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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

Marianna Bolognesi’s research focuses on lexical semantics and multimodal communication, and in particular on the relation between language and thought, and on the semantic representation of word meaning in mind. Currently she is working on the representation and processing of abstract concepts (e.g., "excellence", "democracy", "joy", that is, concepts denoting intangible entities) and on the role of metaphor and metonymy in the process of conceptual abstraction. She uses experimental methods that bridge psychological investigation with computational (corpus-driven) modelling.

2022 - ... Associate Professor (tenured) - Università di Bologna

2022 - ... Principal Investigator proj ERC ABSTRACTION (ERC-2021-STG-101039777)

2019-2022  Senior Assistant Professor at University of Bologna, Italy.

2017-2019 Research Associate at University of Oxford, UK.

2015-2017 EU-awarded Marie Curie Postdoctoral researcher, University of Amsterdam, NL.

2008-2011 Ph.D. Linguistics, Università di Torino, IT.

2004-2007 MA, Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Università di Pavia, IT.

1999-2003 BA, Foreign Languages and Linguistics, Università di Pisa, IT.


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Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Culture Moderne
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