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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

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

Academic career

  • 2007-2011 - Post-doc researcher, Roma Tre University.
  • 2008-2011 – Adjunct Professor of Linguistics, Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna.
  • 2011-2014 – Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna.
  • Since 2014 – Associate Professor of Linguistics, Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna.

Current academic duties

  • Since 2018 - Vice Head of LILEC Department, University of Bologna.
  • Since 2016 - Member of the Executive Committee of the Societas Linguistica Europaea.
  • Since 2015 - Member of the Ph.D. Program in Linguistics, University of Rome "La Sapienza".
  • Since 2015 - Member of the Executive Committee of the Società di Linguistica Italiana.
  • Since 2015 - Director of First cycle degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Bologna.
  • Since 2015 - Member of the Executive Committee (Giunta) of the LILEC Department, University of Bologna.
  • Since 2014 - Member of the Research Committee of the LILEC Department, University of Bologna.

Research interests (link)

  • Theoretical linguistics, Lexicon, Semantics, Morphology, Lexical typology, Semantic typology, Construction grammar, Computational linguistics, Science popularization.

Research groups

  • Since 2007 - Member of the TRIPLE Research Lab (Research Desk on Word and Lexicon), Roma Tre University.
  • Since 2015 - Member of CoLiTec (Corpora, Linguistics, Technology), University of Bologna.
  • Since 2015 - Member of CLUB (Circolo Linguistico dell’Università di Bologna), .

Research abroad

  • 2005 - Visiting Scholar at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam [Sponsor: Geert Booij].
  • 2012 - Visiting Scholar at Stanford University (California) [Sponsor: Beth Levin].
  • 2014 - Short visit at the Universitetet i Tromsø [Sponsor: Antonio Fábregas].

Awards, grants, and grant sponsoring

  • 2010 - Prize for the best presentation (as a post-doc) awarded by the Societas Linguistica Europaea at the SLE43 conference (Vilnius, September 2-5, 2010).
  • 2011 - "Marco Polo" grant awarded by the University of Bologna for a research period at Stanford University.
  • 2013 - Sponsor for the "Visiting professor (senior fellowship)" awarded to Geert Booij (University of Leiden) by the ISA-Institute of Advanced Studies for a research period at the University of Bologna (May 2013).

Research projects

  • 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.
  • 2013-2016 – CombiNetCombinazioni di parole in italiano, PRIN Project coordinated by Raffaele Simone / Alessandro Lenci. Role: Head of the Bologna Research Unit.
  • 2014-2017 – PARSEME – Parsing and multi-word expressions, IC1207 COST Action (European Cooperation in Science and Technology). Role: member.
  • 2016-2019 – LEAdhoC The linguistic expression of ad hoc categories, SIR Project coordinated by Caterina Mauri. Role:member.
  • 2016-oggi – LISTLISTing in natural language. Research network at the LILEC Department, University of Bologna. Role: coordinator, together with Caterina Mauri.
  • 2017-oggi – universaLISTCostruzioni a lista in prospettiva tipologico-cognitiva. Project at the LILEC Department, University of Bologna. Role: coordinator.

Scientific responsibilities

Invited talks as keynote/plenary speaker

  • 2013 - The notion of head in morphology (with S. Scalise). Round Table Invited Speaker, “Prominences in Linguistics”, University of the Tuscia, Viterbo, 12-14 December 2013.
  • 2014 - Phrasal lexemes, constructions and levels of analysis. Invited Plenary Speaker, “47th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea”, Poznań, 11-14 September 2014.

