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Maurizio Gotti

Professor at
University of Bergamo
Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature Straniere e Comunicazione
Sezione di Anglistica

Piazza Rosate, 2 - 24129 Bergamo
Tel: + 39 35 20.52.701
email: maurizio.gotti@unibg.it

 

Maurizio Gotti is Professor of English Linguistics and Director of the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Communication at the University of Bergamo. He is currently Director of CERLIS, the research centre on specialized languages based at the University of Bergamo. He has been President of the Italian Association of University Language Centres (1997-2000; 2004-2007), of the Italian Association of English Studies (1999-2001) and of the European Confederation of University Language Centres (2000-2004). His main research areas are the features and origins of specialized discourse, both in a synchronic and diachronic perspective (Robert Boyle and the Language of Science, Guerini 1996; Specialized Discourse: Linguistic Features and Changing Conventions, Peter Lang 2003; Investigating Specialized Discourse, Peter Lang 32011). He is also interested in English syntax – English Diachronic Syntax (ed.), Guerini 1993; Variation in Central Modals (co-author), Peter Lang 2002 – and English lexicology and lexicography, with particular regard to specialized terminology and canting (The Language of Thieves and Vagabonds, Niemeyer 1999). He is a member of the Editorial Board of national and international journals, and edits the Linguistic Insights series for Peter Lang.

 

Research:

Main research areas:

- The features and origins of specialized discourse, both in a synchronic and diachronic perspective

- History of the English language

- English lexicology and lexicography

- (English) language teaching

Coordinator of research projects on various aspects of English language and linguistics, both at national and international level.

 

Institutional activities:

- Director of the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Communication (2012-…)

- Director of CERLIS, the research centre on specialized languages based at the University of Bergamo (1999-…)

- Rector’s Delegate for International relations (1996-2009)

- Director of the Language Centre at the University of Bergamo (1989-2012).

 

Other academic activities:

- President of the Italian Association of University Language Centres (1997-2000; 2004-2007)

- President of the Italian Association of English Studies (AIA), affiliated to ESSE (1999-2001)

- Vice- President of the Italian Association of English Studies (AIA), affiliated to ESSE (1997-1999)

 

International assignments:

- President of the European Confederation of University Language Centres (2000-2004).

- Member of the ESSE Board (1997-2001)

- Member of the ESSE Book Award Linguistic Committee (2005).

- Member of Committees for Professorships in English Departments of various European Universities.

- Visiting professor in several European Universities.

- Referee for national and international research projects

- Assessor of submissions to the LINGUA Action of the SOCRATES Programme

- Member of the Editorial Board of national and international journals.

- Editor of the Linguistic Insights series for Peter Lang.

 

International awards:

- Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology Award (University of Jacksonville, Florida, USA, 1999).

 

 

Main publications (only volumes):

 

a. Specialized discourse

 

- (Ed. with Carmen Sancho Guinda). Narratives in Academic and Professional Genres. Bern: Peter Lang, 2013.

- (Ed. With Vijay Bhatia / Christopher Candlin) Discourse and Practice in International Commercial Arbitration. Farnham: Ashgate, 2012.

- (Ed.) Academic Identity Traits: A Corpus-Based Investigation. Bern: Peter Lang, 2012.

- (Ed. with Carol Berkenkotter / Vijay Bhatia). Insights into Academic Genres. Bern: Peter Lang, 2012.

- (Ed. with Giuliana Garzone) Discourse, Communication and the Enterprise. Genres and Trends. Bern: Peter Lang, 2011.

- (Ed. with Vijay Bhatia, / Christopher Candlin) Discourse and Practice in International Commercial Arbitration. Farnham: Ashgate, 2011.

- (Ed. with Vijay Bhatia / Christopher Candlin) The Discourses of Dispute Resolution. Bern: Peter Lang, 2010.

- (Ed. with Christopher Williams). Legal Discourse across Languages and Cultures. Bern: Peter Lang, 2010.

- Commonality and Individuality in Academic Discourse. Bern: Peter Lang, 2009.

- (Ed. with Vijay K. Bhatia) Explorations in Specialized Genres. Bern: Peter Lang, 2006.

