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Cinzia Bevitori

Associate Professor

Department of Interpreting and Translation

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

Curriculum vitae

Position

2015 to present
Associate Professor - English Language and Linguistics
Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, Forlì Campus

2008-2015
Senior Lecturer and Researcher (Tenured) English Language and Linguistics
Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, Forlì Campus

2005-2008
University of Bologna
Senior Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics
Department of Interdisciplinary Studies on Languages, Culture and Translation (SITLeC), Faculty of Political Science “Roberto Ruffilli”, University of Bologna (Forlì Campus)

2005-2008
Assistant Professor in English Language and Linguistics
University of Bologna
Faculty of Political Science “Roberto Ruffilli”, University of Bologna (Forlì Campus)

2004-2005
Researcher University of Bologna
Dipartimento Studi Interdisciplinari Traduzione Lingue e Culture (SITLeC): “Corpora and Discourse: A quantitative and qualitative analysis of political and media discourse on the conflict in Iraq in 2003” (PRIN 2004-2006)

A.A. 2002/2003; 2003/2004
Lecturer in English Language I, Faculty of Political Science “Roberto Ruffilli”, University of Bologna (Forlì Campus)

A.A. 2000/2001
Lecturer in English Language and New Media
SSIS (Scuola di Specializzazione all'Insegnamento Secondario) Alma Mater Studiorum, Università di Bologna

Tutor - English Language II
Faculty of Political Science “Roberto Ruffilli”, University of Bologna (Forlì Campus)

A.A. 2001/2002;2000/2001;1999/2000;1998/1999
Tutor - English Language I
Faculty of Political Science “Roberto Ruffilli”, University of Bologna (Forlì Campus)

Participation in Funded Research Projects:

International Research Project:
Horizon 2020 (2016-2020), "GLOBUS: Reconsidering European Contributions to Global Justice. Coordinator ARENA -University of Oslo - ARENA Centre for European Studies.
UNIBO Coordinator: Prof.ssa Sonia Lucarelli.
Funding: Research and Innovation Action, Horizon 2020, Societal Challenges 6: Europe in a changing world – Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies. GLOBUS

Research Project of National Relevance (PRIN 2004-2006)
CorDis - Corpora and Discourse: A quantitative and qualitative analysis of political and media discourse on the conflict in Iraq in 2003

