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.