Dario Del Fante- PhD Student

Office Address   Dip. Studi Linguistici e Letterari (DISLL)
 Pal. Borgherini - via B. Pellegrino, 26 - 35137  Padova
Telephone    049-8274953
Email   dario.delfante@phd.unipd.it
  Research Interests
I completed my Master in Linguistics at University of Siena with a thesis on the representation of refugees and asylum seekers in British broadsheet press, under the supervision of Prof. Alison Duguid. I worked as research assistant at University of Sussex with Prof. Charlotte Taylor, on a project on the identification of metaphors using corpora. Currently, I am a first-year PhD student in the Linguistic, Philological and Literary Sciences Doctoral Programme at the University of Padova.

  Research projects
My research project is situated within the field of discourse analysis, and consists in a diachronic, cross-linguistic, corpus-assisted analysis of metaphorical representations of migration and migrants in American and Italian newspapers throughout the 21st century. This work is conducted under the supervision of Prof. Maria Teresa Musacchio.

I am also involved in a study comparing predicational and referential strategies employed by the media in the representation of migrants in UK and Italy before and after Brexit. Finally, in collaboration with Virginia Zorzi, I am analysing politicians' social media with the aim of investigating whether the concept of ‘people’ is different across their messages.

  Selected publications

Del Fante, D. Zorzi, F. (2018), Discourse and Populism in Politicians’ Social Media Messages: A Preliminary Study. Words, Images and Ideology of Populism 3.0. ( Università di Napoli "L'Orientale", Napoli, 23rd-24th February 2018)