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Name: Belinda  Crawford Camiciottoli
Institution: Università di Firenze
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State and/or Country: Italy   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Specialty: English for Specific Purposes; Corpus-assisted analysis of specialized discourse
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: Crawford Camiciottoli, B. (2008) Interaction in academic lectures vs. written text materials: the case of questions, Journal of Pragmatics, 40, 7, 1216-1231.
Crawford Camiciottoli, B. (2007) The Language of Business Studies Lectures: A corpus-assisted analysis. [Pragmatics & Beyond New Series n. 157] Amsterdam/London: John Benjamins.
Crawford Camiciottoli, B. (2005) Adjusting a business lecture for an international audience: a case study. English for Specific Purposes, 24, 2, 183-199.
Crawford Camiciottoli, B. (2004) Interactive discourse structuring in L2 guest lectures: some insights from a comparative corpus-based study, Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 3, 1, 39-54
Crawford Camiciottoli, B. (in press) Discourse connectives in genres of financial disclosure: earnings calls vs. earnings releases. J. Pragmatics (2009). Doi:10.1016/j.pragma.2009.07.007.
Crawford Camiciottoli, B. (in press) ‘Just wondering if you could comment on that’: indirect requests for information in corporate earnings calls. Text & Talk.
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Language of Business Studies Lectures
 Rhetoric in financial discourse
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Language of Business Studies Lectures
Courses Taught: English for Business Studies
English Business Communication
Doctoral Seminar on Corpus Linguistics
Dissertation Abstract: Evaluation in ICT-Mediated Genres of Financial Disclosure: A contrastive analysis of spoken earnings presentations vs. written earnings releases

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