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Dr Antonio Fruttaldo

Media Discourse

University of Naples “L’Orientale”



Antonio Fruttaldo holds a PhD in English for Special Purposes (ESP) from the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. His research interests lie in the intersections between different methodological approaches, such as corpus linguistics, (critical) discourse analysis, and genre analysis (among others). His research has mainly focused on media discourse – in particular, on digital media and news discourse. He is a member of the inter-university Research Centre I-LanD for the linguistic investigation of identity and diversity in discourse.

Antonio is currently a Research Fellow at the University of Naples “L’Orientale”, Italy. He is also Assistant Professor in applied linguistics, corpus linguistics and English language at the University of Naples Federico II. He has published extensively in the field of media studies, and his most recent contributions include News Discourse and Digital Currents: A Corpus-Based Genre Analysis of News Tickers (2017), The (Re)Presentation of Organised Crime in Gomorrah – The Series: A Corpus-Based Approach to Cross-Cultural Identity Construction (2017), and The Chocolate Battle: Media Representation of Product Quality in the British Press (2016).