Carmen Gregori-Signes

Carmen Gregori-Signes
University of Valencia | UV · Department Filologia Anglesa i Alemanya

PhD

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Introduction
Research interests: Corpus Assisted Discourse Studies, Television series, TV discourse, telecinematic discourse, Corpus Stylistics, Discourse analysis, Grammar, Pragmatics, Cultural Studies
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October 2011 - present
University of Valencia
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Publications (40)
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Corpus linguistics is advancing rapidly in the study of a wide variety of genres but is still in its infancy in the study of TV series, a genre consumed daily by millions of viewers. Murder mystery series are one of the most popular and proliferous, but no studies, to date, have used corpus-stylistics methodologies in the analysis of the pivotal ch...
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The Readers of Multiperspectives in Analysis and corpus design will find nine selected peer reviewed and original contributions which deal with key aspects in recent trends in corpus linguistics: the developments in corpus design, compilation procedures and annotation, and the different analytical perspectives in which corpus techniques have become...
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Resumen. Corazón tan blanco (1992), una muy conocida obra de Javier Marías, ha dado lugar a numerosos estudios. Sin embargo, ninguno de ellos se ha interesado en interpretar estilísticamente el conjunto de formas denominativas y su función pragmática en la caracterización de los personajes de la obra. La presente contribución presta atención a dich...
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The discursive representation of tourism in press news is the objective of this contribution. Tourism and tourismphobia became particularly newsworthy during the summer of 2017 in the Spanish national press. The news stories have been analysed from different angles, both by communication professionals and discourse analysts. Our intention is to app...
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Hotel websites display textual and non-textual strategies with the aim of turning online visitors into customers. This article focuses on two related textual aspects: how consumers are discursively construed and how conditional constructions are used in order to persuade and convince consumers of the adequacy of the hotel. The framework adopted for...
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Corpora have been used in English as a foreign language materials for decades, and native corpora have been present in the classroom by means of direct approaches such as Data-Driven Learning (Johns, T., and P. King 1991. ‘Should you be Persuaded’- Two Samples of Data-Driven Learning Materials. In Classroom Concordancing, 1–16. Birmingham Universit...
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Communicating with people from different countries implies not only choosing the appropriate words but also using appropriate verbal and non-verbal resources in order to enhance communicative effectiveness and thus be perceived as being interactionally competent. This paper focuses on discourse markers. Discourse markers are often classified as bel...
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This paper explores how women stereotypes are discursively evaluated in the TV sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun by paying attention to the societal, cultural and ideological values they convey. Following recent trends for the study of television series (Bednarek, 2010), the analysis is both qualitative and quantitative, adopting a Corpus- Assisted Disc...
Conference Paper
Hotel websites is a discourse type within etourism that intertwines textual and visual strategies with the purpose of persuading website visitors to become customers. This paper focuses on the interpersonal rhetorical functions of engagement used by hotel website designers as a strategy to bond the addresser (i.e. the hotelier) and the addressees (...
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This article analyses 40 community digital stories drawing upon the principles of corpus-based critical discourse studies (Baker et al., 2008). The stories are analysed with the intention of testing if they may be classified as examples of socio-political digital stories. Socio-political digital stories are described here as a tool that individuals...
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The purpose of this chapter is to illustrate how corpora and concordancing tools can help EFLL (Learners of English as a Foreign Language) solve specific linguistic problems attested in their writing through the exploration of the corpus CASTLE, a learner corpus. One such problem was the incorrect use of the verbs to recommend and to suggest. The C...
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This study analyses both lexical density and lexical diversity in the written production of two groups of first year students at the Universitat de València at the beginning and end of one-semester teaching period. These results were compared with those obtained by a third group of students aiming at level C2. Lexical density was tested using Texta...
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This article argues in favour of using digital storytelling to encourage a critical socio-educational focus in education and include multimodal explicit teaching in the curriculum. The analysis of fifty digital stories indicates that the students developed a certain awareness of the issue chosen for their story (e.g. violence, racism, war) since th...
