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Fatma Benelhadj

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Fatma Benelhadj is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Letters and Humanities of Sfax (FLSHS). She received her PhD in English Linguistics from the same institution. She lectures mainly on English grammar, semantics, cognitive linguistics and translation theory. Her research interests include systemic functional linguistics, conceptual metaphor and contrastive linguistic studies. She is also member of LAD (Laboratory on Approaches to Discourse), treasurer of Syflat; an association promoting research on systemic functional linguistics, and member of a project on gender equality (INSAF-FEM). She is one of the core members of the ‘Pole Etudiant Entrepreneur’, which aims to promote the spirit of Entrepreneurship within the students of the University of Sfax. Moreover, she is coordinator of Rankus in the FLSHS: a unit working on promoting the ranking of the University of Sfax.

Some of her publications are:

• 2019: Academic authors at the crossroads: between individuality and the community. A Paper published in Systemic Functional Linguistics at the Crossroads: Intercultural and Contrastive Descriptions of Language. Proceedings of the 27th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference: 266 (Inglese) Copertina flessibile – 31 mag 2019.

• 2019: Discipline and genre in academic discourse: Prepositional Phrases as a focus. A paper published in the Journal of Pragmatics, Volume 139 (2019).

• 2018: Construing Space in Academic Writing. Chapter published in the volume Perspectives from Systemic Functional Linguistics: An Appliable Theory of Language, part of the Series Routledge Studies in Linguistics, edited by Professor Akila Sellami-Baklouti and Dr Lise Fontaine (2018).

• A Genre-Based Analysis of Written User Guides and Digital Installation CDs Proceedings from the 24th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference and Workshop (2014).

• Influence of Context on the Choice of Adverbs in Scientific Discourse: A Functional Interpersonal Perspective. Text and context (2013), Edited by Mounir Zekri. Universityof Sfax, Faculty of Letters and Humanities. GRAD Research Unit on Discourse Analysis.