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Donna Rose Miller


Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

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

Short Bio

Donna R. Miller holds the Chair of English Linguistics at the Department of modern languages, literatures and cultures of the University of Bologna, where she coordinates its English Language Studies Program and heads the Department’s Centre for Linguistic-Cultural Studies (CeSLiC).

Her research has largely focused, in a Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) perspective, on register analysis in institutional text types. Her corpus-assisted investigations have specifically explored the grammar of evaluation in terms of appraisal systems. Of late she has energetically taken up the defence of Ruqaiya Hasan’s model of ‘verbal art’ (SSS), but has also been arguing for Jakobson’s place within it. Her current interests also extend to issues of Global Englishes.

Author of numerous publications by prestigious international publishers, she is involved in various outstanding research projects as well as in academic undertakings for the dissemination of especially SFL research findings.

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Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Culture Moderne
Via Cartoleria 5, Bologna - Go to map

Office hours

Office hours take place in the LILEC Department in Via Cartoleria 5, wing B, fourth floor, office 139.

During the winter session of exams receiving will be by appointment only.

The schedule for the second semester is the following:

Tuesdays, 11.00 AM to 12.30

There will be office hours neither on the 26th of March (dissertation discussions) nor on the 30 of April (out of Bologna).

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

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