Dr. Teodora Valova, Assoc. Prof.
Medical University – Pleven, Bulgaria
Abstract. This paper examines improving sociolinguistic competence as a basic
element of communicative competence in Second Language Acquisition. The study
presents and analyzes data from research of “frequency” and “logic” properties
of comparisons in Bulgarian language learning as foreign for medical students in
blended learning environment with using literary texts. Methods of Scaling were
used to carry out the study. The results and their analysis are relevant to establishing
the didactic potential of learning in EasyClass online platform. Emphasis is
placed on the role in mediating of literary text on the understanding of the specific
rhetorical functions of comparisons and their extension into a middle linguistic
register relevant to the purpose of patient-centered communication.
Keywords: sociolinguistic competence; second language acquisition; blended learning
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