Oana Maria CARCIU

I am lecturer in English Language and TEFL at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Education of the University of Zaragoza, Spain. My main research interests are in text-linguistic patterns, rhetorical and socio-pragmatic aspects of academic written genres, inspired by genre analysis and corpus linguistics. This general interest is reflected in my previous and ongoing research on the interpersonal dimension of research writing for publication. My current work seeks to apply corpus-based genre analysis to the study of digital genres for science communication.

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  • Carciu, O-M., & Villares, R. (2022). Innovation linked with SDGs: Citizen Science projects to foster competencies for participation in the Digital Society. 8th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd’22), 1223-1230. http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/HEAd22.2022.14408. Conference proceedings.
  • Carciu, O. M. (2021). Author visibility in Open Science communication: An analysis of data articles. British Association for Applied Linguistics 2021 Conference, University of Northumbria (Newcastle, UK), 9-10 September 2021. Conference paper.
  • Carciu, O. M. & Muresan, L.-M. (2019). What power relations stimulate the commute between languages in higher education? A small-scale interview study. 6th International Conference Languaging Diversity, Discourse and Persuasion 3.0: Identities in a hybrid and multimodal world, Universidad de Zaragoza (Teruel, España), 24-27 Septiembre 2019. Conference paper.
  • Carciu, O. M. & Luzón, M.J. (2019). Aprendizaje de lenguas para la inclusión social: un estudio de caso para el desarrollo de aprendizaje competencialXIII Jornadas de Innovación Docente e Investigación Educativa, Universidad de Zaragoza (Zaragoza, Spain), 5-6 September. Conference paper.
  • Carciu, O. M. (2018). Genre literacy development: teacher-student collaboration in the digital environment. 7th International Conference Synergies in Communication, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies (Bucarest, Rumania), 22-23 Noviembre 2018. Conference paper.
  • Carciu, O. M. (2018). L2 literacy development by becoming more autonomous: the potential of a peer-to- peer review workshop tool. 1st Literacy Summit of the European Literacy Network (ELN), University of Porto (Porto, Portugal), 1-3 Noviembre 2018. Conference paper.
  • Carciu, O. M. & Muresan, L.-M. (2018). Teaching, learning and research in higher education: faculty views on opportunities and challenges for internationalization. 36th International Conference of the Spanish Society of Applied Linguistics (AESLA), Universidad de Cádiz (Cádiz, España), 19-20 Abril 2018. Conference paper.
  • Carciu, O. M. (2017). Investigating multilingual individuals’ literacy practices involved in university internationalizing processes through staff perceptions. BAAL Professional, Academic and Work-based Literacies SIG Event (inaugural symposium), The Open University (Milton Keynes, UK), 8 December 2017. Conference paper in roundtable discussion.
  • Carciu, O. M. (2017). Academic bi/multiliteracies and languages: Conceptualizations in European educational policy documents for tertiary education. 6th International Conference Synergies in Communication, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies (Bucarest, Rumania), 16-17 Noviembre 2017. Conference paper.
  • Carciu, O. M. (2016). Identity and different genre rhetorical conventions: insights from phraseology for teaching academic writing in multilingual environments. Symposium “Academic writing across languages: multilingual and contrastive approaches in higher education”, Universidad de Luxembourg (Luxembourg), 2-3 December 2016. Invited conference talk.
  • Carciu, O. M. & Muresan, L.-M. (2016). ELF in the professional academic life of multilingual social scientists. ELF 9, The 9th International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca, “Framing English within multilingual policies and practices”, Universidad de Lleida (Lleida, España), 27-29 Junio 2016. Poster communication.
  • Muresan, L.-M., Pérez-Llantada, C. & Carciu, O. M. (2016). Diversifying competences for teachers of languages for academic purposes: exploring needs in two university contexts. 25th EAQUALS International Conference, Lisbon (Portugal), 21-23 April 2016. Conference paper