Alexiou, Nicholas

Nicholas Alexiou received his M.A. degree in Sociology from Queens College, CUNY, and his Ph.D. from the Graduate Center, CUNY. He has taught in the Department of Sociology and the Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at Queens College since 1990, and recently received the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. His fields of interest are ethnic studies, political sociology, social theory, social research and statistics, and issues concerning the Greek-American community. He has established the first Oral History Archive for the Greeks of New York and he is the Director of the Hellenic American Project, at Queens College, CUNY. A contemporary poet and artist as well, he is the author of five books of poetry, and many of his poems have been published in Greek and American journals and anthologies. He is a visiting faculty member and teaches in the General Education program.

Bhatia Vijay

Vijay Bhatia has retired as a Professor of English from the Department of English at the City University of Hong Kong. He was also an Adjunct Professor (Department of Linguistics) at Macquarie University, Australia, and at the University of Malay, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He is the founding President of the LSP and Professional Communication Association for the Asia-Pacific Rim. Some of his recent research projects include Analyzing Genre-bending in Corporate Disclosure Documents, and International Arbitration Practice: A Discourse Analytical Study, in which he led research teams from more than 20 countries. Two of his books, Analysing Genre: Language Use in Professional Settings and Worlds of Written Discourse: A Genre-based View, are widely used in genre theory and practice. His third monograph on genre theory, entitled Critical Genre Analysis: Investigating Interdiscursive Performance in Professional Communication will be published by Routledge in 2016. He is a visiting faculty member and teaches in the Ph.D. in Language and Communication program.

Vijay’s research interests include Critical Genre Theory, Genre Analysis of academic and professional discourses, including, legal, business, newspaper, advertising, genres; ESP and Professional Communication; simplification of legal and other public documents; cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary variations in professional genres.

Ilie, Cornelia

Cornelia Ilie is Professor of Linguistics and Rhetoric at Malmö University, Sweden. She was research fellow at Lancaster University, UK and research scholar at U.C. Berkeley, and held visiting professorships at universities in Austria, Finland, Italy, Spain, Romania and the UK. She is the founder and president of ESTIDIA (European Society for Transcultural and Interdisciplinary Dialogue) and Member of the Reference Group of Experts (Higher Education and Education For All) of the IAU (International Association of Universities). In addition to numerous book chapters, refereed journal and encyclopedia articles, her recent publications include the following books: The use of English in institutional and business settings: An intercultural perspective (Peter Lang, 2007); European parliaments under scrutiny: Discourse strategies and interaction practices (John Benjamins, 2010); Evolving genres in web-mediated communication (Peter Lang, 2012); International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015); Parliaments and parliamentarism: A comparative history of disputes about a European concept (Berghahn Books, 2016).

Her courses are concerned with language and social interaction, intercultural communication, political, parliamentary and media discourse, rhetoric and critical thinking in academic writing, business and leadership communication. She is a visiting faculty member and teaches in the Ph.D. in Language and Communication program.

Her research interests include Intercultural communication and rhetoric, institutional and organisational discourse (business communication, talk shows, media interviews), political and parliamentary discourse practices (adversariality, insults, manipulation), gender in communities of practice, academic writing (genres, metadiscourse, argumentation).

Kádár, Dániel

Dániel Z. Kádár (D.Litt, FHEA, PhD) is Chair Professor and Director of the Center for Pragmatic Research at Dalian University of Foreign Languages, China. He is also Research Professor and Head of Research Centre at the Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He is the author of 24 books and edited volumes, published with publishing houses of international standing such as Cambridge University Press, and is co-editor of Contrastive Pragmatics: A Cross-Disciplinary Journal. His most recent books are Politeness, Impoliteness and Ritual: Maintaining the Moral Order in Interpersonal Interaction (Cambridge University Press), and Intercultural Politeness – Relating across Culture (Cambridge University Press, with Helen Spencer-Oatey). He is a visiting faculty member and teaches in the Ph.D. in Language and Communication program.

Kalas, Veronica

Veronica Kalas is a Visiting Instructor at Hellenic American University teaching courses for the Study Abroad Programs. She holds a first degree in Classical Archaeology and History of Art with high Distinction and Honors from Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, a MA in History of Art and Archeology and a Ph.D in Art History and Archaeology, from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She has been a lecturer at Ann Harbor, University of Michigan, Wayne State University and Albion College. Dr. Kalas has been the recipient of numerous grants and fellowship awards such as the Grant for Intensive Turkish Language study at Bosphorus University, from the American Research Institute in Turkey, and in recent years has published many peer reviewed articles and conference papers.

