Silvia Cavalieri

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Temporary Assistant Professor
Academic sector
Palazzo di Lingue,  Floor 3,  Room 07
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Office Hours

Monday, Hours 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM,  


Silvia Cavalieri holds a Ph.D in Comparative Languages and Cultures from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE). She is currently a senior research fellow (RTD-B) at the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures of the University of Verona. Before that, she was a junior research fellow (RTD- A) at the Department MEMOTEF of the “Sapienza” University of Rome. She lectured at the University of Ferrara, University of Parma and University of Milan. Her areas of research and publication include ESP, legal language, courtroom discourse, academic discourse, and medical discourse. Some of her latest publications include:   “Rhetorical Variation in English and Italian Law Research Article Abstracts: A Cross-cultural Analysis” (2018) with Giuliana Diani, "The Dissemination of Dietary Treatments for Refractory Epilepsy: A Preliminary Analysis of Web-based Discourse on the Ketogenic Diet" (2019), "Assessing caregiver informative materials on the Ketogenic Diet in Italy: a textual ethnographic approach" (2019).

Research interests
Topic Description Research area
English for Specific Purposes (ESP) English for Specific Purposes (ESP) deals with the study of the English language in such research fields as, for example, Business English, English for Tourism, Academic English, English for medical professionals, and English for Art Purposes. English language and linguistics
English Discourse Analysis and Text Linguistics
English Language Teaching (ELT) The ELT field of research deals with the theory and practice of teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language (EFL/ESL) English language and linguistics
Contemporary English
Language and Media between information and ideology This research field focuses on the language of the Media, with special attention to newsreporting and to the newsmaking process. It covers both online and off-line, both mainstream and unmediated media. The topic delves into semantics, and semiotics, pragmatics and stylistics, bearing in mind cultural and ideological backgrounds. English language and linguistics
English language: cultural Studies and Mentalities
English Corpus Linguistics Corpus linguistics is the study of language as expressed in collections of "real world" texts. English Corpus linguistics may focus either on historical databases (diachronic corpora) or on Present-day English texts (sychronic corpora). Corpus linguistics also studies how one language relates to and with another language, by means of parallel/comparable corpora, which are are automatically derived from source texts. English language and linguistics
English Corpus Linguistics