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Francesca Masini

Associate Professor

Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

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

Short Bio

Francesca Masini is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Bologna since 2014. Her research revolves around how meaning is packaged into linguistic structures, with special focus on concept-naming strategies, reference construction, non-literal meanings and emergent grammar. She works primarily within constructionist approaches, combining usage-based, quantitative and typological methods.

She is currently Department's Delegate for Research. She is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Constructions and Frames, Associate Editor of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Morphology and member of the Permanent Committee of the Mediterranean Morphology Meetings (MMM).

She was awarded the National Award for Scientific Popularization 2017 (Humanities Area) for Tutto ciò che hai sempre voluto sapere sul linguaggio e sulle lingue (with Nicola Grandi) and is co-founder of Linguisticamente, the first Italian website for the popularization of linguistics.

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Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Culture Moderne
Via Cartoleria 5, Bologna - Go to map

Office hours

Until further notice, office hours will be held online (on TEAMS) upon request (at least 1 day before).


Office hours (II semester):

  • Wednesdays, h. 15-16

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