Sonia.Oliver@uab.cat

Other IDs

Subject taught on this MA

Advanced Academic Abilities (Linguistics)

Research Area

My main research interests include:

  • English for Specific Purposes (ESP) and English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
  • Academic Writing in English L2
  • Professional Communication & Intercultural Pragmatics
  • Genre and Discourse Analysis
  • Critical Literacy

Dissertation Supervision

I would be happy to supervise students interested in any of the areas mentioned above.

Research Activities                                                               

I am a member of the following consolidated groups and currently carrying out research on modality and digital literacies:

  • GRIAL (Grup de Recerca Interuniversitari en Aplicacions
    Lingüístiques). Principal investigator: Dra. Ana Fernández
  • Critical Literacy (LC) within GR@EL (Grup de Recerca
    d’Aprenentatge Ensenyament de Llengües). Principal investigator: Dr. Daniel Cassany i Comas. Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
    Departament de Filologia i Ciències del Llenguatge.

Links to Research Projects

Representative Publications  

  • Oliver, S.; Pérez, M. (2017) “Developing Teaching Innovation as a Core Element in Initial University Teacher Training”. In: Research on University Teaching and Faculty Development: International Perspectives, Nova Science Publishers. SPRINGER (USA), pp 101-120.
  • Oliver, S. (2017) “El uso de las tecnologías (lingüísticas) en la lectoescritura en el aula de inglés L2: retos metodológicos en la práctica educativa” Dins: E.Viviana Oropeza Gracia, Victoria Zamudio Jasso, José Martín Gasca Garcia (coordinadores) Enseñanza y aprendizaje de Lenguas. Nuevos escenarios. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), pp 53-72.
  • Oliver, S. (2015) Objetividad vs subjetividad en el discurso médico actual: Estudio intergenérico de la atenuación retórica en español e inglés. La ciencia como diálogo entre teorías, textos y lenguas. Jenny Brumme y Carmen López Ferrero (eds.). Forum Für Fachsprachen Forschung Vol.121. Berlin, FRANK & TIMME. pp. 283-300. ISBN: 978-3-7329-0130-2.
  • Oliver, S. (2015) Spanish authors dealing with hedging or the challenges of scholarly publication in English L2. In English as a Scientific and Research language. Ramon Pló & Carmen Pérez-Llantada (Eds) English as a Scientific and Research Language. Language and Social Life-Debates and Discourses English in Europe Vol.2. DE GRUYTER MOUTON Berlin/ Boston. pp 141-158.ISBN: 978-1-61451-749-8 ISSN: 2364-4303.
  • Oliver, S. (2015) English as a lingua franca in public Health care services: The Spanish Challenge. Journal of Intercultural Communication, issue 39, November 2015. ISSN: 1404-1634.
  • Oliver, S. (2014). Hedging and Attitude Markers in Spanish and English Scientific Medical Writing. In Communicating Certainty & Uncertainty in Medical, Supportive & Scientific Contexts. Contexts. Dialogue Studies. Vol.25.  Andrej Zuczkowski, Ramona Bongelli, Laria Riccioni & Carla Canestrari (Eds). JOHN BENJAMINS, Amsterdam/Philadelphia. pp 273-290. ISBN: 978 90 272 1042 5.
  • Oliver, S. (2012). Carmen Pérez-Llantada: Scientific Discourse and the Rhetoric of Globalization. Applied Linguistics (2012) 33 (4): 466-469. (Book Review).
  • Romero, C, Amante.B & Oliver.Sonia . (2012) Design of a teaching practice in a multidisciplinary way to assess water quality. Revista de Educación en Biología, volume 14. pp 10-22. ISSN: 2344-9225.
  • Amante, Oliver, Ponsa, Vilanova i Romero (2010). Implementing new learning methodologies in the Hard Sciences. a cross-curricular study of students’ and professors’ acceptance. In The Future of Global Learning in Engineering. IEEE. pp. 1833-1839. ISBN 978-1-4244-657 1-2/10.
  • Amante, Lacayo, Oliver, Ponsa i Vilanova (2010). Evaluation of PBL methodology done by students. In Transferring Engineering Education. Creating interdisciplinary skills for complex global environments. IEEE.pp.1-21. ISBN 978-1-42. Ireland.
  • Rodriguez-Donaire, Amante i Oliver (2010). E-portfolio. A tool to assess University students’ skills. IEEE. pp. 114-124. ISBN 978-1-4244-5792-210. Turkey.
  • Morales, Cassany, Oliver, Gonzalez i Marin-Altuve (2009-2010). ¿Es la escritura academica odontologica hispanoamericana un discurso matizado?. Revista de Lenguas para Fines Especificos (RLFE), volume 15 and 16. pp.135/157. ISSN 1133-1127.
  • Ponsa, P.; Amante, B.; Román, J.; Oliver, S.; Díaz, Marta & Vives-Gràcia, J. (2009) Higher Education Challenges: Introduction of Active Methodologies in Engineering Curricula. International Journal of Engineering Education, (IJEE) vol. 25, n. 4, pp. 799-813. ISSN 0949-149X-91. TEMPLE PUBLICATIONS, United Kingdom.
  • Amante, B & Oliver, S. (2008) Dealing with Linguistic competences at University: The Erasmus case. LSP & Professional Communication Journal vol 8, no. 2.
  • Oliver S. (2006) A Corpus-Based Study of Hedging in Spanish Medical Discourse: Analysing Genre Patterns in Spanish Language Biomedical Research Articles. In Corpus Linguistics. Applications for the Study of English. Ana María Hornero, María José Luzón & Silvia Murillo (eds.). Linguistic Insights. Studies in Language and Communication, no. 25. Bern: PETER LANG. ISBN 3-03910-675-9.
  • Oliver (2005). The role of passive voice in hedging medical discourse. A corpus-based study on English and Spanish research articles. Revista de Lenguas para Fines Especificos (RLFE), volum 11 i 12 pp.205-218. ISSN 1133-1127.