Denise Milizia is Associate Professor at the University of Bari Aldo Moro, Department of Political Science. Her research activity and major publications lie in Applied Linguistics, Corpus Linguistics and phraseology, in particular political phraseology across American, English and Italian cultures, and legal phraseology in the documents of the European Union, with a stronger emphasis on the Lisbon Treaty in the English and Italian version. More recently she has been working on metaphors in European discourse, in spoken as well as in written corpora, thus including in her research the discourse of the media. She is very interested in ESP teaching methodology and in the methodology of combining corpus linguistics and discourse analysis. She has published several papers in national and international journals and volumes on the relationship between the UK and the European Union, focusing on the perspective of British politicians, mainly the Prime Ministers over the last twenty years. She is assistant-Editor of ESP Across Cultures (

A full list of her publications is available here.

See the other members of the University of Bari Research Unit.