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Emanuela Todisco
Emanuela Todisco

Emanuela Todisco


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Emanuela Todisco

MSC Early Stage Researcher







INFORMATION & Research interest

Emanuela Todisco is currently an Early Stage Researcher in the DComm Marie Sklowdoska-
Curie project at the University of the Balearic Islands in Palma de Mallorca. She studied 
Comparative Languages and Cultures at the University L?Orientale in Naples and Theoretical and Applied Linguistics at Pisa University in Italy. After her MA in 2014, she worked as a contract researcher at the University of Pisa and as a collaborative researcher at the IRCCS Fondazione Stella Maris in Calambrone (Pisa). Both working experiences were centered on the analysis of the interaction between verbal and nonverbal tools of early communication in children with typical and delayed language acquisition. Her research interests include monolingual and bilingual speakers, as well as the neurocognitive mechanisms of language processing.



09/2016 ? at present: Marie Sk?odowska-Curie Actions Early Stage Researcher and PhD Student (University of the Balearic Islands, UIB, Mallorca, Spain)

10/2014: MA Theoretical and Applied Linguistics - 110/110 cum laude (University of Pisa, Italy)

Research Thesis in Neurolinguistics: ?Late talking: Neuro-linguistic investigation in delayed communication? DOI:

04/2008: BA in Comparative Languages and Cultures - 110/110 cum laude (University of Naples             ?L?Orientale?, Italy)

Research Thesis in English Language and Translation: ?Hallucinations of a writer: Confessions of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas De Quincey?


positions & Secondments

09/16 ? at present: Marie Sk?odowska-Curie Actions Early Stage Researcher (UIB, Mallorca, Spain)

09/16 ? at present: Early Stage Researcher in the GRALing group (UIB, Mallorca, Spain)

09/16 ? at present: PhD Student (UIB, Mallorca, Spain)

03/17 - at present: Teacher (20840 ? Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language, UIB, Spain)

12/11/18 ? 23/11/18: Collaborative Researcher Secondment on language evolution (University of Friedrich Schiller Jena, Germany)

01/18 - 02/18: Collaborative Researcher Secondment on EEG study (University of East Anglia, UK)

01/17- 02/17: Collaborative Researcher Secondment on EEG study (University of East Anglia, UK)

05 - 12/15: Collaborative researcher on language delay (IRCCS Stella Maris, Calambrone, Italy)

04 - 06/15: Contract researcher on language delay (University of Pisa, Italy)

10/14 - 02/15:  Collaborative researcher on language delay  ( University of Pisa, Italy)
07/12 - 06/14:  Trainee in Clinical Linguistics  ( IRCCS Stella Maris, Calambrone, Italy)




  • The bilingual language profile questionnaire (Italian-English/English-Italian & Italian-Spanish/Spanish-Italian version) for Birdsong, D., Gertken, L. M., & Amengual, M. Bilingual Language Profile: An Easy-to-Use Instrument to Assess Bilingualism. COERLL, University of Texas at Austin. Web. 20 Jan. 2012.


  • Chilosi, A. M., Todisco, E., Cipriani, P., & Cioni, G. (2015). Diagnosi precoce e indicatori di rischio nei ritardi di comparsa del linguaggio. Prospettive in Pediatria, 45. 248-256;

  • Chilosi, A. M., Todisco, E., & Cipriani, P. (2015). I bambini con ritardo di emergenza del linguaggio. In Screening e diagnosi precoce in Foniatria e Logopedia. Franco Angeli Editore, Milano;

  • Orzan, E., Cantieri, G., Ciciriello, E., Chilosi, A. M., Todisco, E., Cipriani, P., Genovese, E., Menichetti, M., & Gherardi, P. (2015). Screening ed identificazione precoce in foniatria e logopedia: il linguaggio. In Screening e diagnosi precoce in Foniatria e Logopedia. Franco Angeli Editore, Milano.




  • ?The doubled perception of space in bilinguals: Spanish and Mallorca/Catalan compared?. At the 37th AESLA International Conference on Bilingualism and Languages in Contact, Valladolid, Spain (27-29 April, 20 hours);


  • ?Metodología de investigación: memory game elicitation task?. Workshop at the UIB (18th December 2018, 2 hours);
  • ?Deixis across languages, samples and methodologies?. Colloquium at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany (20th November 2018, 90 minutes);
  • ?Methodologies for elicitation: Two languages in one space. Mono- and bilinguals dealing with spatial demonstratives?. Workshop at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany (19th November 2018, 45 minutes);
  • ?Demonstratives in Bilinguals: The case of Mallorca.? At the 36th AESLA International Conference, Lingüística aplicada y transferencia del conocimiento: empleabilidad, internacionalización y retos sociales, Cádiz, Spain (19-21 April);
  • ELAN. An Introduction. Workshop at the UIB, Mallorca, Spain [16th February, 6 hours]


  • ?Beyond verbal communication: gestures and eye-gaze connection.? At the International Symposium of Monolingual and Bilingual Speech (ISMBS), Crete, Greece (4-7 September);
  • ?The Extra-Linguistic Side of Language Development: Eye-gaze in Deictic Communication.? At the DCOMM conference Language as a form of Action Rome, Italy (21-23 June) [poster]; 


  • ?Language Delay? at the ?Grammar: History, Development and Evolution? Workshop, at the University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy



  • Italian (native)
  • English (C1 level)
  • Spanish (C1 level)
  • Catalan (B1 level)
  • French (A2 level)
  • Japanese (A1 level)


Technical skills:

Good knowledge of spreadsheet programs, extract and represent data with charts (Microsoft Excel and SPSS). Very good knowledge of word- processing packages (Microsoft Word and LaTeX), presentation graphics (Microsoft PowerPoint and LaTeX) and linguistic data analyzing programs (PRAAT - ELAN). Basic knowledge of eye-tracking devises for Visual World Paradigm & Reading. Basic knowledge of Statistics and tools to work on statistical analysis, such as SPSS, R Studio and MatLab. Good knowledge of EEG techniques and its resulting ERPs (BRAIN VISION Devise). Basic knowledge of EMS operations and devices.




Office Hours

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Teaching, 5 previous years

Subject Degree
20840 - Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language
  • Degree in Spanish Language and Literature2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19


Research groups

Group Membership type
Research group in linguistic analysis (GRALing) Member
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