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree (BA+MA) (Hons.) in English Language and Literature, University of Florence, 1994
  • MA in Multimedia Translation, University of Bologna-SSLMIT, a.a.1996/1997.
  • MA in English Language Teaching with a specialism in ICT and Multimedia, University of Padua, aa.2000/2001.
  • Research Fellowship: “CorDis. Corpora and Discourse: a quantitative and qualitative analysis of political and media discourse on the conflict in Iraq in 2003”, Alma Mater Studiorum, Università di Bologna-SITLEC, 2003/2004
  • Qualified teacher status - AD 5 // K05B - English Language, Provveditorato agli Studi di Parma 16.05.2000
  • Summer School: Grammaticalization and Language Acquisition, International Center for semiotic and cognitive studies, Republic of S.Marino, a.a. 1999/2000.
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  • Papers presented at Conferences (since 2005)
  • 2019 C. Bevitori, Ways of meaning, ways of acting: the case of climate change in TED Talks, Paper accepted at the 29th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference
    3-5 July 2019, University of Leiria, Portugal - SFL on multiliteracies, professional discourse and education
  •  2019 C. Bevitori and J.H. Johnson, “Exploring diachronicity in specialized corpora to investigate discourse: the case of climate-induced migration”, Contribution at International Corpus Linguistics Conference, University of Cardiff – UK 23-27 July 2019.
  • 2018 C. Bevitori and J.H. Johnson, "Climate Change and Migration: Exploring the nexus", Paper accepted at the Panel Environmental issues and the Anthropocene: Problems and Opportunities- 14h ESSE International Conference,29 August / 2 September, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic 2018,
  • 2018 C. Bevitori and J.H Johnson, "Patterns of movement, patterns of meaning", Paper presented at the International CADaaD Conference, University of Aalborg, 4-6 July
  • 2018 C. Bevitori and J.H. Johnson, "Climate Change and Displacement: a diachronic-corpus-assisted discourse analysis of the migration-climate change nexus in the", Paper presented at Corpora and Discourse International Conference, University of Lancaster 22-24 June
  • 2018 C. Bevitori and J.H. Johnson, "Language, mobility and climate change at the crossroad", Paper presented at IVACS International Biennial Conference, Univ.ersity of Malta, 13-15 June
  • 2017 C. Bevitori, Debating ‘migration’: a corpus-assisted discourse analysis approach to an interdisciplinary agenda. Paper accepted at the 21st International Conference Language for Specific Purposes, Interdisciplinary Knowledge-Making: Challenges for LSP, 27-30 June 2017, University of Bergen.
  • 2017 C. Bevitori, “Exploring ‘justice’ through the lens of corpora. Paper accepted and presented at ICAME38, Orbis et Corpus: Looking at the World through Corpora, 24-27 May 2017, University of Prague.
  • 2016 C. Bevitori, “Using Corpora to analyse Discourse” , Seminario nell’ambito del Progetto GLOBUS: Reconsidering European Contributions to Global Justice, November 2017, LABIC: Forlì
  • 2016 C. Bevitori, "Across the border: the mediatization of the ‘migration crisis' in the Italian and British Press. Some reflections from a contrastive corpus-assisted meaning analysis perspective". Paper accepted at the 26thEuropean Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference, Functional Linguistic and Social Semiotic Approaches to the Media, 13-15 July, 2016 University of Salzburg, Austria
  • 2015 C. Bevitori, “may God bless America” : Patterns of in/stability in Presidential Discourse. Contributo accettato al Convegno Internazionale Corpus Linguistics 2015, University of Lancaster 21-24 July 2015, UK.
  • 2014 C. Bevitori, "Discourses of (in)security" in the State of the Union Addresses. A diachronic corpus-assisted discourse study". Contributo accettato al Convegno Internazionale 5th CADAAD Conference 1-3 September 2014, ELTE University Budapest, Hungary.
  • 2013 C. Bevitori, "Healthy, Clean and Safe: Environmental Discourses within the State of the Union Addresses, Contributo accettato in forma di poster al Convegno Internazionale Corpus Linguistics 2013, University of Lancaster 23-26 luglio 2013
  • 2013 C. Bevitori (and Paul Bayley), "In search for meaning: what corpora can/cannot tell", contributo nell'ambito del Themed Colloquium Ticklish trawling : the limits of corpus assisted meaning analysis, Convernor Prof. D. Miller , Convegno Internazionale 24th ESFLCW, Coventry 1-3 luglio, 2013
  • 2011 C. Bevitori (and P. Bayley), "Addressing the Congress: Language change from Washington to Obama (1790-2011)", contributo accettato al Convegno Internazionale CLAVIER 11 Tracking Language Change in Professional and Specialised Genres, Università di Modena 26-28 November 2011.
  • 2011 C. Bevitori, "living up to the vision: The quest for ‘sustainability' in environmental news blogs", XXV AIA Conference, Regenerating Community, Territory, Voices, Memory and Vision,Contributo accettato in forma di poster, L'aquila 15-17 September 2011.
  • 2011 C. Bevitori “Jumping on the green bandwagon: The discursive construction of green across 'old' and 'new' media genres at the interesection between corpora and discourse”, Contributo accettato al Convegno Internazionale, Corpus Linguistics 2011 - Discourse and Corpus Linguistics, University of Birmingham 20-22 luglio 2011.
  • 2010 C. Bevitori, "Climates of meaning: The rhetorical functionality of “should” in UK and US editorials on climate change", contributo al 22nd ESFL Conference, University of Koper 9-11 luglio 2010.
  • 2010 C. Bevitori, "Gendered discourses on war at the intersection between party affiliation and institutional role: The case of legislative Assemblies", relazione su invito, BAAL Gender and Corpus Linguistics Event, University of Lancaster, 30 March 2010. at: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/organisations/galsig/abstracts.htm
  • 2009 C. Bevitori (2009), "Imagine, if you will…: Argumentative strategies in newspaper opinion articles on climate change". Contributo accettato alla Conferenza: AIA XXIV National Conference, Challenges for the 21st century: dilemmas, ambiguities, directions. Università Roma Tre, Roma, 1-3 October 2009.
  • 2009 C. Bevitori, "The meanings of responsibility in the British and American press on climate change: a corpus-assisted discourse analysis perspective" Contributo accettato al Convegno Internazionale: PALC 2009 (Practical Applications in Language and Computers), Università di Lodz, Polonia, 6-8 Aprile 2009.
  • 2006 C. Bevitori, “Engendering conflict? A corpus-assisted analysis of women MPs positioning on the war in Iraq”. Contributo accettato al Convegno Internazionale: Conflitti: strategie di rappresentazione della guerra nella cultura postmoderna./ Conflicts: strategies of representation of war in postmodern culture. Università di Bologna, aula Prodi, 5- 7 ottobre 2006.
  • 2005 C. Bevitori, “Speech representation in parliamentary discourse. Rhetorical strategies in a heteroglossic perspective: a corpus-based study.” Contributo accettato al Convegno Inteernazionale: LSP 2005 – New Trends in Specialized Discourse. University of Bergamo , 29th August- 2nd September 2005.
  • 2005 C. Bevitori (con P. Bayley), “To secure a better future for the people ...”: positive spin on political decisions. A corpus-based study of the British House of Commons in 2003. Contributo a ISFC – Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference 2005. University of Sydney 18-22 July 2005.
  • 2005 C. Bevitori (and P. Bayley), “Parliamentary Corpus: the House of Commons 2003”, CorDis workshop, Bologna, marzo 2005.
  • 2005 C. Bevitori (and P. Bayley), “Discourse of Justification in the House of Commons”, con Paul Bayley CorDis workshop, Portico, luglio 2005.