Conference talks

  • 2004 - Multiword expressions in the lexicon: the case of Italian phrasal verbs. SKY symposium “The lexicon: its status in the theory of language”, Turku, 18-19 November 2004.
  • 2005 - Phrasal and morphological complex predicates in Italian: a semantic analysis (with C. Iacobini). 5th Mediterranean Morphology Meeting”, Fréjus, 15-18 September 2005.
  • 2006 - Binomi coordinati in italiano. “IX Congresso Internazionale della Società di Linguistica e Filologia Italiana”, Florence, 15-17 June 2006.
  • 2007 - Verbi sintagmatici e ordine delle parole. Workshop “I verbi sintagmatici in italiano e nelle varietà dialettali”, Turin, 19-20 February 2007.
  • 2007 - Italian V-and-V lexical constructions (with A. M. Thornton). “6th Mediterranean Morphology Meeting”, Ithaca, 27-30 September 2007.
  • 2007 - The multiword level: constructions and categories. Workshop “Cognitive and Computational Aspects of Extended Lexical Units”, Leiden, 14-15 December 2007.
  • 2008 - Costruzioni verbo-pronominali “intensive” in italiano. “XLII Congresso Internazionale di Studi della Società di Linguistica Italiana”, Pisa, 25-27 September 2008.
  • 2008 - Phrasal words, compounds and phrases: a constructionist perspective. “Workshop on Naming Strategies”, Berlin, 6-7 October 2008.
  • 2009 - List Constructions: a semantic network (with E. Bonvino & P. Pietrandrea). “Third International AFLiCo Conference”, Paris, 27-29 May 2009.
  • 2009 - The importance of being recursive (with L. Gaeta). “42nd Annual Meeting of Societas Linguistica Europaea”, Lisbon, 9-12 September 2009.
  • 2010 - Binominal constructions in Italian of the N-di-N type: towards a typology of light noun constructions. “43rd Annual Meeting of Societas Linguistica Europaea”, Vilnius, 2-5 September 2010.
  • 2010 - CoP-It. Verso la costruzione di una banca dati online di Combinazioni di Parole dell'Italiano (with V. Efrati), Workshop “Morphology meets computational linguistics”, Bologna, 7-8 October 2010.
  • 2010 - Light nouns (with R. Simone), “Word Classes. Nature, typology, computational representation”. Rome, 24-26 March 2010.
  • 2010 - Phrasal lexemes and reduction strategies in Russian (poster, with V. Benigni). 14th International Morphology Meeting", Budapest, 13-16 May 2010.
  • 2011 - Ethical datives and related constructions (with M. Fried). “44th Annual Meeting of Societas Linguistica Europaea”, Logroño, 8-11 September 2011.
  • 2011 - Russian shortenings in -ka: the case for constructions (with V. Benigni). “8th Mediterranean Morphology Meeting”, Cagliari, 14-17 September 2011.
  • 2012 - Meaning and form of vagueness: a cross-linguistic perspective (with C. Mauri, L. Tovena & M. Voghera). “45th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea”, Stockholm, August 29-September 1, 2012.
  • 2012 - Italian cognate constructions (with A. Bisetto & C. Melloni). “45th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea”, Stockholm, August 29-September 1, 2012.
  • 2012 - The role of lists and list markers in the coding of vagueness: a crosslinguistic analysis (with C. Mauri & P. Pietrandrea). “45th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea”, Stockholm, August 29-September 1, 2012.
  • 2013 - Construction Morphology: A welcome (with J. Audring). “Bologna Seminar on Construction Morphology”, Bologna, 20-21 May 2013.
  • 2013 - Semantic perspectives in Contruction Morphology (with G. Booij). “Bologna Seminar on Construction Morphology”, Bologna, 20-21 May 2013.
  • 2013 - Idiomatic clitic constructions. “9th Mediterranean Morphology Meeting”. Dubrovnik, 15-18 September 2013.
  • 2013 - Combinazioni di parole in italiano. Risorse lessicografiche e proposte di tipologia (with R. Simone, V. Piunno & S. Castagnoli). “XLVII Congresso Internazionale della Società di Linguistica Italiana”, Salerno, 26-28 settembre 2013.
  • 2014 - Extracting MWEs from Italian corpora: A case study for refining the POS-pattern methodology (with M. Nissim & S. Castagnoli). “10th Workshop on Multiword Expressions”, Göteborg, 26-27 April 2014.
  • 2014 - The emergence of the Vmotion+se+ne construction in Italian: from lexicalization to productivity. “8th International Conference on Construction Grammar”, Osnabrück, 3-6 September 2014.
  • 2014 - SYMPAThy - Towards a comprehensive approach to the extraction of Italian Word Combinations (with A. Lenci, G. Lebani, S. Castagnoli & M. Nissim). Poster. “Prima Conferenza di Linguistica Computazionale Italiana”, Pisa, 9-10 December 2014.
  • 2015 - Extracting and Analysing Italian Word Combinations with SYntactically Marked PATterns (with S. Castagnoli, M. Nissim, G. Lebani, M. Senaldi & A. Lenci). Poster. “PARSEME 4th General Meeting”, Valletta (Malta), 19-20 March 2015.
  • 2015 - Mapping the Constructicon with SYMPAThy. Italian Word Combinations between fixedness and productivity (with A. Lenci, G. Lebani, M. Senaldi, S. Castagnoli & M. Nissim). Poster. “NetWords Final Conference”, Pisa, 30 March-1 April 2015.
  • 2015 - POS-patterns or Syntax? Comparing methods for extracting Word Combinations (with S. Castagnoli, G. Lebani, A. Lenci, M. Nissim & L. Passaro). “EUROPHRAS2015”, Malaga, 29 June-1 July 2015.
  • 2015 - Automatic extraction of Word Combinations from corpora: evaluating methods and benchmarks (with M. Nissim, S. Castagnoli, G. Lebani, L. Passaro & A. Lenci). Poster. “Seconda Conferenza di Linguistica Computazionale Italiana”, Trento, 3-4 December 2015.

