Research: Grammar of Cannalonga (SA) dialect: a diagenerational analysis
Aniello Amato earned a three-year degree in Modern Literature at the University of Bologna in 2017 with a thesis in Italian Renaissance literature, entitled "Petrarchism in Gaspara Stampa's Canzoniere" (supervisor: Prof. Angelo Maria Mangini). Subsequently, at the same university he obtained a master degree in Linguistic Sciences with a research thesis entitled "Grammaticalization of Verbal and Multiverbal Forms in the Genres of the Oral Tradition of Cilento: two case studies "(supervisors: Prof. Francesca Masini, Prof. Enkelejda Shkreli, Prof. Ilaria Fiorentini). The work was published as a monograph by Edizioni dell'Orso in 2021 as the opening volume of the series "Studies and texts of dialectology and various linguistics", directed by the dialectologists Francesco Avolio, Matteo Rivoira and Elisabetta Carpitelli. The thesis was also the winner of the "Tullio De Mauro" National Award, as part of the "Salva la tua lingua locale" award, relating to scientific works on the dialects of Italy and minority languages present in the national territory. At the same time, this work was recognized as the best thesis on Cilento for the academic year 2019/2020, winning the "Francesco and Evelina Vecchio" Award. In 2020 at University of Bologna he won a scholarship for deserving students and he was a data collector for the project "universaLIST" of prof. Francesca Masini and Simone Mattiola: https://listtyp.it/site/contact.
Then, in September 2021, Aniello Amato obtained the II level Master in Didactics of Italian L2 at the University of Naples "L'Orientale", with a thesis dedicated to learning Italian as L2 by deaf foreigners weakly literate (tutor: proff. Anna De Meo e Valeria Caruso).
He is currently the winner of a PhD scholarship in Italian Linguistics at the La Sapienza University of Rome, in consortium with the University of Roma Tre, through a research project concerning the study of the pronominal system in the synchronic varieties of Cilento (tutor: Prof. Vincenzo Faraoni, Prof. Maria Carosella).
Finally, for the Cilento he wrote several literary works, published by L'Argolibro editore: "Poems of love in the Cilentan cannalonghese dialect", "Mennonia in Wonderland" (theatrical text awarded a grant for translation into English by ASLE, Association for Literature and Environment, University of Berkeley), "I cundi re 'na vòta. Proverbs, sayings, idioms, nursery rhymes and anecdotes of the Cilento tradition".