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Donna Rose Miller

Alma Mater Honorary Professor

Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna

Short Bio

Before retiring in July 2019, Prof. Miller held the Chair of English Linguistics at the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures of the University of Bologna and coordinated its English Language and Linguistics Studies Program. As an Alma Mater Professor, she still heads the Centre for Linguistic-Cultural Studies (CeSLiC) and participates in its research projects.

Author of many publications with prestigious international publishing houses, her research has largely focused, in a Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) perspective, on institutional text types. Her corpus-assisted investigations have regularly explored the grammar of evaluation in terms of appraisal systems. Of late she has energetically championed Hasan’s model of ‘verbal art’ (SSS), fine-tuned with Jakobson’s Grammatical Parallelism. Her current interests also comprise facilitating students’ verbal art literacy as well as monitoring the teaching practices designed to foster such competence.

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Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna
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Office hours

Office hours take place, Tuesdays, 11.00 AM to 12.30, in the LILEC Department in Via Cartoleria 5, wing B, fourth floor, office 139.

There will be no office hours on April 30th.

Office hours will take place regularly on the 7th and 14th May, after which, during the summer session of exams, receiving will take place by appointment only.

As of the 8th of July Miller will have retired.

Should office hours need to be further modified, notice will be immediately posted on this page.

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