Sonia.Oliver@uab.cat

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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

Doctoral 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
    Ling√ľ√≠stiques). Principal investigator: Dra. Ana Fern√°ndez
  • Critical Literacy (LC) within GR@EL (Grup de Recerca
    d‚ÄôAprenentatge Ensenyament de Lleng√ľes). 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.; P√©rez, M. (2017) ‚ÄúDeveloping Teaching Innovation as a Core Element in Initial University Teacher Training‚ÄĚ. In: Research on University Teaching and Faculty Development: International Perspectives, Nova Science Publishers. SPRINGER (USA), pp 101-120.
  • Oliver, S. (2017) ‚ÄúEl uso de las tecnolog√≠as (ling√ľ√≠sticas) en la lectoescritura en el aula de ingl√©s L2: retos metodol√≥gicos en la pr√°ctica educativa‚ÄĚ Dins: E.Viviana Oropeza Gracia, Victoria Zamudio Jasso, Jos√© Mart√≠n Gasca Garcia (coordinadores) Ense√Īanza y aprendizaje de Lenguas. Nuevos escenarios. Universidad Nacional Aut√≥noma de M√©xico (UNAM), pp 53-72.
  • Oliver, S. (2015) Objetividad vs subjetividad en el discurso m√©dico actual: Estudio intergen√©rico de la atenuaci√≥n ret√≥rica en espa√Īol e ingl√©s.¬†La ciencia como di√°logo entre teor√≠as, textos y lenguas. Jenny Brumme y Carmen L√≥pez Ferrero (eds.). Forum F√ľr 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 Pl√≥ & Carmen P√©rez-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 P√©rez-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 Educaci√≥n en Biolog√≠a, 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‚Äô and professors‚Äô 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‚Äô skills.¬†IEEE. pp. 114-124. ISBN 978-1-4244-5792-210. Turkey.
  • Morales, Cassany, Oliver, Gonzalez i Marin-Altuve (2009-2010). ¬ŅEs 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.; Rom√°n, J.; Oliver, S.; D√≠az, Marta & Vives-Gr√†cia, 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 Mar√≠a Hornero, Mar√≠a Jos√© Luz√≥n & 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.