Georgeta Rata The English of Tourism

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The English of Tourism

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The English of Tourism is a collection of essays on the English specific to the Tourism Industry. The approach is a linguistic one: the different aspects of the English used in the field of tourism (tourism industry, types of tourism, travel agencies, Internet sites of travel agencies, eco-tourism, travel) and in tourism-related fields (accommodation, advertising, entertainment, food services, hospitality, transportation) are analysed from a morphological (combination, derivation), syntactical (nominal phrases, verbal phrases), lexical and lexicographical, semantic (homonymy, semantic fields, synonymy, terminology), pragmatic (academic discourse, idiom, metaphor), etymological (etymon, Latin heritage), and contrastive (Croatian - Romanian, English - Croatian, English - Romanian, French - English, Romanian - English) points of view. It would appeal to people employed in industries including hotels, transportation, events, food and beverage, parks and recreation, as well as to professors, researchers, students, and translators from Croatian, English, French, and Romanian-speaking countries, active in their own countries or abroad. Types of academic readership it would appeal to: academic teaching staff, researchers and students in the field of tourism, of tourism-related fields - accommodation, advertising, entertainment, food services, hospitality, and transportation - and of languages.

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Georgeta RATA has a PhD in Linguistics from the University in Bucharest (Romania). She is a qualified EFL teacher and has been teaching languages for over 36 years. Her extensive experience includes both standard English and several areas of ESP. She also has crosslinguistic expertise, having worked in French and Romanian, as well as English, and understands the practical issues involved in teaching and learning different languages and transferring research ideas from one language to another. She is a contributor to the English Profile research project and regularly organises international events in the field of education. She participates in the project Languages and Cultures in Time and Space carried out in Serbia. She published textbooks and dictionaries in Croatia, Romania, Serbia, and United Kingdom. She coauthored Compendium of Forage Technical Terms in English, French and Romanian (CSP, 2012), edited Language Education Today: Between Theory and Practice (CSP, 2009), Teaching Foreign Languages: Languages for Special Purposes (CSP, 2010), and Academic Days of Timisoara: Language Education Today (CSP, 2011), and coedited Social Sciences Today: Between Theory and Practice (CSP, 2010) Academic Days of Timisoara: Social Sciences Today (CSP, 2011), and Agricultural English (CSP, 2012).

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