Giuliana Garzone

Giuliana Elena Garzone

Giuliana Elena Garzone is Professor of English Linguistics and Translation at IULM University – International University of Languages and Media (Milan). She formerly taught at Milan State University where she directed the PhD Programme in Linguistic, Literary and Intercultural Studies.
Her research has mainly focused on two main areas: English linguistics, and especially the textual and pragmatic aspects of specialised communication, and Translation and Interpreting Studies. Her research in English linguistics has been mainly characterized by an approach based on pragmatics and discourse analysis, which she has applied in its different versions (Critical Discourse Analysis, genre analysis, multimodal analysis) as a function of the aspects investigated and the ultimate aims of research, combining them with corpus linguistics. In Translation Studies she has mainly adopted a descriptive and target-oriented approach. Her continued research effort led to the development of a theoretical model based on the application of the mathematical theory of fuzzy sets to translation, which is her main contribution to Translation Studies.

She has published over a hundred and ninety works, focusing in particular on legal, business, scientific and media discourse, and on translation and interpreting. She has coordinated various local and national research projects. She is co-editor-in-chief of LCM Journal (Lingue Culture Mediazioni / Languages Cultures Mediation Journal), which she founded in 2014, and of the book series “Lingua traduzione didattica” (Francoangeli). She sits on the Advisory Board of various international journals, among them the Journal of Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice (Equinox), Journal of Multicultural Discourses (Francis & Taylor) and Lingue e Linguaggi. In 2018 she received the Francis W. Weeks Award of Merit the Association for Business Communication, and in 2019 she was awarded a Doctorat ès Lettres honoris causa by McGill University, Montréal.

Her recent publications include the volumes Ethics in Corporate and Professional Discourse. Linguistic Perspectives (2022, with Paola Catenaccio), Specialized Communication and Popularization in English (2020), Sharing Professional Knowledge on Web 2.0 and Beyond: Discourse and Genre (2019), the articles “Rethinking Metaphors in COVID Communication” (Lingue e Linguaggi, 2021), “Exploring the Complexities of Bioethical Discourse. Primate Cloning in the Press” (Anglistica AION. An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2019), “New biomedical practices and discourses: Focus on surrogacy” (Text & Talk, 2019) and the book chapters “Gender Neutrality in Legislative Drafting: Linguistic Perspectives” (2019) and “Scientific Knowledge and Legislative Drafting: Focus on Surrogacy Laws” (2018).