Prof. Krista Vogelberg, Estonia


Krista Vogelberg, PhD, is a professor of English at the University of Tartu where she primarily teaches Intercultural Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis, Cultural Studies, Translation Theory, and Applied Linguistics. She is currently the head of the Baltic Center for North-American Studies and served as the head of the Institute of Germanic, Romance and Slavonic Languages and Literatures of the University of Tartu from 2007-2010. Dr. Vogelberg's expertise includes both the linguistic and sociological aspects of intercultural communication, in particular as converged in Politeness Research (traditional linguistic theories and more recent sociological Bourdieuan theories) and cross-cultural psychology.

Krista Vogelberg, PhD

Instituteof Germanic, Romance, and Slavonic Languages and Literatures

University of Tartu



Birthe Mousten, PhD

Birthe Mousten, PhD, is a part-time lecturer at the Dept. of Business Communication, Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University. Since 1987, she has been teaching English for Specific Purposes at Danish universities. At university level, she has taught English for specific purposes for Master and Bachelor students and has participated in several cross-border projects involving different universities in Europe and the USA. She has contributed with several articles for magazines and books, in particular with focus on cross-professional and cross-border collaboration between language students and professionals. Moreover, she has been the owner of a language consultancy company since 1989, specializing in technical writing and translation for trade and industry, court interpreting for the Danish police and for the Danish courts as well as language courses in English for Lawyers as well as English for Science and Technology. Her special field of interest is the development of language for specific purposes, in particular in terms of translation, and with focus on the participants in the translation process.

Birthe Mousten, PhD
Department of Business Communication
Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences,

Aarhus University,




Ann M. Johns, PhD, is Professor Emerita of Linguistics and Writing Studies at San Diego State University where she has been teaching English for Academic Purposes literacies for almost 40 years to undergraduates and graduates across the disciplines as well as to teacher trainees. Much of her ESP work has taken place overseas, where she has consulted and designed curricula for EAP, English for Business, Agronomy, Engineering, and other professional disciplines. She has been co-editor, with John Swales, of the English for Specific Purposes Journal and continues to serve on the editorial board of this and other international journals. For the past 5 years or so, she has written about ESP issues extensively, focusing, for the most part, on instructional approaches to genre in ESP classes. (See" target="_blank">  With Diane Belcher and Brian Paltridge, she has recently co-edited a volume for University of Michigan Press entitled New Directions in ESP Research, which will appear in 2011.


Ann M. Johns, PhD
Professor Emerita
Linguistics & Writing Studies
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92182
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