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Chiara Astrid Gebbia

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Office hours:
Office: E1061 (Universitetsveien 26, Kristiansand)

Research interests

My research delves into Conceptual Metaphors from different standpoints.

In my Postdoctoral project, I am investigating the metaphorical conceptualizations of translators’ self-concepts as indicators of adaptability and expertise.

During my Ph.D. studies, I analyzed the strategies adopted by English learners when translating metaphorical clusters and figurative puns, and addressed the implementation of collaborative translator training. I also studied the application of Conceptual Metaphor Theories to EFL Teaching/Learning, with a specific focus on formulaic language. 

With Dr. Marcin Trojszczak, I am currently exploring the conceptualizations of emotion regulation and thought suppression from the perspective of Cognitive Corpus Linguistics.

Academic interests

Cognitive Translation Studies; Conceptual Metaphors; English as Foreign Language Teaching and Learning; Cognitive Psychology; Corpus Linguistics

Selected publications

Trojszczak, M., Gebbia, C. A. (2023). A Comparative Study of English, Italian and Polish Conceptual Metaphors of Emotion Regulation and Cognitive Inhibition. In M., Deckert, M., Pezik, & P., Zago, R. (Eds.), Language, Expressivity and Cognition, Bloomsbury.

Gebbia, C. (2022). Metaphor Comprehension and Production in Italian EFL Learners: A Pilot Study. Proceedings of Thinking Out of the Box in Language, Literature, Cultural and Translation Studies: Questioning Assumptions, Debunking Myths, Trespassing Boundaries, University of Padua (forthcoming).

Trojszczak, M., Gebbia, C. A. (2020). Metaphors for Regulating Emotions – a Cognitive Corpus-Based Study of English, Italian, and Polish. In Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, B., Monello, V., & Venuti, M. (Eds.), Language, Heart and Mind, Peter Lang. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3726/b16874

Gebbia, C. A. (2018). Metaphorical Competence in Italian EFL Students: An Empirical Study, in J. Mackay, M. Birello, & D. Xerri (Eds.), ELT Research in Action. IATEFL Research SIG format, London, 71-76.

Gebbia, C. A. (2017). Review of the book Il lessico dell’inglese: strumenti per l’apprendimento, by Luciana Pedrazzini. Carocci editore, Roma 2016. InVerbis, Lingue Letterature Culture, VII/2. Carocci, Roma, 173-176.

Scientific publications

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