Dr Shoba KN

PROFILE K.N. Shoba. M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., No. 26, MIG, TNHB Colony, Kolathur, Chennai - 600099. 91 - 9884071114 91-44-25587378 shobaknvec@gmail.com Dr. Shoba K.N. teaches Technical English, Communication and Career in Velammal Engineering College, Chennai, since September, 2010. She has also been one of the content developers for the Soft Skill courses for textbooks at the Postgraduation level for the University of Madras. Her area of specialisation includes teaching language for special purposes and is a certified Business English Certificate Trainer. She has presented papers in National and International Conferences and published articles on Language and Literature. Her areas of interests are Indian Writing in English and ELT and believes that it is important to strike a balance in research concerning ELT and Literary themes. A member of OSLE (Organisation for Studies in Literature and the Environment), and other language-centric forums like the ELTAI and FORTELL, she writes on such themes concerning the cross-sections of literature and environment. She also correlates the juxtaposing characteristics of postcolonial texts with various emerging critical perspectives.


Are you flowing with the word current? How do you react when you come across a new word? It sounds familiar but the affix it carries unsettles you. It has taken a new form, thanks to the compound that has been glued to it. You feel you know the meaning of the word, but still unsure to use it yourself, you badly want to double-check its origin, meaning and usage. Some words you feel are extremely informal and cannot be used unless your dictionary approves of it. Sharing the enthusiasm and curiosity with innumerable word mongers, this book takes a peek into words that have made their way to existence. Not mere existence, but they thrive in the internet and media before by popular academic con...

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