Atlantis, revista de la Asociación Española de Estudios Anglo-Norteamericanos

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 1, June

An Interview with Geoffrey Leech (1): Santiago De Compostela, June 9th 2006
I would like to start this conversation by welcoming you to the University of Santiago de Compostela, Professor Leech. Thank you very much. It is a great honour for us that you have so kindly accepted our invitation and agreed to being interviewed....
How Is Low Morphological Productivity Measured?
Morphological productivity has become a central issue in present-day English word-formation over the past decade. However, most proposals for assessing productivity have focused on the most productive processes and how to measure them, to the detriment...
Lessing's 'To Room Nineteen': Susan's Voyage into the Inner Space of 'Elsewhere'
For there is never anywhere to go but in. Doris Lessing, Epigraph to Briefing for a Descent into Hell She must learn again to speak starting with I starting with We starting as the infant does with her own hunger and pleasure and rage. Marge...
Masculinity, Violence, Resistance: A New Psychoanalytic Reading of Raging Bull
Long regarded as a canonical text of recent Hollywood cinema, Raging Bull has enjoyed not inconsiderable critical attention. The film's particularized representation of violent masculinity would correspondingly appear to invite psychoanalytic consideration....
Negotiating Meaning in Interaction between English and Spanish Speakers Via Communicative Strategies
The main purpose of this paper is to describe and understand how learners and their interlocutors manage to communicate meaning through the use of communication strategies (CSs). Drawing on the collaborative theory of communication, CS episodes are...
New Trends in Grammar Teaching: Issues and Applications: An Interview with Prof. Diane Larsen-Freeman
Now that the Spanish Ministry of Education has announced that the new European degrees will start in the academic year 2008-2009, one of the most impending goals of English language teachers in Spanish universities is that of adapting to the pedagogical...
Textual Input and Learning Outcomes: Enriching Input through Genre Analysis
In this paper, I explore the presence and function of English motion patterns in a corpus comprising various narrative genres, and suggest ways in which research into their rhetorical function might complement other approaches in the literature as...
'The Great Good Place' No More? Integrating and Dismantling Oppositional Discourse in Some Recent Examples of Serial Killer Fiction
Serial killer narratives delight in portraying a gothic social landscape of pervasive and endemic crime, violence and evil in a postmodern context of apathy, indifference and institutional incompetence. In this paper I analyse the extent of the critique...
"What Good Newes from Barbary?" Nascent Capitalism, North-Africans and the Construction of English Identity in Thomas Heywood's Drama
During the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries England experienced an epistemological transition that entailed the construction of a still precarious identity. This process involved the adoption of a new economy (nascent capitalism) and...
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