Maria Voghera, known as Miriam, is Professor of Linguistics and Glottology.
Graduated in Philosophy of Language at the University La Sapienza with a thesis under the supervision of Tullio De Mauro, she obtained a Ph.D. in Linguistics at the University of Reading in Great Britain under the supervision of Giulio C. Lepschy.
Before teaching in Salerno, she was Visiting research Fellow at the University of Reading and researcher at the Department of Modern Philology of the University of Naples “Federico II”.
In 1993 she was awarded the International Prize for Linguistics Antonino Pagliaro in the category of young scholars for the book Sintassi e intonazione nell’italiano parlato, Bologna, Il Mulino, 1992.
She is a member of the scientific committees of the scientific journals Testi e linguaggi, E-JournAll: Euroamerican Journal of Applied Linguistics and Language and Chimera: Romance Corpora and Linguistic Studies and
She is currently
- in the Appointment Committee of the Italian Language Society, of which it has been a member since 1981 and of whose Executive Committee it was a member from 2004 to 2006;
- member of the National Secretariat of Giscel (Intervention and study group in the field of linguistic education);
- member of the Society of Italian Linguistics and Philology, of whose Direction she has been a member from 2008 to 2012;
- member of the Study Group on Spoken Communication of the Society of Italian Linguistics, of which she was one of the founders and of whose Executive Committee she was a member from 2003 to 2006;
- member of the Italian Society of Glottology and the Société de Linguistique et Philologie romanes.
She has coordinated numerous projects on spoken language and linguistic education and she is currently Director of the Laboratory for the Analysis, Research and Observation of European Languages – P.A.R.O.L.E.- of the Department of Humanistic Studies of the University of Salerno.
Main research interests: spoken communication, multimodality, syntax and prosody, semantics and pragmatics, grammaticalization, corpus linguistics, educational linguistics and linguistic education, sociolinguistics.