PhD defence: Stine Evald Bentsen

In order to obtain the PhD degree Stine Evald Bentsen has submitted her thesis entitled: The Comprehension of English Texts by Native Speakers of English and Japanese, Chinese and Russian Speakers of English as a Lingua Franca - An Empirical Study

 
Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 10:00 to 12:00
Based on the assumption that language is more than a neutral means of communication, this project is a qualitative investigation of the comprehension of English texts by native and non-native speakers of English from England, China, Japan and Russia. The findings show that the process of comprehension in English as a Lingua Franca is complex, suggesting that it may not always be possible or even relevant to conceptualise transfer as a direct transfer from mother tongue to foreign language, but rather as a subtle influence in comprehension with possible profound influence for the overall understanding in communication.
 
Primary supervisor:
Professor Per Durst-Andersen
Department of Management, Society and Communication
Copenhagen Business School
 
Secondary supervisor:
Associate Professor Anna Linda Musacchio Adorisio
Department of Management, Society and Communication
Copenhagen Business School
 
Assessment Committee:
Associate Professor Alex Klinge (chair)
Department of Management, Society and Communication
Copenhagen Business School 
 
Professor Dina Nikoulicheva
Institute of Nordic Languages
National Linguistic University of Moscow
 
Professor Marianne Gullberg
Centre for languages and Literature
Lund University
 
Thesis:
 
Reception:
The Doctoral School of Business and Management will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence in DH2V.069 and DHV2.070. 
 
 
Date: 16 August 2018
Time: 10.00 - 12.00
Location: Copenhagen Business School, Dalgas Have 15, 2000 Frederiksberg (DSØ074)
 
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