Dipartimento di Lettere, Lingue e Beni Culturali


Michela Giordano, MA


Personal data
Current position Associate Professor
Faculty of Economic, Legal and Political Sciences
Department of Philology, Literature and Linguistics
University of Cagliari, Italy
Work address

Campus Aresu

Via San Giorgio, 12

E-mail mgiordano@unica.it      
1996 She graduated cum laude in 1996 from the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Cagliari (Italy), with a thesis on the language of British newspapers.
2000 A Fulbright scholarship enabled her to attend a two-year Master’s course at California State University, Long Beach, where she obtained a Master’s Degree in Linguistics. Main subjects: English Phonetics and Phonology, English Syntax, Historical Linguistics, First Language Acquisition, Second Language Acquisition, Mass Marketing Communication-Advertising, Discourse and Grammar, Psycholinguistics, Linguistic Field Methods, French. Thesis: “Linguistic Aspects of English and Spanish Print Advertising” (published in 2001).
Teaching experience at university level
2001- 2006 She worked as a tutor for the English Language courses in the Faculty of Political Science in Cagliari, Italy.
Since  2006 She currently holds a position as Researcher/Lecturer in English Language and Translation in the Faculty of Economic, Legal and Political Science at Cagliari University. Since then she has taught English in several First and Second Degree courses in Cagliari and Nuoro.She has managed an English Language course using e-learning technology and e-collaboration frameworks for the Universities of Cagliari and Sassari (UNISOFIA). She also taught Legal and Political language at the Language Centre of the University of Cagliari (ESP courses).
Other academic tasks
She is a Departmental Coordinator and Project Promoter in the Erasmus Student Exchange Programme and she is responsible for relations with the British universities of Nottingham Trent, Hertfordshire, and Canterbury Christ Church in the UK and Maribor in Slovenia.


She represented the Faculty of Political Science in the Technical and Scientific Committee of the University Language Centre (CLA) from 2006 to 2012.

Main research interests
ESP teaching methodology, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, gender, the language of media, advertising, politics, and legal English.
Publications: see cv in attachment or refer to the section “Prodotti della ricerca”

update: August 2017

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