Andrea Moro

Andrea Moro is Professor of General Linguistics at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan.

Books by this Author

By Noam Chomsky, Andrea Moro
In The Secrets of Words, influential linguist Noam Chomsky and his longtime colleague Andrea Moro have a wide-ranging conversation, touching on such topics as language and linguistics, the history of science, and the relation between language and the brain. Moro draws Chomsky out on today's misplaced euphoria about artificial intelligence (Chomsky sees “lots of hype and propaganda...
By Andrea Moro
Beginning with the early works of Aristotle, the interpretation of the verb to be runs through Western linguistic thought like Ariadne's thread. As it unravels, it becomes intertwined with philosophy, metaphysics, logic, and even with mathematics—so much so that Bertrand Russell showed no hesitation in proclaiming that the verb to be was a disgrace to the human race.  With the...
The Brain and the Enigma of Impossible Languages
By Andrea Moro
In The Boundaries of Babel, Andrea Moro tells the story of an encounter between two cultures: contemporary theoretical linguistics and the cognitive neurosciences. The study of language within a biological context has been ongoing for more than fifty years. The development of neuroimaging technology offers new opportunities to enrich the "biolinguistic perspective" and extend it beyond...

Journal Articles by this Author

Linguistic Inquiry
Volume 42, Issue 3 (Summer 2011)
By Andrea Moro