Culture as a way of bringing meaning into life is maintained through discourse. In search of factors influencing discourse effectiveness, this volume brings together young scholars from Russia, France, Pakistan, Slovakia and Lebanon to focus on variation as an essential feature of meaning producing communication, in its multiple aspects and settings. The book is based on papers presented during online sessions on cross-cultural discourse, literary analysis and language education of the 7th International Young Researchers Conference “Studying and Teaching Philology” held in Ulyanovsk, Russia, in 2017. In Part I, Irina Zhuchkova explores variation in academic discourse on discourse. In the first two chapters of Part II Hibah Shabkhez discusses the interaction of various culture codes and transformations of a literary character travelling from one fictional world into another, and, in the next chapter, Hibah Shabkhez, Ibreez Shabkhez and Azka Mahboob analyse the divergence of stances taken on the same character by its creator and the readers. In the final chapters of this section, Ibreez Shabkhez and Maksim Duleba uncover mechanisms of expressing conflicting stances, with the result of marginalising discourse participants, including the stance-taker himself. Roksolana Povoroznyuk in Part III examines the interpreter’s choices in mediating cross-cult…read more
Yulia Lobina received a PhD in Language Theory from Ulyanovsk State University, Russia, and is currently Associate Professor at the English Language Department of Ulyanovsk State Pedagogical University. She supervises a Master’s course in foreign languages and cross-cultural studies, and teaches courses in introductory linguistics, basics of research in linguistics, theory of cross-cultural communication. Her current research focuses on academic discourse.