Adriano Allora's Curriculum Vitae

Date of birth: November 8th, 1976
Place of birth: Torino, Italy
(temporary) Address: via Roma 8b, 10090 Castagneto Po, ITALY
Mobile: +39 366 30 51 683
E-mail: adriano.allora@maieuticallabs.it

Education

02/2005 PhD Degree, University of Torino (Italy) PhD Thesis title: "Deixis on the Internet"
The PhD research was composed of two parts: the practical one consists of designing and creating a content driven e-couse (a web site) on deixis, and verifing its efficiency; the theoretical one was generated by the connection between the net concept as space and the linguistic phenomenon most related to the context
1st speaker: Professor Carla Marello (linguistic and didactical point of view)
2nd speaker: Professor Klaus Hoelker (linguistic point of view)
3rd speaker: Professor Valerio Eletti (e-learning point of view)
02/2003 Honorary fellowship in Linguistics, honorary fellowship in Modern Languages Teaching
02/2001 Degree in Linguistics obtained at the University of Turin - Faculty of Language/Literature and Philosophy - Course of study in Communication Sciences, Multimedia Communication curriculum.
Vote: 110/110.
Thesis title: "Electric words, a linguistic analysis of chat-lines".
That study, based on two years of research, investigates the specific variety of Italian used in Internet Relay Chat: it contains both linguistically grounded observations and semiotic ones (on cooperation, on the aspects of social and physical space and on connections between different kinds of CMC).
1st speaker: Professor Davide Ricca
2nd speaker: Professor Carla Marello

Work Experiences

11/2011 - today: charter member and teaching designer, Maieutical Labs, s.n.c.
11/2011 - 12/2011: phonetician consultant on Italian language, Gracenote, Inc.
10/2010 - 03/2011: temporary research fellow (field: e-learning) in the VALERE (Varietà Alte di Lingue Europee in Rete) research group (University of Torino)
10/2010 - 01/2011: phonetician consultant on Italian language, Gracenote, Inc.
09/2007 - 09/2010: IT employee, University of Torino, Faculty of Psychology.
01/2010 - 06/2010: phonetician consultant on Italian language, Gracenote, Inc.
09/2006 - 09/2007: Linguistics lecturer, University of Turin, Communication Science Faculty.
06/2006 - 03/2007: proof-reader and editor (ISBN-13: 9788878870659), A. Vallardi publisher, Milan.
09/2005 - 09/2007: Communication Applied IT lecturer, University of Torino, Faculty of Foreign Languages.
09/2004 - 09/2007: Italian Grammar lecturer, Gugliemo Marconi University (Rome).
03/2005 - 03/2006: temporary research fellow (field: language engineering), University of Torino, Philology and Literature Department.
09/2005 - 05/2006: IT teacher (MS Office for apprentice), Salesian School, San Benigno (Turin).

Non-profit Experiences

2005 - 2008: editor and proof-reader of fantasy novel un tiro perfetto (ISBN-13: 9781409232216).
11/2002 - 09/2005: collaboration to the CORPORA project (supervisor: professor Carla Marello, FIRB RXAUB00909) in a specific area: written Italian morphological tagging and textual mark-up. FIRB topic: "Italian textual varieties: the importance of diachronic, textual and contextual variety of annotation and query of general and specific corpora".
09/2000 - 09/2008: collaboration to the ITALANT project (supervisor: Lorenzo Renzi, COFIN 1999 and 2001) as member of Torino unit (supervisor: professor Mortara Garavelli). The aim of that unit is to create a twelfth century Italian corpus, morphologically tagged and available on line.
12/2003 - 12/2007: corpora.unito research group webmaster (www.corpora.unito.it)
11/2002 - 11/2004: doctorate webmaster (www.dottoratolinguistica.unito.it)
2000 - 2007: personal media and CMC editor of CERBERO, Journal of Communication Science Of Turin University.
03/1995-04/1997: "L'Orco"'s (local news) magazine writer.

