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Daniela Marcantonio


Daniela Marcantonio has obtained her Diploma in Foreign Literatures and Languages - with specialization in German and Russian literatures - in Italy and Germany. She was granted various stipends, which allowed her to visit Russia as well as Germany for longer periods during her study period. After obtaining an European grant in the Program "Leonardo da Vinci" for the best presented research plan in applied linguistic, she moved to Berlin (Germany), where she studied Semiotics at the Technische Universität zu Berlin at the faculty of Communication Sciences at the institute of Applied Linguistics and Semiotics. There, she obtained also her PhD in Semiotics, with a thesis about the cognitive, semantic and pragmatic differences between Germans and Italians in nonverbal communication with everyday gestures. 

Currently, she is working as a lecturer for German and as researcher at the Institute of Argumentation, Linguistics and Semiotics - IALS, Università della Svizzera italiana - USI. 

For selected publications, visit also her page on