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Roberta Piazza
Reader in English Language and Linguistics (English)
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Selected publications


Piazza, Roberta and Lashmar, Paul (2017) Jeremy Corbyn according to the BBC: ideological representation and identity construction of the Labour Party leader. Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines, 9 (2). pp. 120-141. ISSN 1752-3079

Piazza, Roberta and Haarman, Louann (2016) A pragmatic cognitive model for the interpretation of verbal–visual communication in television news programmes. Visual Communication, 15 (4). pp. 461-486. ISSN 1470-3572

Piazza, Roberta (2016) When cinema borrows from stage: theatrical artifice through explicitness in The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, and Dogville. Social Semiotics, 26 (4). pp. 366-384. ISSN 1035-0330

Piazza, Roberta (2014) ‘… might go to Birmingham, Leeds … up round there, Manchester … and then we always come back here …’: The conceptualisation of place among a group of Irish women travellers. Discourse and Society (25/2). pp. 263-282. ISSN 0957-9265

Piazza, Roberta (2012) Conflict discourse and cognitive processing in Martin McDonagh's The Beauty Queen of Leenane. Studi Italiani di Linguistica Teorica e Applicata (SILTA), XLI (2). pp. 317-336. ISSN 0390-6809


Piazza, Roberta (2011) The discourse of Italian cinema and beyond: let cinema speak. Advances in Stylistics . Continuum. ISBN 9781441136978

Book Section

Piazza, Roberta and Green, Melanie (2015) Argumentation in discourse and grammar. In: Östman, Jan-Ola and Verschueren, Jef (eds.) Handbook of Pragmatics: 2015 installment. John Benjamins, Amsterdam & Philadelphia. ISBN 9789027233295

Piazza, Roberta (2015) The representation of travellers in television documentaries: dispelling stigma while dealing with infotainment demands. In: Values and Choices in television Discourse. Palgrave, London, pp. 132-157. ISBN 9781137478467

Piazza, Roberta (2014) ‘… Since Big fat gypsy weddings (…) now [people] … understand more ‘cos of that programme’. Irish travellers’ identity between stigmatisation and self-image. In: Marked Identities. Palgrave, London, pp. 16-42. ISBN 9781137332820

Piazza, Roberta and Rubino, Antonia (2014) ‘The racial laws have turned our lives positively’: agentivity and chorality in the identity of a group of italian Jewish witnesses. In: Marked Identities. Palgrave, London, pp. 98-122. ISBN 9781137332820

Murphy, M Lynne and Piazza, Roberta (2011) Linguistic semantics and historical semantics. In: Junge, Kay and Postoutenko, Kirill (eds.) Asymmetrical concepts after Reinhart Koselleck: historical semantics and beyond. Transcript Verlag.

Piazza, Roberta (2011) Pragmatic deviance in realist horror films: a look at films by Argento and Fincher. In: Telecinematic discourse: approaches to the language of films and television series. John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam; Philadelphia, pp. 85-104. ISBN 9789027256157

Piazza, Roberta (2007) Questioning and politeness strategies in the construction of students’ identity in English and Italian academic seminars. In: Rubino, Antonia (ed.) Special issue: Lingua, identità e comunicazione in contesti anglofoni e italiani. SILTA Italian studies of theoretical and applied linguistics (3). SILTA, Rome. ISBN 0390-6809

Edited Book

Piazza, Roberta, Haarman, Louann and Caborn, Anne, eds. (2015) Values and choices in television discourse. A view from both sides of the screen. Palgrave, London. ISBN 9781137478467

Piazza, Roberta and Fasulo, Alessandra, eds. (2014) Marked identities. Narrating lives between social labels and individual biographies. Palgrave, London. ISBN 9781137332820

Edited Special Journal Issue

Piazza, Roberta and Taylor, Charlotte, eds. (2017) Special Issue: Discourse: multidisciplinary perspectives on identity. International Network Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines, 9 (2). ISSN 1752-3079