Research interests: Sociolinguistics, gender studies, discourse analysis, female literature, academic reading and writing.

Dr. Nadia GHOUNANE is a lecturer of English Language and Literature at Dr. MoulayTahar University of Saida. Her teaching area includes academic reading and writing, phonetics and phonology, grammar, sociolinguistics and research methodology. She has published several articles in sociolinguistics, literary studies and didactics, including A sociolinguistic view of linguistic taboos and euphemistic strategies in the Algerian society: Attitudes and beliefs in Tlemcen speech community (2014), Politeness strategies employed towards linguistic taboos in Tlemcen society (2017), Aspects of taboos surrounding Algerian females’ daily issues and language (2017), Contrasting taboos and euphemisms in Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover and Ben Jelloun’sLaylet el Qadr(2017), Language diversity in Al Araj’s The Disaster of the Seventh Night after the Thousand (2018), Difficulties encountered in teaching English pronunciation for EFL Learners (2018), The effects of the mother tongue on learning writing skills for EFL students (2018), Constraints facing the implementation of the Competency Based Approach in teaching English in the Algerian context (2017). She also published a book in LAMBERT Publishing entitled “Attitudinal dimensions of Algerian taboos and euphemisms” (2017). She recently published a manual on essay writing entitled “Academic essay writing for EFL learners” ( GRIN Publishing, 2018).