- (Ed. with John Flowerdew) Studies in Specialized Discourse. Bern: Peter Lang, 2006.

- (Ed. with Françoise Salager-Meyer) Advances in Medical Discourse Analysis: Oral and Written Contexts. Bern: Peter Lang, 2006.

- (Ed. with Davide S. Giannoni) New Trends in Specialized Discourse Analysis. Bern: Peter Lang, 2006.

- (Ed. with Susan Šarčević) Insights into Specialized Translation. Bern: Peter Lang, 2006.

- Investigating Specialized Discourse. Bern: Peter Lang, 2005.

- (Ed. with Francesca Bargiela-Chiappini) Asian Business Discourse(s). Bern: Peter Lang, 2005.

- (Ed. with Paul Gillaerts ) Genre Variation in Business Letters. Bern: Peter Lang, 2005.

- (Ed. with Vijay K. Bhatia, Jan Engberg e Dorothee Heller) Vagueness in Normative Texts. Bern: Peter Lang, 2005.

- (Ed. with Christopher N. Candlin) Intercultural Discourse in Domain-specific English, special issue of Textus, XVII, 1, 2004.

- (Ed. with Christopher N. Candlin) Intercultural Aspects of Specialized Communication. Bern: Peter Lang, 2004.

- Specialized Discourse: Linguistic Features and Changing Conventions, Bern: Peter Lang, 2003.

- (Ed. with Vijay Bhatia and Christopher Candlin), Legal Discourse in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts: Arbitration Texts in Europe, Bern: Peter Lang, 2003.

- (Ed. with Dorothee Heller e Marina Dossena), Conflict and Negotiation in Specialized Texts, Bern: Peter Lang, 2002.

- (Ed. with Marina Dossena), Modality in Specialized Texts, Bern: Peter Lang, 2001.

- Robert Boyle and the Language of Science, Milan: Guerini, 1996.

- I linguaggi specialistici: caratteristiche linguistiche e criteri pragmatici. Florence: La Nuova Italia, 1991.

 

b. History of the English language

- (Ed. with Marina Dossena / Richard Dury) English Historical Linguistics 2006. 3 Vols. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 2008.

- (Co-author with M.Dossena, R. Dury, R. Facchinetti and M. Lima), Variation in Central Modals, Bern: Peter Lang, 2002.

- (Ed.) English Diachronic Syntax, Milan: Guerini, 1993.

 

c. English lexicology and lexicography

- The Language of Thieves and Vagabonds – 17th and 18th Century Canting Lexicography in England, Tübingen: Max Niemeyer Verlag, 1999.

 

d. Language teaching

- (Ed. with Christoph Nickenig) Multilinguismo, CLIL e innovazione didattica. Bolzano: Bolzano University Press, 2013.

- (Ed. with Christopher Taylor and Carol Taylor Torsello) I centri linguistici: approcci, progetti e strumenti per l’apprendimento e la valutazione. Trieste: Dipartimento di Scienze del linguaggio, dell’interpretazione e della traduzione, Università di Trieste, 2005.

- (Ed. with Andrea Csillaghy), Le lingue nell’Università del Duemila, Forum, Udine, 2000.

- (Ed. with David Bickerton), Language Centres: Integration through Innovation, CercleS Secretariat, Department of Modern Languages, University of Plymouth, 1999.

- (Ed.) Progetti linguistici e sperimentazioni didattiche, Florence: Nuova Italia, 1996.

- Testi specialistici in corsi di lingue straniere. Florence: Nuova Italia, 1992.

- (Ed. with Paolo Balboni) Glottodidattica: aspetti e prospettive. Bergamo: Juvenilia, 1987.

- Insegnare le lingue straniere nella scuola elementare. Bologna: Zanichelli, 1986.

- (Ed.) L'insegnamento delle microlingue, special issue of Scuola e lingue moderne, XXIV, 7/8, 1986.

 

e. English studies

- (Ed. with Clotilde de Stasio and Rossana Bonadei) La rappresentazione verbale e iconica: valori estetici e funzionali, Atti dell'XI Convegno dell'Associazione Italiana di Anglistica. Milan: Guerini, 1990.

 

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