Work experience

APR 2021 - present

Post-doctoral researcher, Swiss National Science Foundation

Researcher (50%) for AIS, the digital turn (Institute of Romance studies)

JAN 2020 - FEB 2021

Research Assistant, URPP Language and Space, University of Zurich

CLItics in COntact (Areal Morphology research group)

SEP 2020 - present

Linguistic Consultant, PTW International UK Limited

Linguistic research, phonemic transcription, and proof-listening speech output

JAN 2019 - DEC 2019

Teaching Assistant, Institute of Romance Studies, University of Zurich

Teaching 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 Zurich

Teaching 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 Zurich

Research 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 Zurich

Research 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 Messina

Teaching 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

JAN 2014

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 Sicilian

The many facets of Agreement, University of Zurich, 3-5 October 2019 (together with M. Wild)


Le espressioni di quantità nei dialetti meridionali estremi

XXIXe Congrès international de linguistique et de philologie romanes, University of Copenhagen, 1-6 July 2019.


Agreement patterns in Verbicarese: an insight on variation among generations

workshop "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 dialects

50th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, University of Zurich, 10-13 September 2017.


The Zurich Database of Agreement in Italo-Romance. Computare la variazione

Dialetto e società, Sappada/Plodn (Bl) 3-7 July 2017.


Serra San Bruno: un paese, due dialetti. Un caso di differenziazione linguistica dovuto a conflitti sociali

Summer School Polyphonies romanes, Vitznau, June 12-15.


Micro-linguistic differentiation as affirmation of identity in a southern Italian dialect

VALS-ASLA 2016, Université de Genève, January 20-23


Metrical constraints on the enclisis of possessive adjectives in southern Italian dialects

Italian Dialect Meeting/CIDSM X Leiden, June 22-24


JAN 2023

PhD in Italian Language and Literature within the «Doktoratsprogramm Romanistik: Methoden und Perspektiven», University of Zurich, Switzerland

summa cum laude | Major: Italian; Phonology; Morphology; Syntax Thesis: “Il dialetto di Villa San Giovanni (RC). Morfologia e sintassi dell’accordo.” PhD examination: July 2020Supervisor: Prof. Michele Loporcaro; Prof. Francesco Gardani

APR 2013

MA in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, University of Pisa, Italy

110/110 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

AUG 2011

Summer school in Dialectology, Historical Linguistics and Romance Philology

Centro 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

JUL 2010

Eastern Generative Grammar summer school, University of Costanta (Romania)

Courses attended: Generative Phonology and Syntax

NOV 2009

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