Tullio De Mauro, Italian linguist, Died at 84


Tullio De Mauro was born on March 31, 1932, in Torre Annunziata, Province of Naples and died on January 5, 2017.

He was an Italian linguist.

Tullio De Mauro was professor emeritus of general linguistics at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and an Italian politician.

Tullio De Mauro published the monumental Storia linguistica dell’Italia unita (“Linguistic History of Unified Italy”), in 1963

Then after two years, De Mauro published L’introduzione alla semantica (“Introduction to Semantics”) and, in 1971, Senso e significato.

De Mauro has given lectures and seminars in universities in various countries

Tullio De Mauro was the younger brother of the journalist Mauro De Mauro that was kidnapped and killed in September 1970, while investigating the Sicilian Mafia.

Tullio De Mauro passed away at 84 years old.