JAN 2020 - present
Research Assistant, URPP Language and Space, University of ZurichCLItics in COntact (Areal Morphology research group)
SEP 2020 - present
Linguistic Consultant, PTW International UK LimitedLinguistic research, phonemic transcription, and proof-listening speech output
JAN 2019 - DEC 2019
Teaching Assistant, Institute of Romance Studies, University of ZurichTeaching assistant (70 %) for the Chair of Italian Linguistics. Lecturer for the ”Proseminario avanzato di linguistica italiana” (Advanced seminar of Italian Linguistics)
SEP 2018 - DEC 2018
Teaching Assistant, Institute of Romance Studies, University of ZurichTeaching assistant (50 %) for the Chair of Italian Linguistics. Lecturer for the ”Proseminario di linguistica italiana sincronica” (Seminar of Synchronic Italian Linguistics).
SEP 2016 - SEP 2018
Research Assistant, Department of Comparative Linguistics, University of ZurichResearch assistant (60 %) for The Zurich Database of Agreement in Italo-romance, project founded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.
SEP 2015 - SEP 2016
Research Assistant, University Research Priority Program ”Language and Space”, University of ZurichResearch assistant (30 %) for the project Studio sincronico e ricostruzione diacronica dello status del vocalismo atono nell’area di transizione tra la sezione meridionale e centrale della Calabria.
MAY 2015 - MAY 2018
Teaching Assistant, Department of Ancient and Modern Civilizations, University of MessinaTeaching assistant (Cultore della materia according to the Italian academic ranks) of General Linguistics; member of the examination board; tutor.
JAN 2015 - JUN 2015 / JAN 2014 - JUN 2014
Lecturer on contract - Phonetics and Phonology, University for Foreigners of Reggio Calabria
Phonetician and Dialectologist, Document studies, Linguistics and Geography Department, ”La Sapienza” University of Rome
JUN 2013 - DEC 2013
Research & Development Technician, Voxygen S.a.S., Pleumeur Bodou (France)Creation and development of the Italian voice for Voxygen’s Text-to-Speech software; acoustic analysis; phonological analysis; scripting.
On the agreement of quantifiers in Sardinian and SicilianThe many facets of Agreement, University of Zurich, 3-5 October 2019 (together with M. Wild)
Le espressioni di quantità nei dialetti meridionali estremiXXIXe Congrès international de linguistique et de philologie romanes, University of Copenhagen, 1-6 July 2019.
Agreement patterns in Verbicarese: an insight on variation among generationsworkshop "Unlocking new data: Linguistic typology as a key to agreement variation", University of Zurich, 9 October 2017.
Geo-linguistic distribution, diachronic explanation and phonological consequences of vowel loss in central Calabrian dialects50th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, University of Zurich, 10-13 September 2017.
The Zurich Database of Agreement in Italo-Romance. Computare la variazioneDialetto e società, Sappada/Plodn (Bl) 3-7 July 2017.
Serra San Bruno: un paese, due dialetti. Un caso di differenziazione linguistica dovuto a conflitti socialiSummer School Polyphonies romanes, Vitznau, June 12-15.
Micro-linguistic differentiation as affirmation of identity in a southern Italian dialectVALS-ASLA 2016, Université de Genève, January 20-23
Metrical constraints on the enclisis of possessive adjectives in southern Italian dialectsItalian Dialect Meeting/CIDSM X Leiden, June 22-24
PhD in Italian Linguistics within the «Doktoratsprogramm Romanistik: Methoden und Perspektiven», University of Zurich, Switzerlandsumma cum laude | Major: Italian; Phonology; Morphology; Syntax Thesis: “Morfosintassi dell’accordo in calabrese meridionale: il dialetto di Villa San Giovanni (RC).” Supervisor: Prof. Michele Loporcaro; Prof. Francesco Gardani
MA in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, University of Pisa, Italy110/110 summa cum laude | Major: Italian Dialectology | Thesis: “Il dialetto di Serra San Bruno (VV). Descrizione e analisi di alcuni aspetti fonologici e morfologici” Advisors: Prof. Franco Fanciullo; Prof. Giovanna Marotta
Summer school in Dialectology, Historical Linguistics and Romance PhilologyCentro di Dialettologia e di Etnografia, Bellinzona (Switzerland)
Internship at the Phonetic Laboratory, University of Pisa (Italy)Supervision of a perceptual phonetics experiment. Acoustic/quantitative analysis on the interference of dialect in the Italian spoken in the Tuscan variety of Leghorn; annotation of speech data for a prosodic atlas of Tuscan varieties
Eastern Generative Grammar summer school, University of Costanta (Romania)Courses attended: Generative Phonology and Syntax
BA in Italian Literature, University of Messina (Italy)110/110 cum laude | Major: Italian Dialectology | Thesis: “Su alcuni aspetti fonologici e morfologici del dialetto di Bivongi (RC)” | Advisors: Prof. Alessandro De Angelis