Sara Gesuato, Ph.D. (1999), is associate professor of English language at the University of Padua, Italy. Her research interests include pragmatics, discourse analysis and corpus linguistics. She has investigated expressive speech acts, academic genres and catenative verb constructions.
Francesca Bianchi, Ph.D. (2012), Lancaster University, is lecturer of English language and translation at the University of Salento, Italy. Her research interests include corpus linguistics and audiovisual translation. She has recently published a volume titled “Culture, corpora and semantics”.
Researchers, practitioners, lecturers and teachers in pragmatics inter-cultural communication, specialized languages, foreign languages, or interpreting; interpreters, linguistic and cultural mediators, applied linguists, and graduate students in applied linguistics.
Table of contents
Handling multiple communicative goals in interpreting settings
1. Pragma-argumentative analysis of source texts in interpreter training. Switching on the light in the ‘pragmatic dark’
2. Meanings and forms of intercultural coordination: the pragmatics of interpreter-mediated healthcare communication
3. The interpreter’s role in dialogue interpreting on television: A training method
Eugenia Dal Fovo
Interactional strategies in scholarly contexts
4. The pragmatics of spoken academic discourse in the framework of TED talks: a case study
5. Pedagogical implications of evaluation in academic domains: praise and criticism in archaeology book reviews
6. Academic email requests: A pragmalinguistic and sociopragmatic comparison between faculty and students
Functional and phraseological patterns in scripted conversation
7. Teaching compliments and insults in the EFL classroom through film clips
8. The Cognitive and Sociopragmatic Interfaces of Intercultural Humor: Watching Roberto Benigni’s movies in Japan
Context-informed pedagogy in the classroom
9. Exploring textual pragmatic markers in a multilingual classroom context: insights for teaching pragmatics
10. Small Research Projects about Social and Regional Variation for Advanced University Students of English in Sweden: Their Purpose and Content