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AKILA SELLAMI

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Akila Sellami Baklouti got her PhD in linguistics from the University of Metz (France) and her HDR from the University of Carthage (Tunisia). Sheis a Professor of English language and linguistics at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of Sfax (Tunisia) and an active member of the Research laboratory Approaches to Discourse (LAD 03/UR/04-09). She lectures mainly on syntax, semantics, functional grammar and research methodology. Her research interests include systemic functional linguistics, quantitative and computational approaches to language and the syntax-semantics-discourse interface with a special focus on genre analysis.

Publications
Journal Articles
-    2012: Projecting Others’ Speech: Linguistic Strategies; Academic Research, Vol. 10; pp. 205-234 -    2011: The Impact of Genre and Disciplinary Differences on Structural Choice: Taxis in Research Article Abstracts. Text & Talk 31. 5: 503--523. 2011 De Gruyter: http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/text -    2007: Degrees of Implicitness in the Expression of Ideology: Freedom of Expression vs. Racism in the Prophet Cartoon Controversy, in Studies in Islam and the Middle East, vol. 4, n° 2.
http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.136.4762&rep=rep1&type=pdf
-    2005: The ‘Clue-bearing’ Function of Language: The Politics of Dialect in Twain’s “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”, Journal of Language and Literature, Vol.3, N° 1, pp.  40-67.
http://webspace.buckingham.ac.uk/kbernhardt/journal/jllit/4_1/sellami-baklouti4_1.htm
-    2001: Voice Shift of causative verbs in a corpus of texts, in Academic Research, Vol 1. pp. 43-59.
Contributions to Edited Volumes
-    2015: Activation of Lexico-grammatical Choices by Hybrid Contexts: Interpersonal Uses of Language in Peer Review Reports in Linguistics and Mathematics. Accepted for publication in D. R. Miller and P. Bayley (eds.) Hybridity in Systemic Functional Linguistics: Grammar, Text and Discursive Context.
https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/hybridity-systemic-functional-linguistics-grammar-text-discursive-context-edited-donna-r-miller-paul-bayley/ -    2013: A Probabilistic Approach to Choice: The Impact of Contextual Factors on the Tactic System in Research Article Abstracts; in Gerard O'Grady, Tom Bartlett, Lise Fontaine (Eds.) Choice in Language: Applications in Text Analysis. London: Equinox.
https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/choice-language/ -    2003: Causality and Persuasion: Logical Relation and Linguistic Expression, in Triki. M &Sellami-Baklouti A. ed. Pragmatic Perspectives on Persuasion, pp.54-79.
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Publications in Conference Proceedings
-   2013: Deviation of Deviant Themes from a Probabilistic Model: Thematic Choice in Enhancing Hypotactic Clause Complexes; in M. Guirat& M. Triki (eds.) Deviation(s), Proceedings of the GRAD Annual Conference, pp. 103-130.

 

-   2009: The Power of Silence: Implicit Anti-Muslimism in Salman Rushdie’s Knighting; in M. Triki, & M. Guirat (eds.) Silence: Proceedings of GRAD Annual Conference. -    2007: Structural Ambiguity Resolution in Advanced Tunisian EFL learners, in Sellami-Baklouti, A. &Triki, M. ed. Ambiguity and Disambiguation, Proceedings of GRAD Annual Conference. -    2007: Semantic Visibility, Syntactic Invisibility: Understood Subjects, in Tarchouna, N. ed. (In)Visibility,  Proceedings of the English Department Conference, Faculty of Letters and Humanities of Sousse. -   2004: Sellami-Baklouti, A. &LeJosne, J-C.Translating Language Varieties in Literary Texts: Fiction and Drama, in Proceedings of the 5th Tunisia-Japan Symposium on Culture, Science and Technology,Sfax, May 2004. pp. 274-285. -   2000 : Sellami-Baklouti, A. &LeJosne, J-C. ‘‘L’expression de la cause dans la langue et le discours juridique comme mode d’évaluation de la ‘distance’ entre les cultures’’, in Mejri, S. et. Al. Eds. : La traduction entre équivalence et correspondance : Actes du colloque international Traduction humaine, traduction automatique, interprétation. pp. 23-45.
Editing
-  2007: Sellami-Baklouti, A. &Triki, M. Ambiguity and Disambiguation, Editing of the Proceedings of GRAD Annual Conference. -  2003: Triki, M. &Sellami-Baklouti, A. Pragmatic Perspectives on Persuasion.
Co-Authoring
-  2002: Triki, M. &Sellami-Baklouti, A. Foundations for a Course on the Pragmatics of Discourse, ImprimerieReliured'Art, Sfax, Tunisia.