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Caterina Mauri

Associate Professor

Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Academic discipline: L-LIN/01 Historical and General Linguistics

Director of First Cycle Degree in Languages, Markets and Cultures of Asia and Mediterranean Africa

Curriculum vitae

EDUCATION

2/2008 Visiting scholar, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig.

2003-2006 PhD in Linguistics, University of Pavia. Defended on the 19/3/2007.

3/2006 Leipzig Spring School on Linguistic Diversity (LSSLD), Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig.

9-12/2005 Visiting student, Freie Universität Berlin.

11/2004-2/2005 Visiting student, Universität of Erfurt.

8/2004 Visiting student, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig.

2003 Superior Education Program. Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori (IUSS), Pavia.

2003 Master of Arts in Linguistics - Università degli Studi di Pavia.

 

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

1/3/2016 - now Associate Professor in Linguistics, University of Bologna, Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Culture moderne.

12/2010 – 2/2016 Assistant Professor in Linguistics, University of Pavia, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici

2007–2010 Post-Doc Fellow in linguistics, University of Pavia

 

SCIENTIFIC COLLABORATIONS AND INSTITUTIONAL DUTIES

Scientific collaborations

- Co-founder and Editor-in-chief of "Linguistic Typology at the Crossroads", AlmaDL Journals, Università di Bologna. Journal launch: March 2021.

- Member of the editorial board of the series ‘Materiali linguistici ’, Franco Angeli editore .

- Member of the editorial board of the series ‘Linguistica’, Caissa Italia Editore.

- Member of the editorial board of the series 'Trends in Linguistics', Mouton de Gruyter.

- Member of the editorial board of ‘CLUB Working papers in Linguistics’, University of Bologna.

- Member of the editorial board, Linguistics Vanguard, Mouton de Guyter . Area Editor ‘Semantics and pragmatics’ (2014-2016)

- Active reviewer for the following journals: Linguistics, Language, Language Sciences, Lingua, Journal of Pragmatics, Studies in Language, Lingua, Linguistic Typology, Studi Slavistici, Archivio Glottologico Italiano, Constructions and Frames, Cuadernos de Filología Italiana

- Guest Editor for the following journals: Language Sciences, Italian Journal of Linguistics, Folia Linguistica Diachronica, Lingue e Linguaggio.

- Reviewer as International Expert for: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF, Humanities and Social science division 2019/2020); Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR, Call Young Researchers 2012); European Research Council (ERC, Starting Grants 2016).

- Member of the following associations: Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT), Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE), Società Internazionale di Linguistica e Filologia Italiana (SILFI), Società Italiana di Glottologia (SIG), International Pragmatics Association (IPrA), Società di Linguistica Italiana (SLI).

- Member of the Executive Committee of the Italian Society of Linguistics (SLI, 2019-2021)

Institutional duties

- since 2020 Coordinator of the BA Program in Languages, markets and cultures of Asia and Mediterranean Africa

- since 2020 Member of University CVRA (Area 10)

- since 2013 Faculty member of the PhD Program in Linguistic Sciences (Pavia, Bergamo)

- since 2018 Coordinator of the internship Program KIParla, University of Bologna.

- Faculty member of the PhD Program in Linguistics (University of Pavia) – 2010-2013.

- Member of the ‘Quality Committee’ and of the Panel Area 10 for the ‘Committee for the evaluation of Research (CVRA)’, University of Bologna, Italy – 2017-2020.

- Faculty member, BA Program in Foreign Languages, University of Bologna, Italy – since 2016

- Faculty member, BA Program in Humanities, MA Program in Linguistics, Pavia, Italy – 2012-2016

- Co-organizer of the Linguistics program (with Marina Chini), Master Immigrazione, genere, modellifamigliari e strategie di integrazione (40 hours), University of Pavia – 2012-2014.

