Marina Nespor#

Marina Nespor
Membership Number:2499
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ITALY

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2011- SISSA - Language, Cognition and Development Lab
  • 2007-2011 Professor of General Linguistics at the University of Milano-Bicocca
  • 1998-2007 Professor of General Linguistics at the University of Ferrara
  • 1992-1998 Professor at HIL (Holland Institute of Linguistics)
  • 1975-1998 Professor of Linguistics at the University of Amsterdam

Fields of Scholarship
  • General linguistics
  • Phrasal phonology
  • Prosody
  • Rhythm
  • Language acquisition
  • Mechanisms of language acquisition
  • Communication vs. grammar
  • Origin of language

Honours and Awards
  • 1989-1993 president of GLOW (association of Generative Linguistics)
  • 1998 appointed chiara fama Professor at the University of Ferrara (special appointment for outstanding scientific achievements)
  • 2006-2009 appointed at the Interdisciplinary Center Beniamino Segre of the Accademia dei Lincei to carry out a research on The development of linguistic capacities in humans
  • 2008 Member of the Academia Europaea

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