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A Cultural Journey through the English Lexicon

Editor(s): Roberto Facchinetti
Contributors: Patrizia Ardizzone, Paolo Vettorel, Sara Corrizzato, Dermot Heaney, Giulia Adriana Pennisi, Luciana Pedrazzini,

Book Description

This book is a metaphorical journey through the English lexicon, viewed as a vehicle and a mirror of cultural identity.

From the translatability of phrases and metaphors to genre-specific terms, from English as a Lingua Franca to English language teaching, the studies collected here testify to the fact that in English – and overall in language – word contextualization or lack of contextualization impinges on linguistic utterances and leads to differing interpretations of the textual message.

The book may be of interest to a wide range of scholars and students who are concerned with the study of the English lexicon, bearing in mind that this lexicon provides the bricks of any language, and language, in turn, needs the cornerstone of Culture to stand firmly and thrive.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-3509-1
ISBN-10: 1-4438-3509-9
Date of Publication: 01/02/2012
Pages / Size: 290 / A5
Price: £39.99


Roberta Facchinetti is Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Verona, Italy. Her main research fields focus on language description and textual analysis, with special reference to lexico-grammar and pragmatics. This is done mostly by means of computerized corpora of both synchronic and diachronic English. She has authored, co-authored and edited various books and articles on the subject, among which are Corpus Linguistics 25 Years On (2007) and From International to Local English – And Back Again (2010) with David Crystal and Barbara Seidlhofer.