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Identities in and across Cultures


Paola Evangelisti Allori

This volume is a collection of empirical studies investigating the ways and means through which culturally-shaped identities are manifested in and through discourse in documents and texts from multiple spheres of social action. It also looks at possible ways in which understanding and acceptance of diverse cultural identities can be moulded and developed through appropriate education.
Language being one of the most evident and powerful ‘markers’ of cultural identity, discourse and text are sites where cultures are both constructed and displayed and where identities are negotiated. The approaches to the analysis of culture and identity adopted here to account for the multifaceted realisations of cultural identities in the texts and documents taken into consideration span from multimodality, to discourse and genre analysis, to corpus linguistics and text analysis. The volume then offers a varied picture of approaches to the scientific enquiry into the multifaceted manifestations of identity in and across national, professional, and disciplinary cultures.
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GIUDITTA CALIENDO is Researcher and Adjunct Professor in English Linguistics and Translation at the University of Napoli Federico II, Italy. She has been a Fulbright Research Scholar at the EU Center of Excellence of the University of Washington, USA. Her research interests include political and institutional discourse, critical discourse analysis, knowledge dissemination, specialized translation and language policy in international organizations. She has published on the above areas both in edited volumes (for the series Linguistic Insights, Peter Lang) and in refereed journals (Journal of Contemporary European Research; Journal of the American Translation and Interpreting Studies Association). She is co-editor of the volumes: Genre(s) on the move: Hybridization and Discourse Change in Specialized Communication (with S. Sarangi and V. Polese, ESI, 2011); The Language of Popularization. Theoretical and Descriptive Models (with G. Bongo, Peter Lang, 2012).

BELINDA CRAWFORD CAMICIOTTOLI is an Associate Professor of English language and linguistics at University of Pisa (Italy) in the Department of Philology, Literature and Linguistics. Her research interests focus mainly on spoken discourse in both academic and professional settings, with particular reference to interactional and interpersonal features. She has published in leading international journals, including Journal of Pragmatics, Text & Talk, Discourse & Communication, Business Communication Quarterly, Journal of Business and Technical Communication and English for Specific Purposes for which she also is a member of the Editorial Board. She is the author the monograph The Language of Business Studies Lectures. A Corpus-assisted Analysis published by John Benjamins in the...

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