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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). She is a Professor of English language and ‎linguistics at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of Sfax (Tunisia) and Director of the ‎Research laboratory Approaches to Discourse (LR13ES15). She lectures mainly on syntax, ‎semantics, systemic functional grammar, academic writing and research methodology. Her ‎research interests include systemic functional linguistics, contrastive language studies and ‎the syntax-semantics-discourse interface with a special focus on genre analysis.‎

Publications
 

‎- To appear: Transitivity-Ergativity Perspectives on Causation in Legal Texts: A Contrastive ‎Study of Arabic and English Website Terms.‎

‎- 2018: Sellami-Baklouti, A. & Fontaine, L. Perspectives from Systemic Functional Linguistics: ‎An Appliable Theory of Language. London & New York: Routledge. ‎https://www.routledge.com/Perspectives-from-Systemic-Functional-Linguistics/Sellami-‎Baklouti-Fontaine/p/book/9781138237384‎

‎- 2018: Maintenance vs. Shift in Literary Translation SFL Perspectives on the Translation of ‎User-Related Varieties in Socio-Cultural Contexts; in A. Sellami-Baklouti and L. Fontaine ‎‎(eds.) Perspectives from Systemic Functional Linguistics: An Appliable Theory of Language. ‎London & New York: Routledge.‎

‎- 2016: 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/‎
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‎-      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/‎

‎-   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.‎

‎-  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

‎-   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: Sellami-Baklouti, A. &Triki, M. Ambiguity and Disambiguation, Editing of the ‎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: 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 

‎-    2004: 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.‎

‎- 2003: Triki, M. &Sellami-Baklouti, A. Pragmatic Perspectives on Persuasion. Publications of ‎the Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Sfax.‎


‎ -    2003: Causality and Persuasion: Logical Relation and Linguistic Expression, in Triki. M ‎&Sellami-Baklouti A. ed. Pragmatic Perspectives on Persuasion, Publications of the Faculty of ‎Letters and Humanities, Sfax. pp.54-79.‎

‎-  2002: Triki, M. &Sellami-Baklouti, A. Foundations for a Course on the Pragmatics of ‎Discourse, Imprimerie Reliure d'Art, Sfax, Tunisia.‎

‎-   2001: Voice Shift of causative verbs in a corpus of texts, in Academic Research, Vol 1. pp. ‎‎43-59. 
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‎- 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.