Center for Language Research

University of Rijeka

Branka Drljača Margić

bdrljaca@ffri.hr

Assistant Professor

Department of English Language and Literature, University of Rijeka

UniRi Porfolio: http://portal.uniri.hr/portfelj/bdrljaca@uniri.hr

 

Research Interests

My research interests include the presence of English in academic and research settings (with a particular focus on the implementation of English-medium instruction in higher education), language contact and language borrowing (with a particular focus on the impact of English on other languages, primarily Croatian), language attitudes, English as a global language, and World Englishes.

 

Selected Publications

  1. Drljača Margić, Branka & Irena Vodopija-Krstanović. In press. Introducing EMI at a Croatian university: Can we bridge the gap between global emerging trends and local challenges? In Christian Jensen, Slobodanka Dimova & Anna Kristina Hultgren (eds.), English as a Scientific and Research Language. English in Europe: Volume 3. Language and Social Processes (LSP) Series. The Hague: De Gruyter Mouton.

 

  1. Drljača Margić, Branka & Tea Žeželić. In press. The Implementation of English-Medium Instruction in Croatian Higher Education: Attitudes, Expectations and Concerns. In Ramón Plo & Carmen Pérez-Llantada (eds.), English as a Scientific and Research Language. English in Europe: Volume 2. Language and Social Processes (LSP) Series. The Hague: De Gruyter Mouton.

 

  1. Drljača Margić, Branka & Dorjana Širola. “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.

 

  1. 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. Proceedings of the LCTG3 Conference, 73–92. Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien: Peter Lang.

 

  1. Drljača Margić, Branka. 2012. Croatian university students’ perception of stylistic and domain-based differences between Anglicisms and their native equivalents. In Marta Dąbrowska, Justyn. Lesniewska & Beata Piątek (eds.), Languages, Literatures and Cultures in Contact: English and American Studies in the Age of Global Communication, Vol. 2: Language and Culture, 109 Krakow: Tertium.

 

  1. Drljača Margić, Branka. 2011. Leksički paralelizam: je li opravdano govoriti o nepotrebnim posuđenicama (engleskoga podrijetla)? Fluminensia 23(1). 53–66.

 

  1. Memišević, Anita & Branka Drljača Margić. The impact of English on six Croatian prepositional structures. RASKInternational Journal for Language and Commmunication 32. 79–102.

 

  1. Drljača Margić, Branka. 2010. Stavovi izvornih govornika hrvatskoga i srpskoga jezika prema utjecaju engleskoga na njihove jezike. In B. Tošović (ed.), Die Unterschiede zwischen dem Bosnischen/Bosniakischen, Kroatischen und Serbischen. Grammatik, 391–404. Münster et al.: LIT Verlag.

 

  1. Drljača Margić, Branka & Dorjana Širola. (Teaching) English as an International Language and Native Speaker Norms: Attitudes of Croatian MA and BA Students of English. In A. Acar & P. Robertson (ed.), English as an International Language Journal 5. 129–136.

 

  1. Drljača Margić, Branka. 2009. Latentno posuđivanje u hrvatskome i drugim jezicima – posljedice i otpori. Rasprave Instituta za hrvatski jezik i jezikoslovlje 53–71.

 

Projects

  1. Internationalisation of Study Programmes at the University of Rijeka (Leader)
  2. Language Support for Teachers in EMI (Leader)
  3. Advancing the European Multilingual Experience (Research associate)
  4. Latent Borrowing in the Croatian Language (Reasearch associate)
  5. Multilingual Education – The Advancement of Language Learning and Intercultural Skills (Research associate)