Group members share a common research interest in linguistic variation in English mainly concerning the dimensions of diaphasia, diamesia and diastratia, and how these interact with each other in various ways. The investigation of diaphasic variation, as a situational function of context and of discursive contents, is particularly oriented to the analysis of functional linguistic varieties used in specific communication domains where the mediation of specialized discourse takes place. Research results on specialized discourses, genres and knowledge have been presented at several CLAVIER conferences by members of the unit. The analysis of diamesic variation linked to the medium adopted in the realization of diaphasic variation is an integral part of the group’s research, allowing for a more careful examination of the discursive peculiarities determined by both traditional communication media and the more advanced ones, such as Internet-based technologies and social media. Further research areas: 1) intercultural communication and its socio-psycholinguistic aspects, plurilingualism and the role of the English language in traditional multilingual contexts and in those emerging as a result of phenomena such as mobility and globalization; 2) the functional role of discourse in the valorisation of socio-scientific aspects of the local Mediterranean culture, and the subsequent linguistic mediation of identity formation and its perception in national and international contexts. Methodologies: quantitative and qualitative, critical discourse analysis, multimodal analysis of digital texts, the discourse-historical approach, genre analysis, pragmatic analysis supported by corpus linguistics.
|Titolo:||Corpus and Language Variation in English Research -CLAVIER Research Centre. Member of the research unit of the University of Calabria on linguistic variation in English and the related methodologies. The research unit is an inter-university network with five other universities in Southern Italy (Bari, Catania, University of Campania, Naples Federico II, Palermo) and with two international affiliates (University of Nottingham, UK; University of Szczecin, Poland).|
ABBAMONTE, Lucia (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||5.12 Altro|