Federico Gobbo studied Communication and New Media at the University of Torino, Italy, when he obtain his MA in 1997, then in 2000 he worked as a Laboratory Assistant at the University of Milano, Italy, for a post-MA program in Digital Humanities (MICSU), organized jointly by the Departments of Computer Science and Philosophy. After receiving an Italian research grant on e-learning at the University of Insubria, Varese-Como, Italy, he obtained the PhD in Computer Science at the same venue in 2009, with a dissertation on adpositional grammars.
His research interests and teaching experience come across the areas of Linguistics, Philosophy and Computing. His main topic of interest is artificiality in languages. For 'languages', this mainly means planned languages, such as International Auxiliary Languages (IALs) like Esperanto and Volapük but also languages planned for fictional purposes like Star Trek's Klingon. Lesser used and minority languages share some sociolinguistic traits with planned languages in their process of revitalization and promotion ('Ausbauization'). Moreover, a special focus is given on the issues of multilingualism and Language Policy and Planning (LPP), including the problems of mobility, integration, inclusion and language rights in the information society, seen from the prospective of Philosophy of Information.
2014-present University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2011-present University of Turin, Italy
2014-2016 University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
2012-2013 University of L'Aquila, Italy
2012, jan–feb Nanjing University, China
2009-2012 University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
2005-2012 University of Insubria, Varese-Como, Italy
University of Milano-Bicocca, 2014-2016. EU-funded (7FP) project Mobility and Integration in a Multilingual Europe (MIME). Area: Linguistics and Education Sciences. € 20,000
University of L’Aquila, DISIM, 2012-2013. Title: Emepolis. Area: Smartphone and social networks for the e-gov (C2G) of L’Aquila. € 18,000
University of Insubria, DICOM, 2009-2010. Title: Theory and practice on new texts. Area: Computing and Philosophy applied to Web 2.0. € 18,000
University of Insubria, DICOM, 2004-2005. Title: language structure aspects in the design of e-learning for robotics. Part of the TIGER Project (Italian FIRB). € 18,000
Interlinguistics editor of Language Problems and Language Planning (LPLP, John Benjamins).
Honorary Adjunct in Cybernetics (Comp. Ling.) at the International Academy of Sciences, San Marino.
Book review editor of Language Problems and Language Planning (LPLP, John Benjamins) 2005-2018.
Sejong Prize for the Best Linguistic Paper in the Journal of Universal Language Year 2013.
Lapenna Prize for the Best Master's thesis in Interlinguistics of the Year 1998. Foundation Ivo Lapenna.