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Claudio Paolucci

Associate Professor

Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies

Academic discipline: M-FIL/05 Philosophy and Theory of Language

Coordinator of PhD Programme in Philosophy, Science, Cognition, and Semiotics (PSCS)


Keywords: Cognitive Sciences and Cognitive Semiotics Semiotics Semiotics of scientific languages Semiotics of Audiovisual Languages Philosophy IA models for audiovisual recordings of interaction Autism Spectrum Disorders

I am currently the scientific coordinator of two European grants:

- The NeMo (NEw Monitoring guidelines to develop innovative ECEC teachers curricula, Grant No: 2019-1-IT02-KA201-063340) project, of which I am Principal Investigator, aims to fill the lack of monitoring guidelines in European childhood services, through the development of a semiotic methodology of observation of the interactions between caregivers and prelinguistic children (9-18 months) developed by me and my Unibo team, in order to detect early signs of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Through it, the NEMO project aims at providing early childhood teachers with the necessary skills and knowledge to improve access to school activities for children with ASD, as well as to introduce innovative curricula and monitoring tools in the ISCED-0 system. The research also aims at providing innovative knowledge for the realization of educational tools in order to facilitate teachers of childhood in recognizing potential signs of future disabilities through a semiotic methodology, improve their monitoring schemes and renew their curricula within the global framework of the preschool system “0-6”.

- The MeMe project ("Me and the Media. Fostering Social Media Literacy Competences through Interactive Learning Sets for Adults with Disability", Grant No: 2019-1-LT01-KA204-060697) deals with the way disabilities are represented on social networks and the media and it does that through a semiotic methodology of analysis of culture and communication, of its stereotypes, recurring images, clichés and interpretative habits. I am the scientific coordinator of the Unibo team for this project.

My publications (4 books, over 70 papers in national and international journals) are in the fields of Semiotics, Philosophy of language, Semantics, Theory of Cognition and Cognitive Sciences, Semiotics of Audiovisual Languages, Theory of Enunciation and Subjectivity, Enculturation, Social cognition and Disabilities (with a special focus on Autism Spectrum Disorders).