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Coordinator of the following funded projects:

- SIR 2014, LEAdhoC: Linguistic expression of ad hoc categories (n. RBSI14IIG0), funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research. Principal Investigator: Caterina Mauri. Number of years: 3 (+1) (23/09/2015-23/09/2019). Amount of funding: 221.200 Euros. Project website: www.leadhoc.org

- Fondazione CARIPLO e REGIONE LOMBARDIA: Call 2015 - LogiCon. Logical connectives in natural languages: cognitive processing and cross-linguistic variation (rif . 2015-0752). National Coordinator: Caterina Mauri. Amount of funding 130.000 Euros. Project interrupted due to the new position of Associate Professor in Bologna, which was incompatible with the funding.

Member in the following funded projects:

- DIVE-IN (Excellent Departments, 2018-2022). Roles: Quality Committee, Scientific Committee for Conferences, Experimental Lab and Digital Hub.

- International Partner for the project ISF 'Disgiunzione', Israel Science Foundation n. 431/15. PI: Mira Ariel (Università di Tel Aviv). 2016-2019.  

- International Partner for the project ‘LogPrag: The semantics and pragmatics of logical words’, Fond National Suisse (FNS), 2014-2017. PI: Prof. Jacques Moeschler (Université de Genève).

- "MODAL - MODèles de l'Annotation de la modalité à l'Oral", finanziato da Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, Val de Loire (MSH-VdL 2015); PI: Paola Pietrandrea (Université de Lille), 2015-2016.

- PRIN 2012-2015 - Rappresentazioni linguistiche dell'identità. Modelli sociolinguistici e linguistica storica. Coordinator:Piera Molinelli. Funding by the Italian Ministry of University and Research. Role: member.

- PRIN 2010-2012 - Mutamento e contatto tra varietà nella diacronia linguistica del Mediterraneo. Coordinator:Marco Mancini. Funding by the Italian Ministry of University and Research. Role: member.

- PRIN 2007-2009 - Livelli di analisi nell’evoluzione delle lingue indoeuropee . Coordinatore nazionale : Prof. Giorgio Banti. Funding by the Italian Ministry of University and Research. Role: member.

- FIRB 2004-2006 - Europa e Mediterraneo dal punto di vista linguistico : storia e prospettive. Coordinatorenazionale : Prof. Paolo Ramat. Funding by the Italian Ministry of University and Research. Role: member.

 

FURTHER RESEARCH NETWORKS

- "LIST – Listing in Natural Language": Co-coordinator with Francesca Masini: http://www.lilec.it/list/

- "S2G – Speaking to Grammar": research program coordinated by Miriam Voghera

 

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

2009 Joseph Greenberg Award 2009. Association of Linguistic Typology

 

ORGANIZATION OF SCIENTIFIC EVENTS

- 12/2020 KIPoS @ EVALITA2020 su Parts of Speech tagging del KIParla Corpus, Evalita 2020, 7th evaluation campaign of Natural Language Processing and Speech tools for Italian (con C. Bosco, S. Ballarè, E. Goria, M. Cerruti).

- WORKSHOP 5/2019 su " Simply not? Ways to strengthen negation ", Università di Bologna (con C. Gianollo).

- (10/2017) International Conference on ‘Building categories in interaction: a multidisciplinary approach to categorization’, 19/20 October 2017, University of Bologna.

- (9/2016) Workshop ‘List constructions: formal and functional aspects’. 50° Congresso Internazionale
della Società di Linguistica Italiana. Co-organized with Francesca Masini and Paola Pietrandrea.

- (9/2016) Workshop 'Ad hoc categories and their linguistic construction. Typology, diachrony and use', 49° Annual conference of the Societas Linguistica Europaea. Co-organized with Andrea Sansò.

- (9/2014) International Conference Syntax of the World’s languages VI’, University of Pavia. Co-organized with S. Cristofaro and S. Luraghi.

- (9/2013) Workshop "Natural-language connectives: Evidence from discourse, typology and grammatici-zation ", 9-10/9/2013. 13° International Pragmatics Conference (IPrA), New Delhi. Co-organized with Mira Ariel.

