The Editors: Norman Fairclough is Emeritus Professor at Lancaster University, UK, and Emeritus Research Fellow in Lancaster’s
Institute for Advanced Studies. His research interests are centred upon taking a critical discourse-analytical ‘point of entry’
in interdisciplinary research on various aspects of contemporary social change, including the ‘marketisation’ of public services,
changes in British politics, ‘transition’ in post-communist countries, the emergence of the ‘knowledge-based economy’, and
Giuseppina Cortese is Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Turin. She has contributed
to international journals, edited and co-edited volumes (with D. Hymes, P. Riley, A. Duszak) and published on the description,
translation and cultural reception of academic/scientific texts in a sociolinguistic and methodological-didactic perspective.
She has also researched gender, plurilingual education and, more recently, the discourse of human rights.
is Professor of English at the University of Palermo (Faculty of Political Science). Her current research is mainly concerned
with discourse analysis, textual and genre analysis of specialized discourse (in particular, the language of politics), bilingualism