Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to the English Language: Theory and Practice

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Teodora Popescu, Rodica Pioariu, Crina Herţeg
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Sep 22, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 185 pages
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Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to the English Language: Theory and Practice provides an overview of a less tackled field of research, namely the main issues at stake when teaching English Language and Culture in Romania. The approach is an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural one, as the authors investigate problems, offering and probing solutions from a cross-curricular perspective. The book is a collection of 10 contributions by teachers and researchers from Romania which draw on theoretical and applied methodological explorations into the challenges posed by teaching/learning English in a globalised context. Organised into three main chapters, the volume addresses the multifacetedness of language education as a cross-discipline. The complexity and universality of the research enquiries and practical insights make the topics addressed valid across the contemporary globalising educational context. Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to the English Language: Theory and Practice will be a useful tool to specialists and practitioners from ESP and CLIL domains alike, as well as graduate and postgraduate students in foreign language teaching.


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Senior Lecturer Teodora Popescu, Doctor of Education (2004), teaches ELT Methodology (pre- and in-service teacher training), Translation Studies and Intercultural Business Communication. She is the author of Pre-service English Teacher Education: Classroom Education and Teaching Practice Booklet (2007), and co-author of Tests of Business English (2010) and Dictionary of Business Collocations: With Romanian Translation and Practice Section (2009). She has (co-)authored numerous articles in the field of ELT methodology, curriculum studies, corpus linguistics, lexical semantics and intercultural business communication. Dr Popescu is editor-in-chief of the academic journal The Journal of Linguistic and Intercultural Education – JoLIE.

Associate Professor Rodica Pioariu (Head of the Modern Languages Department, University of Alba Iulia, Romania) teaches English Language and Cross-literary Studies. Her research spans the following major fields: the reception of American literature in Romania, Romanian-American cultural relations, narrative techniques in modern novels, British and American theatre, Romanian media and the national idea in Transylvania. She has authored several books and published numerous articles and translations. Her latest books are: Presa romānească din Transilvania şi ideea naţională romānească din Transilvania (co-editor, 2006); On Types of Narration in British and American Modern Fiction (2005), Dramaturgia americană īn Romānia. Eugene O`Neill, Arthur Miller, Tenessee Williams (2004), and Entrance Examination Guidebook (co-editor, 1999).

Dr Crina Herteg received her BA in 1998 and her PhD in Linguistics and Stylistics in 2007, from ‘Lucian Blaga’ University of Sibiu, Romania. Her doctoral dissertation was entitled “Stylistic and Semantic Values of the Indicative Mood. A Comparative Study: English/French/Romanian.” She is now Lecturer in Business English at 1 Decembrie 1918 University of Alba Iulia. Dr Herteg is a member of the editorial board of Annales Universitates Apulensis: Series Philologica, and of the academic journal JoLIE. She has widely participated in national and international conferences. Her main areas of interest lie in the fields of comparative linguistics, stylistics, ESP, and translation studies.

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