1972 Degree in Philosophy, University of Bologna
1975-1980 Grant from the National Ministry of Public Instruction (Ministero della Istruzione Pubblica) at the University of Bologna
1980-1992 Assistant Professor at the University of Bologna, Department of Communication Science, Chair of Semiotics (Prof. Umberto Eco)
1992-1995 Associate Professor of Sociolinguistics at the University of Bologna, Department of Communication Science
1995... Associate Professor of Semiotics at the University of Bologna, Department of Communication Science
1992... Professor at the PhD Program in Semiotics, at the University of Bologna, Department of Communication Science
1988-1994 Scientific Director of the Center for Cognitive and Semiotics Studies, University of San Marino
1994... Director of the Department of Cognitive and Semiotics Studies, University of San Marino.
Scientific and research activities, courses and seminars
1980-81 CRN-Nato Fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley, Department of Linguistics
1983 Visiting Scholar at the Linguistic Summer Institute, Linguistic Society of America, UCLA
1984-85 Scientific consultant at the IBM Scientific Center in Pisa (Italy) for a research project on a parser for Italian
1985-86 Visiting Scientist at IBM's Thomas Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, project for development of an Italian parser and a fragment of an Italian grammar
1987 Invited professor at the ISISS (International Summer Institute of Semiotic Studies), Toronto University, offering a course on 'Subjectivity and Language'
1988 Invited professor at the ISISS (International Summer Institute of Semiotic Studies), Vancouver, University of British Columbia, offering a course on 'Semiotics and Artificial Intelligence'
1990-91 Japan Foundation fellowship as a Visiting Scientist at Tokyo Gaikokugo Daigaku, with a research project on Japanese theories of signs and language
1992 Consultant at Park Xerox Research Center, Palo Alto, California, research project on 'Textual genre and automatic classification'
1994 Invited professor at the Summer School of Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies, University of Trondheim, Norway, offering a course on 'A Semiotic Approach to Meaning: from Lexical Semantics to Text Interpretation'
1994 Professor at the NOW Course of the European Community and Center of Documentation and Research on Women (Centro di Documentazione e Ricerca delle Donne), Bologna, on 'Donne e linguaggio' (Women and Language)
1998 Invited workshop organizer and presenter for UNESCO Project 'Mediteranean Women and Media', Irbid University, Jordan
1981 Stanford University, California, USA
1981 University of California at Berkeley, USA
1983 Université de Fribourg, Switzerland, Conference on 'La Lettre'
1984 Università di Palermo, Italy, Terzo Conference Internazionale di Semiotica
1984 New York University, USA, International Conference on 'Women, Gender, Language'
1987 University of Toronto, Canada
1988 University of Vancouver, Canada
1988 European University of Florence, Italy, Conference on 'Equality and Difference'
1989 University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
1990 Università di Valencia, Spain
1990 Maison de Science de l'Homme, Paris, France
1991 Tokyo Gaikokugo Daigaku, Japan
1992 Technische Universitat, Berlin
1993 Rank Xerox Research Center, Grenoble, Switzerland
1993 Mostra d'Oltremare, Conference 'Futuro Remoto', Naples, Italy
1993 Conference on 'Summarizing Text for Intelligent Communication', Dagsthul, Germany
1994 Brown University Program, University of California, Sede di Bologna, Italy
1994 University of Trondheim, Norway
1994 Università di Palermo, Italy, XXVIII Congresso SLI (Società Linguistica Italiana)
1995 Università di Cassino, Italy, Conference Società Filosofia del Linguaggio
1995 Istituto Mitteleuropeo di Cultura, Conference on 'Which Semantics', Bolzano, Italy
1996 6th International Congress of I.A.D.A. Conference on Dialogue, Prague, Czech Republic
1996 Conference on "Umberto Eco: au nom du sens", Cerisy, France
1997 Torino University, Italy, First Workshop on Lexical Semantics Systems
1998 UNESCO Project, Irbid University, Jordan
1998 Roma University, Italy, AISS Conference
Scientific Offices and Awards
1988-1992 Regional contact for the ISI (International Semiotic Institute) Regional Center for Southern Europe.
1993... Member of Comité d'évaluation de la Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, Paris, France
1993-1996 Vice-president of the Italian Society for the Philosophy of Language
1994... Editor, together with Umberto Eco, of the series "Semiotic and Cognitive Studies", published by Brepols
Member of the Editorial Board for the following journals :
-Versus. Rivista di Studi Semiotici
Member of the following Associations :
-Associazione Italiana di Studi Semiotici
-International Association for Semiotic Studies
-Società Italiana di Filosofia del Linguaggio
-Società Linguistica Italiana
-International Pragmatic Association
-Cognitive Linguistics Society
Member of the Italian Order of Psychologists
Executive Board member for the Center for Documentation and Research on Women, (Centro di Documentazione e Ricerca delle Donne), Comune di Bologna, Bologna, Italy