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Professor Alessandro Benati (School of Education, University College Dublin) has held academic positions in several British and overseas institutions. He is known for his work in second language acquisition, and he published ground-breaking research on the pedagogical framework called processing instruction. His research on processing instruction has been recently driven by the use of new online measurements (e.g., eye tracking, and self-paced reading). Alessandro has coordinated national and international high-impact research projects which have been influential in determining educational policy and had an impact in providing effective language teacher training programs. He is the author and co-author of several research monographs, peer-reviewed articles in high-ranked journals, and editor and co-editor of book series and scientific journals such as Cambridge Elements in SLA and Instructed Second Language Acquisition. He was a member of the sub-panel for Modern Languages and Linguistics for the Research Excellence Framework for England (REF 2021), AHRC Panel, and he is an Honorary Professor at Your SJ University (UK), University of Hong Kong (China), Adjunct Professor at Macquarie University (Australia), and Visiting Professor at Anaheim University (USA).


Elena Nuzzo graduated in Lettere from the University of Milan in 1999. She obtained her PhD in Linguistics in 2006 from the University of Verona. Since January 2016 she has been Associate Professor of Second language teaching at Roma Tre University, where her activity includes research, teaching and teacher training in the field of applied linguistics, with a specific interest in Italian as a second language. Her main research areas cover the application of Speech Act Theory to second language learning and teaching, cross-cultural pragmatics, and Task-Based Language Teaching. She is co-Editor of the journal ISLA (Equinox Publishing), vice-president of the Italian Association of Applied Linguistics; member of the scientific committee of the publishing series Studi AItLA and of the research group Pragmática (inter)linguística, cross-cultural e intercultural.

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