Claudia Albanese is a PhD student in Language Development and Interaction at University of Luxembourg. She owns a Master in Learning and Development in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts at University of Luxembourg.She received her first vocational training is in Translation and Interpretation, graduating from University of Lecce, Italy, writing a paper titled “A corpus-driven approach to the language of judicial trials” which provided a corpus linguistics, software-driven analysis and extraction of specialized terminology for foreign language learning.
Claudia worked at the Secretariat General of the European Parliament, managing an inter-institutional online database for specialized terminology (IATE -Inter-active Terminology for Europe) in 23 languages. She collaborated with the Columbia University, New York realizing podcasts for english language learners. Claudia is a translator, and interpreter, a computational linguist, a social scientist. She defines herself a lifelong learner. Throughout her career she has developed a strong interest in integrating content and language in ESP learning with the help of ICT and web 2.0 applications. She is experienced in terminology etraction, web ontologies and natural language processing applied to Artificial Intelligence. She has worked for a semantic technology developer company, programming a -smart- global positioning system within the CARlink project funded by the European Commission. She is a multilingual speaker. Her first language is Italian. She masters English, French, and to some lesser extents Chinese and Spanish. She is interested in world writing system and has recently engaged in learning to read and write Korean and Japanese.
In her doctoral project, she intends to analyze non-configurational language speakers’ acquisition of germanophonic language structures in interaction. She aims to compile an audiovisual corpus of interactional data and analyze the role of verbal and non-verbal modalities in interaction at different stages of learner language development.