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Giuseppe Longobardi

University of York (UK) - Department of Language and Linguistic Science

Giuseppe Longobardi holds a named professorship (Anniversary Chair) at the University of York, where he is the Coordinator of the York International Research Centre for Linguistic History and Diversity in collaboration with the Universities of Campinas and of Pennsylvania.

He was NATO-CNR Visiting Scholar at MIT, Fulbright Fellow at UCLA, Directeur de Recherche Etranger (CNRS, Paris), Visiting Professor at Vienna, University of Southern California, Harvard, and UCLA. He is a staff member of the PhD program in linguistics of Universitą di Roma-La Sapienza. He was the PI of the ERC Advanced Grant ‘Meeting Darwin’s Last Challenge’ (2012-2018), aiming at the first cross-continental mapping of gene-language correlations.

He has contributed to the study of syntactic long-distance dependencies, reference and the syntax-semantics mapping of proper names, and the format of grammatical diversity (Parametric Minimalism).

He began to develop the PCM in 2001 and then started to apply it to comparison of linguistic and genetic diversity.

He has written extensively on syntactic theory and historical syntax in international journals ( Linguistic Inquiry, Lingua, Brain and Language, Zeitschrift f. Sprachwissenschaft, Natural Language Semantics, Linguistic Variation Yearbook, Linguistic Typology, Am. Journal of Physical Anthropology, Journal of Anthropological Sciences, Linguistic Analysis, Genes, Frontiers in Psychology, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society-Biology ), and has authored or edited volumes published by Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press.