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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.

He is Professor of Linguistics at Bologna University Department of Interpreting and Translating (Forlì).

He has published six academic volumes and over 50 articles in international and national journals/collections in the UK, USA, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland, Denmark and Poland, in the fields of corpus linguistics, discourse studies, phonology, computer-assisted language learning, diachronic language studies, evaluative prosody, pragmatics, irony and metaphor. His most recent work is in corpus-assisted discourse studies (CADS), the use of corpus techniques to study features of interactive discourse.

He is the author of the following volumes: Patterns and Meanings (Amsterdam & Philadelphia: Benjamins), The Linguistics of Political Argument: The Spin-doctor and the Wolf-pack at  the White House (London: Routledge) ,  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) Persuasion in Politics (with C. Taylor, Milan: LED), Le Pronunie dell'Inglese: Teoria e Pratica (Torino: Paravia) and is co-editor of Modern-Diachronic Corpus-Assisted Discourrse Studies (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press) and Corpora and Discourse (Bern: Lang).

He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Corpora and Discourse Studies (JCADS).

He acts as coordinator of the Bologna section of the SiBol international research group into Corpus-assisted Discourse Studies.

He ia a member of the editorial board of Bloomsbury (London / New York, Corpus Linguistics series), and referee for the journals Applied Linguistics (OUP), the International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, ICAME, the Journal of Pragmatics, International Humor Studies, Routledge English Language Resources, Corpora, Text & Talk .

Member of the International Challenge Panel of the ESRC-funded Corpus Approaches to the Social Sciences.

Visiting Scholar at Lancaster University, 2012-19.