pubblicazioni / Publications

Books / Monografie

Sharing Reflection and Awareness: Learning to Teach English as a Foreign Language. Udine: Forum Editrice. 2004.

Discourse about Literature: The Interpersonal Function in English and Italian Undergraduate Writing. Collana di Anglistica. Udine: Campanotto Editore. 2000.

Edited Collections / Curatele

Lieve Gies e Maria Bortoluzzi (eds). 2016. Transmedia Crime Stories. The trial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito in the globalized media sphere. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-137-59003-9.

Antonella Riem, Nicoletta Vasta, Maria Bortoluzzi and Deborah Saidero. Identities in Transition in the English-Speaking World. Udine: Forum Editrice. All Series (2011). ISBN978-88-8420-693-0

Articles / Articoli

Bortoluzzi M. 2017. Multimodal Awareness in Ecology Discourse for Children EducationLe Simplegadi Vol. XV-No. 17 pp 126-139.

DOI: 10.17456/SIMPLE-61


Bortoluzzi M. and Marenzi I. 2017. Web searches for learning. How language teachers search for online resources. Lingue e Linguaggi. 23, 21-36.

ISSN 2239-0367, e-ISSN 2239-0359 

DOI 10.1285/i22390359v23p21


Tibau M., S. W. M. Siqueira, Pereira Nunes B., Bortoluzzi M., Marenzi I., Kemkes P. (2018) ‘Investigating Users’ Decision-Making Process While Searching Online and Their Shortcuts Towards Understanding’. In: Hancke G., Spaniol M., Osathanunkul K., Unankard S., Klamma R. (eds) Advances in Web-Based Learning – ICWL 2018. ICWL 2018. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11007: pp. 54-64. Springer, Cham (Switzerland). 


Print ISBN978-3-319-96564-2

Online ISBN978-3-319-96565-9

Scopus code: 2-s2.0-85052670847


M. Tibau, S. W. M. Siqueira, B. Pereira Nunes, M. Bortoluzzi and I. Marenzi, 2018. ‘Modeling Exploratory Search as a Knowledge-Intensive Process’, 2018 IEEE 18th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT), Mumbai, 2018, pp. 34-38.

ISSN: 2161-377Xdoi: 10.1109/ICALT.2018.00015

Scopus: 2-s2.0-85052511928

Bortoluzzi, M. and Semino, E. (2016) Face attack in Italian politics: Beppe Grillo’s insulting epithets for other politicians, Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict, 4, 2, 178-201. E-ISSN2213-1280 - DOI: 10.1075/jlac.4.2.02bor

2017. Voices of self- and other- identification from a pro-innocent community: Action-oriented discourses in online popular forensic. In Diversity and identification in social media discourse, Sirpa Leppänen, Samu Kytölä & Elina Westinen (eds). London: Routledge, 150-178. ISBN  9781138651418.

 2016. (Co-)constructing community-identity: Pro-innocent voices in the Meredith Kercher murder case. In Transmedia Crime Stories. The trial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito in the globalized media sphere, 111-137. Lieve Gies and Maria Bortoluzzi, eds. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-137-59003-9 ISBN 978-1-137-59004-6 (eBook) DOI 10.1057/978-1-137-59004-6

L. Gies and M. Bortoluzzi. 2016. Introduction: Transmedia Crime Stories. In Transmedia Crime Stories. In The trial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito in the globalized media sphere, 1-13. Lieve Gies and Maria Bortoluzzi, eds. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-137-59003-9

I. Marenzi, M. Bortoluzzi e R. Kalyani. 2016. YELL/TELL: online community platform for teacher professional development. In S. Papadima-Sophocleous, L. Bradley, & S. Thouësny (Eds), CALL communities and culture – short papers from EUROCALL 2016 (pp. 307-312).

2015. English in academia and education: from language dominance to critical linguistic diversity. In Le plurilinguisme et le monde du travail. Entre besoins, défis et stratégies - Plurilingualism and the Labour Market. Language needs, challenges and strategies, 68-86. Gerolimich S., Vecchiato S., eds. Series "Sprache, Mehrsprachigkeit und sozialer Wandel", ISSN: 1610-143X. Berne: Peter Lang.

