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Name: Judith  Elaine Munat
Institution: Università di Pisa
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State and/or Country: Italy   
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Ling & Literature
Specialty: Stylistics and lexical creativity
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: Iconic Functions of Phraseological Units and Metaphor (Benjamins, 2005)
Lexical Creativity, TextS and ContextS (Benjamins, 2007)
The Discourse of Silence:The unspoken in contemporary American love poetry (Stylistics and Social Cognition,Rodopi,2007)
Onymic Noun PHrases in English:the importance of fields and frames in assigning names (ETS, 2008)
Announced on LINGUIST :  Lexical Creativity, Texts and Contexts
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Lexical Creativity, Texts and Contexts
Courses Taught: English word formation
Communication and the Media

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