Cornelia Ilie

Cornelia Ilie is Professor of Linguistics and Rhetoric at Strömstad Academy, Sweden and Visiting Professor at Hellenic American University, Athens, Greece. Previously she was Professor at Örebro University and Malmö University, Sweden. She was research fellow at Lancaster University, UK and research scholar at U.C. Berkeley, and held visiting professorships at universities in Austria, Finland, Greece, Italy, Romania, Spain, and the UK. She is the founder and president of ESTIDIA (European Society for Transcultural and Interdisciplinary Dialogue), Board member of IPrA (International Pragmatics Association), and Member of the Reference Group of Experts (Higher Education and Education for All) of the IAU (International Association of Universities).

Her research interests are interdisciplinary and internationally anchored. Prof. Ilie has published extensively on institutional pragmatics and discourse practices (particularly political, media and academic discourses), intercultural rhetoric and argumentation. In addition to numerous book chapters, refereed journal and encyclopedia articles, her recent publications include the following books: The Use of English in Institutional and Business Settings: An Intercultural Perspective (Peter Lang, 2007); European Parliaments under Scrutiny: Discourse Strategies and Interaction Practices (John Benjamins, 2010); Evolving genres in web-mediated communication (Peter Lang, 2012); International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015); Parliaments and Parliamentarism: A Comparative History of Disputes about a European concept (Berghahn Books, 2016); Argumentation across communities of practice: MultiDisciplinary Perspectives (John Benjamins 2017); Challenging Leadership Stereotypes through Discourse: Power, Management and Gender (Springer 2017); Pragmatics and Its Interfaces (forthcoming, John Benjamins, 2018).

Keith Lloyd

Keith Lloyd is Professor of English at Kent State University Stark. He has spoken worldwide on comparative rhetoric, the rhetoric of India, feminist argumentation, and argumentation theory, as well as their intersections. He has published in the journals Rhetoric Review, Rhetorica, Rhetoric Society Quarterly (RSQ), College English Association (CEA) Forum, Journal of Advanced Composition (JAC), Intertexts, and Foreign Language and Literature Studies. He has also published in the book series Advances in the History of Rhetoric as well as chapters in edited collections. He has served as a reviewer for Rhetorica, Rhetoric Review, The Quarterly Journal of Speech, and the Howard Journal of Communication. His continuing interest is in developing fruitful models of rhetoric, writing, and communication based in global models and methods sensitive to and welcoming of gender and cultural diversity.  Dr. Lloyd is now editing the most comprehensive collection on Comparative Rhetorics to date, the Routledge Handbook on Comparative World Rhetorics, to be released in the spring of 2020. 

DAMIR HORGA 

Professor emeritus Damir Horga taught at the Department of Phonetics Articulatory Phonetics, General Phonetics, Foreign language teaching, Neurophonetics, Phonetic transcription and Measurement of Speech Abilities. He also taught phonetics at the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciencies and at Faculty of Medicine at Zagreb University and at postgraduate study of linguistics, language teaching and phoniatry. He was teaching Methodology courses in Audiovisual Global and Structural method of teaching foreign languages and verbotonal method of rehabilitation of speech and hearing in Coatia, Ex-Yugoslavia, Hungary, Italy, Belgium. He also participated as a teacher at School of Rhetorics Ivo Škarić. He is the author of scientific books Processing of the phonetic information and Articulatory phonetics (Marko Liker was co-author in the second one). He published about hundred scientific articles and certain number of professional papers and textbooks for high school and university teaching of foreign languages. He was the author of educational programs of Radio Zagreb. He participated at numerous scientific and professional congresses and conferences in phonetics, psycholinguistics and applied linguistics in the country and abroad in the field of phonetics, psycholinguistics and applied linguistics. He is the member of Croatian and international professional and scientific associations (Croatian philological association, Croatian association for applied linguistics, International phonetic association, International society for phonetics, Commission for phonetics and phonology of Slavic languages). He was the president of the Croatian  association for applied linguistics (1987-1989), president of the Phonetic section of the Croatian philological association (1994-2002). In 2009. he was rewarded by the Charter of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciencies and in 2016. he got the annual reward of the Faculty for scientific book.