 Multimodal awareness and metasemiotic strategies for children in ecology discourse for educational purposes (forthcoming). In Anthony Baldry, Nicoletta Vasta, Christopher Taylor (a cura di). Access through Text

L. Gies e M. Bortoluzzi. 2014. Purity and contamination in online popular forensics: Amateur-expert readings of the Meredith Kercher murder case.Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, 28, 4, 2014, pp: 532-544. Routledge Journal, Taylor and Francis Imprinting. DOI:10.1080/10304312.2014.907871

M. Bortoluzzi e I. Marenzi. 2014. YELLing for collaborative learning in teacher education: Users’ voices about the social platform LearnWeb2.0. International Journal of Social Media for Learning. Vol.2, No.2, pp.182 – 198. Inderscience journal. DOI: 10.1504/IJSMILE.2014.063402

 M. Cinque e M. Bortoluzzi. 2013. Navigating Complex Challenges: Digital Competence and Personal Knowledge Management in University Education to Foster Skills for Lifelong Learning, International Journal Technology Enhanced Learning. Inderscience Journal. Vol. 5, Nos. 3/4, pp.284–298. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-00554-6-2. ISBN 978-3-319-00553-9  ISSN 1753-5255

L. Gies and M. Bortoluzzi. 2014. Purity and contamination in online popular forensics: amateur-expert readings of the Meredith Kercher murder case. Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, 28, 3: 1030-4312 (Print), 1469-3666 (Online). DOI: 10.1080/10304312.2014.907871

M. Cinque e M. Bortoluzzi. 2013. Navigating Complex Challenges: Digital Competence and Personal Knowledge Management in University Education to Foster Skills for Lifelong Learning, International Journal Technology Enhanced Learning. Inderscience Journal. Vol. 5, Nos. 3/4, pp.284–298.

M. Bortoluzzi and I. Marenzi. 2013. YELLing for Partnership: A social platform for sharing practice and reflection in teacher training for language learning: 249-262. In Riem A., Dolce M.R., Mercanti S. and Colomba C. (eds). The Tapestry of the Creative Word in Anglophone Literatures. Udine: Forum.

M. Bortoluzzi and I. Marenzi. 2013. Yelling for peer-learning in teacher-training: A social platform for sharing practice and reflection in pre-service and in-service teacher training. Proceedings of WorldCALL 2013. Global Perspectives on Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Glasgow, UK, 10-13 July 2013. // [at]">

M. Cinque and M. Bortoluzzi. 2013. Promoting Digital Skills and Critical Awareness through Online Search and Personal Knowledge Management: A Case Study: 9-16. In Vittorini P., Gennari R., Marenzi I., Di Mascio T.and De la Prieta F. (eds). 2nd International Workshop on Evidence-based Technology Enhanced Learning. Springer International Publishing Switzerland: Cham, Switzerland.

Lingua franca oggi: l'inglese sulle orme del latino? 2012. In Renato Oniga and Ugo Cardinale (eds). Lingue antiche e moderne dai Licei all'Università, 47-66. Bologna. Il Mulino. ISBN 978-88-15-24130-6.

Second Life for Virtual E-Communities in Education: Sharing Teaching Principles? 2012. Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society, 8, 3, 119-128. eISSN 1971-8829 

Comunità virtuali immersive nell’ambito educativo: quali principi educative comuni?Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society, 8, 3, 123-133 ISSN 1826-6223.

Bortoluzzi, M. and Gies, L. 2012. ‘Wikiforensics and the transcoding of innocence and guilt in the Meredith Kercher case’, Prooceedings of the International Association of Forensic Linguistics Biannual Conference, Aston University, 11-14 July 2011: 325-337.

From English to New Englishes: Language Migration towards New Paradigms (2012). In Migrations, Diaspora, and Information Technology in Global Societies: 35-48. Leopoldina Fortunati, Raul Pertierra and Jane Vincent (eds). London: Routledge. ISBN 9780415887090

Participation and Emotion in BBC Online News and Blogposts: A Snapshot on Climate Change (2010). ELOPE. English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries, 8, Autumn: 7-26. ISSN 1581-8918. 

