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Ms Eleonora Boglioni MA

PhD seeker in Applied Linguistics

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Eleonora Boglioni is a PhD student in Applied Linguistics within Modern Languages at the University of Southampton.

My research concerns L3 Acquisition, with particular regard to linguistic areas at the interface between syntax and semantics.

My fascination with linguistics began when teaching Italian to foreign students in Italy. By taking a closer look at the students’ interlanguage, I developed an interest in the functioning of learning mechanisms and language development.

I worked for several years as an L2 Italian instructor at the Universities of Milan, Bergamo and Pavia. I lead classes of Italian dedicated to Chinese-speaking students and to students from a range of linguistic backgrounds.

Later, I moved to the US to continue my studies in Second Language Acquisition. I got a master’s degree from the university of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and worked as a Visiting Lecturer of Italian at the University of Winston Salem, NC.

Throughout my teaching experience, I focused on developing syllabi that balance class pace and proximity between languages.

I am currently doing my PhD in Linguistics at the university of Southampton.


MA in Italian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US (2017)

Specialization Course in Teaching Italian as a Second Language, University of Milan, Italy (2010)

MA in Humanities, University of Milan, Italy (2005)

Research interests

Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Third Language Acquisition, Second Language Teaching

PhD Supervision

Supervisor: Prof. Roumyana Slabakova

L3 Acquisition of Italian

Language Learning Dissertation Grant

Affiliate research group


Ms Eleonora Boglioni
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