My main research interests are related to the study of information structure at the syntactic interfaces.
In my dissertation, I explore the properties of foci in Camuno, an endangered Gallo-Italic language spoken in Valcamonica, Northern Italy, my birthplace. The aim of my current investigation is to account for the distributional and prosodic features of these elements from a Minimalist perspective.
Other works discuss the distribution of Basque focus, wh-interrogative in Easter Lombard, discourse particles in Italian, Camuno and German, and language change in Romance languages. Occasionally, I work on projects exploring the relationship between language, culture, and identity also from a philological perspective.
Mathematics of Language and Cognition Lab.
PI: Dr. Aniello De Santo
L2TrEC. PI: Dr. Elnaz Kia.