Dr Gian Marco Farese

PhD (Australian National University); MA (University College London); BA (University of Naples L'Orientale)
Honorary Lecturer in Linguistics
College of Arts and Social Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Linguistics 2004
  • Linguistic Structures (Incl. Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics) 200408
  • Cultural Studies 2002
  • Italian Language 200309
  • Japanese Language 200312
  • Linguistic Processes (Incl. Speech Production And Comprehension) 170204

Research interests

Semantics (cultural semantics, cognitive semantics, cross-linguistic semantics)


Cross-cultural communication

English Language and Linguistics

Italian language and linguistics

Japanese language and linguistics

Philosophy of language

Language and music


Gian Marco Farese is a junior tenure-track researcher in English language and linguistics at the State University of Milan and honorary lecturer in linguistics at the Australian National University. He adopts the methodology of the Natural Semantic Metalanguage to carry out research in the cultural semantics of Italian, Japanese and English. Gian Marco’s research interests include the relationship between language and culture, cross-linguistic semantics, translation studies, cross-cultural communication and the relationship between language and music. Before receiving a PhD in Linguistics from the ANU, he received a BA in Cultural and Linguistic Mediation from the University of Naples L’Orientale (2011) and a Master in English Linguistics from the University College London (2013).

Gian Marco collaborated with the Italian Embassy in Canberra on the promotion of Italian language and culture in Australia. He was the organiser and presenter of the 2017 event on the Italian Constitution, which was presented for the first time ever to an English speaking audience.

Gian Marco is member of the editorial board of the Italian journal Quaderni di semantica.

He is the author of The Cultural Semantics of Address Practices (2018, Lexington Books) and Italian Discourse. A Cultural Semantic Analysis (2019, Lexington Books).

Researcher's projects

  • The semantics of economics words
  • Explicating the key concepts in Adam Smith's "The Wealth of Nations" in cross-translatable terms
  • The cognitive semantics of words for stages of life


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