Digital media and news-related media

Starting date
January 1, 2012
Duration (months)
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Managers or local contacts
Facchinetti Roberta

The research project analyses digital media settings, with specific reference to news media. THe main aim is to delve into the world of print and online media to investigate the impact that virtual and physical mobility in professional journalism has on the use of language resources in newsrooms. Specialised languages will be looked into so as to identify the cultural specificities transpiring from their jargon in Italian, English, German, French and Spanish media due to language contact phenomena resulting from increased global mobility. The main aim will be to highlight: a) which specialized terms typical of the English word stock have been integrated into the aforementioned languages in and via online newspapers; b) which neologisms in the aforementioned languages have been created in an by the media to replace English loanwords/borrowings in the media; c) which terms from other languages following to international mobility have become part of online newspapers in the aforementioned settings. Importo previsto relativo alle missioni: EURO 7000


Funds: assigned and managed by the department

Project participants

Sara Corrizzato
Temporary Assistant Professor
Roberta Facchinetti
Full Professor
Valeria Franceschi
Temporary Assistant Professor
Research areas involved in the project
Lingua e linguistica inglese
English Discourse Analysis and Text Linguistics
Lexicology and Lexicography
Title Authors Year
Social Media in News Texts Facchinetti, Roberta 2013


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