Energy and Its Double: A Case-study in Critical Multimodal Analysis. 2010. In Swain E.A. (ed). Thresholds and Potentialities of Systemic Functional Linguistics: Applications to other disciplines, specialised discourses and language other than English: 158-181. Trieste: Edizioni Universitarie Trieste. ISBN 978-88-8303-275-2. The article can be downloaded from:

Maria Bortoluzzi and Piergiorgio Trevisan. 2009. Identities in ‘Non-places’: the Geosemiotics of Computer-mediated Learning Environments in Second Life. Textus, 22, 1: 199-224. ISSN 1824-3967.

Towards a Framework of Critical Multimodal Analysis: Emotion in a Film Trailer. 2009. In Esposito A. and Vich R. (eds). Cross-Modal Analysis of Speech, Gestures, Gaze and Facial Expressions, LNAI 5641: 50-62. Berlin: Springer Verlag. ISBN 976-3-642-03319-3.

Maria Bortoluzzi e Piergiorgio Trevisan. 2009. Multimodal Analysis of Virtual Learning Environments: A University Campus in Second Life. In Sapio B. et al.(a cura di /eds). The Good, the Bad and the Challenging. The User and the Future of Information and Communication Technologies. Vol. 1: 443-453. Koper, Slovenia: ABS-Center. ISBN 978-961-6277-17-4

An Inconvenient Truth: Multimodal Emotions in Identity Construction (2009) In Vincent J. and Fortunati L. (eds).  Electronic Emotion, the Mediation of Emotion via Information and Communication Technologies: 137-164. Oxford: Peter Lang. ISBN 978-3-03911-866-3.

Conference report: XII Seminario AICLU – Centro Linguistico e Audiovisivi, Università degli Studi di Udine, Palazzo Antonini - 8-10 maggio 2008: Il Testing Linguistico: Metodi, Procedure e Sperimentazioni

Nicoletta Vasta and Maria Bortoluzzi. 2007. Interactional Frames and Structures of Expectations: the Construction of Roles and Identities in TOTAL’s Advertising campaign. Contatti, 2: 103-127.

Language and Partnership in Malouf’s ‘An Imaginary Life’. 2007. In Riem Natale A., Conti Camaiora M.L., Dolce M.R. (a cura di /eds). The Goddess Awakened. Partnership Studies in Literature, Language and Education:  83-97. Udine: Forum Editrice. 

At the Crossroads of Verbal and Non-Verbal: Towards Critical Multimodal Awareness in Education. 2007. In English Studies in Flux. New Peaks, New Shores, New Crossings. Graf E.M. e James A. (a cura di /eds): 185-199. Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag.

Maria Bortoluzzi and Barbara Cauzzo De Luca. 2006. La Sala degli Specchi: teoria e pratica nella formazione iniziale degli insegnanti. In Griggio C. (a cura di / ed). Incontri di discipline per la didattica: 335-345. Milano: Franco Angeli Editore.

Tenebra e luce nella testimonianza delle Donne di Pace. 2006. In Antonella Riem Natale (a cura di /eds). Sapienze antiche all’incrocio di mondi. Anam Cara: 25-37. Udine: Forum Editrice.

Tutors in Secondary School: new trainers for Italian schools. 2005. The Teacher Trainer. 19, 2: 3-6.

News On-line: Multimodal Worlds. 2004. Perspectives. A Journal of TESOL Italy, 31, 2: 97-119.

Tutors in Secondary School: Linking Innovation in Teaching, Pre-service and In-service Teacher training in Italy. 2004. In Michelini M. (a cura di / ed) Quality Development in Teacher Education and Training. GIREP Seminar Proceedings: 193-197. Udine: Forum Editrice.

Il tirocinio SSIS: specie da proteggere per un'ecologia della formazione. 2002. Università e Scuola. 2/R: 70-73.

Maria Bortoluzzi, Barbara Cauzzo De Luca and Nella Maccarrone. 2004. Team work between university and school to foster innovation in teaching and training. Perspectives. Journal of TESOL-Italy, 31, 2: 51-59.

Progetti interdisciplinari per imparare l'inglese. 2004.  In Albarea R. e Rossi P.G. (a cura di / eds). Percorsi in Formazione. Divenire insegnanti nella scuola dell’infanzia e nella scuola primaria:  117-127. Udine: Forum Editrice.

