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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Name: Cristina  Mihaela Zamfir
Institution: Ovidius University, Constanta
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Homepage: http://www.univ-ovidius.ro
State and/or Country: ROMANIA
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Discipline of Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: 1.Strategies of (Re)presentation: A view on Jane Austen’s ‘Persuasion’, in the volume of the International Conference “Tradition, Modernity and Postmodernity”, Universitas XXI, Iasi, 2005, ISBN 973-7889-00-2.

2.Verbs expressing violence: Uses and Misuses in Business English, in the volume of the International Conference “Mapping the Future: Permanence and Change”, Universitas XXI, Iasi, 2007, ISBN-10 973-7889-51-7 and ISBN-13 978-973-7889-51-5.

3.Patterns of Metaphorical Language in Business English, in the volume of the International Conference “Comunicare profesionala in limbile moderne”, the Annals of “Ovidius” University of Constanta, no.1/2006, ISSN 1842-4767.

4.Neuro-Linguistic Programming in Teaching Business English, in the electronic format volume of the International Conference “LSP in Higher Education – Searching for Common Solutions”, University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic, 2006, ISBN: 80-214-3213-6.

5. NLP in ESP – Principles, Techniques and Pragma-semantic –aspects in the volume of the International Conference “Multilingvism in Europa. Strategii de implementare a limbajului de specialitate conform standardelor pietii muncii europene”, the Annals of “Ovidius” University of Constanta, no.2/2007, ISSN 1842-4767.

6. Predicate Patterns and Sensory Systems in Business English: an NLP Approach to Communication Modes, in the volume of the International Conference “British and American Studies / XVII”, the Romanian Journal of English Studies, no.5, Timisoara, 2008, ISSN 1584-3734.
Courses Taught: English for Specific Purposes – economics, international relations, banking and finance, marketing.

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