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Name: Patricia  A Odber de Baubeta
Institution: University of Birmingham
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State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Specialty: Translation HIstory, Advertising Language, Latin American Short Story
Subject Language(s): Portuguese
Selected Publications: Theoretical Issues and Practical Cases in Portuguese-English Translation (ed and contributor), Lewisten: Edwin Mellen Press, 1996.

'Modes of Address: Translation Strategies or the Black Hole', Ilha do Desterro, n:28 (1992), pp87-107.

'Advertising Language in Translation: The Stylistics of Difference', Donaire, 5 (1995), 47-53.

'Proverbs, the Pater Noster and Public Image. Advertising Rhetoric in Portugal Today', Journal of the Association for Contemporary Iberian Studies, 8 (1995), 25-36.

Advertising and Identity in Europe: The I of the Beholder. Edited by Jackie Cannon, Patricia Anne Odber de Baubeta & Robin Warner. Bristol: Intellect, 2003. ISBN 1-84150-870-5
Courses Taught: Portuguese Language, including Portuguese sociolinguistics Latin American Short Story
Medieval Portuguese Literature
Modern Portuguese Literature

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