Conference Presentations

International Conferences










  • Demeter, G. (October, 2011). Register variation in the use of apologies in written discourse. American Association for Corpus Linguistics Conference 2011, Atlanta, GA, USA.


  • Demeter, G. (July, 2010). Using speech act research for diagnosing pragmatic competence in an EFL setting. Presented at The 18th International Conference on Pragmatics and Language Learning, Kobe, Japan.
  • Demeter, G. (July, 2009). Situational and interactional contexts of apology construal in academic spoken English. A corpus linguistic approach. Presented at The 11th International Pragmatics Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Demeter, G. (September, 2008). The construal of ‘sorry’ in apologies. A Construction Grammar perspective. Presented at the Fifth International Conference on Construction Grammar (ICCG-5), Austin, TX, USA.
  • Demeter, G. (August, 2008). The construal of ‘sorry’ in apologies. A Construction Grammar perspective. Presented at Language, Communication and Cognition International Conference, Brighton, United Kingdom.
  • Demeter, G. (July, 2007). An analysis of pragmatic competence in the apology strategies of Romanian learners of English. Presented at The 10th International Pragmatics Conference, Göteborg, Sweden.
  • Demeter, G. (April, 2007). An analysis of apology strategies in Romanian. Presented at The American Association for Applied Linguistics Annual Conference, Costa Mesa, CA, USA.
  • Demeter, G. (May 2002). Misunderstandings Caused by Cross-Cultural Differences. Presented at British and American Studies Conference, University of Timişoara, Timişoara, Romania.

Regional Conferences


  • Demeter, G. (February 2006). The advantages of being an ESL tutor. Presented at South Central Writing Center Association Conference 2006: Looking Back, Looking Forward, Little Rock, AR, USA.
  • Demeter, G. & Simó, J. (September 2005). The use of revision strategies in academic writing by undergraduate and graduate students. Presented at 2005: The Year of Languages Joint Language Conference, Tulsa, OK, USA.
  • Demeter, G. (May 2005). Is the English proficiency of Romanian students related to how they see the culture of the target language? Presented at TRANS-Communication and Reception II, Baia Mare, Romania.
  • Demeter, G. (October 2004). Using online grammar exercises as an error correction strategy in ESL composition classes. Presented at The 23rd Annual OKTESOL Conference, Shawnee, OK, USA.
  • Demeter, G. (October 2003). The art of teaching English as a second language in Romania. Presented at The 22nd Annual OKTESOL Conference, Norman, OK, USA.