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Matteo Viale

Associate Professor

Department of Classical Philology and Italian Studies

Academic discipline: L-FIL-LET/12 Italian Linguistics

Director of Second Cycle Degree of Italian Studies, European Literary Cultures, Linguistics

Research

His main research interests concern the following aspects of Italian Linguistics:

  • the historical and linguistic reconstruction of specific grammatical features, including studies on the sentence formation, on tenses and passive diathesis;
  • the study of contemporary language as well as Italian Languages for Specific Purposes, in particular legal, administrative, technical and scientific languages;
  • teaching Italian, with particular emphasis on the aspects of the history of the educational thought, grammar and writing skills' teaching;
  • the Italian language in translated texts;
  • contemporary poetic language, in particular the Swiss poetry in Italian language;
  • the linguistic research of Bruno Migliorini.

These fields are characterised by the integration of the traditional methodological tools adopted by the Italian Linguistics and History of the Italian language with those provided by Corpus Linguistics, Lexical Statistics and research on the field.