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Emilia Di Martino


Università Suor Orsola Benincasa, Napoli ITALIA

Professor of English Linguistics. Her interests cover a wide variety of topics, mostly focusing on the nexus of identity, language, and power. Co-editor of Specialized Discourses and Their Readerships (Springer, 2019 with David Banks) and Transgender and Language - Special Issue of the International Journal of the Sociology of Language (De Gruyter, 2019 with Luise von Flotow). Author of Celebrity Accents and Public Identity Construction: Analyzing Geordie Stylizations (Routledge, 2019).

Subjects: Sociolinguistics

Biography

I teach English Linguistics at Università Suor Benincasa in Naples, Italy, where I live with my kids. My research interests cover a wide variety of topics, mostly focusing on the nexus of identity, language, and power. I co-edited Specialized Discourses and Their Readerships (THE M.A.K. HALLIDAY LIBRARY FUNCTIONAL LINGUISTICS SERIES, Springer 2019 with David Banks) and Transgender and Language - Special Issue of the INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THE SOCIOLOGY OF LANGUAGE  (De Gruyter, 2019 with Luise von Flotow).  I am the author of Celebrity Accents and Public Identity Construction: Analyzing Geordie Stylizations (Routledge, 2019).

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Linguistic Anthropology, Sociology of Language, Sociolinguistics, Translation Studies, Discourse Analysis

Books

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Articles

NEMLA ITALIAN STUDIES, 2019, refereed journal of the Italian section of the Northeast Modern Language Association

The Benefits of Young Adult Literature in the Italian Language Class


Published: Dec 31, 2019 by NEMLA ITALIAN STUDIES, 2019, refereed journal of the Italian section of the Northeast Modern Language Association
Authors: Emilia Di Martino
Subjects: English Language & Linguistics, Language Learning

The paper argues for the inclusion of Young Adult Literature in the Italian class. The possible reasons for the remarkable success of this type of literature are explored, and the aspects relevant for language learning are listed all the while sustaining the author’s view that dialogues created for narrative purposes do have the quality of sufficient authenticity to make them didactically exploitable for language-learning/teaching purposes.

International Journal of the Sociology of Language, March 2019, De Gruyter Mouton

In support of trans linguistics as the basis for a 'sociolinguistics of variation for people and for society'


Published: Jan 03, 2019 by International Journal of the Sociology of Language, March 2019, De Gruyter Mouton
Authors: Emilia Di Martino
Subjects: Sociolinguistics

The paper builds on and applies Bakhtin’s translinguistics to the study of transgender language in order to encourage the recognition of trans linguistics in the field of sociolinguistics. It aims to impact sociolinguistics itself by emphasising its focus on the complex and unstable nature of meaning, and the constant re-negotiability of indexicalities. Ultimately, it intends to encourage to think queerly, and invites academics, in particular, to play a role in language change.

Journal of Pragmatics, Jamuary 2019, Elsevier

Introduction: Linguistic and discourse issues in contemporary scientific communication. Aspects of communicating science to a variety of audiences


Published: Jan 01, 2019 by Journal of Pragmatics, Jamuary 2019, Elsevier
Authors: David Banks Emilia Di Martino
Subjects: English Language & Linguistics, Applied Linguistics

The paper is a working introduction to the Special Section of the Journal of Pragmatics on 'Linguistic and Discourse Issues in Contemporary Scientific Communication'. Its aims to offer a small but hopefully still meaningful contribution to responding to the need for the ordinary citizen to make informed and responsible choices as well as to help their voice to be perceived as worthy of consideration, i.e. to make it 'heard' on issues of science.

International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, June 2015, Taylor & Francis

Preparing teachers in Italy for CLIL: reflections on assessment, language proficiency and willingness to communicate


Published: Jun 17, 2015 by International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, June 2015, Taylor & Francis
Authors: Jacqueline Aiello, Emilia Di Martino, Bruna Di Sabato
Subjects: English Language & Linguistics, Language Learning

The purpose of this study is to open a window onto Italian Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) teachers' language competence and the ways it is currently being assessed by presenting a specific case.

ITL - International Journal of Applied Linguistics, January 2004, John Benjamins

Cooperative Learning in Italian Secondary School. An Action Research project


Published: Jan 01, 2004 by ITL - International Journal of Applied Linguistics, January 2004, John Benjamins
Authors: Emilia Di Martino
Subjects: English Language & Linguistics, Language Learning, Applied Linguistics

This paper presents the results of an Action Research project aimed at exploring (1) the possibility of implementing Cooperative Learning and (2) the possible benefits of doing so in the author’s specific teaching situation at Upper Secondary level in Italy.

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Sexism in advertising across languages and cultures

Published: Oct 26, 2018

'Donne in Traduzione' Book Presentation

Published: Dec 21, 2018

Le parole del potere - La quarantena con la cultura

Published: Apr 21, 2020

Re-branding the coronavirus as the "Chinese virus" is looked at, with its subsequent justification, as a linguistic act of exnomination within a specific frame. The meme aspect and potential trickle-down effects of such a frame are also evaluated.

Sonorità linguistiche e nuovi orizzonti di senso - La quarantena con la cultura

Published: Apr 16, 2020

Geordie was strongly stigmatized up to a few years ago, but has developed into a desirable 'object' in recent years. Cheryl has proudly made it her identity accessory, and this has encouraged the migration of the singer's coolness to the linguistic variety.