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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’, 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, many by prestigious international publishers, she is involved in various national and international research projects as well as academic undertakings for the dissemination of 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, the schedule is:

Tuesdays, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

**** On Tuesday the 12th of December, office hours will NOT take place, due to an indispensable medical test that day.

The last day of office hours before the Christmas holidays will take place on Tuesday the 19th of December at the normal time: 11:30 -1 PM.

Office hours during the winter exam session will take place on:

Tuesday  9/01/18     2 to 4 PM

Thursday  18/01       2 to 3 PM

Thursday  1/02         2 to 3 PM

The schedule for the second semester will be posted before the start of lessons.

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

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