Identities in and across Cultures by Paola Evangelisti AlloriIdentities in and across Cultures by Paola Evangelisti Allori

Identities in and across Cultures

byPaola Evangelisti Allori

Paperback | May 12, 2014

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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.
Paola Evangelisti Allori is Senior Professor of English and English Linguistics at the Università degli Studi di Roma ‘Foro Italico’ where she also served as Director of the Language Centre and Head of the Department of Education for Sport and Human Movement. Her research has focused on the language/culture interaction in domain specif...
Title:Identities in and across CulturesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.86 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:May 12, 2014Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3034314582

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Table of Contents

Contents: Paola Evangelisti Allori: Discourse and Identity. Representations in and across Cultures – Maria Cristina Paganoni: Political Identity on the Net: David Cameron’s Blog – Caliendo Giuditta/Piga Antonio: Framing Identity through the Virtual Channels of EU Institutional Communication – Cynthia Kellett Bidoli: Identity Issues in Audiovisual Translation across the Deaf/Hearing Cultural Divide – Michele Sala: Cross-disciplinary Identity-forming Strategies in Research Articles – Belinda Crawford Camiciottoli: The Multiple Identities of the Business Academic – Larissa D’Angelo: Identity Conflicts in Book Reviews: a Cross-cultural Analysis – Davide Simone Giannoni: The Significance of ‘Significant’: Value Marking across Disciplinary Cultures – Martin Solly: ‘Giving the Graduates an Earful’: Identity and Interaction in Commencement Speeches – Sara Laviosa: Drifts in the Priming of Anglicisms in Business Communication – Franca Poppi: English as a Lingua Franca: Negotiating Identity in Cross-cultural Encounters between Native and Non-native Speakers – Dawang Huang: Constructing Writer Identity across Community Boundaries. The Socialization of a Local-educated Chinese Researcher – Jane Lung: The Process of Internalizing Professional Identity through Specific Disciplinary Knowledge – Liisa Timonen/Marjo Piironen: Supporting the Development of Professional Identity through Intercultural Communication and Language Courses – Paola Vettorel: Identity and Culture in Teaching English as an International Language: a Possible Model for a ‘Third Place’.