Biography: Silvia Bruti
Silvia Bruti is Associate Professor of English Linguistics at the Faculty of Foreign Languages of the University of Pisa, where she graduated in 1993. In 1997 she received a Ph.D. in English from the Universities of Pisa and Florence. She has done research in text-linguistics, (historical) pragmatics and applied linguistics. Her publications are in the areas of cohesion and coherence, markedness and text complexity, corpus linguistics and TESOL. She has worked on reformulation and paraphrase, on which she edited a collection of essays (2004). More recently her research has focused on intercultural pragmatics (English/Italian) and on the translation of pragmatic meaning in interlingual subtitles (e.g. the translation of compliments and of terms of address). She is currently working on these topics within an inter-university project which involves the Universities of Milan, Padua, Pavia, and Triest.