Rita Salvi is a retired full professor in English Linguistics and Translation and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Economics, ‘Sapienza’ University of Rome, Department of Methods and Models for Economics, Territory and Finance (MEMOTEF). She is a member of AIA (Italian Association of English Studies) and former secretary and treasurer (2005 – 2009). Member of the following scientific associations: ESSE (European Society for the Study of English), Eurolinguistics and AIDEL (Italian Association of Law and Literature). Representative of “Sapienza”, University of Rome, in the Governing Board of CLAVIER, Corpus and Language Variation in English Research, in collaboration with the universities of Modena-Reggio Emilia, Bergamo, Firenze, Milano and Siena. Member of the scientific committee of CRILL (Centre for Research in Language and Law), Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli. She contributes to the initiatives undertaken by ELC/CEL (European Language Council / Conseil Européen pour les Langues) for the development of languages and cultures within the EU. Member of the Committee for teaching and research in the International Business Law Masters (postgraduate course), “Sapienza”, Faculty of Economics. Member of the Scientific Committee for the PhD course in Methods and Models for Economics and Finance, “Sapienza”, University of Rome. Member of the Council and Scientific Committee of the inter-departmental research Centre for European and international studies “EuroSapienza” (2000-2015). Member of the departmental commissions of scientific research and of the Scientific Committee for the Annals of the Department. Member of the Department Committee. She serves as reviewer for journals, book publishers and research funding entities. Referee for scientific project proposals for both “Sapienza” and MIUR (Ministry of University and Research). Member of the Editorial Board and reviewer for the following international journals: “International Journal of Law, Language and Interdisciplinary Practice”, “Explorations in Language and Law”, “American Journal of Linguistics”, “Lingue e Linguaggi”, “Humanities” (MDPI, Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute) and for the linguistics series “Archives”. Supervisor of doctoral dissertations and examiner for doctoral theses at many different institutions in Italy. She is co-editor of international publications: (with Hiromasa Tanaka) Intercultural Interactions in Business and Management, Bern: Peter Lang, 2011; (with Janet Bowker) Space, Time and the Construction of Identity. Discursive Indexicality in Cultural, Institutional and Professional Fields, Bern: Peter Lang, 2013; (with Winnie Cheng) The Use of English in Intercultural Professional Settings: Virtual Encounters and Identities, Textus No. 1, 2013; (with V.J. Bhatia et al.) Language and Law in Professional Discourse: Issues and Perspectives, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2014; (with G. Tessuto) Language and Law in Social Practice Research, Mantova: Universitas Studiorum 2015; (with Janet Bowker) The Dissemination of Contemporary Knowledge in English, Bern: Peter Lang 2015; (with Judith Turnbull) The discursive construal of trust in the dynamics of knowledge diffusion, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2017. She sits on various teaching and research committees, as well as in scientific committees of several national and international conventions. Her research interests include general and applied linguistics, text and genre analysis, intercultural discourse for academic and professional purposes, language teaching particularly through the medium of advanced technologies, synchronic and diachronic lexicographic analysis mainly in the field of specialized language (economics and law).

A full list of her publications is available here.

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