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Personal Directory Information

Name: Elena  Tarasheva (IPA: [ɛlɛnɐ tɐrɑʃɛvɐ])
Institution: New Bulgarian University
Email: click here to access email
State and/or Country: Bulgaria   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Computational Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Philosophy of Language
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
Discipline of Linguistics
Specialty: Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s): English
Language Family(ies): Slavic Subgroup
Selected Publications: Books:

''Repetitions of Words'' in Text Cambridge Scholars Publishing

''The Image of a Country created by International Media: The Case of Bulgaria''

Book Chapters:

with Davcheva, L. “Up the Hills of Identity” in: Byram M, A Nichols and D Stevens (eds) Developing Intercultural Competence in Practice Multilingual Matters, Clevedon: 2001.

Tarasheva, E. (2008) ''Integrating citizenship education into English language courses for university students'' in: Gimenez,T. & S. Sheehan (ed.) Global Citizenship in the English Language Classroom. British Council.

''The Image of Bulgaria in International Media: A Critical Discourse Analysis and Corpus Study.''

Media as content for language learning at university at:


(team) ''Branching out – A Cultural Studies Syllabus'' British Council-Tilia Sofia 1998.

Tarasheva, E. (ed.) ''Lessons of the Mountain British Council: 2000''; in Fay, R. (ed.) Intercultural Studies for Language Teachers a postgraduate distance learning course in Teaching Culture The British Council March 2001, Module1: Unit1: Culture; Unit 4: Intercultural Communicative Competence.

Cultural Studies and Intercultural Skills Articles:

“Topic-based or skills-lead” ; in Cherrington, R and L Davcheva (eds) Teaching Towards Intercultural Competence - conference proceedings British Council, Bulgaria 1998.

“Learner Autonomy with Cultural Studies” in IATEFL SIG Newsletter Literature and Cultural Studies, Issue 17, August, 1998.

with Nedkоva, M. “A Project for Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Teacher Training”; in: Dascal, R. (ed.) Proceedings of the IATEFL-East 1998 Conference.

with Davcheva, L “Magic Mountains”; in British Studies Now British Council: 1999 issue 12.

with Stevens, D “Intercultural Communication in Teacher Education - the Participative Approach”; in: Parry, M (ed.) Proceedings of the 4th Annual Cross-Cultural Capability Conference Leeds 1999.

“Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching Assessment” – book review in: Evaluation and Research in Education vol.15: 4 2001 Multilingual Matters.

“From Intercultural Communicative Competence to Intercultural Competence - the competence which develops personalities before linguistic skills”; in Year Book of the Department of Applied Linguistics, The New Bulgarian University Sofia 2002.

“Intercultural Competence at University Level”; in Dialogues, Jubilee Publications of Plovdiv University, Bulgaria 2002.

“Students – Conflicts – Problems” in Year Book of New Bulgarian University 2003.

''A Qualitative Method of Studying University Culture'' in Evaluation & Research in Education Multilingual Matters vol. 18: 4 2003.

''Assessing Intercultural Competence at University Level'' – paper at the conference Intercultural Learning Berlin 2005, 17-19 February.

Methods of Teaching English:

“Learners Disapprove of Their Textbook - So What?” Foreign Language Teaching, March 1994.

“A Developmental Model of Competences for Language Teaching” in Language Literature Culture Year Book of the Department of Linguistics NBU.

''What does English for Academic Purposes Hold?'' Budapest 15 th IATEFL-Hungary Teaching and Educating through English 7th October 2005 ICT SIG.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Repetitions of Word Forms in Texts
Courses Taught: Corpus Linguistics for Critical Discourse Analysis; Introduction to English Phonetics and Phonology;
Understanding Media;
Corpus Linguistics;
British Cultural Studies;
Contrastive Rhetoric.
Dissertation Abstract: Repetitions of Word Forms in Texts - An Approach to Establishing Text Structure
Reviewer of: Crosslinguistic Perspectives on Argument Structure (LL Issue 19.1614)
Discourse and Power (LL Issue 21.45)

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