Eleonora Carboni received her BA in Italian Literature and Linguistics from Università di Roma Tor Vergata in 2012. Her dissertation focused on the textbooks and the pedagogical methods used by the Italian school system during the first decades after the unification of the country (1861 – 1900 circa). She received an MA in Linguistics from West Virginia University in 2015. Her major areas of interest include sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and language acquisition. She is currently studying towards an MA in Italian Literature; she is particularly interested in the Italian literary production during the Risorgimento.