Since January 2023 I am a Ramón y Cajal fellow at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain).

I obtained my PhD in 2016 from the Universiy of Milano-Bicocca with a dissertation on the linguistic and cognitive profiles of children with dyslexia supervised by Prof. Maria Teresa Guasti.

My research predominantly focuses on language acquisition and is mainly experimental, so besides having a thorough grasp of the field of language acquisition and its outstanding questions, I have an up-to-date knowledge of experimental design and analysis.

My profile has been enriched by many international stays in prestigious universities in Australia, Germany, Spain and Italy allowing me to build a strong international network and to develop original and critical thought. Throughout my career, I obtained several grants and awards to finance my research projects.

My work lies at the intersection between linguistics and cognitive science. I lead two main productive research lines: (i) the acquisition of logical operators with a cross-linguistic edge; (ii) the linguistic and extra-linguistic profiles of children with dyslexia and language impairment. These two topics are apparently disconnected, but both shed light on the complex and fascinating processes involved in the acquisition of language.

Please click here to download my cv: curriculum vitae Elena Pagliarini 2024