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Name: Isabel  Alonso
Institution: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
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Homepage: http://www.uam.es/isabel.alonso
State and/or Country: Spain   
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Specialty: Media Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s): English
Language Family(ies): Romance
Selected Publications: SOME SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

(2009), 'Towards a genre based characterization of the problem solution textual pattern in English newspaper editorials and op-eds', Text & Talk, An Interdisciplinary Journal of Language, Discourse & Communication Studies , 29(4):393-414, Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter.


(2009), 'Positioning the reader: a study on the use of interactive textual patterns in English written newspaper editorials and articles of opinion' , English Text Construction , 2(1): 48-69, Amsterdam/ Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

(Coord.) (2007), Different approaches to Newspaper Opinion Discourse, Special issue of RÆL-REVISTæLECTRÓNICA DE LINGÜÍSTICA APLICADA , Asociación Española de Lingüística Aplicada (AESLA).

With M. D. Ramírez (2007), 'Primary English teachers’ insights on the use of the Internet in their EFL lessons: A Research Case Study' Porta Linguarum , An International and Interuniversity Journal of Foreing Language Didactics, nº 8, pp.63-83.

With M. D. Ramírez (2007), 'Using digital stories to improve listening comprehension with Spanish young learners of English' , Language Learning & Technology Special Issue on Listening Comprehension, Volume 11, nº 1, pp. 87-101.

With A. McCabe (2006), 'Focussing on Form without Formulae? A Reflection on Grammar Teaching', Estudios de Filología Moderna, nº 5/6, pp. 111-120, Universidad de Castilla - La Mancha.

With A. McCabe (2004), 'The development of written discourse competence in ELT materials: a preliminary analysis' in Mª JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ (Ed.),Discourse Analysis, Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses, nº 49, pp. 29-48, Universidad de la Laguna.

With A. McCabe (2003), 'Improving Text Flow in ESL Learner Compositions', Internet ELT Journal,Vol. IX,nº2, February 2003.


(2002), 'Conectando texto: algunas propuestas para el desarrollo de la expresión escrita en inglés como lengua extranjera', Revista de Lingüística Aplicada (ELA), 35, Universidad Autónoma de Mexico, pp. 13-28.


With A. McCabe (2000), 'Theme, Transitivity and Cognitive representation in Spanish and English written texts', in MANUEL HERNÁNDEZ HERNÁNDEZ (Ed.), Systemic Functional Linguistics Across Genres: Present and Future Perspectives, Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses, nº 40, pp. 77-95. It is also available at the electronic journal 'Círculo de Lingüística aplicada a la comunicación', nº 7.


With A. McCabe (1998), 'Theme-Rheme in L2 writing', Didáctica (Lengua y Literatura), nº 10, Facultad de Educación, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, pp. 13-31. Also avalailable at TESOL-Spain Newsletter, 21/3, pp. 13-15.

(1997) Estrategias textuales y su realización temática en español: un estudio de corpus',', Revista Española de Lingüística Aplicada, (RESLA) nº 12, pp. 55-74.
Courses Taught: EFL
Dissertation Abstract: La expresión de la opinión en el discurso argumentativo escrito: un estudio de la estructura textual de la argumentación en el periodismo de opinión en inglés
Dissertation Director * of: The Management of Writer-Reader Interaction in Argumentative Discourse: A contrastive analysis of English, Spanish and Italian newspaper editorials
(Antonello Maddalena, Author)



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