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Cornelia Ilie, Professor of English Linguistics, Örebro University, Sweden


Board members

Diana Bravo, Associate Professor of Spanish, University of Stockholm, Sweden

Åsa Brumark, Associate Professor of Swedish, Södertörn University, Sweden

Yordanka Bruteig, Senior Researcher, Oslo University, Norway

Cornelia Ilie

Professor of English Linguistics - Örebro University and Södertörn University, Sweden


Professor Cornelia Ilie has been a board member of IADA (The International Association for Dialogue Analysis) since 2005. She has initiated and coordinated several national and international research projects and collaborative networks funded by sponsoring institutions such as the Baltic Sea Foundation, the Swedish Research Council, the Wennergren Foundation, and the Swedish Council for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. In 2004 Professor Ilie launched DialogForum, a research network for the study of dialogue, and in 2006 she became the coordinator of EPARNET (European Parliamentary Network). She is co-founder and co-editor of JOLIE (Journal of Linguistic and Intercultural Education), member of the Editorial Board of the John Benjamins book series Argumentation in Context
and several international refereed journals: Journal of Language and Politics (JLP), The Linguistics Journal (TLJ), and Controversia: An  International Journal of Debate and Democratic Renewal, Iranian Journal of Language Studies (IJLS). 

The research activities carried out by Prof. Ilie are based on interdisciplinary approaches to communicative interaction in professional settings and across cultural boundaries. Her analytical methodology is informed by institutional discourse analysis, rhetoric and argumentation. A major part of her recent research has been devoted to the examination and analysis of dialogue-based practices in media sub-genres (talk shows, interviews) and parliamentary sub-genres (interpellations, Prime Minister’s Question Time/Frågestund), focusing on the functions of metadiscourse, parentheticals, clichés, interruptions, (un)parliamentary language, as well as on cooperative and adversarial behaviour patterns.

Her recent publications include refereed journal articles, encyclopedia articles and book chapters on dialogue genre analysis (‘Talk shows’, ‘Parliamentary discourses’, in Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2006; ‘Rhetoric and Language’ in The Pragmatics Encyclopedia, 2009), as well as books on cross-cultural and rhetorical perspectives on institutional discourse practices (Language and ideology, 2001; Language, culture, rhetoric: Cultural and rhetorical perspectives on communication, 2004; The use of English in institutional and business settings: An intercultural perspective, 2007). In several studies on argumentation and rhetorical strategies in dialogic discourse she has explored the persuasive role of questions, the interlocutors’ use of rhetorical appeals, argumentation fallacies, metadiscursive devices, personal deixis, as well as abusive language as cognitive forms of confrontation.

Prof. Ilie is currently the coordinator of the project ‘Gender perspectives on discursive practices in the Swedish Riksdag, the U.K. Parliament and the French Assemblée nationale’ (2009-2011), which is funded by Vetenskapsrådet (the Swedish Research Council). The overall goal of the project is to provide an interdisciplinary approach to the discursive practices of female and male MPs in the three parliaments. By taking full account of the specific historical conditions and socio-cultural traditions of each of the parliaments under scrutiny, the investigation focuses on the ways in which ideological beliefs, age, party affiliation, institutional status and political agendas are interrelated with gender-specific roles, attitudes and interaction strategies, and how they are conveyed linguistically and rhetorically.