Germana D’Acquisto is a Lecturer at the University of Napoli “L’Orientale”, Italy, and a Secondary English teacher and a member of the Associazione Italiana di Anglistica. She holds a PhD in English for Special Purposes, having completed a dissertation on the legal and diplomatic language of the United Nations. She was a member of the Napoli research group for the PRIN project “Tension and Change in English Domain-Specific Genres” in 2007. Her main research interests and publications are in the fields of institutional, diplomatic, and legal English discourse, and language teaching. Her recent studies deal with aspects of modernization and dissemination of knowledge of legal and institutional (web) language.