accurately examined before and during the research.
Ključne besede: Irish language, English language, Irish English, history, grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary
Objavljeno: 27.03.2013; Ogledov: 1154; Prenosov: 93
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Andreja Krošelj, 2015, diplomsko delo

Opis: Code-switching is one of the possible linguistic outcomes in a bilingual/multilingual environment. Despite the lack of consensus among linguists about terminology definition, most agree on the fundamental difference between borrowing and code-switching; the latter requiring a complete switch to L2. This diploma paper discusses code-switching in comments on Slovene Internet journalistic articles. In the empirical section, forty-five comments on twenty-five Slovene Internet journalistic articles were analysed. The research had two main objectives; the first one was to establish which language contact phenomena the examples represent according to various definitions, and to determine terminology used in further analysis with its accompanying definitions. The second goal was to discover characteristics of code-switching in Internet comments, including listing the topics most frequently commented when using code-switching, and languages commentators have switch to, naming the reasons for switching, and describing grammatical characteristics of switches. The results have shown that the line between borrowing and intrasentential code-switching is not always clear cut. Intersentential code-switching has proven to be the most frequent type of switching. Music, politics and entertainment industry are topics most frequently commented by using code-switching. English being lingua franca of the Internet has proven to be also the language commentators most frequently switched to. Switches, often triggered by the topic and/or style of writing of the commented texts, communicate something beyond the superficial meaning of their words. In most cases, more than one reason for such behaviour can be assigned to an individual example. Grammatical analysis has shown that comments, often written in Netspeak, possess many grammatical features of spoken discourse.
Ključne besede: code-switching, borrowing, Internet comments, bilingualism, Netspeak, grammar of spoken discourse
Objavljeno: 13.10.2015; Ogledov: 697; Prenosov: 106
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Expanding vocabulary through translation
Melita Koletnik, 2012, strokovni članek

Opis: Owing mostly to the overwhelming tide of a communicative approach in foreign language teaching, translation was widely excluded from language classes for much of the 20th century. Nevertheless, translation never went away completely; it patiently waited for a time when the language teaching community would again discover synergies between translation and established approaches, thence reassess its lost potential. As is established herein, such potential is at its greatest and most effective in relation to vocabulary, where - based on an eclectic method which can be applied at all stages in specialised and general language teaching the author believes translation is both necessary and effective. This paper, building on the theoretical and methodological frameworks, together with the authors own classroom observations, reassesses the role of translation and proposes a set of activities which could be used by teachers of English for specific purposes and translator trainers alike. It concludes with a recommendation as to the universal applicability of translation, especially in the context of languages for specific purposes and translator training.
Ključne besede: translation, vocabulary, grammar-translation method, communicative approach, lexical approach
Objavljeno: 10.07.2015; Ogledov: 254; Prenosov: 68
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Examples of applying contemporary art practices in the visual arts curriculum in grammar schools
Jerneja Herzog, Matjaž Duh, 2013, objavljeni znanstveni prispevek na konferenci

Opis: The experience of practitioners has confirmed that primary and secondary schools in Slovenia do not pay enough attention to contemporary art practices. Teachers do not sufficiently (or not at all) include contemporary artists in art education. Consequently, students are not informed about experiencing and receiving contemporary art. They are often unable to define it and make their own opinions about it, as they have problems understanding and reading the content and force of expression regarding contemporary artworks. The current article shows a few examples of how grammar school teachers can successfully apply contemporary art practices in the visual arts curriculum. It presents the content-related, pedagogical-and-didactic planning and the possibilities of including contemporary art practices. The works of good quality, presented in the present article, have confirmed that contemporary art can be exceptionally interesting to students themselves, provocative and, above all, different from what they are used to.
Ključne besede: sodobna umetnost, kurikulum, gimnazija, likovna umetnost, curriculum, grammar school, visual arts
Objavljeno: 10.07.2015; Ogledov: 735; Prenosov: 15
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Applicative economic geography in general grammar school in Slovenia
Eva Konečnik Kotnik, 2011, izvirni znanstveni članek

