Assoc. Prof. Marjana Vaneva, PhD, presents at the University of Cambridge

Assoc. Prof. Marjana Vaneva, PhD, presents at the University of Cambridge

Assoc. Prof. Marjana Vaneva, PhD, Dean of the UACS School of Foreign Languages, participated in the BASEES (British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies) 2017 conference held at Fitzwilliam College and Churchill College, University of Cambridge, UK, from 31 March 2017 to 2 April 2017.

This annual conference is divided into several streams, whose papers explore questions connected with the Slavonic and East European studies. As a member of the association, Dr. Vaneva was actively involved in the languages and linguistics stream performing three roles: a chairperson, a delegate/paper presenter and, newly- and specially-offered in the programme this time, a language tutor.

On 31 March 2017 at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, she chaired a languages/linguistics session, and presented her paper: Saying ‘No’ in English: the Macedonians and their Negation.

This paper is part of research Dr. Vaneva is jointly doing with a professor from Keele University, for which native Macedonian speakers’ negative expressions were analyzed, while the whole research corpus consists of English native speakers’ negation on one side and non-native English speakers’ negation on the other side. It is this conference at the University of Cambridge where the paper’s findings were first presented.