Claudio Iacobini is Full Professor of General Linguistics at the University of Salerno. He holds a degree (cum laude) at the University of Rome La Sapienza, where he also obtained a PhD in Linguistics; he continued his studies at the University of L’Aquila with a post-doctoral scholarship. He carried out research activities at the Institute of Psychology of the CNR in Rome, and took part in several national and international research projects. He taught at the University of Ferrara and held courses, lectures and conferences at several universities and research centres in Europe, America and Asia. He was a member of the scientific direction of the Grande Dizionario della Lingua Italiana directed by Tullio De Mauro and of other lexicographic projects. The research activity is focused on the study of morphology, lexicon and typology. Publications mainly concern word formation (especially in the domain of Romance languages), the composition and stratification of the lexicon (with particular reference to the analysis of the quantitative dimension), the study in a typological and constructional perspective of the expression of motion synchronically and diachronically.