This issue of Anglistica deals with variation and varieties of English from a wide range of perspectives and methodological approaches mainly from within sociolinguistics and discourse analysis. The empirically oriented papers analyse a range of different types of field-gathered authentic data and corpora, covering intra- and inter-language, intra- and inter-speaker variation, variously involving register, genre, stylistic, diaphasic, diatopical, diastratic and diachronic types of variation. The issue aims to contribute to the ongoing debates on language variation and its implications, highlighting its dynamic social and socio-psychological functions and meanings as well as some taxonomic and terminological issues.

Variation and Varieties in Contexts of English
Vol. 16, n. 1-2 (2012)
Editors: Giuseppe Balirano, Julia Bamford and
Jocelyne Vincent
A double blind peer-reviewed journal, published twice a year by Università degli studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”'
Table of Contents

Table of Contents


 Giuseppe Balirano, Julia Bamford and Jocelyne Vincent 

Editors' Introduction


Jocelyne Vincent

Varieties of Variation, and the Variation 

of Varieties: an Introductory Essay


Giuseppe Balirano and Bronwen Hughes

Identity-building and Language Variation in AVT

Belinda Crawford Camiciottoli

Variation in Persuasive Financial Discourse: Face-to-face vs. Teleconference Earnings Presentations

Emilia Di Martino

When the Same Book Speaks Two Different Languages. Identity and Social Relationships across Cultures in the 

Italian Translation of The Uncommon Reader

Siria Guzzo

 A Contact Variety of English: the Case of the Bedford Italian Community


Maria Cristina Nisco

Language and Identity in the United States: the Case of Gullah

Suzanne Romaine

“It snuck in so smooth and slippery we didn’t even hear it”: How snuck snuck up on sneaked 

Francesca Vigo

Pragmatic Strategies in Casual Multiparty ELF Conversations 


Maria Cristina Aiezza

Giuliana Garzone, Maurizio Gotti, eds., Discourse,Communication and the Enterprise. Genres and Trends (Bern: Peter Lang, 2011) 


Eleonora Esposito

Edgar Schneider, English around the World: An Introduction (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011) 

Books Received