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Three Minute Thesis 2015: Emanuela Mileva, Linguistics

March 31, 2015

SFU's annual Three Minute Thesis finals took place on March 9, 2015. Emanuela Mileva spoke on "Getting to Know Your Patient: Talk in Alternative Medicine Sessions as a Blend of Mainstream Medicine and Psychotherapy.

Emanuela Mileva is a PhD student in Linguistics at SFU. She has two Master’s degrees – one in Bulgarian and Modern Greek philology from Sofia University, Bulgaria (2000), and one in Linguistics from SFU (2009).

Her linguistic interests cover a variety of topics – sociolinguistics, medical and psychotherapy discourse, computer-mediated communication and brainstorming, Balkan Sprachbund, and psycholinguistics, among others.

A PhD SSHRC award holder, she currently explores new forms of medical communication for her dissertation under the supervision of Dr. Panayiotis Pappas and Dr. Maite Taboada.

For more information, please visit Emanuela’s website:

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