Centre for Languages and Literature

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


I am professor in Romance Languages and teach courses in Italian grammar, translation, the history of the Italian language, as well as language variation within Italian. My central area of research is Italian grammar but I have also taken interest in comparative Romance grammar as well as Swedish.


About the research

The topic of my 1996 doctoral dissertation was past participial constructions in Medieval and Renaissance Italian. Though my central area of research remains Italian, I have taken interest in comparative Romance grammar as well as Swedish. My publications include work on absolute constructions, the grammatical relevance of aspect and tense, as well as the syntax and semantics of pronouns. In particular, I have worked on “impersonal” expressions such as the pronoun 'man' in Germanic and Romance varieties. Further, I have taken a comparative and diachronic approach to the study of Italian dialects, combining my interest in grammar with issues relevant for linguistic variation and standardisation. In the Grammatica dell’italiano antico (Giampaolo Salvi & Lorenzo Renzi eds.), which appeared in the spring of 2010, I am contributing with chapters on Old Italian pronouns and non-finite verbs. Since 2007, I am leading the Aspect Seminar in Lund, together with Valéria Molnár.


Books (1)
Editorships (2)
Articles (22)
Book chapters (22)
Encyclopaedia entries (9)
Conference contributions (4)
Working papers (11)
Reviews (2)
Supervision at Lund University (2)

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  • Manager of Research and Research Education at Italian Studies


Verner Egerland

Professor, Manager of Research and Research Education
Italian Studies
Centre for Languages and Literature

Contact information

E-mail verner.egerlandrom.luse

Phone +46 46 222 88 03

Room SOL:L514a

Visiting address Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address Box 201, 221 00 Lund

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