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Discourses, Communities, and Global Englishes


Edited By Roberto Cagliero and Jennifer Jenkins

The issue of English and its global versions has a lot to do with globalization at large as the most invasive factor currently shaping the way we live, produce cultural artifacts, and communicate across linguistic and political borders. The distinction between correct and incorrect usage being to some extent irrelevant within a global context, this volume looks at Global English in relation to global media, both traditional and electronic (magazines, websites, and news distribution). It then addresses the issue from the point of view of language teaching, academic discourse and world music. The final section is concerned with the role of English within communities of professionals (marketing, accounting, psychoanalysis) in an international context.
The volume includes essays from scholars who adopt different viewpoints, ranging from corpus linguistics to lexicology, sociolinguistics, and translation studies.


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237 Notes on Contributors LUCIA ABBAMONTE teaches English at the Second University of Na- ples. Her present interests include English for Special Purposes for psychology, textual genres, and the translation of scientific texts. She has contributed papers in international conferences and has published several essays and two volumes: La maschera e lo specchio del tempo. Ben Jonson, Giacomo I e lo spettacolo del re. Immagini Shakespea- riane (1996) and Reading Psychology English. Coping with Research Articles (2002). She is currently involved in a research project on SLA, and working on the development of materials for teaching aca- demic writing and publishing skills to Ph.D. students. LAURIE ANDERSON is professor of English Language and Linguis- tics at the University of Siena. She holds an Ed.D. in Applied Lin- guistics (Columbia University). Her research interests include con- trastive pragmatics, academic discourse and asymmetrical discourse in institutional contexts, with a particular interest in native/non- native interaction, code-switching and communication in English as a lingua franca. She published Talking in a Threesome (2002) and Le lingue in classe: Discorso, apprendimento, socializzazione (2003). She has co-edited two volumes on academic communication: Le forme della comunicazione accademica (1999; with A. Ciliberti) and Evalua- tion in Oral and Written Academic Discourse (2004, with J. Bamford). ANNA BELLADELLI holds a Ph.D. in English Studies and is cur- rently adjunct professor of English Language at the University of Verona. Her research interests include audiovisual translation, socio- linguistics, the language of magazines, and non-Standard varieties of American English. She has...

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