Research Projects

  • PRIN Project (PRIN 2004-2006) (funded by the Ministry of Education)
  • Title: “CorDis. Corpora and Discourse: a quantitative and qualitative analysis of political and media discourse on the conflict in Iraq in 2003”, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, University of Siena, LUISS

A.A 2003/2004
University of Bologna (Forlì Campus), CLIRO (Language Center)

Design and creation of  tests for language skills  (for students of political science and international relation) .

A.A. 2002/2003
University of Bologna (Forlì Campus), CLIRO (Language Center)

Research Project: Re-views. On-line Reading Skills.

Self-access course, intended for use in an academic, non-native setting . Upper Intermediate level

A.A 2001/2002
University of Bologna (Forlì Campus), SSLMIT

Leonardo Project in partnership with the University of Lancashire (UK) and the University of  Valencia (SP), and SINFORM (IT). Project Manager:  Prof. M. Soffritti.

A.A 2000/2001
University of Bologna (Forlì Campus), SSLMIT

Leonardo Project: WELL – Web Environment For Language Learning For Trade Union And Vocational Training Sectors. In partnership with the University of Newcastle (UK) and SINFORM (IT). Project Manager:  Prof. M. Soffritti.

A.A. 1998/2000

University of Bologna (Forlì Campus), CLIRO

Research Project: MeDiArte: Learning English through Culture and Heritage.

self-access hypermedia course, intended for use in an academic and non-native setting. Intermediate level

1998/1999

University of Bologna (Forlì Campus), CLIRO

Research Project: New Europe: The European Integration

Creation of multilingual corpora

 

Other
Member of AIA (Italian Association for English Studies)
Member of ESSE (European Society for the Study of English)
Member of CESLiC (Centre for Linguistic and Cultural Studies)