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Alan Scott Partington

Full Professor

Department of Interpreting and Translation

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


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Publications prior to 2004

Books / Monografie


Partington, Alan, Alison Duguid & Charlotte Taylor. 2013. Patterns and Meanings in Discourse: Theory and Practice in Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies (CADS). Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Partington, Alan & Charlotte Taylor, 2010. Persuasion in Politics. Milano: LED edizioni.

Partington, Alan. 2006. The Linguistics of Laughter: A Corpus-Assisted Study of Laughter Talk. London and New York: Routledge.

Partington, Alan. 2003. The Linguistics of Political Argument: The Spin-doctor and the Wolf-pack at the White House. London and New York: Routledge.

Partington, Alan. 1998. Patterns and Meanings. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Partington, Alan 1991. Le Pronunce dell'Inglese: Teoria e Pratica. Torino: Paravia.


Edited works / Curatele

Partington, A. (ed). 2010. Modern Diachronic Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies on UKNewspapers. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Partington, Alan,  John Morley and Louann Haarman (eds) 2004. Corpora and Discourse. Bern: Peter Lang.


Selected journal articles, book chapter / selezione di articoli, capitoli

Partington, A. 2015. Corpus-assisted comparative case studies of representations of the Arab world. In P. Baker and T. McEnery (eds) Corpora and Discourse Studies, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 220-243.

Partington, A. 2014. Evaluative prosody. In K. Aijmer and C. Ruhleman (eds) Corpus Pragmatics: A Handbook. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 279-303.

Partington, A. 2014. Mind the gaps. The role of corpus linguistics in researching absences. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 19: 1, 118-146.

Partington, A. 2013. Corpus Analysis of Political Language. In C. Chappelle (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Oxford: Blackwell.

Partington, A. 2013. The marking of importance in ‘Enlightentainment’ talks. In M. Gotti and D. Giannoni (eds) Corpus Analysis for Descriptive and Pedagogical Purposes Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 143-166.

Partington, A. 2012. The changing discourses on antisemitism in the UK press from 1993 to 2009: A modern-diachronic corpus-assisted discourse study. Journal of Language and Politics 11:1, 51-76.

Marchi, A. and Partington. A. 2012. Does ‘Europe’ have a common historical identity?’ In P. Bayley and G.Williams (eds) European Identity: What the Media Say, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 118-149.

Partington, A. 2011. Phrasal irony, its form, function and exploitation. Journal of Pragmatics 43:6, 1786:1800.

Partington, A. 2011. Corpus linguistics: what it is and what it can do. Cultus 2011(4), pp. 35-59.

Partington, A. 2011. “Double-speak” at the White House: a corpus-assisted study of bisociation in conversational laughter-talk. Humor: International Journal of Humor Research 24, 371-398.

Partington, A. 2010. Modern Diachronic Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies (MD-CADS) on UK newspapers: An overview of the project. In Partington, A. (ed) Modern Diachronic Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies on UK Newspapers. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 83-108.

Partington, A. 2010. Comic techniques in the prose of P.G. Wodehouse. In: The Character Unbound, pp. 241-256, Arezzo: Biblioteca Aretina. ISBN: 978-88-903255-8-8

Partington, A. 2009. Evaluating evaluation and some concluding reflections on CADS. In Morley, J. and Bayley, P. (eds) Corpus Assisted Discourse Studies on the Iraq Conflict: Wording the War. London: Routledge, pp. 261-303.

Partington, A. 2009. A linguistic account of wordplay: the lexical grammar of punning. Journal of Pragmatics 41, 1794-1809.

Morley, J. and Partington, A. 2009. A few Frequently Asked Questions about semantic – or evaluative – prosody. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 14:2, 139-158.

Partington A. 2008. The armchair and the machine: Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies, in C. Taylor Torsello, K. Ackerley and E. Castello (eds) Corpora for University Language Teachers, Bern: Peter Lang, 189-213.

Partington A. 2008. Teasing at the White House: A corpus-assisted study of face work in performing and responding to teases. Text & Talk 28: 6, pp. 771 – 792. ISSN: 1860-7330.

