nep-cul New Economics Papers
on Cultural Economics
Issue of 2015‒01‒14
three papers chosen by
Roberto Zanola
Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale “Amedeo Avogadro”

  1. Language Interference In Heritage Russian: Constructional Violations By Ekaterina Rakhilina; Anastasia Vyrenkova
  2. Visual Image As A Trigger For Children’s Narrative By Anna Levinzon
  3. Kanał YouTube jako przykład wykorzystania mediów społecznościowych w procesie transferu wiedzy do biznesu turystycznego By Kopera, Sebastian; Najda-Janoszka, Marta; Wszendybył-Skulska, Ewa

  1. By: Ekaterina Rakhilina (National Research University Higher School of Economics); Anastasia Vyrenkova (National Research University Higher School of Economics)
    Abstract: The problem of incomplete language acquisition and heritage languages is approached from several perspectives: who are heritage speakers, how are they different from native speakers and L2 learners, is heritage language a particular system? This paper aims at answering these and other questions focusing on constructional deviations in the output of heritage speakers and linguistic strategies that these speakers perform in their production. The research is corpus-based and offers a thorough comparative analysis of English and Russian constructions.
    Keywords: incomplete acquisition, heritage languages, corpus-based study, constructional deviations.
    JEL: E32
    Date: 2014
  2. By: Anna Levinzon (National Research University Higher School of Economics)
    Abstract: The paper focuses on narration acquisition, which is a process believed to be at least partly related to school teaching practices. The problem of constructing a story with the help of a visual image is discussed through an analysis of children’s written responses to two photographs, different in some key respects of the way in which their characters and settings are presented. The range of visual elements which can effectively trigger production of different elements of a story is also established.
    Keywords: narrative, narrative grammar, narrative acquisition, children’s writing, teaching literacy, creative writing.
    JEL: Z19
    Date: 2014
  3. By: Kopera, Sebastian; Najda-Janoszka, Marta; Wszendybył-Skulska, Ewa
    Abstract: Purpose. To analyze the potential of selected social media tool – the youtube channel – in supporting knowledge transfer and diffusion from institutions that form tourism business environment to tourism enterprises. Method. The analysis was based on a case study of the Irish National Tourism Development Authority. The data used were obtained by applying the content analysis of 111 videos, including 36 webinar-publications directly aimed at the transfer of knowledge to tourism businesses and other organizations active in the sector. Content analysis was also used for comments and discussion related to these publications. Findings. The study revealed the functional potential of solutions existing in the social media environment from the perspective of tourism business knowledge needs. The results show that such solutions, on an example of youtube channel, can be effectively adopted by most of the tourism business support institutions, including central institutions responsible for developing the competitiveness of the tourism economy, regional and economic self-governments, business associations. Research and conclusions limitations. Formulated conclusions are limited by the specificity of the investigated object and the conditions of the environment in which it operates. Practical implications. Developed case study presents how to effectively use simple and accessible tools for unblocking the channels of knowledge transfer to the tourism industry. Originality. The analysis goes beyond the social media marketing applications and fills the research gap concerning the use of these solutions to transfer knowledge from the environment to the tourism business. Type of paper. Research article.
    Keywords: social media, risk, transfer of knowledge, intellectual capital, business environment, tourism industry
    JEL: D83 L83 M15 M21
    Date: 2014

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