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Dr Elisa Mattiello

English Linguistics

University of Pisa



Elisa Mattiello is a Researcher in English Language and Linguistics in the Department of Philology, Literature and Linguistics at the University of Pisa, Italy. She holds a PhD in English Linguistics from the same university, where she also currently teaches undergraduate courses of ESP (Business English) in the Department of Economics and Management. In 2014, she was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Institute for Corpus Linguistics and Text Technology, ICLTT) at the University of Vienna, Austria, and in 2016 she was awarded the AIA Book Prize for her monograph Extra-grammatical Morphology in English: Abbreviations, Blends, Reduplicatives, and Related Phenomena (2013, De Gruyter Mouton).

Her main scientific interests are in the fields of English morphology, varieties, and specialised language. Her initial work was concerned with English slang, which is the topic of her monograph An Introduction to English Slang: A Description of its Morphology, Semantics and Sociology (2008, Polimetrica). Her research has also produced the book The Popularisation of Business and Economic English in Online Newspapers (2014/2015, Cambridge Scholars Publishing). Recently, her research has expanded in the direction of popularisation discourse, with the publication of various articles on digital genres of knowledge dissemination (e.g. scientific TED talks, politicians’ Facebook profiles, tourism websites) in national and international journals or collections. Her current research focuses on analogy in English word-formation, which has been published in various papers and the recent monograph Analogy in Word-formation. A Study of English Neologisms and Occasionalisms (2017, De Gruyter Mouton).

From 2012 to 2014, she was part of the editorial board of the project Bibliography of Metaphor and Metonymy (John Benjamins). She currently acts as a referee for international journals in the field of English language studies, including English Language & Linguistics (Cambridge University Press), the International Journal of English Studies, Poznan Studies in Contemporary Linguistics (De Gruyter Mouton), and the Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict (John Benjamins).