Gloria Cappelli

Gloria Cappelli
Università di Pisa | UNIPI · Department of Philology, Literature and Linguistics

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Gloria Cappelli currently works at the Department of Philology, Literature and Linguistics, Università di Pisa. Gloria does research in Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis and Semantics.
Additional affiliations
November 2018 - present
Università di Pisa
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
March 2012 - October 2018
Università di Pisa
Position
  • Researcher

Publications

Publications (28)
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Book chapter included in the volume "A Linguistic Approach to the Study of Dyslexia", edited by G. Cappelli & S. Noccetti and submitted to Multilingual Matters. The chapter presents an overview of research on pragmatic efficiency and dyslexia in children and adults.
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he distinctive features of most instances of tourism discourse are their predominantly low specialization and their hybrid generic and semantic nature. Tourism discourse draws from a range of genres and specialized domains, including but not limited to art, history, economics, architecture, and geography to name but a few. Through its communicative...
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Teaching English for Tourism at university involves both developing specialized language skills and forming knowledgeable professionals capable of appropriate intercultural communication. The distinctive feature of most instances of tourism discourse is the fact that it draws from a range of specialized domains. It mediates the tourist experience a...
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The article investigates the discourse of guidebooks in terms of popularization, that is, in terms of the ways in which specialised and culture-specific concepts are reconceptualised and recontextualised to meet the needs, tastes and background encyclopaedia of the ideal reader. English and Italian guidebooks for adults and for children were analys...
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Teaching English for Tourism (EfT) at the university level necessarily involves both developing specialized language skills and forming knowledgeable professionals capable of appropriate and effective intercultural communication. The paper discusses the instructional effects of authentic multimodal materials within task-based project-work carried o...
Book
The volume collects articles which discuss complexity, conventionality and creativity in the English language from perspectives as diverse as specialised discourse, language teaching and learning, language varieties, lexical creativity, stylistics, knowledge dissemination through the media and audio-visual translation. It offers a multifaceted pict...
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The study assessed the pragmatic skills of 19 well‐compensated Italian‐speaking young adults with dyslexia compared with controls. A comprehensive pragmatic assessment tool was employed, targeting production and comprehension (Assessment of Pragmatic Abilities and Cognitive Substrates [APACS]). Participants were also administered a series of standa...
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Completing a University’s foreign language proficiency requirement is often a challenge for dyslexic students. Foreign language learning is a strenuous and difficult task for these learners because of a complex interplay of deficit-, personality- and methodology-related factors. This contribution presents an ongoing project on EFL learning and dysl...
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Questo lavoro presenta un’esperienza di didattica speciale realizzata presso il Centro Linguistico dell’Università di Pisa dove si è scelto di offrire un corso di lingua inglese rivolto agli studenti dell’Ateneo con dislessia evolutiva certificata. Tale esperienza si è sviluppata parallelamente a un più ampio progetto di ricerca su abilità pragmati...
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Dyslexia is a neurological condition characterized by biological, cognitive and behavioural problems which also impair L2 learning. Structural differences in the brain of the dyslexic population have been found to be associated with grapheme-phoneme conversions, weak short-term memory system, and slow processing of audio-visual stimuli. Due to the...
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The article reports on the preliminary results a project aimed at developing the writing skills of elementary and lower-intermediate learners of English for Tourism. Coursebooks for the global market include writing activities and resources, but they usually do not take into account the learners’ L1 and their natural tendency to resort to it in the...
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Tourist guidebooks are among the most investigated genres in tourism discourse both for their function and for their linguistic features. Through language, they lead the tourists and their “tourist gaze” (Urry, 2002) in their real or imaginary journey. They also mediate the tourist experience. They contribute to closing the gap between the tourists...
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L'analisi discute somiglianze e differenze che emergono dall'analisi lessicale di un piccolo corpus comparabile di recensioni positive pubblicate da viaggiatori di madrelingua inglese e italiana su TripAdvisor, ad oggi il maggiore sito di viaggi fondato su contenuti generati dagli utenti. L'analisi delle recensioni di hotel situati in Toscana mostr...
Book
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The book tackles the problem of the semantic and pragmatic nature of the class of English verbs of cognitive attitude.Building on the Relevance-theoretic account of communication and on some of the most recent approaches to dynamic meaning and meaning construal, such as Cognitive Pragmatics, Dynamic Meaning Construal and Concept Construal, English...
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Travel blogs are becoming more and more common and so are the British and American expatriates, who, after a holiday "under the Tuscan sun", decide to move to Italy for good and live the "Italian Dream". This paper summarizes the results of a case study which shows how irony and humour are commonly used in expatriates' online travel journals as pre...

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Projects (3)
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I investigate the features of English and Italian tourism discourse
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We explore the impact of dyslexia in young adults learning English as a foreign language, as well as the impact of the disorder on semantic and pragmatic skills.