Maria Teresa Musacchio

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Social media provides a digital space – a meeting place, for different people, often representing one or more groups in a society. The use of this space during a disaster, especially where information needs are high and the availability of factually accurate and ethically sourced data is scarce, has increased substantially over the last 5-10 years. This(More)
This paper describes how methods and techniques developed in corpus linguistics can be used to compare and contrast samples of language use over time and across genres. A diachronic Italian corpus of nuclear physics texts belonging to different genres is collected, organised, and analysed to demonstrate the use of language in shaping one of the key sciences(More)
After Kiraly (2000) introduced the collaborative form of translation in classrooms, Pavlović (2007), Kenny (2008), and Huertas Barros (2011) provided empirical evidence that testifies to the impact of collaborative learning. This chapter sets out to describe the collaborative forms of learning at different stages in the translation processes in the(More)
The paper presents a corpus-based study aimed at an analysis of ontological and terminological commitments in the discourse of specialist communities. The analyzed corpus contains the lectures delivered by the Nobel Prize winners in Physics and Economics. The analysis focuses on (a) the collocational use of automatically identified domain-specific terms and(More)
This workshop addresses the use and implications of the use of technology in the management of the disaster life cycle: starting from warnings about impending disasters to suggestions about recovery. The technology issue has become more poignant with the advent of social media and its continually increasing use in disasters across the world. Consider the(More)
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