Guest Editors for this volume: Silvia Cavalieri, Renzo Mocini and Judith Turnbull.

Volume 11 is a special issue on the linguistic aspects of specialized knowledge domains.

Argumentation and Ideology in the Dissemination of Specialized Discourse

Silvia Cavalieri University of Verona, Renzo Mocini Sapienza University of Rome and Judith Turnbull University of Modena and Reggio Emilia “Introduction”.

Rita Salvi Sapienza University of Rome “Argumentation in academic discourse: the case of Nobel Prize lectures in Economic Sciences”.

Silvia Cavalieri University of Verona “From abstracts to video-abstracts: academic argumentation in genre hybridization”.

Renzo Mocini Sapienza University of Rome “Existential indicators in medical research papers”.

Cinzia Giglioni Sapienza University of Rome “Clinton’s hearing reaches headlines: The mediatisation of the Benghazi hearing in two leading U.S. newspapers”.

Douglas Ponton University of Catania “Implicit argumentation: media and the shaping of public opinion about Russia”.

Gaetano Falco University of Bari “Metaphorical Patterns and Ideology in Economic and Financial Discourse”.

Judith Turnbull University of Modena and Reggio Emilia “Museums as communicators: Teaching or sharing knowledge?”

Silvia Cacchiani University of Modena and Reggio Emilia “Copyright & copyleft: knowledge mediation at the interface of law and computer technology”.