Andrea MOro
Full Professor
Organization Unit: CLASSE SUV
Scientific Discipline: Glottologia e linguistica


Andrea Moro (1962) is full professor of General Linguistics, Director of the Department of Cognitive, Behavioural and Social Sciences, founder of the Center for Neurocognition and Theoretical Syntax (NEtS) which he directed for six years, and Deputy Director at the University School for Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia. Former director of the interfaculty program in cognitive neuroscience at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan which he contributed to found in 1996 he has been associate professor at the University of Bologna. He has been Fulbright student and visiting scientist at MIT and at Harvard University several times and obtained a “Diplôme d'études supérieures en théorie de la syntaxe et syntaxe comparative” at the University of Geneva. He lectured in many universities in the US and the EU. His main fields of research are theoretical syntax (in particular copular sentences and Dynamic Antisymmetry) and neurolinguistics (in particular "impossible languages" and electrophysiological representation of syntax). He published a few books in English and Italian: The raising of predicates (Cambridge University Press, 1997); Dynamic Antisymmetry (The MIT press, 2000), I confini di Babele, II edizione (Il Mulino, 2015; trad. ingl. The boundaries of Babel, MIT Press 2015), Breve storia del verbo essere (Adelphi, 2010; trad. ingl. A short history of "be", MIT Press, in preparazione), Parlo dunque sono (Adelphi 2012; trad. ing. I speak therefore I am, Columbia University Press 2016), The Equilibrium of Human Syntax (Routledge, 2013), Impossible Languages (The MIT Press, 2016). His first novel is "Il segreto di Pietramala" (La Nave di Teseo, 2018). His papers on international journals including Nature Neuroscience, Nature Human Behaviour, the Proceedings of the American Academy of Science, Cortex, Trends in Cognitive Science, Lingua and Linguistic Inquiry. Googlescholar Citation index 24; orcid