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Francesca Masini

Associate Professor

Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

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

Curriculum vitae

Education
  • 2007 – PhD in Linguistics, Department of Linguistics, Roma Tre University.
  • 2002 – "Laurea" (MA) cum laude in Foreign Languages and Literature, University of Bologna.

Academic career

  • 2020 - National Scientific Habilitation to function as Full Professor of Linguistics.
  • Since 2014 - Associate Professor of Linguistics, University of Bologna.
  • 2011-2014 - Assistant Professor of Linguistics, University of Bologna.
  • 2008-2011 - Adjunct Professor of Linguistics, University of Bologna.
  • 2007-2011 - Post-doc, Roma Tre University.

Main institutional activities and academic duties

  • Since 2021 - Delegate for Research of the LILEC Department, University of Bologna.
  • 2018 - Vice Head of the LILEC Department, University of Bologna.
  • 2016-2018 - Member of the Executive Committee of the Societas Linguistica Europaea.
  • 2016-2018 - Member of the Executive Committee of the Society of Italian Linguistics.
  • Since 2015 - Member of the PhD Program in Linguistics, University of Rome "La Sapienza" & University Roma Tre.
  • 2015-2018 - Director of the BA in "Foreign Languages and Literatures", University of Bologna.

Research topics

  • Theoretical Linguistics, Lexicon, Semantics, Morphology, Lexical Typology, Semantic Typology, Construction Grammar, Corpus Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Popularization of Science.

Scientific and editorial responsibilities

  • Since 2020 - Editor-in-chief (with Bracha Nir) of the journal "Constructions and Frames", Amsterdam/Philadelphia, John Benjamins.
  • Since 2020 - Founder and editor-in-chief (with Nicola Grandi, Nicole Marinaro and Alex Piovan) of the linguistics popularization blog Linguisticamente.org.
  • Since 2019 - Scientific referent of the Experimental Lab of the LILEC Department, University of Bologna.
  • Since 2017 - Editor-in-chief (with Cristiana De Santis, Nicola Grandi and Fabio Tamburini) of the "CLUB Working Papers in Linguistics", University of Bologna.
  • Since 2016 - Associate Editor of the "Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Morphology", Special Project of the "Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics", Oxford University Press.
  • Since 2013 - Member of the Permanent Scientific Committee of the Mediterranean Morphology Meetings (MMM).

Funded research projects

  • 2017-2020 - "universaLIST - List constructions in typological-cognitive perspective". Project funded by the LILEC Department of the University of Bologna. Role: coordinator. Output: ListTyp - A typological database of listing patterns.
  • 2016-2019 - "LEAdhoC - The linguistic expression of ad hoc categories", SIR project coordinated by Caterina Mauri. Role: member.
  • 2014-2017 - "PARSEME - Parsing and multi-word expressions", IC1207 COST Action (European Cooperation in Science and Technology). Role: member.
  • 2013-2016 - "CombiNet - Word combinations in Italian", PRIN project coordinated by Raffaele Simone / Alessandro Lenci. Role: Head of the Bologna Research Unit
  • 2012-2013 - "Paisa' - Piattaforma per l'Apprendimento dell'Italiano Su corpora Annotati", FIRB project coordinated by Sergio Scalise / Vito Pirrelli. Role: Head of the Bologna Research Unit.

Research networks

  • Since 2018 - "S2G: Speaking to Grammar". Research network coordinated by Miriam Voghera on the emergence of grammar from discourse. Role: member.
  • Since 2016 - "LIST: LISTing in natural language". Research network based at the LILEC Department of the University of Bologna. Role: coordinator, together with Caterina Mauri.

Research centers and groups

  • Since 2020 - Member of Alma AI (Interdepartmental Center Alma Mater Research Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, Humanistic AI Unit), University of Bologna.
  • Since 2015 - Member of CoLiTec (Corpora, Linguistics, Technology), University of Bologna.
  • Since 2015 - Member of CLUB (Linguistic Circle of the University of Bologna), University of Bologna.
  • Since 2007 - Member of TRIPLE (Word and Lexicon Research Table), Roma Tre University.

Research periods abroad

  • 2014 - Short visit at the Universitetet i Tromsø [Sponsor: Antonio Fábregas].
  • 2012 - Visiting Scholar at Stanford University (California) [Sponsor: Beth Levin].
  • 2005 - Visiting Scholar at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam [Sponsor: Geert Booij].
Awards
  • 2017 - National Award for Scientific Popularization "Giancarlo Dosi" 2017 for the Section "Humanities, Philosophical, Historical and Literary Sciences", for the volume the volume "Tutto ciò che hai sempre voluto sapere sul linguaggio e sulle lingue" (edited by Francesca Masini and Nicola Grandi).
  • 2010 - Prize for the best presentation (as post-doc) awarded by Societas Linguistica Europaea, SLE43, Vilnius, September 2-5, 2010.

Events organization (last 5 years)

  • 2022 - Organizer (with Jenny Audring and Nikos Koutsoukos) of the "13th Mediterranean Morphology Meeting" (MMM13), University of the Aegean, Rhodes (Greece), May 19-22, 2022.
  • 2021-2022 - Organizer (with Kristel van Goethem and Muriel Norde) of the Discontinuous Workshop "ApproxiMo - Approximation in Morphology", Virtual, December 2021 to May 2022.
  • 2021 - Member of the Scientific and Organizing Committee of the Summer School "Catching Language Data", University of Bologna (Virtual), June 21-25, 2022.
  • 2019 - Organizer (with Jenny Audring and Nikos Koutsoukos) of the "12th Mediterranean Morphology Meeting" (MMM12), University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 27-30, 2019.
  • 2018 - Organizer (with Nicola Grandi and Rosa Pugliese) of the IV Interannual Conference of the Società di Linguistica Italiana (SLI) on "La linguistica della divulgazione, la divulgazione della linguistica", Bologna, June 14-15, 2018.
  • 2017 - Organizer (with Steve Pepper) of the Workshop "When 'noun' meets 'noun'", 50th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE 50), University of Zurich (Switzerland), September 10-13, 2017.
  • 2017 - Organizer (with Jenny Audring and Nikos Koutsoukos) of the "11th Mediterranean Morphology Meeting" (MMM11), University of Cyprus, Nicosia, June 22-25, 2017.
  • 2017 - Organizer (with Fabio Tamburini) of the CLUB DAY "corpora@UNIBO", CLUB - Linguistic Circle of the University of Bologna, Bologna, February 21, 2017.

Editorial service

  • Since 2021 - Member of the Scientific Board of the journal "Linguistic Typology at the Crossroads".
  • Since 2021 - Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the "Cambridge Elements in Morphology" series, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
  • Since 2016 - Member of the Advisory Board of the journal "Zeitschrift für Wortbildung / Journal of Word-formation" (Peter Lang).
  • Since 2016 - Member of the Editorial Board of the journal "Lingue e Linguaggio" (il Mulino).
  • Since 2012 - Member of the Scientific Committee of the Linguistics series of Caissa Italia Editore.

Membership in scientific societies

  • Società di Linguistica Italiana (SLI), Linguistic Society of America (LSA), Società Italiana di Glottologia (SIG), Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE), Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT), Associazione Italiana di Linguistica Computazionale (AILC).

External links

  • Academia.edu: https://unibo.academia.edu/FrancescaMasini