Elena Tarasheva is Lecturer in English Studies at the New Bulgarian University in Bulgaria. She specialised in Cultural studies in Glasgow and Durham in the UK. Some of her publications in English are chapters in the books A Distance Learning Course in Culture Studies for Teachers, Developing Intercultural Competence in Practice, and Global Citizenship in the English Language Classroom. She received a PhD in Computational Linguistics from the Bulgarian Academy of Science. This book presents some of the findings in her doctoral thesis.