Category: Language and Cultural Studies


Perception of Using Social Media in Improving Art Education Students’ English Language Skills

Social media has become an integral part of life, including in education. This study investigates the effectiveness of using social media as learning media to improve students’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) skills from the learners’ perspective. The research covers two fundamental issues: the extent to which social media affect students’ language skills and


Conceptual Metaphor in Koike Yuriko’s Election Rhetoric

The present study, as a case study, is analyzing conceptual metaphors in 21 (twenty-one) speeches/interviews from Ms. Koike Yuriko, a Japanese politician who currently serves as the governor of Tokyo, given between July 2016 (Tokyo Gubernatorial election) and October 2017 (when Japanese General elections took place). This research is based on the Critical Metaphor Analysis,


Wide (Conscious) Heart – Idioms in Montenegrin and Japanese Language

The aim of this paper is to use the method of contrastive lexical-semantic analysis to establish the (mis)match of the lexical and semantic structure of the idioms that consist of the lexeme that is going to be translated in English for now as a „heart” (“srce” and “kokoro”) in Montenegrin and Japanese language – which


Emperor Kangxi’s Poetry on Taiwan

In this paper, I intend to translate and critique a total of four poems plus a poetic preface collected in The Complete Works of Emperor Kangxi (康熙帝御制文集) that deal directly with the emperor’s military success of acquiring Taiwan: namely, “Heard the News of Victory on the Day of Mid-Autumn Festival [中秋日聞海上捷音]”, “Composed Another Five-Character Quatrain


Difference as the Source of Polarization Among Right-wing Populist Parties

Just as difference can be a source of innovation, so it can be a source of polarization, too. And even more so when the difference is used as a tool to achieve certain goals. It is thought of the political area, specifically of the European right-wing populist parties, where the difference belongs to often raised


Composition of the Political Caricature in the Journal “Neue Freie Zeitung” as a Result of Difference-Thinking

Right-wing populists in Europe are employing sophisticated strategies to convince their voters of their cause and the political caricatures they produce can be seen as one of these strategies. This study seeks to analyse the cartoons appearing in Neue Freie Zeitung, a newspaper published by the Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ), focusing both on their