Giovanni Parodi

We regret to inform that Dr. Giovanni Parodi, full professor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV), Chile, has passed away. He was an intense researcher and held several posts during his extensive academic career, including director of the graduate programs in linguistics at that university. He was editor of Revista Signos and coordinator of the Language & Cognition Laboratory at PUCV. His many areas of scientific interests included corpus linguistics, discourse psycholinguistics, and multimodality. He was lately directing research projects in academic and professional written discourse with special attention to specialized multimodal genres. His publications include over 90 articles in Spanish and English language journals, 22 books (as sole author, co-author or editor) and several chapters of books in Spanish and English. His latest book (2020) was Comprensión y Discurso: del Movimiento Ocular al Procesamiento Cognitivo. Although this is a terrible loss for his relatives, friends and researchers at academia, his outstanding scientific legacy will remain with us, and can be accessed at www.giovanniparodi.cl