- (7/2013) Workshop "The semantics and pragmatics of logical words: a cross-linguistic perspective", 25-26/7/2013. 19° International Congress of Linguists (19 ICL), Genève. Co-organized with Johan van der Auwera and Jacques Moeschler.

- (9/2012) WorkshopMeaning and form of vagueness: a cross-linguistic perspective”, Stockholm, 29/8-1/9/2012. 45° Annual conference of the Societas Linguistica Europaea. Co-organized with Miriam Voghera, Francesca Masini and Lucia Tovena.

- (5/2011) WorkshopGradualness in change and its relations to synchronic variation and use”, Pavia, 30-31/5/2011. Co-organized with Anna Giacalone Ramat and Piera Molinelli.

- (4/2010) WorkshopLanguage contact and language decay: socio-political and linguistic perspectives”, Pavia, 8-9/4/2010. IUSS, Pavia. Co-organized with Andrea Sansò, Paolo Ramat, Anna Giacalone Ramat.

- (4/2009) International Spring School 2009Standard and non-standard languages in Europe: future and vitality of dialects, language contacts and new linguistic scenarios in today's Europe”, Pavia, 6-10/4/2009. IUSS, Pavia. Co-organized with Andrea Sansò and Paolo Ramat.

- (9/2008) WorkshopWhat do languages code when they code Realisness ?”, 41° Annual conference of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (Forlì, 17-20/9/2008). Co-organized with Andrea Sansò.

 

TEACHING ACTIVITY

- (2017 – present) ‘General linguistics’, University of Bologna - 60 hours/semester, BA in Foreign languages.

- (2017 – present) ‘Semantics and Pragmatics (former General linguistics 2)’, University of Bologna - 60 hours/semester, BA in Foreign languages.

- (2014 – 2016) ‘Pragmatics and Textual linguistics’, University of Pavia – 36 hours/semester, BA in Humanities, MA in Linguistics.

- (2012 – 2016) ‘Laboratory of Linguistic Data Analysis’, University of Pavia – 36 hours/semester, MA in Linguistics.

 

INVITED TALKS

1/12/2005. ‘Combination, alternative and contrast: conjunctive, disjunctive and adversative constructions in -and outside- Europe’. Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig.

2. 22/5/2006 'Le relazioni di coordinazione : costruzioni congiuntive, disgiuntive e avversative a confronto '. MorboConf, Dipartimento di Lingue e Letterature Straniere, Università di Bologna.

3. 12/2/2008 (with Andrea Sansò) ‘The (ir )reality of directives”. Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig.

4. 9/12/2008 (with Andrea Sansò) ‘The reality status of directives and its coding across languages’. Universität Zürich, Zürich.

5.10/12/2008 (with Andrea Sansò) ‘Typology and diachrony of (ir )realis: on overview of the IRR-TYP project’. Universität Zürich, Zürich.

2009 'Coordination Relations in the Languages of Europe and Beyond'. Plenary speaker at the 8°ALT Conference, University of Berkeley, 23-26/7/2009, as winner of the Greenberg Award 2009.

2011 ‘Logical connectives in the world’s languages’. Département de Linguistique, Université di Genève.

2012. ‘Il ruolo dei marcatori di lista nella codifica della vaghezza: un approccio tipologico’. Lesson for the PhD Program in “Studi letterari e linguistici” (Università degli Studi di Salerno).

2014. “Pragmatica e tipologia, pragmatica in tipologia” e “La costruzione di categorie exemplar-driven: l’analisi tipologica di un fenomeno discorsivo”. Two lessons in the PhD Program in Language Sciences of the Universities of Pavia/Bergamo.

2016 ‘Connectives beyond connecting: converging evidence in the analysis of disjunction’. 2ndUsage-based Linguistics Conference, Tel Aviv University. Plenary speaker.

2019, ‘Logical words and category constructions’. Workshop ‘Logical words’, Université de Genève. Invited by Prof. Jacques Moeschler.

Bologna, 10 February 2021.