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The woman seen through a woman’s mind, author Prof. Diana Toader

There are so many writers of great value and nobody writes so much about them as, for example, about a male writer, not so good as some of these women are, but anyway a male one. Why are women left behind? Only because they are women and that is why they do not have the right to be as famous as men are? That is how the thought of writing such a paper occurred to me. I wanted to prove in my graduation paper that women can be great writers too, that they can, in some cases. understand creation better than men do or at least equal. Some say that women have no need, or no capacity to create art because they can “create” human beings. In my paper I tried to show how wrong and unjustified this “theory” was. In the first chapter, we shall see how women can create not only human beings, but art as well. It is a mere survey on women ‘s literature along the centuries until nowadays literature. Then in the second and largest chapter I tried to present some of the books written by some women authors. Actually, I have chosen some of the books in which the main character is a woman, because women generally, not always, write about women. This is natural because, first of all, it is their condition they should speak about, and their condition they do understand best. I tried to present several types of women, some who reach their aim in life, some who do not, but they all have one common characteristic, beside the one that they are all women, but which actually comes from this one: the fact that they all have to face the same difficulties that society and family faced them with. They are all fighting women trying to show to the others and, first of all to themselves, that they can do more, that they have desires of their own and should not always be subject only to the ones or the others.


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ISBN 978-606-577-168-0

Mastering the English article, autor Prof. Diana Toader

The research presented in this work attempts to find a solution for improving Romanian learners’ performance in using English articles. English articles are ‘little words’ and within current teaching approaches that rely heavily on communication, they receive relatively little attention.

However, English articles occur very frequently and incorrect use may affect communication negatively. Also a second language writer may prefer to be accurate, especially if s/he is to write professionally.

Chapter 1 and 2 explore the difficulties for learners in the English article system and deals with the semantic notions English articles seem to express. The two distinctions that English marks are definiteness versus non-definiteness and count versus non-count.

Chapter 3 will look at the numbers of errors made by Romanian writers of English made. The questions addressed are whether article errors are indeed as frequent as suspected, how they correlate with the total number of errors and the other errors made in the essay, and whether article errors decrease as proficiency improves. We will also examine whether the number of article errors affect writing grades.

Chapter 4 examines what pedagogical grammars have said so far about the teaching of the English article system and how these ideas have been translated into current textbooks. The review will show that there are quite a few problems with current methods, mainly because the system is not dealt with coherently as a whole and incorrect “rules of thumb” are provided. The chapter ends with a proposal for a series of lessons based on insights proposed by Master (1990), Langacker (1991), and others.

Chapter 5 presents the results of an intervention study. Two groups are compared, one taught with lessons pertaining to article use from current methods and the other taught with lessons devised on the principles discussed in Chapter 4. The short-term results look very promising, but the long-term results do not.


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ISBN 978-606-577-150-5