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The Linguisti c Analysis of the Literary Portrayal and Translati on of the Black English Vernacular Dialect on the Basis of English – Hungarian Parallel Corpora
Published August 6, 2020

The paper aims to present the representati on of a literary dialect at the phonological, morphological, lexical, and syntacti c levels on the basis of The Color Purple and The Bluest Eye, two novels writt en by two Afro-American female writers, Alice Walker and Toni Morrison respecti vely. The paper strives to set up a theoreti cal framework fo...r dialect translati on. Finally it evaluates the Hungarian translati ons of the two novels.

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The pragmatic mistakes of Hungarian students learning English – about an empirical research
Published August 6, 2020

In my paper I try to give a precise definition of the term ’pragmatic competence’ and I describe how this term has evolved. I define the term ’pragmatic failure’ and I elaborate on its judgement, its causes, and its types. I describe the Hungarian – English contrastive researches. I list the most frequent pragmatic mistakes made by Hu...ngarian students while speaking English. I present the findings of my research that I carried out among the students of the College of Szolnok in  October 2014. Finally I discuss whether pragmatic competence can be taught, and if yes, for what purpose.

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