Maria Bortoluzzi and Alberto Stefanel: Formazione degli insegnanti secondari a confronto: il caso di Cambridge e di Udine. 2004. In A.A.V.V. 2004. Formazione iniziale degli insegnanti di scuola superiore a Udine. Primi contributi: 9-24. Udine: Forum editrice.

L’ insegnante accogliente tra formazione iniziale e formazione in servizio. 2004. In A.A.V.V. Formazione iniziale degli insegnanti di scuola superiore a Udine. Primi contributi: 172-178. Udine: Forum editrice.

Evaluation Strategies in University Student Writing: A cross-linguistic and cross-cultural perspective. 2003. In Schiavi Fachin S. (a cura di) Atti del Convegno sul Plurilinguismo - Università di Udine: 365-392. Udine: Forum.

Insegnanti accoglienti nelle scuole secondarie: un nuovo ruolo creato dalle SSIS. 2003. Perspectives. TESOL- Italy, 30, 1: 99-115.

Language Learning Approaches and Some Aspects of the Partnership Model. 2003. In Riem A. e Albarea R. (a cura di /ed). The Art of Partnership. Essays on Literature, Culture, Language and Education Towards a Cooperative Paradigm: 159-175. Udine: Forum Editrice. 

What Mary Shelley Never Wrote: Using Basic Computer Skills to Enhance Student Writing. English Teaching Forum, 41, 2, 2003, pp. 14-21.

Pre-service Teacher Training in Italy: minding the gap between trainees, trainers, secondary school teachers and Scuola di Specializzazione. 2001. Perspectives. A Journal of TESOL-Italy, 27, 2: 100-110.

Blurring the Boundary Between Spoken and Written Language in EFL. The Internet TESL Journal, vol VII, No. 5, May 2001:

Looking for Revision in Creative Writing Activities Perspectives. A Journal of TESOL-Italy. XXVI, 1, 2000: 25-45.

Modality in a cross-linguistic perspective: English and Italian undergraduate student writing. Studi Italiani di  Linguistica Teorica e Applicata, XXIX, 3, 2000: 471-506.

Person Markers in Italian and English: A Comparative Discourse Perspective of Undergraduate Writing. Lingua e Stile, XXXV, 2, giugno 2000: 273-302. 

Who's who in student writing: argumentation of cross-linguistic struggle? Perspectives. A Journal of TESOL-Italy. XXV, 1-2, Spring/Fall, 1999: 16-26.

Linguistic Strategies in Three University Prospectuses. Studi Italiani di Linguistica Teorica e Applicata, 23, 1, 1994: 83-102.

The progressive aspect: some problem areas comparing English and Italian. Studi Italiani di Linguistica Teorica e Applicata, 21, 1/2/3, 1992: 179-197.

Need as a modal and as a lexical verb. Rassegna Italiana di Linguistica Applicata, 23, 2, 1991: 49-66.

Description of an Advertisement. Studi Italiani di Linguistica Teorica e Applicata, 29, 3, 1990: 605-618.


Published translations

In collaboration with Barbara Cauzzo De Luca:

L’approccio comunicativo all’insegnamento della lingua straniera: naturalmente razionale o razionalmente naturale? di Janez Skela. Le Simplegadi, 2008, 6, 6:


Translation of Il Formaggio e I vermi venticinque anni dopo (Boston, Tavola rotonda, 5 gennaio 2001): 13-41. Inculded in: 

Aldo Colonnello e Andrea Del Col (eds). 2002. Uno storico, un mugnaio, un libro. Carlo Ginzburg, Il formaggio e i vermi, 1976-2002. Montereale Valcellina: Circolo culturale Menocchio. 

Sections translated: James S. Amelang. Nota introduttiva: 13-16; Anne Jakobson Schutte. Lo stile ne Il Formaggio e I vermi: 17-22; John Tedeschi. Carlo Ginzburg e le fonti: 23-28; Edward Muir. Modi diversi di leggere Il Formaggio e I vermi: 29-34; Tony Molho. Riflessioni sull'epistemologia di Ginzburg: 35-41.