David Pastor

  • Léger, léger


    Une invitation en musique à bouger et à se sentir léger, léger. Guidés par la musique classique et la voix douce et lumineuse d’Elsa Lepoivre de la Comédie-Française, on cherche son équilibre comme un flamant rose, on s’enroule comme un hérisson, on marche à pas de tigre, on se gratte comme un ours, on bouge les bras comme un singe, on sautille comme un kangourou.
    Chefs-d’œuvre de la musique classique : Tchaïkovski, Strauss, Offenbach, etc.
    Durée : 36 minutes

  • 6 séances conçues par le sophrologue Patrick Roger, pour apprendre aux enfants à se relaxer grâce à l’action combinée de la sophrologie et de l’écoute de chefs-d’œuvre de la musique classique. Des musiques à la beauté intemporelle, accompagnée de la voix douce et lumineuse d'Elsa Lepoivre. Chefs-d’œuvre de la musique classique  : Bach, Mozart, Vivaldi, Satie, Chopin, etc.
    Durée : 68 minutes

  • This book has been shortlisted for an ESSE book award 2012 in English Language and Linguistics, Junior Scholars. This volume approaches the analysis of variation in English from diachronic, diatopic, and contrastive/comparative perspectives. The individual case studies, all closely interrelated, are organized into three parts or sections. Part I (Diachronic Studies) applies a variationist methodology to the analysis of developments in the use of the courtesy marker please, adverbs in -ly, the s- genitive and a number of phrasal combinations with the verb get. It also examines Early Modern English regional dialect vocabulary. Part II (Diatopic Studies) is concerned with the analysis of several morphological and phonological features in different varieties of English, namely Standard English, Modern Scottish English, Galwegian English, and Black South-African English. Part III (Contrastive Studies) contains four chapters dealing with the contrastive analysis of a number of morphosyntactic features, such as the use of modifiers of adjectives by advanced learners of English, the acquisition and use of aspect by advanced EFL learners with different mother-tongue backgrounds, a comparison of the tempo-aspectual categories of English and Italian, and some of the problems encountered by researchers when compiling and analysing learner corpora of spoken language.

  • This volume has its origin in a selection of the papers presented at the Second ELC International Postgraduate Conference on English Linguistics (ELC2), held at the University of Vigo in October 2009 and designed and organised by postgraduate students belonging to the English Departments of the Universities of Vigo and Santiago de Compostela. The purpose of the conference was to allow young professional researchers to share and survey their current views on linguistic research. Four of the ten chapters included address the diachronic change undergone by particular lexical items, namely the morphosemantic change illustrated by the development of the morpheme punk, the historical evolution of including and included, the origin and semantics of the expletive form adsheartlikins, and the structure and distribution of nominalisations referring to actions or processes. Variation is also approached from a diatopic perspective in the study of expressions of obligation and necessity (must and have to) in New Englishes, the distribution and functions of the discourse marker eh in Channel Island English, and regional variability of vowel phonology in Scottish Standard English. Lastly, three studies address semantics and culture in the field of L2 learning. These contributions focus on the assessment of Lexical Frequency Profile applications in the analysis of Romanian learner English, the role of cultural knowledge in the learning process of English as an International Language, and L1 typicality effects in L2 vocabulary learning.