rss_2.0Acta Marisiensis. Philologia FeedSciendo RSS Feed for Acta Marisiensis. Philologia Marisiensis. Philologia Feed Tragic Nature of the Joke. The Joke Vs. The World in Two Days<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>Two of the novels which are deeply related to the experience within the limits of the totalitarian regime in the Eastern blocs are The Joke, by the Czech writer Milan Kundera, and The World in Two Days, by the Romanian writer George Bălăiță. Both Kundera and Bălăiță present in their novels the stories of individuals who pay the price of their destiny for the mistake of deviating from the imposed norms. Even if these two works present differences at the level of the narrative style, The Joke falling mainly within the modernist one and The World in Two Days in the postmodernist one, having allegorical characters, they have a series of common elements at the content level. Thus, the two novels propose a common theme, which reveals the collapse of a sacred world that falls prey to individuals obsessed with controlling other individuals’ lives.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue a Classroom Culture of Growth: Nurture the Power of a Growth Mindset<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>One of the most frequent motivations for entering the teaching profession is the desire to assist students in succeeding in school and life (Heinz, 2015). But it can be challenging to design learning environments that motivate and keep students motivated. Students may start to doubt their skills and talents when they fail or encounter learning difficulties. Students sometimes see such academic losses as a sign that they are not “good enough” for specific subjects. A growth mindset is an effective technique that significantly impacts students’ performance. Teachers can assist students in developing the skills they need to overcome obstacles and succeed by fostering a growth mindset in the classroom. This article highlights the importance of a growth mindset for academic performance and gives examples of how teachers can encourage this mindset in their students. The present paper also encompasses a Dweck’s adapted questionnaire addressed to first, second and third-year students from the Pedagogy of Primary and Preschool Education study program within the ‘Petru Maior’ Faculty of Sciences and Letters, George Emil Palade University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science, and Technology of Targu Mures, which highpoints students’ opinions regarding the advantages of having a growth mindset and the difficulties they have to overcome to achieve their goals. The paper also includes tactics teachers can employ to encourage a growth mindset in their students and students’ opinions regarding adopting a growth mindset.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue Writer Through Proletarian Bulgaria<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>The paper focuses on A. E. Bakonski’s “Itinerar bulgar”, a book that offers an insight of the proletkult literary movement in Romanian culture, as well as on the years following the 2<sup>nd</sup> World War.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue Blandiana. The Fantastic and the Revelations of Memory<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>Ana Blandiana’s prose books have, right from the title, echoes, hints or suggestions of the fantastic. The epic is under the aegis of the oneiric imaginary, the atmosphere has a visionary tinge, the projections into the fabulous favouring immersions into the past through which the boundaries between the real and the fantastic prove to be fluctuating, evanescent and deceptive. The fantastic is not the fruit of the accumulation of events, scenes or details, it comes from the treatment of the setting, from the narration of a story that has the gift of blatantly contradicting the reader’s habits.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue Verbs in English-Medium Research Articles on the Issue of Climate Change and Health<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>The article introduces a quantitative study that examines how modality, which is associated with modal verbs (e.g., must, would, etc.), is represented in English-medium research articles (henceforth – RAs) that are published in specialised scientific journals that focus on the intersection of climate change-related research and health. The aim of the study was to collect a corpus of RAs published in the international peer-reviewed journals Eco-Environment and Health and The Journal of Climate Change and Health and examine the frequency of the occurrence of modal verbs in order to determine the most frequent modals in the corpus. To that end, the corpus was analysed in the software program AntConc (Antony, 2022) in order to establish the frequency of the central modal verbs in English, such as can, could, may, might, must, shall, should, will and would. The results of the quantitative investigation revealed that can and may were the most frequent modal verbs in the corpus. The findings were discussed through the lens of the discourse on climate change and health.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue Fictionalisation in Ana Blandiana’s Narrative Interviews<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>Ana Blandiana’s narrative interviews gathered in Cartea cu delfini and approaching such themes as poetry, prose, essays, point out by means of biographem - which help the paper being to emerge in a Barthesian perspective - a special narrative profile - symbolic in its turn for the woman writer’ profile which can be grasped in the mirror-text.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue and Phrases in Specialized Languages<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>The relationship between specialized phrases and science is bidirectional: on the one hand, the professional lexicon is a reflection of science, being subject to permanent changes, on the other hand, concepts are a reflection of the evolution of human knowledge. The objective of our research is to study the process of formation of poly-lexical phrases - within the lexicon - and their transition into the specialized lexicon. Analysis, comparison, and descriptive-linguistic methods are some of the research methods used. The general conclusion that emerges is that the terminological phrase is a particularly productive process in the professional language.