Short CV/Education and training

  • 1993
    PhD, Italian linguistics, University of Geneva, Switzerland

  •  
    Assistant lecturer at the University of Neuchatel and the University of Geneva, assistant professor at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland

  • Since 2005
    Full professor of Italian linguistics, University of Basel, Switzerland

Selected publications

  • Dalla frase al testo. Una grammatica per l’italiano (with L. Zampese, Zanichelli, 2000);

  • Le ragioni del testo. Aspetti sintattici e interpuntivi dell?italiano contemporaneo (Accademia della Crusca, 2003);

  • La lingua nel testo, il testo nella lingua (Istituto dell’Atlante Linguistico Italiano, 2004);

  • Rilievi. Le gerarchie semantico-pragmatiche in alcuni tipi di testo (Cesati, 2005);

  • Parole frasi testi, nel parlato e nello scritto (Cenobio, 2006); Lessico, grammatica, testualità, tra italiano scritto e parlato (Acta Romanica Basiliensia 18) (with A.-M. De Cesare, University of Basel, 2007);

  • Sintassi storica e sincronica dell'italiano. Subordinazione, coordinazione e giustapposizione, Atti del X. Congresso della Società Internazionale di Linguistica e Filologia Italiana (SILFI), (Cesati, 2009);

  • Il parlato nella scrittura italiana odierna. Riflessioni in prospettiva testuale (with A.-M. De Cesare, Lang, 2010);

  • L'interfaccia lingua-testo. Natura e funzioni dell'articolazione informativa dell'enunciato (Edizioni dell'Orso, 2008) (with her scientific staff L. Cignetti, A.-M. De Cesare, M. Mandelli, L. Lala, C. Ricci, E. Roggia);


Selected projects

  • Head of a Swiss National Science Foundation research project: La struttura informativa dell’enunciato scritto ("The information structure of the written utterance"), 2003 – 2007

  • Head of a Swiss National Science Foundation research project: Le strutture sintattiche dell’orale nell’italiano contemporaneo scritto ("Syntactic structures of spoken utterances in written expressions in modern Italian"), 2007 – 2009

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the evaluation committee for funding area I, Swiss National Science Foundation committee for "Ambizione" projects

  • Expert for numerous national and international institutions, including the programme HarmoS (Harmonising compulsory schools in Switzerland), the Italian National Committee for the Evaluation of Research of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the office of translation for the Legal Section of the Federal Chancellery of Switzerland in Bern, the Historical and theoretical linguistics Centre (CLIEO): Italian, European and eastern languages, the project LinguaSí at the Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (SFIVET) in Lugano, the Accademia della Crusca, etc.

  • Chairman of the Società Internazionale di Linguistica e Filologia Italiana (SLIFI--international society for Italian linguistics and philology), 2006 – 2008.

    2008 Organised the X Congresso internazionale SLIFI (Xth international congress of the SLIFI) with the title "Sintassi storica e sincronica dell’italiano. Subordinazione, coordinazione, giustapposizione" ("The historical and diachronic syntax of Italian. Subordination, parataxis and juxtaposition").

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