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Ways of Seeing, Ways of Being

Representing the Voices of Tourism


Maurizio Gotti, Stefania Maci and Michele Sala

The aim of this volume is to give voice to the various and different perspectives in the investigation of tourism discourse in its written, spoken, and visual aspects. The chapters particularly focus on the interaction between the participants involved in the tourism practices, that is the promoters of tourist destinations, on the one hand, and tourists or prospective tourists on the other. In this dialogic interaction, tourism discourse, while representing and producing tourism as a global cultural industry, shows it to be on the move. Language movement in the tourism experience is here highlighted in the various methodological approaches and viewpoints offered by the investigations gathered in this volume.

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LUCIA ABBAMONTE is an Associate Professor of English Language and Translation at the Second University of Naples, where she teaches Master Degree and PhD courses. A major focus of her research activities has been the pragmatic aspects of linguistic communication in various socio-cultural contexts. She has participated in several Projects of National Relevance, and is a reviewer for many international journals. Her present interests lie in the fields of (multimodal) Critical Discourse Analysis, as shown by the 2016 volume (Mediterranean Heritage in Transit: (Mis-)Representations via English) edited with F. Cavaliere. Her other fields of interest are communication in socially sensitive contexts, language in professional practice and mediation, ESP for (Neuro)Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, and the translation/adaptation of scientific texts – especially (neuro)psychological measurement scales and questionnaires. She has authored four books and several essays. Her 2012 volume Integrated Methodology for Emotion Talk in Socio-legal Exchanges. Politeness, Accommodation and Appraisal Insights has foregrounded the need for integrated and text specific critical approaches.

MARIA CRISTINA AIEZZA is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in English at the University of Sannio, Benevento (Italy), with a project on ‘Interculturality and representation in corporate language’. She holds a PhD in ESP from the University of Naples ‘Federico II’, with a corpus-assisted study on the discourse of sustainability reports. Her research interests include institutional and corporate discourse, the language of advertising, specialised and audio-visual translation. Dr Aiezza is collaborating with Prof. A. Napolitano on the research ‘Corporate communication, marketing and new media’,...

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