Irena G. Vassileva

List of John Benjamins publications for which Irena G. Vassileva plays a role.


The present paper examines the functions of the audience-involving pronoun ‘we’ in Bulgarian academic writing, more specifically in reviews of linguistics books. The analysis is based on a modified version of speech-act theory combined with discourse production strategies. A comparison is also made… read more | Article
Vassileva, Irena G. 2009 Argumentative strategies in conference discussions sessionsCross-Linguistic and Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Academic Discourse, Suomela-Salmi, Eija and Fred Dervin (eds.), pp. 219–240
The paper focuses on the ways and means of realisation of conference discussion sessions interaction in terms of argumentation strategies used by discussants, and their communicative effects. It is based on typescripts of recorded discussion sessions. Each of these groups consists of sub-classes… read more | Article