Kampf, Zohar

Zohar Kampf is Associate Professor of Language and Communication and Vice-Dean for Teaching Affairs in the Faculty of Social Sciences, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the author of two books and of more than 70 chapters and articles in leading discourse, communication and international studies journals. His scholarly work aims to understand one of the most fundamental puzzles of human communication—the relationship between words and deeds. It concerns questions such as how speech acts construct our social realities under conditions of publicity and how mediated interactions can transform political processes. Since 2017 he has served as associate editor for Journal of Pragmatics. He is a visiting faculty member and teaches in the Ph.D. in Language and Communication program.

Kasper, Gabriele

Gabriele Kasper is Professor of Second Language Studies at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. Her research addresses social interaction in multilingual contexts, including second language learning and assessment, the social side of cognition and emotion, and standard research methods in applied linguistics. Her contributions to applied linguistics research methodology include early publications on verbal protocols and speech act pragmatics. Her courses are concerned with language and social interaction, learning and development inside and outside of educational settings, and qualitative research. She is a visiting faculty member and teaches in the Ph.D. in Language and Communication program.

Kramsch, Claire

Claire Kramsch (Licence d'Enseignement, Université de Paris-Sorbonne) Agregation d'Allemand, Université de Paris-Sorbonne) has been Professor of German and Foreign Language Acquisition at Berkeley since 1989. She holds honorary doctorates from the Middlebury School of Languages 1998 and St. Michael’s College 2001. She was also the 1994/95 President of the American Association of Applied Linguistics and was co-editor of the journal Applied Linguistics from 1998-2003. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of the UC electronic L2 Journal. She is also director of the Berkeley Language Center and teaches in the School of Education.

Her research interests include Second language acquisition, applied linguistics, discourse analysis and social and cultural theory.

Larsen-Freeman, Diane

Diane Larsen-Freeman has been a professor of education at the University of Michigan since 2002, a professor of linguistics since 2003, and also served as the Director of the English Language Institute from 2002-2003. She was a professor of applied linguistics at the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont. She earned both her master’s degree and her doctorate in linguistics from the University of Michigan. For the past 30 years, she has conducted research in second language acquisition and reviewed and synthesized research literature, leading to the publication of a leading introduction to the field, An Introduction to Second Language Acquisition Research (Longman Publishing, 1991, with Michael Long). She has written books on English grammar from a discourse perspective, most recently, the second editions of The Grammar Book: An ESL/EFL Teacher’s Course and has directed the popular grammar series Grammar Dimensions: Form, Meaning, and Use. Her language teaching methodology book Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching (Oxford University Press, 2000) is now in its second edition. In 2003 she published Teaching Language: From Grammar to Grammaring. Her most recent book, which she coauthored with Lynne Cameron, is entitled Complex Dynamic Systems and Applied Linguistics.

Ortega Lourdes

Lourdes Ortega is Professor in the Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University. She held previous faculty positions in applied linguistics and second language acquisition at Georgia State University (2000-2002), Northern Arizona University (2002-2004), and the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa (2004-2012). Her main area of research is in second language acquisition, particularly sociocognitive and educational dimensions in adult classroom settings. She has also long-standing interests in second language writing and foreign language education and has published widely about systematic research synthesis and epistemological and ethical dimensions of second language acquisition research. In the last few years she has become interested in applying insights from bilingualism and from usage-based linguistics to the investigation of second language development. She is originally from Spain, where she also received her first degree in Spanish Philology. She studied abroad in Germany, lived in Greece for 7 years as a teacher of Spanish, and relocated to the United States in 1993, where she did her studies and where she has rooted her academic career. She was co-recipient of the Pimsleur and the TESOL Research awards (2001) and has been a doctoral Mellon fellow (1999), a postdoctoral Spencer/National Academy of Education fellow (2003), and a senior research fellow at the Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies (2010). Her work has appeared in books and articles in journals such as the Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Language Learning, Modern Language Journal, and Studies in Second Language Acquisition. She is the author of several books, including Understanding Second Language Acquisition (Routledge, 2009, revised edition 2017). Lourdes is a frequent keynote speaker at international conferences, including the American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference in 2010, the AILA Conference in 2014, and the TESOL Convention in 2015. She is a visiting faculty member and teaches in the Ph.D. in Applied Lingustics program.