Partington A. 2008. Misperformance at the White House: A corpus-assisted study of face-work in institutional-conversational laughter-talk. Textus XXI, 147-166.

Partington, A. 2008. From Wodehouse to the White House: A Corpus-Assisted Study of Play, Fantasy and Dramatic Incongruity in Comic Writing and Laughter-Talk. Lodz Papers in Pragmatics 4:2, 189-213.

Partington A. and A. Duguid 2008. Modern Diachronic Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies (MD-CADS). In M. Bertuccelli-Papi Bertacca & S. Bruti (eds) Threads in the Complex Fabric of Language: Linguistics and Literary Studies in Honour of Lavinia Merlini. Pisa: Felici Editori, pp 269-277.

Partington, A. 2007. Irony and reversal of evaluation. Journal of Pragmatics 39, 1547-1569.

Partington, A. 2007. Footing shift for attribution: ‘According to the New York Times this morning…’. In W. Teubert and R Krishnamurthy (eds) Corpus Linguistics: Critical Concepts in Linguistics Vol. 5, London: Routledge, 88-108.

Partington, A. 2006. Semantic preference. In McEnery A. et al (eds) Corpus-Based Language Studies, London: Routledge, 148-152.

Partington, A. 2006. Metaphors, motifs and similes across discourse types: Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies (CADS) at work. In A. Stefanowitsch and S. Th. Gries (eds) Corpus-Based Approaches to Metaphor and Metonymy. Berlin and New York, Mouton de Gruyter, 267-304.

Partington, A. 2004. Corpora and discourse, a most congruous beast. In A. Partington, J. Morley and L. Haarman (eds) Corpora and Discourse. Bern: Peter Lang.

Partington, A. 2004. ‘Utterly content in each other’s company’: Semantic prosody and semantic preference. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 9:1, 131-156.

Partington, A. and Morley, J. 2004. At the heart of ideology: Word and cluster/bundle frequency in political debate. In Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, B (ed.) PALC 2003: Practical Applications in Language Corpora. Frankfurt/M: Peter Lang, 179-192.

Partington, A. 2003. Rhetoric, bluster and on-line gaffes: the tough life of a spin-doctor. In J. Aitchison (ed) New Media Discourse. London: Routledge, 116-125.

Partington, A. 2003. Corpora and discourse strategies in action: from footing to fooling. In Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, B (ed.) PALC 2001: Practical Applications in Language Corpora. Frankfurt/M: Peter Lang.

Partington, A. 2001. Corpus-based description in teaching and learning. In G.Aston (ed) Corpora for language research and learning. Houston (Texas): Athelstan, 63-84.

Partington, A. 2001. Corpora and their uses in language research. In G.Aston (ed) Corpora for language research and learning. Houston (Texas): Athelstan, 46-62.

Partington, A. 1998. ’Unusuality’ and rhetorical effect: A machine-assisted investigation of the language of newspaper headlines in Meta, XIII, 3.

Partington, A. 1996. 'An all-American Villain': A corpus-based study of relexicalization in newspaper headlines. Textus IX, 39-58.

Partington, A. 1995. True Friends are Hard to Find: A machine-assisted investigation of false, true and just plain unreliable 'friends'. Perspectives: Studies in Translatology 1995/1, 99-152. University of Copenhagen – Museum Tusculanum Press.

Partington, A. 1995. A Corpus-based Investigation into the Use of Metaphor in British Business Journalism. Anglais de Specialité, 25-39. Université de Bordeaux II.

Partington, A. 1995. 'Kicking the Habit': The exploitation of collocation in literature and humour. In J. Payne (ed) Linguistic Approaches to Literature. English Language Research Journal 17, 25 - 44. Birmingham: University of Birmingham.

Partington, A. 1993. Corpus Evidence of Language Change: The case of the intensifier. In M. Baker, G. Francis and E. Tognini-Bonelli (eds) Text and Technology: In Honour of John Sinclair, 177-92. Amsterdam: Benjamins.