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue and Empowering Students<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>Learning a foreign language opens doors to new cultures, enhances cognitive function, and provides valuable communication skills. To motivate students in learning a foreign language, it is important to understand the multifaceted psychological notion of motivation. As Dörnyei argues, motivation plays a crucial role in driving learners to develop proficiency in a foreign language. There are as many reasons to learn as there are learners, but once priorities change, motivation and engagement may be put on the back burner. As such, without sufficient motivation, learners may lack the necessary desire and interest needed to advance their language proficiency, therefore, it is essential to cultivate high levels of motivation in students if they are to achieve their language learning objectives. This paper will examine student motivation as well as factors that enhance or decrease it, based on a set of research questions and the answers provided by literature.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue Rolle Der Übersetzung Im Sprachtransfer<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>The present article emphasizes the role of translation in language transfer, showing that errors can occur in the process of translation due to structural differences in grammar between the source language and the target language. The translator’s cultural competence will also be dealt with in this article showing that it is, on the one hand, objective, i.e. based on techniques which he/she has acquired over time and which are now part of his/her experience and on the other hand, it is subjective, because, as a mediator, he/she creates both the possibilities for translation and the conditions for their realisation. Moreover, I intend to demonstrate that language teaching links language and society because languages are taught and learnt in order to establish contacts and communication situations across linguistic boundaries. Society and culture are therefore more than a background and more than just a situation.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue Phelan, Narrative Medicine: A Rhetorical Rx, Routledge 2023<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>Narrative medicine is an emerging field that is becoming increasingly popular in the study of both humanities and medicine. It combines the traditional skills of storytelling with medical practice, allowing clinicians to better understand their patients’ perspectives and experiences. The use of narrative medicine has been shown to improve patient outcomes, as well as provide clinicians with a more holistic approach to care. By using narrative techniques such as reflective writing and storytelling, healthcare practitioners can better comprehend how a patient’s life circumstances may be impacting their health and wellbeing. This is the core idea of James Phelan’s Narrative Medicine: A Rhetorical Rx, which can be read as a lesson to learn in both the humanities and medical science. The book offers a theoretical framework for the use of rhetoric in narrative medicine and provides a patter to follow for workshops in the field.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue Aurelia Marcu (Medrea) - Kipling’s Vision of India and the Problem of Split Consciousness– Pro Universitaria, București, 2021<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>The book ‘Kipling’s Vision of India and the Problem of Split Consciousness’ signed by Nicoleta Aurelia Marcu (Medrea) elegantly captures the duality triggered by Kipling’s process of internalization of the two perspectives that defined him as an individual and as a writer, torn -or completed- by being part of the empire, and country of origin. Belonging to both these worlds, Kipling simultaneously identified himself as part of the two worlds, that shaped and framed his personality. The book before us maps the turmoil in confrontation and completion generated by Kipling’s dual quest for identity.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue Hawthorne (1804-1864)<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>Hawthorne, Nathaniel (1804-1864), an American novelist and short story writer, 19th century, wrote over 46 novels, short stories and sketches, although his reputation as a novel writer came very late, when he was approximatively 46 years old. Hawthorne is known today for his reference novels written in between 1850 and 1860, namely: The Scarlet Letter (1850), The House of the Seven Gables (1851), The Blithedale Romance (1852), and The Marble Faun (1860). A precursor of the psychological novel and of modern psychoanalysis, through the deepness of the introspection and the exploration of the soul’s cinematic resources, Hawthorne depicts the American imagination using the ‘romance’ literary genre, which allows him an allegoric and symbolic approach as analysis benchmarks of the human soul. The author is distinguished by the idealist romantic wing and from transcendentalism, whose optimism and exaggerated idealism he rejected. His inclination towards moral ambivalence and psychologic introspection and the approach of the organic theory concerning life’s duality made him reconsider the role of the individual in puritan society, appreciating the value of the human effort before Providence.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue Intercultural Communication Skills Within the English for Specific Purposes Class<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>This paper examines the role of intercultural communication skills from the perspective of ESP classes. It highlights the need and benefits of incorporating this valuable skill in the language learning process. Acquiring the IC skill is a necessity for students as they have to perform adequately when interacting with individuals who are both linguistically and culturally different from them. Once equipped with this ’fifth’ skill, the students increase their chances of employability in today’s highly globalized world.