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Name: Mekki  B. Elbadri (IPA: elbadri)
Institution: (personal interest - not currently working at a university)
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State and/or Country: Austria   
Linguistic Field(s): Translation
Specialty: Discourse Analysis, Translation and Terminology
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
English
French
Courses Taught: Introduction to Linguistics
Methods of Linguistics
French Language
Phonetics
Translation
Arabic as a Foreign Language
Dissertation Abstract: News on the Web in Arabic and English: A discourse analysis of CNN's websites
Reviewer of: Sociolinguistics/Translation: Tosi (2002) (LL Issue 14.1094)
Discourse Analysis: Weiss & Wodak, eds. (2002) (LL Issue 14.2285)
DiscourséApplied Ling: Scollon & Scollon (2004) (LL Issue 16.2276)
The Language of the News (LL Issue 19.3344)
Introducing Translation Studies (LL Issue 20.2279)
Language and Media (LL Issue 22.30)
Academic Paper Abstract: A Contrastive Study of the Discourse of English and Arabic Theses' Abstracts



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