Claudia Caffi is Professor of Linguistics at Genoa University, at the School of Humanities, Department of Italian, Romance Languages, Humanities and Arts. She also teaches at the Insitute of Italian Studies at the Università della Svizzera italiana (Switzerland). She studied at the University of Pavia, where she obtained a degree in semiotics and a post-graduate degree in epistemology. Since 1981 she has been review-editor (for continental Europe) of the “Journal of Pragmatics” (North-Holland/Elsevier) and in 1990 she became of the editors. Since 2011 she is a member of the Honorary Board of the Journal. Her main research interests include: pragmatics, text linguistics, rhetoric, stylistics, psycholinguistics, emotive communication, institutional communication, discursive construction of identity.
María Eugenia Flores Treviño
María Eugenia Flores Treviño holds a PhD in Arts and Humanities (Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas), a postgraduate degree in Spanish language and literature (Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León), an undergraduate degree in Spanish language and literature (Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León) and an undergraduate degree in Middle Education (Escuela Normal Superior “Profr. Moisés Sáenz Garza”). Since 1988 she is a professor and researcher at the Faculty of Humanities the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico. She is also the Vice Director of Research and Postgraduate at this university and a member of the National System of Researchers. Her research focuses discourse analysis (political discourse and discourse and genre), corpus linguistics, spoken language pragmatics, irony and mitigation.
Wiltrud Mihatsch is a professor in Romanic languages Philology (specialised in French and Spanish linguistics) at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Tübingen since 2015. She used to hold the same position at the University of Bochum. Professor Mihatsch obtained her PhD with a dissertation about the cognitive basis of lexical hierarchies in French and Spanish under the supervision of Peter Koch (University of Tübingen) and her habilitation thesis, which was supervised by Barbara Job (Bielefeld University), focused on approximative markers in four Romance languages. Her research fields include pragmatic markers, semantic and grammatical change, pronouns and human nouns, and some particularities of the noun phrase.