Ferrari, Franca

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Ferrari, Franca  


Dr. Franca Ferrari was born in Milan, Italy. She holds a Master’s degree in Hispano-American languages and literatures from the Università Statale, Milan and a Master’s degree in Linguistics from the Freie Universitaet, Berlin, Germany. In 1998 she moved to the Unites States and in 2005 she received a Ph.D. in Theoretical Linguistics from New York University.

Dr. Ferrari’s research interests are in the field of linguistics, cognitive sciences and communication. In particular, Dr. Ferrari’s work concentrates on the investigation of theoretical and cognitive aspects of word formation processes in Romance and Bantu languages. At the moment Dr. Ferrari is continuing her research in cognitive linguistics at Brooklyn College working on different processing aspects of derived complex words.

In her free time Dr. Ferrari enjoys running half and full marathons, doing charity work and traveling.


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Courses: Public Speaking, Speech 101, Communication Theories, General Linguistics, Phonetics, Language Acquisition, Morphology, Field Methods, Clinical Linguistics, Italian Linguistics, English-Spanish Comparative Grammar, Italian, Spanish and ESL.