Christian Geddo is Ph.D. student and teaching assistant at the Institute of Italian Studies (ISI). His research work is part of the FNS project (n. 100012_192771) “The categorization of information sources in face-to-face interaction. A study based on the TIGR corpus of spoken Italian”, coordinated by Professor Johanna Miecznikowski. In 2017 he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Humanities at Università del Piemonte Orientale (Vercelli), discussing a thesis in the field of Sociolinguistics and Corpus Linguistics. At the same university, he earned a Master’s degree in Modern, Classical and Comparative Philology, working on discourse markers from both a theoretical and applied perspective. His research interests are mainly related to Pragmatics, with a specific attention to Interactional Linguistics, cross-cultural and cognitive models (Relevance Theory), Experimental Pragmatics.
He is a member of the International Pragmatics Association (IPrA), the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE), the Società di Linguistica Italiana (SLI) and of CORE-ILCA. He is part of the editorial team of the journal Folia Linguistica Historica.