Social Sciences: Achievements and Prospects Journal 2019-10-22T22:08:54+00:00 Mark Freeman Open Journal Systems Social Sciences: Achievements and Prospects Сочетание международно-правового и национального регулирования в области защиты интеллектуальных прав в Российской Федерации 2019-10-22T22:08:54+00:00 Анастасия Эдуардовна Скляднева <p>Аннотация: данная статья посвящена проблемам правового регулирования международной защиты прав интеллектуальной собственности. Рассматриваются международный, наднациональный и национальный уровни регулирования защиты интеллектуальных прав и их влияние на законодательство Российской Федерации.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Abstract: this paper focuses on the problems of legal regulation of international protection of intellectual property. International, supranational and national levels of regulation of intellectual property protection and their impact on the legislation of the Russian Federation are considered.</p> 2019-10-22T21:39:11+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Урбанистика. Функциональные компоненты интеллектуальных территорий 2019-10-22T22:08:54+00:00 Агриппина Александровна Дорофеева Алексей Валерьевич Алтухов Алексей Дмитриевич Федоров <p>Городская среда один из важнейших предметов исследования урбанистики, рассматривается как целостный природно-антропогенный комплекс, подкрепленный развитыми технологическим, научным, производственным, социально-культурным потенциалом города.<br> <br>The urban environment is an integral natural and anthropogenic complex, supported by developed technological, scientific, industrial, social and cultural potentials of the city.</p> 2019-10-22T21:46:56+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## The scientific debate in English-speaking texts: Between ESP and CDS 2019-10-22T22:08:54+00:00 Kim S. GREGO <p>The aim of this paper is to provide first a brief outline of the developments undergone by ESP as a field of study in applied linguistics from its onset to the present day and, second, to hypothesise a possible direction it may follow in future years. It has tried to show the main points of contacts and hybridisation with other perspectives in linguistics, evidencing the beneficial results and the occasional issues of these encounters. Finally, it has reviewed a few select studies conducted by the author over the past decade along the methodological lines exposed, as an illustration of one possible evolutionary pattern in ESP studies. These investigations have focused on the medical and scientific domains, and especially on the representation of scientific debates raising bioethical concerns with social repercussions by institutions, popular sources and the media, and have employed various perspectives in applied linguistics, also combining them with methods in social sciences.</p> 2019-10-22T21:53:34+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Special languages vs. languages for special purposes: What’s in a name? 2019-10-22T22:08:54+00:00 Paolo DONADIO <p>The approaches to the study of Languages for Special Purposes (LSP) stem from different scientific traditions and research interests. The naming of the research object mirrors different perspectives and might seem quite confusing. Actually, the metalanguage used in several languages reveals at least the existence of two parallel views: one that is more concerned with lexical and morphosyntactic variations based on domain restrictions; the other more discourse-oriented and focused on users’ communicative purposes. This article, by comparing the approaches to Italian and English, attempts to explain this scientific divergence in terms of (a) a different professional and scientific interest in the language(s) under scrutiny—that is, English and/or other languages—and (b) the crucial impact that Swales’ (1990) notion of discourse community has had on the definition of the discipline in relation to English language and the development of research in ESP (English for Special Purposes).</p> 2019-10-22T21:55:25+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Experimenting transmodal storytelling in EFL classrooms to enhance literacy 2019-10-22T22:08:54+00:00 Sole Alba ZOLLO <p>This paper focuses on transmodal storytelling and its pedagogical implications for the development of English literacy for non-native speakers. Transmodal storytelling, which utilizes more than one mode of expression to tell a story (drawing on performative arts including dance, music, theatre, mime and puppetry) and takes into account learners’ everyday experiences, can be a starting point for developing literacy skills. Testing it in the classroom by telling the students the same story through different modes and different media platforms, using a wide range of meaning-making resources, I explored whether transmodal storytelling can become a didactic instrument in an EFL classroom, in particular with students viewed at risk of falling behind in school, and can improve their language skills and creative capacities. In order to test the effectiveness of transmodal storytelling in the teaching and learning process, I carried out a preliminary empirical study on a group of 14 seven-year-old students in an Italian state primary school between March and May 2018. This research argues that transmodal storytelling could rejuvenate literacy in classrooms, in relation to students with behaviour/integration difficulties and children from disadvantaged backgrounds who receive less support with literacy at home.</p> 2019-10-22T21:57:50+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## The added value of teaching CLIL for ESP and subject teachers 2019-10-22T22:08:54+00:00 Maria Rosaria FRANCOMACARO <p>Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is an innovative learning environment that deals with the teaching of a subject through a language different from the students’ first language. The integration of content and language requires skilled personnel who are both competent in the subject and in the language of instruction. However, those competences might not be the only ones that are required. The present study aims to describe a CLIL teacher training course that has been implemented twice at the University of Napoli “L’Orientale” proving to be adequate for the secondary school subject teacher. It focuses on the acquisition of “language awareness” which is the added value required from a CLIL teacher. Being aware of the function that language plays in learning/teaching school subjects becomes a crucial element in the set of necessary teaching competences, not only in CLIL learning contexts but also in ordinary subject teaching environments.</p> 2019-10-22T22:00:03+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## “Please accept my apologies”: English, food, and identity in TripAdvisor discourse 2019-10-22T22:08:54+00:00 Siria GUZZO, Anna GALLO <p>Discourse on food offers interesting viewpoints on diasporic identities. In the wake of previous research (Guzzo &amp; Gallo, 2019), this paper investigates the multi-layered relationship between food, digital discourse and identity in the Loughborough Italian Community. New technologies are transfiguring social interactions and negotiations of social identities. In particular, the exponential growth of the Internet urges us to carefully explore digital networked environments, where people can communicate with each other with no space and time limits. The Web offers new interesting perspectives on the use of English for specific purposes (ESP), a broad research area that, according to Posteguillo (2002), should be sustained by related electronic fields, in order to gain better insights into cyberspace and its users. Our paper considers cross-cultural communication in online discourse and identity in migration contexts. It investigates TripAdvisor interactions in food-related practices through the CMC framework, by taking into account managers’ replies to negative reviews. In particular, we consider digital discourses to provide innovative perspectives on Loughborough Italians’ identity-marking processes in public asynchronous communication, by looking at how pragmatic strategies may be significantly culture-sensitive and how they may reveal cross- cultural differences and/or alignments. Specifically, we investigated two main categories, identified as our variables: apologising and denial of apologies.</p> 2019-10-22T22:02:39+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##