Author: Willie van Peer, Frank Hakemulder and Sonia Zyngier
Sonia Zyngier is Associate Professor of English Language and Literature at the Postgraduate Programme of Applied Linguistics at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she has acted as Director of Cultural Affairs and Continuing Education for five years.
She was Secretary of PALA (Poetics and Linguistics Association) and is co-editor of the IGEL Newsletter.
She has an M.A. in English Literature from the University of Liverpool and a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Birmingham.
Much of her
work has been on stylistics and the teaching of literature to EFL students.
Specific research interests include discourse analysis and pedagogical stylistics.
has published widely on literary awareness, stylistics, and corpus analysis of literary discourse.
has developed a programme of research in the area of the Empirical Science of Literature and its implications for literary education.