Rita Calabrese (Convenor)
Mariagrazia De Meo
Rossella Latorraca (Convenor)
Katherine E. Russo
Professor Emeritus at the University of New South Wales, Sidney, Australia
Bill Ashcroft is a renowned critic and theorist, founding exponent of postcolonial theory, co-author of The Empire Writes Back, the first text to offer a systematic examination of the field of postcolonial studies. He is author and co-author of twenty-one books and over 200 articles and chapters, variously translated into six languages, and he is on the editorial boards of ten international journals. His latest work is Utopianism in Postcolonial Literatures. He is Emeritus Professor at the University of NSW and is a fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.
Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto, Canada
One of the foremost experts in the field of Canadian English studies. He has worked extensively in the area of sociolinguistics and is author of Sociolinguistic Theory: Linguistic Variation and Its Social Significance (third edition Wiley-Blackwell 2009), co-editor of The Handbook of Language Variation and Change (second edition John Wiley & Sons 2013, with Natalie Schilling), among several other books and articles.
Honorary professor at the University of Bangor, UK
Writer, editor, lecturer, and broadcaster in language and linguistics, with particular reference to the English language. Author of numerous works in various areas of language studies, including The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language and The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language.
Maria Grazia Guido
University of Salento, Italy
Full Professor of English Linguistics and Translation at the University of Salento and engaged researcher in the areas of cognitive-functional linguistics applied to ELF in intercultural communication and specialized discourse analysis. Author of numerous books and articles, including the monographs: English as a Lingua Franca in Migrants’ Trauma Narratives (2018, Palgrave Macmillan), English as a Lingua Franca in Cross-cultural Immigration Domains (2008, Peter Lang), and Mediating Cultures (2004, LED).
University of Salerno, Italy
The University of Salerno (“UNISA”)is ideally linked to the oldest academic institution in the Old Continent: the Schola Medica Salernitana. Founded in the eighth century AD, the School reached its peak between the 10th and 13th century.
As of 1987, the University is located in the town of Fisciano, a few kilometers from Salerno. Organized in the form of a campus, the university is equipped with residence halls for students and teachers, and boasts modern facilities and efficient services for orientation, teaching, studying and leisure activities.
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