Center for Language Research

University of Rijeka, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Branka Drljača Margić

 

Associate Professor

University of Rijeka, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of English Language and Literature

 

e-mail: bdrljaca@ffri.hr

UNIRI Portfolio

 

Research Interests

My research interests include English-medium instruction, English as a global language, language contacts and language attitudes. I have published over thirty scientific papers and a scientific monograph, presented at over thirty international scientific conferences, and given four invited talks in Croatia and abroad. I have been a principal researcher on one international and three national, and involved in six other research projects. I am the editor-in-chief of the scientific journal International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, SciPress, and have (co-)organised eight international scientific conferences. I am a member of several scientific societies, and active in the popularisation of science.

 

Selected Publications

Drljača Margić, Branka and Irena Vodopija-Krstanović. In press. The benefits, challenges and prospects of EMI in Croatia: An integrated perspective. In Slobodanka Dimova and Joyce Kling (eds.), Integrating content and language in multilingual higher education. Berlin: Springer.

Drljača Margić, Branka and Irena Vodopija-Krstanović. 2018. English language education in Croatia: Elitist purism or paradigmatic shift? In Zoi Tatsioka, Barbara Seidlhofer, Nicos C. Sifakis and Gibson Ferguson (eds.), Using English as a lingua franca in education in Europe. English in Europe, 4, 51–72. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.

Drljača Margić, Branka and Irena Vodopija-Krstanović. 2018. Language development for English-medium instruction: Teachers’ perceptions, reflections and learning. Journal of English for Academic Purposes 35. 31–41.

Drljača Margić, Branka. 2017. Communication courtesy or condescension? Linguistic accommodation of native to non-native speakers of English. Journal of English as a Lingua Franca 6(1). 29–55.

Drljača Margić, Branka and Irena Vodopija-Krstanović. 2017. Uncovering English-medium instruction: Glocal issues in higher education. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.

Drljača Margić, Branka and Tea Žeželić. 2015. The implementation of English-medium instruction in Croatian higher education: Attitudes, expectations and concerns. In Ramón Plo and Carmen Pérez-Llantada (eds.), English as a scientific and research language. English in Europe, 2, 311–332. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.

Drljača Margić, Branka and Dorjana Širola. 2014. “Jamaican and Irish for fun, British to show off”: Attitudes of Croatian students of TEFL to English language varieties. English Today 30(3). 48–53.

Drljača Margić, Branka. 2014. Contemporary English influence on Croatian: A university students’ perspective. In Amei Koll-Stobbe and Sebastian Knospe (eds.), Language contact around the globe, 73–92. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.

Drljača Margić, Branka. 2011. Leksički paralelizam: Je li opravdano govoriti o nepotrebnim posuđenicama (engleskoga podrijetla)? [Lexical parallelism: Are there unnecessary loanwords (of English origin)] Fluminensia 23(1). 53–66.

Drljača Margić, Branka. 2009. Latentno posuđivanje u hrvatskome i drugim jezicima – posljedice i otpori [Latent borrowing in Croatian and other European languages: Results and resistance]. Rasprave: Časopis Instituta za hrvatski jezik i jezikoslovlje 35. 53–71.

 

Projects

Transnational Alignment of English Competences for University Lecturers (TAEC), Erasmus+ project (2017–2020); member of the Executive Committee, Croatian team leader, and leader of the sixth working package