Opis: Within the contribution "Applicative Economic Geography in General Grammar School in Slovenia", the selection of learning objectives in the syllabus for geography in general grammar school in Slovenia are presented. The selection of objectives relates to economic geography. This article presents the results of generic comparative analysis of learning objectives within the framework of the quoted substantive area of syllabi, which have been issued during the period from the emergence of Slovenia as an independent state (1992, 1998 and 2008). We present here the results of the evaluation of quoted learning objectives from the viewpoint of social needs and, respectively, the applicability of the quoted learning objectives, as well as the results of the evaluation of current learning objectives from the viewpoint of teaching practice in the general grammar school on the part of teachers of geography in the general grammar schools.
Ključne besede: šolska geografija, ekonomska geografija, gimnazije, Slovenija, geographical education, economic geography, grammar schools, Slovenia
Objavljeno: 10.07.2015; Ogledov: 555; Prenosov: 56
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Doroteja Hadner, 2016, diplomsko delo

Opis: The thesis presents a topic that is nowadays very current in the field of education, even though it takes places outside of school, and that is individualized learning a foreign language. More and more children need additional help with acquisition and understanding of a foreign language and for this reason, the purpose of this thesis was to present individualized learning, to explore different approaches and methods of language teaching, which have evolved over the years and have been the subject of research and opinions of various authors. For learners, certain elements presented a big obstacle in learning a foreign language, which is why the thesis also presents different techniques of learning vocabulary and grammar according to various authors, which are also compared with our personal experiences, gained from individualized learning. The empirical part was based on a research, where we compared English examination tests of two learners, who attended individualized learning through all four years of secondary school. In each year, we made an analysis of both tests individually, compared learners’ mistakes and progress, and gave solutions to improve learners’ knowledge and understanding of a foreign language. Furthermore, we compared our personal experiences based on individualized learning with experiences and suggestions of other authors in connection with the use of different methods and approaches, and with learning vocabulary and grammar. Through theory and research, where the descriptive and comparative research method was used, we discovered that individualized learning was and will remain a very useful and effective tool in learning a foreign language, which gave learners excellent results at school, enriched their experience with the foreign language and most importantly, it raised their self-confidence in using a foreign language.
Ključne besede: individualized learning, learners, approaches, methods, grammar, vocabulary
Objavljeno: 02.09.2016; Ogledov: 503; Prenosov: 31
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Grammar school students' opinions on the art curriculum
Tomaž Zupančič, Annely Köster, Teresa Torres de Eça, 2015, izvirni znanstveni članek

Opis: The article presents the attitude of grammar school students towards the art curriculum. It first provides an overview of the characteristics of contemporary art education, with an emphasis on the postmodern art curriculum and on linking course content with students’ interests. The study is based on the descriptive and causal non-experimental method, with a sample comprising 387 Slovenian, Estonian and Portuguese students. It was established that the students place the highest value on developing creativity, and are less interested in art history content and learning about the basics of the formal art language. They are attracted to contemporary topics, such as graffiti, multicultural art, the use of new media, and digital technologies. The results of the study provide opportunities for future comparative analyses and starting points for updating art curricula.
Ključne besede: arts education, fine arts, contemporary art, curriculum, grammar school, motivation, students' interest
Objavljeno: 13.07.2017; Ogledov: 592; Prenosov: 51
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High school English grammar knowledge and the influence of English coursebook use in the Celje region
Tjaša Zupan, 2016, magistrsko delo

Opis: In this thesis we were writing about teaching foreign languages in Slovenian schools and about the methods and approaches used. We were talking about the lesson structure and lesson planning in general and later focused more on teaching grammar in schools. We were trying to answer the questions about what grammar is, why teach grammar and how to do it. We were also interested in syllabi and the fact how grammar learning is defined in them. Our theoretical part finishes with a chapter about the English coursebook selection. In our empirical part of the thesis we mainly focused on investigating the 2nd year students’ grammatical knowledge of Present tenses and were looking for possible correlation between their grammatical knowledge and the quality of the English coursebooks used in schools, frequency of students’ use of English coursebooks and students’ self-evaluation of their English grammar knowledge.
Ključne besede: grammar knowledge, English coursebook quality, teaching languages, frequency of English coursebook use, self-evaluation of students’ English knowledge
Objavljeno: 09.12.2016; Ogledov: 534; Prenosov: 69
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