Loredana Pungă is a Reader in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at the West University of Timișoara, Romania. Her domains of expertise are English lexicology, applied and cognitive linguistics and translation studies. She received an MA in British and American Studies and a PhD in Philology (awarded upon defending a thesis focusing on various linguistic aspects of ecological discourse) from the West University of Timișoara. Her publications include On Language and Ecology (2006) and Words about Words: An Introduction to English Lexicology (2011), and book chapters in edited volumes. Loredana Pungă is also the co-editor of two volumes published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, and a member of the editorial boards of British and American Studies and Translationes, both yearly academic journals. She has published over thirty articles in her areas of research both in Romania and abroad.