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The main purpose of this article is to describe the experience achieved when implementing the practical classes of English for Tourism so as to bridge the gap between the professional world of the tourism industry and what students learn at the university. In this article we will first introduce the concept of Digital Storytelling (Lambert (1997),...
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The objective of this article is twofold: firstly, to provide a critical review of an assortment of articles and web pages that report on the use of literary audio books, their contribution towards language learning, the way in which they promote children’s creativity and imagination and their role in contemporary children’s literature. Secondly, t...
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Following recent trends of research into television and film language that is being undertaken in various sub-disciplines of linguistics (Piazza et al. 2011), this article describes the nature of the interaction that takes place in the cross-examination of Colonel Jessep in the film ‘A Few Good Men’. The dialogue is from the last scene of the film...
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This article provides a critical review of some of the most relevant studies on digital storytelling and proposes a genre typology that allows an initial classification of digital storytelling into two main types: educational and social. Digital storytelling is a multimodal emergent genre characterised by its versatility and flexibility which has r...
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Digital storytelling is a good way to engage students in both traditional and innovative ways of telling a story. The students learn how to combine some basic multimedia tools such as graphics, animation, with skills such as research, writing, presentation, technology, interview, interpersonal, problem-solving, and assessment skills (Robin 2005, Ba...
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Cuadernia es la herramienta que la Consejería de Educación y Ciencia de Castilla-La Mancha ha puesto a disposición de toda la comunidad educativa para la creación y difusión de materiales educativos digitales con una interfaz y presentaciónfinal muy intuitiva y fácil de utilizar y con licencia Creative Commons. Esta herramienta permite crear cuader...
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Following the principles of Critical Discourse Análisis, I understand that " not only individuals, but also institutions and social groupings have specific meanings and values, that are expressed in language in systematic ways " (Wodak 2001:6). Thus, if a media text incluyes impolite actions against a particular group or community of practice throu...
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this paper, I am particularly interested in looking at turn-taking organisation in tabloid talkshows, since turn-taking organizations whether for conversation or institutional contexts are a fundamental and generic aspect of the organization of interaction. The analysis of turn-taking organisation will show that the socio-cultural identity of the e...
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Media discourse, and in particular programmes such as talkshows, are certainly practices that have extended, enriched, and often taken to the limits, conversation as a speech event. The number of possibilities arising from conversational practice have certainly found a new dimension in the context of the mass media, and on TV in particular (cf. Van...
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this article is to present a proposal for using media resources in the classroom. The underlying reason is to raise awareness of the potential that the mass media product offers in teaching a foreign language and to point out that we have more material within easy reach than we believe. First, I will discuss the role of mass media in language devel...
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Media discourse, and in particular programmes such as talkshows, are certainly practices that have extended, enriched, and often taken to the limits, conversation as a speech event. The number of possibilities arising from conversational practice have certainly found a new dimension in the context of the mass media, and on TV in particular (cf. Van...
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Fairclough (1995:3) affirms that the analysis of media language should be recognised as an important element within the research into the contemporary process of social and cultural change. The evolution of mass media runs parallel to that of language, it clearly influences its evolution and it is probably the cause of many changes and innovations...
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In this paper I focus on the recipient design of turn-construction of the different categories (i.e. host, guest, expert and audience) taking part in American Tabloid Talkshows. I argue that the use of interventions (see section 3 below) by the participants in opening sequences of Tabloid Talkshows displays the participants’ sensitivity to the cons...
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The main hypothesis of this study is that the TTS is a quasi-conversational or non-formal (Drew and Heritage 1991) televisión genre which can be identified by a series generic features, which combine characteristics of both conversational and institutional genres. The TTS hybridness is constructed progressively along the interaction, and it establi...
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En las páginas que siguen presentamos un posible análisis de bueno en su función de marcador del discurso. Este análisis es parte (y a la vez resultado) de un trabajo contrastivo en torno a well/bueno y de otros marcadores del discurso en inglés y en castellano, dado su frecuente uso en la conversación cotidiana. La razón por la que se comparan est...

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