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Keynote speakers

Professor Gail Taillefer (Toulouse 1 Capitole University, Toulouse, France)

prof. Taillefer

B.A. (McGill University, Montréal, Canada, 1971): French
M.A. (Université de Montréal, Canada, 1972): TEFL/TESL
Ph.D. (University of Toulouse II Le Mirail, Toulouse, France, 1992): Les difficultés de lecture de l'anglais, langue étrangère, chez des étudiants en sciences sociales [Difficulties in reading English FL among students of Social sciences] Habilitation (Toulouse 1 University of Social Sciences, Toulouse, France, 2006): Transferts: le métier d’enseignant-chercheur dans le cadre LANSAD (Langues pour spécialistes d’autres disciplines) [Transfers: professional considerations in higher education teaching and research in language for specific purposes]

Research Interests:

G. Taillefer has worked primarily in an action-research perspective on:

[site: http://www.lairdil.org/htm/cv.php?idmembre=23]


Dr habil. Gréte Dalmi, Associate Professor (Eszterházy College, Eger, Hungary / Jan Kochanowski University, Kielce, Poland)

prof. Dalmi

M.A. (Eötvös Loránd University Budapest 1981): The infinitive in English and in Hungarian
M.Phil. (Sydney University 1994): Hungarian Infinitival Constructions
Ph.D. (ELTE Budapest 2004): The role of AGRP in non-finite predication
Habilitation (ELTE Budapest 2011): Copular sentences, predication and cyclic agree

Research Interests:

Theoretical linguistics, comparative syntax

Language philosophy

[from Grete Dalmi’s website: http://web.t-online.hu/grete/]


Professor Henryk Kardela (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland)

prof. Kardela

MA (UMCS, 1973): Some Aspects of Passivisation in English
Ph.D. (1980): Semantic and Syntactic Properties of Reflexive Constructions in Polish and English Habilitation (1986): WH-Phenomena in English and Polish. Theoretical Implications.
Professor (2001)

Research interests:

[from Henryk Kardela's website: http://www.umcs.lublin.pl/pracownicy.php?id=624]


Professor Bogusław Marek (John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland)

prof. Marek

M.A. (University of Warsaw, 1968): Intonation Patterns in British and American English (R.P. and G.A.) Ph.D. (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, 1975): Derivative Character of Intonation
Habilitation (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, 1987): The Pragmatics of Intonation

Research interests:


Professor Stefan Benus (Constantine the Philosopher University, Nitra, Slovakia)

prof. Benus

M.A.(Ed.) (Constantine the Philosopher University, Nitra, Slovakia, 1995): TEFL and Music
M.A. (New York University, New York, USA, 2000): Linguistics
Ph.D. (New York University, New York, USA 2005): Dynamics and Transparency in Vowel Harmony Habilitation (Constantine the Philosopher University, Nitra, Slovakia, 2012): Prosody and pragmatics in English collaborative task dialogues: Turn-initial single word utterances

My research centers around two main areas:

I am also interested in how ideas from these areas might be applied in speech processing (synthesis, recognition, dialogue systems) and foreign language acquisition.

[from Štefan Beňuš’s website http://www1.cs.columbia.edu/~sbenus/]