PhD Student

PhD program:: XXXIV

My research focuses on animal communication in the frame of the contemporary debate. I explore animal communicative capacities from both a conceptual and a cognitive point of view by making reference to theoretical-philosophical, cognitive and empirical-ethological studies. In particular, I examine animal semantics and animal pragmatics starting from an analysis of the concept of intentionality.

Thesis title: “Intentionality and language between semiotics and cognitive ethology”
Supervisor: Prof. Stefano Gensini
Second Supervisor: Prof.ssa Ilaria Tani

Areas of Research: Animal communication; Animal cognition; Intentionality; Semantics; Pragmatics.
Research Interests: Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Communication; Semiotics; Philosophy of Mind; Cognitive Science, Cognitive Ethology, Zoosemiotics, Biosemiotics.


From March 2020 member of the Communicative Mind Research Group of the University of Warwick (Coventry, UK) - from November 2018: Ph.D. Candidate in Documentation Studies, Linguistics and Literature, Curriculum "Theory of Language and Linguistic Education", University of Rome "La Sapienza" - July 2018: Master Degree in Philosophy (110/110 cum laude) at the University of Rome "La Sapienza"; Award for Outstanding Results in M.A. Philosophy a.y. 2017-2018 (Sapienza Foundation) - from 2016: student at SSAS (School for Advanced Studies Sapienza) at the University of Rome "La Sapienza", Academic Area: Humanities - July 2016: Bachelor Degree in Philosophy (110/110 cum laude) at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" - July 2012: High School Degree Liceo Classico Brocca (100/100) at the "Virgilio" High School of Rome.


2020-2021: Visiting Ph.D. Student, University of Warwick (Coventry, UK). Supervisor: Dr. Richard Moore.
2019-2020: Visiting Ph.D. Student, University of Warwick (Coventry, UK). Supervisor: Dr. Richard Moore.
2017-2018: Erasmus for M.A. Thesis Research, Freie Universität (Berlin, Germany).


2018-2021: Ph.D. Scholarship funded by the University of Rome "La Sapienza".
2021: Individual Research Project for Mobility Abroad Scholarship, University of Rome "La Sapienza".
2020: Joint Research Project for Mobility Abroad Scholarship (with Dott. Gianmarco Bartolomei), University of Rome "La Sapienza".


2019: Embodied Creativity: the role of performativity: "La performatività nella comunicazione animale. Riflessioni su studi recenti", International Conference PRIN, International Center for Studies in the Humanities "Umberto Eco", Bologna (IT).

2019: Language and Emotions: "Emotività e arbitrarietà in chiave (zoo)semiotica", with Prof. Stefano Gensini, XXV Congress of the Philosophy of Language Society, University of Cagliari (IT).

Research products

  • 11573/1439646 - 2020 - L'intenzionalità. Breve storia di un concetto filosofico (02a Capitolo o Articolo)
    Giulia PALAZZOLO
  • 11573/1439639 - 2020 - Simbolicità e emotività negli animali non umani: un tema attuale con radici lontane (01a Articolo in rivista)
  • 11573/1248106 - 2017 - Marin Cureau de la Chambre: Cognition and Language in Animals (01a Articolo in rivista)
    Giulia PALAZZOLO

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