Associate Senior Lecturer

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Raffaella Negretti received her undergraduate degree (Laurea cum laude) in English linguistics at the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Verona, Italy. She continued her education in the United States, where she received an MA in English as a Second Language at the Second Language Studies Department, and a PhD in Educational Psychology, at University of Hawai’i at Manoa.

Raffaella’s research is multidisciplinary in nature, combining English linguistics with theories of learning and cognition, and over the years has encompassed a variety of topics including English as a second language, academic literacy, and writing. In her early work she focused primarily on computer-assisted English language learning and interlanguage pragmatics; more recently she has concentrated on genre awareness, metacognition, and the development of academic literacy in English. She takes active part in the research activities of the Center of Academic English, and collaborates to international research projects on English language learning and English for academic purposes (EAP).

Since 1996, she has been teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in English linguistics in Italian, American and Swedish institutions, and currently teaches courses in genre analysis, English for academic purposes, pragmatics and SLA/language learning at the Department of English.


Selected Publications

Negretti, R., & Garcia-Yeste, M. (2014). ‘Lunch keeps people apart’: The role of English for social interaction in a multilingual academic workplace. Multilingua, published online 25/09/2014, DOI: 10.1515/multi-2014-0038

Negretti, R. (2014). Looking back from the centre: Experiences and perspectives of Italian academic living/working abroad. In K. Bennett (Ed.), The Semi-Periphery of Academic Writing: discourses, communities and practices (pp. 148-162). London, UK: Palgrave. ISBN 9781137351180

Negretti, R. (2012). Metacognition in student academic writing: A longitudinal study of metacognitive awareness and its relation to task perception and evaluation of performance. Written Communication, 29(2), 142-179.

Negretti, R. and Kuteeva, M. (2011). Fostering metacognitive genre awareness in L2 academic reading and writing: a case study of pre-service English teachers. Journal of Second Language Writing, 20, 95–110.

Negretti, R. (2003). Internet and Research Methodologies for SLA. In C. Gagliardi (Ed.), Quality and quantity in English language research: Some issues. Pescara, Italy: Libreria Dell’Università Editrice.

Negretti, R. (1999). Web based activities and SLA: a conversation analysis approach. Language Learning and Technology Journal, 3(1), 75-87. National Foreign Language Research Center:

Negretti, R. (1998). Internet and Foreign Languages. Pescara, Italy: LUE.