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Isabella Chiari

Email:
isabella.chiari@uniroma1.it
Telephone: 
+39 06 96040351
Address: 

DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE DOCUMENTARIE, LINGUISTICO-FILOLOGICHE E GEOGRAFICHE, pl.le Aldo Moro, 5, III Piano, Edificio Lettere, 00185 Roma

Studio 211, via dei Volsci 122, ex-Vetrerie Sciarra (S. Lorenzo), tel. 06 96040351

Profile

Position: 
Associate Researcher
Keywords:
  • computational linguistics;
  • Italian;
  • lexicography;
  • sign language;
  • statistical linguistics;
Short profile: 

Researcher (Assistant professor) in "La Sapienza" University of Rome, she currently holds courses for undergraduate students in General linguistics and graduate courses in Computational linguistics.
 She graduated in Philosophy (Università "La Sapienza" di Roma) in 1994/95, and received a PhD in Philosophy of Language (Università di Palermo) in 1999/2000. She further completed education with summer schools, courses, workshops in various Italian and international institutions (Paris, Boston - MIT / Harvard, S. Marino, Tuscan Word Centre).
 She held courses in Università per stranieri di Siena, Università "Magna Graecia" in Catanzaro, Università di Genova, from 2002/2003 to 2005/2006in Scuola superiore per Interpreti e Traduttori of Roma and since 2001/02 in Università "La Sapienza" of Roma. She also held seminars, lessons in various Italian and foreign universities and sha has given speeches in Italian and international congresses.
She wrote essays and articles among which the monographs: - Ridondanza e linguaggio (Roma, Carocci, 2002) - Informatica e lingue naturali (Roma, Aracne, 2004) - Introduzione alla linguistica computazionale (Bari, Laterza, 2007)

And co-edited the following books: - De Mauro & Chiari (eds). Parole e numeri. Analisi quantitative dei fatti di lingua (Roma, Aracne, 2005). - Bolasco, S., I. Chiari, L. Giuliano (eds). 2010. Statistical Analysis
of Textual Data. Proceedings of Xth JADT Conference
, Milano, LED, vol.
2. - Pettorino, M., A. Giannini, I. Chiari, F. Dovetto (eds.). 2010. Spoken Communication, Cambrige Scholars Publishing.

She participated in numerous research projects, like CLIPS (Corpora e Lessici di Italiano Parlato e Scritto), coordinated by Federico Albano Leoni, Università "Federico II" di Napoli. Member of CRILET (Centro Ricerche Informatica e Letteratura) and of Editor of  Bollettino di italianistica directed by Alberto Asor Rosa. From 2008 is in the Executive Commitee of the Special Interest Group on Spoken Communication (GSCP), Treasurer of Società di Linguistica italiana, and member of the Executive Committe of Senso Comune, association for the development of opensource linguistic knowledge databases.
Languages (high proficiency):
-mothertongue Italian
-English(Certificate of Proficiency in English, University of Cambridge, 1996)
-French(DELF, 1995)
-Russian(Ministero dell'istruzione professionale e generale della Federazione Russa, e Centro di lingua e cultura russa dell'Università Statale di S. Pietroburgo 1998, 1999)
Other languages known: Spanish, German, Arabic

Research

My main research interests lie at the intersection between linguistics and philosophy of language. Presently I am concerned with themes about scientific, methodological and theoretical issues in quantitative linguistics and corpus linguistics and on linguistic redundancy in speech performance (speech errors and slips of the tongue) and understanding processes (slips of the ear) and their implications in language teaching and learning. I am mostly involved in methodological and theoretical issues in computational and statistical linguistics for textual analysis (multiword expression analysis and extraction, measures for neologisms, interaction between lexicographic word senses and ontologies) and language learning (tests of language understanding and computational lexicographic tools) and sign language representation forms.

Publications


Books/Monographs

   2010
Antinoro Pizzuto E., Chiari I., Rossini P. Representing Signed Languages: Theoretical, Methodological and Practical Issues. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010.

   2008
Antinoro Pizzuto E., Chiari I., Rossini P. The representation issue and its multifaceted aspects in constructing sign Language corpora: questions, answers, further problems. LREC (ISBN: 2-9517408-4-0 / EAN: 9782951740846 -, 2008.

Proceedings

   2011
Antinoro Pizzuto E., Chiari I., Rossini P. Strumenti per la traduzione della Lingua dei Segni Italiana: critiche e proposte per una ricerca responsabile. In: LXIII Congresso della SLI - I luoghi della traduzione. Le interfacce. Atti del XLIII congresso internazionale di studi della Società di Linguistica Italiana (SLI) (Verona, 24-26 settembre 2009). Proceedings, pp. 159 - 171. G. Massariello Merzagora, S. Dal Maso (eds.). (Società di Linguistica Italiana, vol. 54). Bulzoni, 2011.  image   image

   2008
Antinoro Pizzuto E., Chiari I., Rossini P. The representation issue and its multifaceted aspects in constructing sign Language corpora: questions, answers, further problems. In: 3rd Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Construction and Exploitation of Sign Language Corpora (Marrakech: Marocco, ). Proceedings, 2008.
Antinoro Pizzuto E., Chiari I., Rossini P. The representation issue and its multifaceted aspects in constructing sign Language corpora: questions, answers, further problems. In: LREC 2008 - 3rd Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Construction and Exploitation of Sign Language Corpora. Proceedings (Marrakech, Marocco, 27 may - 1 june 2008). Proceedings, pp. 150 - 158. O. Crasborn, E. Efthimiou, T. Hanke, E. Thoutenhoofd, I. Zwitserlood (eds.). -, 2008.  image