Roberta Facchinetti is Full Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Verona, Italy, where she teaches English Language and Linguistics, History of the English Language and Advanced English for Journalism in BA, MA and PhD programmes.
Her main research interests, which are supported by the use of computerised corpora of both synchronic and diachronic English, focus on media linguistics, history of the English language and ESP. On these subjects she has authored, co-authored and edited various books, articles and special issues of journals, including Lexicographers and Grammarians in the History of English (2019), Specialized Discourses and ESP on the Web (2017) (co-edited with S. Corrizzato and V. Franceschi), and News as Changing Texts: Corpora, Methodologies and Analysis (co-authored with N. Brownlees, B. Bös and U. Fries, 2015 2nd ed.).
Recently she has also specialised on the language of international negotiations and of public diplomacy. On this and other topics of her research she has given lectures by invitation at universities and research centres in Italy and abroad (China, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan, among others).
She is co-editor of the scientific journal Iperstoria; she is also an editorial board member of international journals and serves as a reviewer for a number of scientific publications. She has been responsible for the planning and submission of the proposal for diverse research and teaching projects at national and international level that have received funding and grants, the most recent one being the “Project of Excellence on Digital Humanities applied to Modern languages”, a 5-year-long project that has been granted 6 million Euros by the Italian Ministry of Education.
Finally, she has received two international awards respectively in 2005 and 2015: “Premio por la alta calidad de su trabajo”, awarded by the Minister of Science, Technology and Environment of Cuba (2015) and First Prize “Artemisia Gentileschi” for Academic excellence, given by the International Students Union in 2005.