Centre for Languages and Literature

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University

Italian Studies

Studierektor, Italian Studies

I'm associate professor of Romance languages, in particular Italian, with a linguistic profile and Assistant Director of the languages French, Italian and Rumanian. I teach different courses of Italian at all levels and I am supervising two phd students in Italian linguistics with focus on language acquisition (Linda Smidfelt) and language attrition (Chiara Gargiulo).
My research field is language acquisition and bilingualism, and concerns mainly morphosyntactic aspects of the noun phrase, for ex articles and pronouns, but I have also written about code-mixing in bilingual speech.

Recently, I have written about nouns and adjectives in the Italian language and about the relationships between the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) and morposyntactic levels in language acquisition, A1-C2, and one about the acquisition of Italian and French at international schools. My current research, under review, regards null subjects in the acquisition of written Italian.

Research

Research groups

About the research

My research field is language acquisition and bilingualism, and concerns mainly morphosyntactic aspects of the noun phrase, for ex articles and pronouns, but I have also written about code-mixing in bilingual speech.

Recently, I have written about nouns and adjectives in the Italian language and about the relationships between the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) and morposyntactic levels in language acquisition, A1-C2, and one about the acquisition of Italian and French at international schools.

Publications

Books (3)
Editorships (2)
Articles (4)
Book chapters (5)
Conference contributions (4)
Reports (1)
Working papers (2)
Reviews (1)

Research portal (Lund University)

Administrative

Tasks

  • Director of Studies at French Studies, Italian Studies and Romanian Studies
  • Member, Board of Section 3, Centre for Languages and Literature

Teaching

Petra Bernardini

Reader
Italian Studies
Centre for Languages and Literature

Director of Studies
French Studies
Italian Studies
Romanian Studies
Centre for Languages and Literature

Contact information

E-mail petra.bernardinirom.luse

Phone +46 46 222 30 51

Visiting address Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address Box 201, 221 00 Lund

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