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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

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

For the whole of the first semester of lessons for AY 2018-19, starting Oct. 3rd, 2018, the schedule is:

Tuesdays, from 10:30 to 12:00

On Tuesday the 30th Oct. there will be no office hours, due to an academic engagement.

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

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