Rodica Albu

Department of English
Faculty of Letters
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iasi

phone, fax: (home) +40 232 315295
Web (CV, publications, ...):

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Main interest in Canadian Studies:

Sociolinguistic approaches to Canadian English

Main academic interest: sociolinguistic and sociocultural approaches to Canadian English Under the heading "One Language - Many Cultures" I am planning to translate Canadian English poetry illustrative of Canadian multiculturalism. Fot this I would be happy if anyone would help me to get in touch with "the real thing" - poets and their texts.


Courses taught:

Canadian English - as part of "Varieties of present-day English", 3rd-year English majors, second semester; in English; interactive (students are supposed to bring in their own projects)


Courses planned:

Anglophone Canada in a Cross-National Perspective

Canadian Studies Publications:

"Representations of Language and Identity among English-speaking Canadians. Focus on Spelling", Central European Journal of Canadian Studies /.Revue d"etudes canadiennes en Europe centrale, Volume I, pp. 46-54


Other Canadian Studies Activities:

January 2001 - concluded sociolinguistic research (supported by ICCS scholarship) on "English in Canada. Focus on representations of language and identity among English-speaking Canadians" Partial conclusions presented at academic events as follows:
1."Spelling between Fact and Fiction in the Country of "Tire Centres"", International Conference "Living in between and on Borders", Iasi 21-24 March 2001
2."Canadian Representations of Language and Identity. Focus on Lexis", GNEL/MAVEN Conference "The Cultural Politics of English as a World Language", Freiburg (Germany), 6-9 June 2001
3. "Canadian Representations of Language and Identity. Focus on Grammar and Usage", ISFC 28 (28th International Systemic Functional Linguistics Congress), Carleton University, Ottawa, 22-27 July 2001
4."English in Canada. Canadian Representations of Language and Identity", 2nd International Conference of Central European Canadianists, Bucharest, Romania, 26-28 October 2001