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Name: Bessie  Dendrinos
Institution: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
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State and/or Country: Greece   
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s): English
Greek, Modern
Selected Publications: Foreign language textbook discourse and the pedagogization of the learner. In J. E. Alatis et al. (eds.) Linguistics and the Education of Language Teachers: Ethnolinguistic, Psycholinguistic and Sociolinguistic Aspects. Georgetown Round Table on Languages and Linguistics. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press (1995), pp. 55-71.

Xenoglossi ekpedeftiki politiki: Anaparagogi tis ideologias tou glossismou. [Foreign language policy: Reproducing the ideology of linguicism]. Ischires ke asthenis glosses stin Europaiki Enosi: Opsis igemonismou. Praktika Imeridas [Proceedings of the Symposium on 'Strong' and 'Weak' Languages: Aspects of Hegemony in Europe]. Thessaloniki: Centre for the Greek Language (1996) pp. 163-174.

Planning foreign language education: Planning hegemony. In Emilia Ribeiro-Pedro (ed.) Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Social Discourse Analysis. Lisboa: Ediçoes Colibri (1996), pp. 255-268.

Giving street directions: The silent role of women (with E. Ribeiro-Pedro). In A. Jaworski (ed.) Silence: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. The Hague: Mouton (1997), pp. 215-38.

Prática ideológica em textos pedagógicos no ensino do Inglês como língua estrangeira. In E. Ribeiro-Pedro (ed.) Análise Crítica do Discurso. Lisboa: Caminho (1997), pp. 225-260.

Una aproximacion politica a la planificacion de la ensenanza de lenguas extranjeras en la Union Europea. In L. Martin-Rojo and R. Whittaker (eds.) Poder-decir o el poder de los discursos. Madrid: Arrefice Producciones, S.L. (1998), pp. 149-168.

The conflictual subjectivity of the EFL practitioner. In A.-F. Christidis (ed.). 'Strong’ and 'Weak’ Languages in the European Union: Aspects of Hegemony. Vol. 2. Thessaloniki: Centre for the Greek Language (1999), pp. 711-727. (Also available in Greek, same volume.)

Foreign language education for multilingual and intercultural communication. Conference Report: Strategies for the Promotion of Linguistic Diversity in Europe. In electronic form (2000), accessed through

Plurilingualism and heteroglossia in Europe. The challenge for alternative modes of language education. In Christidis, A.-F. (ed.) Langue, Langues en Europe. Athens: The Ministry of National Education and the Centre for the Greek Language (2001), pp. 71-78. (Also available in Greek, same volume.)

European discourses of homogenisation within the discourse of language planning. In E. Kitis (ed.) The Other Within, Vol. II. Thessaloniki: Athanassios A. Altitzis (2001), pp.23-35.

Linguoracism in European foreign language education discourse. In M. Riesigl and R. Wodak (Eds.) The Semiotics of Racism: Approaches in Critical Discourse Analysis. Vienna: Passagen Verlag (2001), pp. 177-198.

Re-designing public document texts: Re-constructing social relations (co-authored with S. Marmaridou), Folia Linguistica. Folia Linguistica XXXV/1-2 (2001), pp. 183-196.

The marketisation of (counter)discourses of English as a global(ising) Language. In M. Kalantzis, G. Varnava-Skoura and B. Cope (eds.) Learning for the Future: New Worlds, New Literacies, New Learning, New People. (Australia): Common Ground Publishing (2002). (Also available in Greek: Varnava-Skoura, G., Research Views, Educational Perspectives. 2003.)
Dissertation Director * of: Task Dependent Interlinguistic Mediation Performance as Translanguaging Practice: The use to KPG data for an empirically based study
(Maria Stathopoulou, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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