Marta Degani

Marta Degani is an Assistant Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Verona, Italy. She holds an MA in Applied Linguistics from Macquarie University, Sydney and a PhD in English Studies from the University of Venice. In academic year 2010-2011 she was a Visiting Scholar at the School of Maori and Pacific Development, University of Waikato, Hamilton (New Zealand). Her research interests include pragmatics, semantics (functional and cognitive), varieties of English, discourse analysis and corpus linguistics. She has published on language contact in New Zealand English, in both literary and non-literary texts, and (inter)-subjectivity with English modal verbs. Her current focus is cognitive linguistics, in particular its application to the speech of English-Maori bilinguals.

Introduction to Cognitive Semantics
Languages and Cultures in Contact:
Maoridom in the Short Fiction of
Witi Ihimaera and P. Grace