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11th Conference on British and American Studies

Embracing Multitudes of Meaning

Editor(s): Marinela Burada, Oana Tatu, Raluca Sinu
Contributors: Mara Panaitescu, Madalina Georgiana Matei, Monica Harsan, Mihaela Tanase-Dogaru, Louisa Avram, Irina Iancu,
Subject: American Studies

Book Description

The present volume includes a selection of twenty-nine papers by academics, and senior and junior researchers who came together within the framework of the 11th Conference on British and American Studies. Structured into three sections, the contributions included here display a wide array of topics and methodologies illustrating a variety of scholarly pursuits and approaches. These, in their turn, reflect the issues which constitute the complex nature of language and culture, and their mutual relationship. The authors’ interests encompass aspects related to the structural and rhetorical organization of languages approached both individually and cross-linguistically; first and second language acquisition; issues of translation and rendering considered from linguistic and cultural perspectives; and the cultural construction of meaning and identity as reflected in literature and art.

Hardback

ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-7060-3
ISBN-10: 1-4438-7060-9
Date of Publication: 01/01/2015
Pages / Size: 475 / A5
Price: £57.99
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Biography

Marinela Burada is Associate Professor and the Head of the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics at Transilvania University of Braşov, Romania. She is the author and co-author of several monographs and research articles on topics pertaining to contact linguistics, lexiography, and contrastive rhetoric. Her book entitled Rhetorical Features in Student Persuasive Writing probes into the specificities of academic literacy and composition in keeping with the ecology of writing. She has been the editor of the proceedings of the Conference of British and American Studies since 2003.

Oana Tatu is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Letters at Transilvania University of Braşov, Romania, and has a PhD in Linguistics. Her research and professional interests fall within the scope of literary translation, linguistics, and Renaissance English literature, and have materialized in several publications in these fields, most notably, the monograph Translating Shakespeare: The Challenge of the Romanian Language. She has also co-organized the Conference on British and American Studies, an academic forum hosted by Transilvania University of Braşov, Romania since 2011.

Raluca Sinu is Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Letters at Transilvania University of Braşov in Romania. She holds a PhD in Linguistics, and is the author and co-author of various articles and books in fields such as audiovisual translation, applied linguistics, and lexicography. Her book Humour in Film Subtitling represents an investigation into the strategies Romanian translators employ in dealing with linguistic and extralinguistic humour. She has been a co-organizer of the Conference on British and American Studies since 2011.