Short CV/Education and training

  • 2002 – 2003
    Visiting Scholar, Research position at the University of Chicago, USA, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Italian

  • 2002 – 2007
    Adjunct Professor of Italian Linguistics, teaching appointment at the University of Neuchâtel, Faculté des Lettres, Italian Institute

  • 2003 – 2004
    Invited Professor (one semester) of Italian Linguistics, University of Bern, Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, Italian Section

  • 2003 – 2007
    Scientific Collaborator of the Swiss National Science Foundation, University of Lausanne, Italian Institute; Project PP001--68675/1: The informational organization of the written utterance (in contemporary non-literary Italian). Dir. Prof. Dr. Angela Ferrari

  • 2005 – 2008
    Adjunct Professor of Italian Linguistics, teaching appointment at the University of Lausanne, Faculté des Lettres, Italian Section

  • 2007 – 2009
    Scientific Collaborator of the Swiss National Science Foundation, University of Basel, Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, Italian Institute; Project PP001--116900/1: Oral syntactic structures in Italian contemporary non-literary texts. An informational and textual revisitation of the phenomenon. Dir. Prof. Dr. Angela Ferrari

  • 2008 – 2011
    Adjunct Professor of Italian Linguistics, teaching appointment at the University of Basel, Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, Italian Institute

  • 2009 – 2010
    Förderstipendium für Nachwuchsforschende, Individual research grant for completion of a Habilitation, University of Basel, Italian Institute

  • Since 2011
    Swiss National Science Foundation Professorship (Schweizerischer Nationalfonds-Förderungsprofessur).

Selected publications

Selected projects

  • Grant (PP00P1_133716/1) for a four years (1.9.2011-31.8.2015) research project: Italian Constituent Order in a Contrastive Perspective (ICOCP); Swiss National Science Foundation funding scheme SNSF Professorships (more details at: http://p3.snf.ch/Project-133716).

  • Grant (P00P1_159273/1) for a two years (1.9.2015-31.8.2017) research project: Italian Sentence Adverbs in a Contrastive Perspective (ISAaC), Swiss National Science Foundation funding scheme SNSF Professorships (more details at: http://p3.snf.ch/Project-159273)

  • Grant, International Exploratory workshop (IZ32Z0_148594), Additive and Restrictive Expressions in Romance and Germanic. Comparative perspectives (2013), Swiss National Science Foundation (more details at: http://p3.snf.ch/Project-148594).

  • Grant "Additive and Restrictive Quantification in Discourse. Comparative perspectives" (University of Basel, 2015), International Exploratory Workshop – Follow up (IZ32Z0_160294 /1), Swiss National Science Foundation (more details at: http://p3.snf.ch/Project-160294); additional Grant, Freiwillige Akademische Gesellschaft.

  • Conference Grant, L’ordine dei costituenti in italiano e in prospettiva contrastiva (Universität Basel, 2014), Grant 1, FNS (10CO12_154352/1; more details at: http://p3.snf.ch/Project-154352); Grant 2, Freiwillige Akademische Gesellschaft.

  • Conference Grant, “Linguistically knotty”. Current issues on Sentence Adverbs, in collab. with Ana Albom and Doriana Cimmino; 19-20.1.2017, University of Basel. Grant 1, FNS (10CO12_171129); Grant 2 Freiwillige Akademische Gesellschaft

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • External expert and Rapporteur of the Reference Committee for the Evaluation of Academic Research, Italian Ministry of Education and Research (MIUR), Panel 10: Language and Linguistics, 2004-current.

  • Member of scientific committee (2014-), Chimera: Journal of Romance Corpora and Linguistic Studies.

  • Consulting editor (2009-), Linguistik online.

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