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue Academic Writing as a Method of Improving Communication Skills<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>Writing for academic purposes should be a compulsory topic in any academic institutions that usually provide students with courses and modules devoted to the acquisition of Academic Writing Skills. Teaching about Academic Writing is not an easy task as it calls for some prerequisites. Among these we could mention a good command of the English language. Academic environments nowadays use the English language as the lingua franca, that is the medium to communicate. That would require, besides the above-mentioned excellent command of the English language, a broad perspective on how knowledge and information are shared in international academic contexts. Being culturally aware, a researcher would try to get their message across in such a way that their written texts would be as objective as possible, being emptied of any cultural features (that have in view the researcher’s cultural background). Nonetheless, the purpose of this paper is to show how academic writing may be regarded as another form of communication, this approach seeming to be a more effective one for students’ understanding of the problem. Writing is a complex process that requires special training. Looking at this problem from this perspective may actually make it easier for students to understand the basic principles of academic writing and, at the same time to realize that, by the end of the learning process they may become better communicators. Mastering good academic writing skills definitely shapes the way in which communicate in a beneficial way. Academic writing is about being able to share knowledge and information in a concise, logical way, being always aware of the progression of the argument and being able to adapt to any environment or audience.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue Play. Your Way – Deconstructing Cosmetics Advertising. A Pragma-Linguistic Case Study<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>Cosmetics advertising provides a rich field of analysis in terms of pragma-linguistic and multimodal communication, as well as different degrees of persuasion and language creativity. This paper is a case study of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics through the multimodal discourse analysis framework. It employs different deconstruction tools as research variables: the AIDA persuasion pattern (attention, interest, desire, action) in ad constituents, deixis, disjunctive grammar, tropes, and elements of visual semiotics. The analysis will provide insight for master students who intend to develop a career in public relations as copywriters, helping them to understand the persuasion attainment and the potential of strategies and techniques used in advertising communication.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue Gaspar or the Writing of a Complex Existential Path<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>The work of Lorand Gaspar, a contemporary author of French expression, born in TarguMures, stands out for a poetic approach to existence, in which the presentation of ideas interferes with body consciousness, culture and nature. The relationships established between them retrace certain poetic, but also ethical and existential principles. The notion of non-belonging is fundamental to Gaspar's poetics. He projected himself as a nomad, subjected to both geographical and spiritual migration, something that became his main source of revitalization and an essential identity component. Besides, poetry remained for Gaspar the only country of belonging, and the road towards it ensured the coherence of the entire journey.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue Ciocârlie, Principi Şi Scriitori În Roma Antică, Editura Humanitas, Bucureşti, 2021<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>The book explores the complex relationships between the emperors of Rome (from Augustus to Hadrian) and some of the most significant writers of the era (Virgil, Horace, Propertiu, Ovid, Seneca, Lucan, Petronius, Pliny the Elder, Martial, Juvenal, Tacit, Pliny the Younger). In an effort to reconstruct vestiges of an inevitably fragmented past, the author cuts data, details, literary forms and ideas through which she outlines the force of writing and the weaknesses of writers, much too close to decision-making centers, authoritarian principles and capricious principles of Rome.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue Zsuzsánna Fényhajlίtás, Napkút Kiadó, Budapest, 2017 (Nichita Stănescu, Opera Magna, În Traducere Maghiară)<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>Under the patronage of Napkút Kiadó publishing house, the poetry volume entitled Fényhajlίtás was published in Budapest, an admirable translation from the works of Romanian poet Nichita Stănescu, performed by translator Kiss Zsuzsánna, in 2017. With the “phantom of a… disappeared author” (U. Eco), with the accomplished art and overwhelming deepness of a neomodernist (and not only that!)” as Nichita Stănescu, the translator cannot “negotiate” only by using equal modalities of negotiation with the source-text and a similar talent.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue Phenomenon: Ion Pribeagu<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>After leaving the Jewish fair of Sulita, Ion Pribeagu, the author of the lyrics of a famous song, Zaraza, became known throughout Romania, and not only, for his humor, satirical verve, inspiring portraits, unexpected forms of intertextuality. Signing under different pseudonyms, such as Ion Pribeagu, he wrote about families, characters, gastronomy, world and its habits, with sparks of comic genius. Living more in Bucharest, where he had become a kind of living legend, emigrating and dying in Tel Aviv, Ion Pribeagu, through everything he wrote, conceived his own fair, something between Sulita and Bucharest, where Romanians and Jews have cohabited at will.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue Evolution of Dependent Subjunctive in Romanian Language<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>We focused in this paper on the dependent use of subjunctive in different stages of Romanian language (from the 16<sup>th</sup> century to the 21<sup>st</sup> century). We discuss the elements that precede this verbal form and the semantic field they belong to (possibility, probability, certainty, knowledge etc.), some differences due to the evolution of Romanian language and the occurrence of subjunctive in some subordinate clauses.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue