Monthly Archives: June 2015

Calls ELOPE Various

Publication of the latest issue of ELOPE

Dear members and friends of the Slovene Association for the Study of English,

We are delighted to announce the publication of the latest issue of ELOPE (Vol. 12, No. 1, 2015, Ljubljana University Press). The special issue “Cultural Encounters with the English-Speaking World,” edited by Monika Kavalir and Andrej Stopar, is already available on-line (http://revije.ff.uni-lj.si/elope/issue/view/298).

Please note that the past volumes of ELOPE are also accessible on-line (http://revije.ff.uni-lj.si/elope/issue/archive). Each article now has a DOI number (e.g., http://dx.doi.org/10.4312/elope.12.1.137-139), which makes the articles and their citations easier to find and track.

We kindly invite you to submit your contribution for the next issue. The call for papers can be found here:  http://revije.ff.uni-lj.si/elope/announcement/view/28. Please submit your articles using the on-line platform.

We wish you a pleasant summer!

Various

Language Tip 36 (2014-15)

How vs. what…like

These two expressions are sometimes interchangeable and sometimes not:
How are you?
What is she like?
The media tell us what the perfect body looks like. / The media tell us how the perfect body looks.

It is important to note that even in contexts that allow both expressions they cannot be combined. More directly: it is embarrassing when advanced speakers of English say “I know how the perfect summer looks like.”

Jason Blake and Monika Kavalir

All tips to date…

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Language Tip 35 (2014-15)

either vs. as well/too

Spot the error in these sentences:
“I don’t like vanilla ice cream and I don’t like chocolate cake too.”
“We are not disinclined to accepting the changes, and our customers are not adverse to the changes as well.”

Remember to use “either” instead of “too” or “as well” in negative constructions.
“I don’t like vanilla ice cream and I don’t like chocolate cake either.” (Assuming the meaning is “I don’t like ice cream or cake.”)
“We are not disinclined to accepting the changes, and our customers are not adverse to the changes either.” (Be especially vigilant when using double negatives.)

Jason Blake and Monika Kavalir

All tips to date…

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