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Cristina Guardiano

Universitą degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia (IT) - Dipartimento di Comunicazione ed Economia

Cristina Guardiano is professor of Linguistics at the Universitą di Modena e Reggio Emilia.

She specialized in classics and linguistics at the Universitą di Pisa, where she also got her PhD in historical syntax, with a dissertation about the internal structure of DPs in Ancient Greek.

She is active in research about formal and quantitative linguistics, crosslinguistic syntactic comparison, language change, phylogenetic reconstruction, gene-language comparison. She is specialized in the parametric analysis of nominal phrases, and in the comparative study of diachronic and dialectal syntactic variation.

She has contributed to the PCM since 2001.

She is a Fulbright alumna (2013-2014, Department of Linguistics, UCLA). She has been chief research associate of the ERC advanced grant 295733 LANGELIN (2012-2018) and is currently a member of the SSWL (Syntactic Structures of the world’s languages: http://test.terraling.com/groups/7) research team (property author with Hilda Koopman, language expert, administrator) and of the TerraLing (http://test.terraling.com/) board. She currently coordinates the Reggio Emilia research unit in the project "Models of language variation and change: new evidence from language contact" (2019-2023).