Marco Bagli

Marco Bagli
Università degli Studi di Genova | UNIGE · Dipartimento di Lingue e Culture Moderne

Doctor of Philosophy


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Citations since 2017
5 Research Items
19 Citations
Additional affiliations
January 2014 - January 2017
Università degli Studi di Perugia
  • PhD Student


Publications (7)
The present paper investigates the conceptualization of 'heroes' in the metaphorical frame of the pandemic as war that has characterized the narrative of Covid-19 outbreak in 2020 (Wicke, Bolognesi 2020). The language of heroism is often used to refer to dangerous jobs in previous epidemics (e.g., Hsin-Chen Hsin, Maser 2004 about SARS). Nonetheless...
Taste is considered one of the lowest sensory modalities, and the most difficult to express in language. Recently, an increasing body of research in perception language and in Food Studies has been sparkling new interest and new perspectives on the importance of this sense. Merging anthropology, evolutionary physiology and philosophy, this book inv...
The sense of taste has been classified in the lower ranks of perception by most Western philosophers since the very beginning of the philosophical tradition in Ancient Greece. One of the reasons for this undervaluation is its instinctual and intimate nature. Furthermore, the vocabulary of taste does not seem to be as variegated and rich as that per...
This paper investigates the evolution of the semantic domain of the sense of taste in English, by looking at the data produced by the Mapping Metaphor Project (MMP) at the University of Glasgow. For centuries the sense of taste has been ranked as the lowest sense, and it has received scant attention even in the framework of embodied cognition. Rece...
The sense of taste has been considered an “inferior” sense for a long time, both in philosophical and scientific fields of investigation (Cavalieri 2011. Gusto: l‘intelligenza del palato. Bari: GLF editori Laterza). However, the recent growing interest in Cognitive Science has driven scholars to a reconsideration of the role of taste in human cogni...
The chapter investigates the interplay between spatial and lightness perception. It considers data emerging from two texts (a novel and a film) that confirm a hypothesis based on an Implicit Association Test. The texts analysed are Demian, by German writer Hermann Hesse (1919) and The Rocky Horror Picture Show by Jim Sharman (1975). Both authors ma...


Question (1)
I am writing on the lexicon of the sense of Taste in English, and I am discussing the SOURCE+Y construction (e.g. spicy, creamy, juicy, meaty, etc.). Does anyone have a good recommendation for a paper or textbook that analyses the morphological evolution from Germanic and Old English "-ic" (if I'm not mistaken)? Also - in my data it is mainly denominal, but there are cases in which it is deverbal (i.e. chewy). Any thought on that?
Thank you!