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Professor Liliana Ionescu-Ruxăndoiu


University of Bucharest

Dr Liliana Ionescu-Ruxăndoiu graduated and received her PhD from the University of Bucharest, Romania, where she is currently Professor Emerita in the Department of Linguistics. She has previously held positions including Research Associate at the Research Centre for Language Sciences in Bloomington, USA (1970-1971), Fulbright Professor at the University of Washington, USA (1990-1991), and Visiting Professor at the University of Vienna, Austria (1996-1999).

She has published extensively on topics related to pragmatics, discourse analysis, and argumentation. Her most important titles include Naraţiune şi dialog în proza românească. Elemente de pragmatică a textului literar [Narrative and Dialogue in Romanian Fiction. Elements of a pragmatic approach to the literary text] (1991); Conversaţia: Structuri şi strategii. Sugestii pentru o pragmatică a românei vorbite [Conversation: Structures and Strategies. Suggestions for a pragmatic approach to spoken Romanian] (1995, 1999); and Limbaj şi comunicare. Elemente de pragmatică lingvistică [Language and Communication. Elements of pragmalinguistics] (2003).

She has also coordinated and co-edited a number of volumes, such as Cooperation and Conflict in In-group and Inter-group communication (2006); Dialog, discurs, enunţ [Dialogue, Discourse Utterance] (2010); Parliamentary Discourses across Cultures. Interdisciplinary Approaches (2012); and Limbaj, discurs, stil [Language, Discourse, Style] (2017). She also coordinated a project related to creating a corpus of verbal interaction in present-day Romanian, titled Interacţiunea verbală în limba română actuală. Corpus. Schiţă de tipologie [Verbal Interaction in Present-day Romanian. Corpus. Typology] (2002); Interacţiunea verbală. Aspecte teoretice şi aplicative [Verbal Interaction. Theoretical and Applicative Aspects] (2007).

Between 2005 and 2012 she was an active member of the board of the International Association for Dialogue Analysis (IADA). She is currently a member of the editorial board of the Romanian journal Studii şi cercetări lingvistice [Linguistic Studies and Research].