PhD Student

PhD program:: XXXVII

supervisor: Prof.ssa Letizia Vezzosi
advisor: Prof.ssa Letizia Vezzosi, Dott. Mauro Camiz
co-supervisor: Dott. Mauro Camiz

Research: Central Scandinavian dialectography from a diachronic perspective

Phd student in Linguistics at "La Sapienza" University of Rome, in collaboration with University Roma Tre (curriculum in Historical Linguistics)

Mainly specialised in the diachronic and dialectological aspects of the Germanic and Scandinavian area, with interests ranging from Romance Linguistics (especially concerning Italian dialectology and Dolomitian Ladin) to Indoeuropean, including philology and sociolinguistics as well.

The research project "Central Scandinavian dialectography from a diachronic perspective" is focused on the analysis of the phonetic and morphological features shared by several varieties spoken across the border between Sweden and Norway, respectively in the Dalarna, Jämtland, Härjedalen, Trøndelag and Innlandet regions.

Participant to the PNRR-financed PE05-CHANGES-SPOKE project for the documentation of minority languages in Italy. Current activities focused on the Cimbrian and Mòcheno varieties.

22/09/2020 M.A. in Linguistics, thesis title "Diachronic profiling of Övdalian: conservative and innovative features of a scandinavian minority", evaluated with 110 with hons/110


Young Researchers PhD Mobility 2022/2023: University of Gothenburg (1st April- 1st July 2023)
Young Researchers PhD Mobility 2023/2024: Trondheim University (1st March- 31st May 2024)

Conferences and teaching activity

27/10/2020 – 25/03/2021 Volunteer Italian L2 Teacher, Scuolemigranti Network
08/02/2021 – 20/12/2021 Italian Language Cafè Coordinator, Stockholm University (Språkstudion)
12/02/2021 – 19/03/2021 "Italy and Sweden between dialects and media" seminar cycle, Stockholm University (Språkstudion, Romanska och klassiska institutionen)
16/04/2021 "Dialect and voice varieties in dubbed films" seminar, Stockholm University (Språkstudion)
22/04/2021 "Övdalian (älvdalska): archaic morphological features between dialectology and historical linguistics" seminar, University of Milan "La Statale"
17/02/2022 "Musicality in Italian and the Scandinavian Languages: accent, melody, and rhythm" seminar, co-host Miriam Conti, M.A., Stockholm University (Språkstudion, Romanska och klassiska institutionen)
06/06/2022 "Reinforcing Teutonism: the abuse of Anglo-Saxon in Italy and elsewhere" ("What’s in a Name? (Ab)Use of Anglo-Saxon in English-speaking cultures and elsewhere"- University of Padua, Italian Association of Germanic Philology)
27/01/2023 "Standardizzazione tramite opposizione: Il caso della Bibbia di Gustav Vasa" ("VERBA/SCRIPTA- Parola viva e scrittura: oralità, tradizioni e rielaborazioni culturali" University of Rome "La Sapienza")
17/02/203 "V2 and V3 in Rhaetoromance Varieties- Rethinking Language Contact" ("Cracks in the bottleneck Verb-third and the polyoccupation of the initial slot in verb-second languages –
insights from Germanic and beyond" Sorbonne University of Paris)
23/02/2023 "Coping with corpora limitations: the case of the Nordic Dialect Corpus" ("CONDOR 2023 Accidents, Hitches, and Glitches in Linguistic Research" University of Rome "La Sapienza", RomaTre University)
18/10/2023 "Marcatura infinitivale nella Svezia Centrale- Un’indagine diacronica" (University of Rome "La Sapienza")
10/11/2023 "L’evdalico (älvdalska)- Minoranza linguistica e testimonianza storica" (Guest lecture- Nordic Languages and Literature course- University of Rome "La Sapienza")

Participation to higher education, workshops and training events

01/09/2021 – 3/09/2021 Linguistics Summer School, University of Udine, Italian Linguistics Society
25/01/2022 – 28/01/2022 Germanic Philology Winter School, University of Bergamo, Italian Association of Germanic Philology
1-31/08/2022 Advanced German course DAAD scholarship, IIK Göttingen University
10-12/05/2023 Svenska språkets historia 17, University of Gothenburg
19-21/07/2023 Summer School on Diachronic Corpora of Early Germanic, "Ca' Foscari" University of Venice.

Cultural associations memberships

01/10/2020 Ulum Dalska
01/03/2022 De Vereniging van Oudgermanisten (VOG)


Italian: Native
English: C2 (IELTS Academic 8.5)
Swedish: C1
German: C1
Norwegian: B2
Dutch: B2 (ITNA)

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