Computer Skills

OSs: MacOs; Windows; X-like systems.
Languages: a little bit of HTML, CSS, PHP, Perl, Javascript, ActionScript, Python, Django.
Applications: MS Office, Adobe, Macromedia, LATEX.

Software Ergonomics.
E-learning.
Computer Aided Translation foundamentals (theory and software).
Natural Language Processing foundamentals.
Webdesign.

P-Pubblications

with Simona Colombo, Carla Marello (2011), I corpora VALICO e VINCA: stranieri e italiani alle prese con le stesse attività scritte, in Maraschio, N. / De Martino, D. (eds) L'italiano degli altri. Firenze, 27-31 maggio 2010. Firenze: Accademia della Crusca.
(2009) EnTeR, Engine for Textual Researchers, in Ferrari, G. / Benatti, R. / Mosca, M. (eds) Linguistica e modelli tecnologici di Ricerca, Atti del XL Congresso Internazionale di Studi Società di Linguistica Italiana, Vercelli (IT), 21-23 settembre 2006. Roma, Bulzoni, pp. 171-177.
(2009), "Variazione diamesica generale nelle Comunicazioni Mediate dalla Rete" in Rassegna Italiana di Linguistica Applicata, n.3, pp. 147-170.
with Carla Marello (2008) L'aggettivazione in scritti di apprendenti l'italiano come L2, in Bernini, G. / Spreafico, L. / Valentini, A. (a cura di) Prospettive nello studio del lessico italiano, Atti del Convegno "Le competenze lessicali e discorsive nell'acquisizione di lingue seconde", Bergamo, 8-10 giugno 2006. Perugia, Guerra, pp. 16-26.
with Carla Marello (2008) "Ricarica clima" Accorciamenti nella lingua dei Newsgroup, in Cresti, E. (a cura di) Prospettive nello studio del lessico italiano, Atti SILFI 2006. Firenze, FUP: Vol II, pp. 533-538.
with Manuel Barbera (2007), Il problema legale dei corpora. Prime approssimazioni, in Barbera M., Corino E., Onesti C., Corpora e linguistica in rete. Perugia, Guerra, pp. 108-118.
(2007), "Genova: contro l'oggettività delle rappresentazioni", in Cerbero, n.4.
(2006), NETS, quando la traduzione assistita dal calcolatore incontra la linguistica, atti del XII Congresso Internazionale di Lessicografia EURALEX, Torino, pp. 111-116.
(2006), PERLinguisti, manuale di programmazione in Perl per umanisti, Aracne, Roma.
(unpublished), "A Tentative Typology of Net Mediated Communication", paper for the conference: CL2005 - Web as a Corpus University of Birmingham and Lancaster (UK), 13-17 July 2005.
(unpublished), "SMS Monitor Studies, un progetto di analisi dell'italiano scritto al cellulare", poster for the conference: Scrittura e Nuovi Media University of Rome Roma Tre, 21-22 October 2004.
(2003), "È scritto o parlato?", in Italiano & Oltre, n.1, pp. 14-18.
(2002), "La deissi in IRC", in Linguistica e Filologia, n.15, pp. 61-87.

E-Pubblications

PLANTS (storing the data): tagging texts for find clusters and abjective labels of textual genres (at present time working only with FireFox)
SMS Monitor Corpus: a monitor corpus on text messages
ENgine for TExtual Researchers: a research engine designed and written for the Italian-as-L2 learners' corpus VALICO
Deissi web course on deixis
ILVaT Textual type sensitive readability tool (at present time working only with IExplorer).
(2007), Possibili applicazioni della teoria dei sistemi viventi alla linguistica, available here

Life

Family: happily married, three fabulous children
Relax: boardgames and role-playing, fantasy and sci-fi novels, comics, walking, drawing, cooking, chatting about communications/media/technology/gender stereotypes.