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Alan Scott Partington

Full Professor

Department of Interpreting and Translation

Academic discipline: L-LIN/12 Language and Translation - English

Curriculum vitae

Alan Partington was born and raised in Manchester . He has degrees of varying kinds from the Universities of Oxford, Birmingham and Siena . He has taught at the Universities of Camerino, Siena , Leeds (UK), Bologna and the Pontificia Università Gregoriana in Rome.

His research interests range from corpus linguistics proper – the study of lexical grammar using corpus techniques - to Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies (CADS) – the use of corpora to study features of interactive discourse. He is the author of Patterns and Meanings (Benjamins), The Linguistics of Political Argument: The Spin-doctor and the Wolf-pack at  the White House (Routledge) , Persuasion in Politics (with C. Taylor, LED), The Linguistics of Laughter: A Corpus-Assisted Study of Laughter-talk (Routledge), Modern-Diachronic Corpus-assisted Discourse Studies (ed.), Patterns and Meanings in Discourse (with A. Duguid and C. Taylor, Benjamins) and is co-editor of Corpora and Discourse (Lang).