Purpura, James E.

James E. Purpura is Associate Professor of Linguistics and Education in the TESOL and Applied Linguistics Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. He teaches courses in language assessment and research design. His books include Learner strategy use and performance on L2 tests: A SEM approach (CUP, 1999), Assessing grammar (CUP, 2004), and he is currently co-authoring a book on Learning-Oriented Language Assessment (Routledge). He has articles in several top journals in Applied Linguistics and edited volumes. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Language Assessment Quarterly and is series co-editor of both New Perspectives in Language Assessment (Routledge) and Innovations in Language Learning and Assessment at ETS (Routledge). Jim has served on the Committee of Examiners (ETS) and on the U.S. Defense Language Testing Advisory Panel. He is an expert member of the European Association of Language Testing and Assessment. He was President of the International Language Testing Association from 2007 to 2008. He is a visiting faculty member and teaches in the Ph.D. in Language and Communication program.

Reiter, Rosina Márquez

Rosina Márquez Reiter is Reader at the University of Surrey where she teaches intercultural communication. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield), an MA from St Mary's College, University of Surrey and a BA in Psychology from the Universidad de la República, Uruguay. She is author of Linguistic Politeness in Britain and Uruguay (John Benjamins, 2000), Spanish Pragmatics (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2005 with M.E. Placencia) and Mediated Business Interactions. Intercultural Communication between speakers of Spanish (Edinburgh University Press, 2011). She has published scholarly papers on indirectness, face, politeness, pragmatic variation, speech acts, conversational structure and service encounters.

Her research interests include Intercultural communication, institutional talk, mediated communication, and face management.

Scholfield, Philip

Phil Scholfield spent his career at University of Wales Bangor and in the Department of Language and Linguistics at the University Of Essex, UK, where he continues as Visiting Fellow. He had a long association with Longman (now part of Pearson Group) publishers advising on their dictionaries, has published primarily in the areas of vocabulary learning, learner strategies, the English writing system and research methods in applied linguistics, and is a veteran supervisor of over 50 Ph.Ds. Today he concentrates on writing and postgraduate consultancy on research methods. He is a visiting faculty member and teaches in the Ph.D. in Language and Communication program.

Wodak Ruth

Ruth Wodak is Emerita Distinguished Professor of Discourse Studies at Lancaster University and affiliated to the University of Vienna where she is currently the PI of a three-year funded project on the Discursive Construction of National Identities. She is past-president of the Societas Linguistica Europea. Among other national and international prizes, she was awarded the Wittgenstein Prize for Elite Researchers in 1996 and an Honorary Doctorate from University of Örebro in Sweden in 2010. She has held visiting professorships at the University of Uppsala, Stanford University, University Minnesota, University of East Anglia, European University Institute (EUI, Florence) and Georgetown University (Washington, DC). She is a member of the British Academy of Social Sciences and a member of the Academia Europaea. In 2008, she was awarded the Kerstin Hesselgren Chair of the Swedish Parliament at University Örebrö. Ruth Wodak is co-editor of the SAGE journal Discourse & Society, and of the journals Critical Discourse Studies and Journal of Language and Politics. She is a visiting faculty member and teaches in the Ph.D. in Language and Communication program.

Her research interests include critical discourse studies; transnational and national identity politics and politics of the past; racism, antisemitism and other forms of discrimination; and ethnographic methods of linguistic field work. Ruth has published extensively in these fields, most recently with the books The Politics of Fear: What Right-wing Populist Discourses Mean (Sage, 2015, German translation 2016); Methods of CDS (Eds Ruth Wodak & Michael Meyer, Sage 2015, 3rd edition). The Discourse of Politics in Action. Politics as Usual (Palgrave, 2011).

† Blommaert, Jan

† Jan Blommaert was Professor of Language, Culture and Globalization at Tilburg University, the Netherlands. He also held appointments at Ghent University (Belgium), University of the Western Cape (South Africa) and Beijing Language and Culture University (China). He was Director of Babylon, Center for the Study of Superdiversity, and in that capacity also the coordinator of an International Consortium on Language and Superdiversity. He has investigated superdiversity in both online and offline contexts, and his work has addressed issues and phenomena in Europe, Africa, and Asia. He was a visiting faculty member and taught in the Ph.D. in Language and Communication.

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