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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
Phonetics
Phonology
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
Discipline of Linguistics
Specialty: Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s): English
Language Family(ies): Slavic Subgroup
Selected Publications: Book: Repetitions of Words in Text Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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 at: http://ebox.nbu.bg/cel/cult07.html

Media as content for language learning at university at: http://arno.unimaas.nl/show.cgi?fid=12521
Textbooks:
• (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; Unit4: Intercultural Communicative Competence

Cultural Studies and Intercultural Skills Articles:
• “Topic-based or skills-lead”in:Cherrington,R and LDavcheva(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 NowBritish Council:1999 issue12
• 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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