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Marianna Marcella Bolognesi

Associate Professor

Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

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

Short Bio

Cognitive linguist, arrived in Bologna in 2019 after being a Marie S. Curie research fellow at the University of Amsterdam between 2015-2017, coordinating and implementing the COGVIM project (FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IEF, GA: 629076), and research associate at the University of Oxford (2017-2019), where she worked on the Creative Multilingualism research project (AHRC, UKRI GA: AH/N004701/1).

She currently coordinates the European project ABSTRACTION ERC-2021-STG-101039777, funded by ERC grant, which aims to investigate how abstraction mechanisms work in thought, verbal language and creativity, both human and generated by artificial intelligence.

She is also vice-PI and work unit coordinator of the national project PRIN 2022 "WEMB: Word Embeddings from Cognitive Linguistics to Language Engineering and Back", in collaboration with ISTI-CNR of Pisa, a project that aims to understand how vector representations of word meaning  (embeddings) reflect those in the minds of the speakers.

Her research employs cross-disciplinary approaches, combining psycholinguistic experiments and computational modeling.

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