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Dr Marianna Lya Zummo

Sociolinguistics

University of Palermo



Marianna Lya Zummo is a Tenured Researcher/Assistant Professor of English Language and Translation in the Department of Humanities at the University of Palermo, Italy. Her interests cover issues in sociolinguistics, genre, communication dynamics and studies on the dimension of modality and evidentiality. Her research is primarily related to issues in health discourse, and web-mediated communication. She has published numerous articles in the fields of discourse analysis, communication dynamics in online contexts, intercultural communication, sports terminology, sport journalism and e-doctor/patient exchanges. She is currently working on misinformation and echo-chambers in online environments.