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This ebook offers a variety of papers on educating English as a overseas language and the function of language schooling in human improvement. As pondering talents depend upon language, language schooling may still exceed utilitarian and daily communicative wishes and may be the foundation for constructing different university topics. The ebook presents sensible feedback for language instructing, for the improvement of logical pondering and the certainty of the linguistic dating among the 1st and the second one languages in a old standpoint.

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The dual language learner is thus regarded as being more capable of generating novel configurations when compared to monolinguals. Seen in this way, literary creativity, which helps to verbalise and conceptualise explanation in terms of other experiences, contributes substantially to the deepening of scientific understanding. It is not only in the language of science where the conscious bilingual’s creativity is expected to manifest. A further medium through which certain originality or innovation is expressed is that of the poetic function of language.

The same potential lies in many other neoclassical compounds and loanwords exemplified under (2) above. Particularly promising are word families, for example words derived on the basis of Greek χρόνος ‘time’, such as chronologia / chronology, chronicz­ ny / chronic, diachroniczny / diachronic, synchronizować / synchronize, anachronizm / anachronism, kronika / chronicle. Depending on the general education of the student and on the vocabulary range, the teacher can choose which of the notions the learner is familiar with in order to build from the known to the unknown.

A closer look at the causes of similarities between the lexical items which are presented in the third column reveals that English and Polish are genetically related. One relatively well-reconstructed common ancestor is Proto-Indo-European, but it is quite likely that there must have been a later parent language as some of the subfamilies must have branched off earlier. There is by now a general consensus among Indo-Europeanists that the first split in the family tree is between the Anatolian branch and all the others, and the second is between Tocharian and the rest of the family (Clackson 2007: 13, Ringe 2008: 5) and some scholars go so far as to assume that (Balto-)Slavic and Germanic are the most closely related subfamilies (Mańczak 1987: 24, Witczak 2008: 453, Kroonen 2013: xiii).

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