Gloria Cappelli is a researcher in English Language and Linguistics in the Department of Philology, Literature and Linguistics of the University of Pisa. She holds a PhD in Linguistics of Modern Languages (English) and is a certified teacher of EFL.
Her research focuses on lexical semantics and pragmatics, English for specific purposes (English for tourism) and on the complex adaptive systems approach to language acquisition. She has participated in two PRIN research projects and has obtained several research grants for the investigation of the acquisition of English and Italian L2. She is the author of a book on the lexical and pragmatic features of English verbs of cognitive attitude and of a book on the written genres of English tourist discourse. She has published in national and international journals and in collective research volumes.
She has been teaching at the University of Pisa since 2004 (Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Foreign Language and Literature, Faculty of Tourism Sciences, Teacher’s Training program).