Università della Svizzera italiana

Writing in finance : improving the communicative potential of financial analysts' recommendations

Whitehouse, Marlies ; Rocci, Andrea (Dir.) ; Perrin, Daniel (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2022 ; 2022COM001.

This doctoral thesis identifies and analyses problems of text production in finance from three complementary perspectives and explains why solving these problems benefits theory, practice, and society at large. Part I, Problem Identification, outlines the current situation of writing in finance, its problems and their consequences on the financial community and on society at large, entailing...

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La testualità del libro di geometria : didattica della matematica e analisi linguistico-argomentativa del testo scolastico

Canducci, Michele ; Rocci, Andrea (Dir.) ; Sbaragli, Silvia (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2021 ; 2021COM007.

Numerosi studi nell’ambito della ricerca in didattica della matematica hanno ormai da tempo evidenziato come esistano profonde connessioni tra apprendimento della matematica e dimensione linguistica. La presente dissertazione si pone sulla scia di queste ricerche: partendo dal presupposto che una visione integrata tra le due discipline rappresenti un fecondo terreno di indagine, viene...

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Journalists arguing newsmaking decisions on the basis of anticipated audience uptake : a study of argumentation in the newsroom

Luciani, Margherita ; Rocci, Andrea (Dir.) ; Perrin, Daniel (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2018 ; 2018COM006.

This thesis sets out to explore journalists’ anticipatory reasoning on audience uptake, i.e. on the ways in which the audience will react to news. In order to reach this goal, I conduct an argumentative analysis of various types of newsroom activities. The analysis sheds light on journalists’ reasoning processes concerning audience uptake that lead them to broadcast/publish one certain...

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Dalle apparenze alle inferenze: i predicati sembrare e apparire come indicatori argomentativi

Musi, Elena ; Rocci, Andrea (Dir.) ; Miecznikowski, Johanna (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2016 ; 2016COM001.

This dissertation focuses on the role played by evidential strategies in argumentative discourse, taking as a case the Italian verbs of appearance sembrare and apparire. It contributes to the stream of research on argumentative indicators, i.e. those linguistic clues which can be exploited by an analyst to reconstruct the unfolding of arguments in a text. Evidential strategies are linguistic...

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Eating the other : a semiotic approach to the translation of the culinary code = Il cibo dell’altro : un approccio semiotioco alla traduzione del codice alimentare

Stano, Simona ; Volli, Ugo (Dir.) ; Rocci, Andrea (Dir.) ; Danesi, Marcel (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2014 ; 2014COM003.

Eating and food are often compared to language and communication: anthropologically speaking, food is undoubtedly the primary need. Nevertheless, as Roland Barthes (1961) defends, this need is highly structured, and it involves substances, practices, habits, and techniques of preparation and consumption that are part of a system of differences in signification. In this sense we can speak about a...