Invited seminars

  • 2005 - Phrasal verbs in Italian: synchrony and diachrony. “The Architecture of the Human Language Faculty” seminars, Amsterdam, 19 May 2005.
  • 2005 - Tipologia e diacronia dei verbi sintagmatici in italiano. “MorboConf” seminars, Bologna, 31 January 2005.
  • 2007 - Parole sintagmatiche in italiano. “Linguaggio a Roma Tre” seminars, Rome, 10 May 2007.
  • 2009 - Il significato grammaticale nelle configurazioni del discorso. Il caso di magari (with P. Pietrandrea). “Linguaggio a Roma Tre” seminars, Rome, 28 February 2008.
  • 2010 - Costruzioni lessicali in russo: composti nominali, nomi sintagmatici e strategie di riduzione (with V. Benigni). “Linguaggio a Roma Tre” seminars, Rome, 20 May 2010.
  • 2012 - Construction Morphology: a thumbnail sketch. “Morphology” course (instructor P. Kiparsky), Department of Linguistics, Stanford University, 21 & 23 May 2012.
  • 2012 - Italian cognate constructions (with A. Bisetto & C. Melloni). University of Verona, 25 September 2012.
  • 2013 - Parole sintagmatiche: morfologia, sintassi o costruzioni? Marconi University, Rome, 21 March 2013.
  • 2013 - Cognate construction: what's so special about it? (with A. Bisetto & C. Melloni). University of Padua, 5 April 2013.
  • 2015 - Constructions across levels of analysis. Département des Sciences du langage, Université François-Rabelais, Tours (France), 5 November 2015.

Event organization

  • 2007 - Co-organizer (with R. Simone) of the Workshop “Possible dictionaries”, Rome, 6-7 July 2007.
  • 2009-2012 - Co-organizer (with R. Simone, V. Efrati) of 4 editions of the TRIPLE Winter School on the lexicon (SIT), Rome.
  • 2010 - Co-organizer (with R. Simone) of the Conference "Word classes: nature, typology, computational representation", Rome, 24-26 March 2010.
  • 2011 - Co-organizer (with M. Fried) of the Workshop "Ethical datives and related constructions", 44th Annual Meeting of Societas Linguistica Europaea, Logroño, 8-11 September 2011.
  • Since 2012 - Co-organizer (with C. Borghetti, A. Pano, F. Regattin) of “IDEAR – Incontri Dipartimentali su Esperienze e Attività di Ricerca”, LILEC Department, Bologna.
  • 2012 - Co-organizer (with C. Borghetti, S. Scalise) of "The Linguistics Week - Conferences on Aspects of Language and Linguistics", Bologna, 28 February-1 March 2012.
  • 2012 - Co-organizer (with C. Mauri, L. Tovena & M. Voghera) of the Workshop "Meaning and form of vagueness: a cross-linguistic perspective", 45th Annual Meeting of Societas Linguistica Europaea, Stockholm, 29 August-1 September 2012.
  • 2013 - Co-organizer (with G. Booij) of the “Bologna Seminar on Construction Morphology”, Bologna, 20-21 May 2013.
  • 2015 – Co-organizer (with A. Bisetto, D. Delfitto, E. Magni, C. Melloni, M. Pascoli, E. Soare) of “JENom6 – 6th Workshop on Nominalizations”, Verona, 30 June -1 July 2015.
  • 2015 - Co-organizer (with J. Audring, N. Koutsoukos, W. Sandler) of the 10th Mediterranean Morphology Meeting (MMM10), Haifa, 7-10 September 2015.

Editorial boards

Occasional reviewer for the following international journals: Languages in Contrast; Language Sciences; Word Structure; Folia Linguistica; Studies in Language; Cognitive Linguistics.

Scientific Committees

  • 2009-2016 - Member of the Scientific Committee of the TRIPLE Winter School on the lexicon (SIT), Roma Tre University, 6 editions.
  • 2010 - Member of the "International Advisory Committee" della “6th International Conference on Construction Grammar” (ICCG6), Prague, 3-5 September 2010.
  • 2012-2016 – Member of the Scientific Committee of the Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE), 5 editions (SLE45-SLE49).
  • 2013 – Member of the Scientific Committee of "New Territories in Word-formation”, Sofia, 30-31 May 2013.
  • 2013 – Member of the Scientific Committee of “pS-prominenceS – Prominences in Linguistics”, Viterbo, 12-14 December 2013.
  • 2014 – Member of the Scientific Committee of the “Workshop on Copulas”, Bologna, 13-14 March 2014.
  • 2015 – Member of the Scientific Committee of “Italian Dialect Meeting (and CIDSM X)”, Leiden, 22-24 June 2015.
  • 2015 – Member of the Scientific Committee of “Décembrettes 9 – Colloque international de morphologie”, Toulouse, 3-4 December 2015.
  • 2016 – Member of the Scientific Committee of “Word formats and lexical combinations. Structures, extraction methods and lexicographic representations”, Rome, 29-30 January 2016.
  • Since 2013 - Member of the Permanent Scientific Committee of the Mediterranean Morphology Meetings (MMM).

Membership of scientific societies

  • Società di Linguistica Italiana (SLI), since 2006.
  • Linguistic Society of America (LSA), since 2008.
  • Società Italiana di Glottologia (SIG), since 2009.
  • Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE), since 2010.

Publications
Academia: https://unibo.academia.edu/FrancescaMasini
Unibo: www.unibo.it/sitoweb/francesca.masini/pubblicazioni