Dr Ettore Marchetti

Ettore Marchetti completed his doctorate in Italian Studies in 2015 at the University of Texas at Austin, with a dissertation on the linguistic features of dialogues in contemporary Italian cinema, with particular focus on the genre of comedy. His main area of interest is the process of change of contemporary Italian language. His research focuses on the ways such renovation interacts with/is affected by mass media and to what extent mass media can be studied as an accurate representation of contemporary language. He has recently published an article that explores the use of clichés and stereotypical expressions in Italian TV news and newspapers. Ettore Marchetti¿s research interests also include the way in which language conveys political meaning and in particular the use of language by political movements of the recent past (i.e. the years of terrorism in Italy). His article ¿Boia imperialisti, spie di regime e corrotti buffoni¿, a linguistic analysis of the communicates written by the Red Brigades during the kidnapping of Aldo Moro, has recently been accepted for publication.

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