Studies in Honour of Giuseppina Cortese
Edited By Sandra Campagna, Elana Ochse, Virginia Pulcini and Martin Solly
The sections in the volume are designed as main threads of a new investigation into ‘languaging’. The first, entitled Languaging Awareness, deals with recent findings in applied linguistics, exploring key topics in language acquisition, language learning and teaching and the changing role of the media. The second section, Languaging Identity, prioritizes the theme of the construction of identity in text and talk within a linguistic and languaging framework. The third section, Languaging Community, explores the notion of community, of the lifeworld and the textworld emanating from a variety of domains, closely inspecting contemporary events and showing, on a continuum with Cortese’s approach, how memory of the past gives depth of meaning to a discourse analysis that is geared to linguistic and textual awareness.
Naming ‘the Other’: Terms for Migrants across Varieties of English
Migration is an ancient phenomenon. Over the past decades political changes, economic globalization, wars, social and religious conflicts have made migration a global issue of increasingly dramatic consequences. For these reasons, discourse about immigration, swinging between humanitarian values and anti-foreign feelings, is continuously fuelled by the news media and by political leaders, fostering and spreading attitudes and sentiments among public opinion (Wodak/van Dijk 2000).
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