- Cognitive linguistics
- Cognitive linguistics
- Discourse analysis
- English studies
- General linguistics
- Political language
- Semantics (functional and cognitive)
- Varieties of English (New Zealand English)
Marta Degani currently holds a position as Senior Scientist of English Linguistics at the University of Klagenfurt. In 2014, she was appointed Associate Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Verona, where she had been working as a Research Fellow since 2005 (tenured position since 2008). She holds a Ph.D. in English and American Studies from Ca´ Foscari University in Venice and an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from Macquarie University (Australia). She has researched extensively on the variety of New Zealand English, focusing on phenomena of linguistic and cultural contact between English and Māori. She has also worked on semantic and pragmatic aspects of English modality and published on issues of subjectification and (inter)subjectivity. She currently has two research foci: the study of bilingualism and biculturalism in the context of Aotearoa New Zealand and the analysis of political discourse in the frameworks of cognitive semantics and discourse analysis (honourable mention ESSE Book Awards 2016 for the monograph Framing the Rhetoric of a Leader, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).
2014 Habilitation in English Linguistics (Italian Professorship Qualification)
2006 Ph.D. in English and American Studies from Ca´ Foscari University, Venice
2003 Master of Applied Linguistics from Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
2000 Graduation with honours in Foreign Languages and Literatures from the University of Verona
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