Prof. Dr. Francesco Gardani

Romance Studies with a focus on Italian Linguistics

Institute of Romance Studies
Zürichbergstrasse 8
CH - 8032 Zürich
+41 (0)44 634 36 32

Office ZUG F 63

francesco [dot] gardani [at] uzh [dot] ch


Office hours: To schedule an appointment, please click here.


Research profile: Italian and Italo-Romance Linguistics; Language Contact


Current research activities:

a. Language Contact in Romance languages, incl. (b) und (c)

b. Romance Heritage Languages in Switzerland

c. Cognitive pressures on lexical borrowing (together with Dr. Chiara Zanini), see new paper and talk at ALT 2022

d. Subject clitics in northern Italo-Romance varieties (together with Dr. Chiara Zanini and Greta Battistella)

e. 3P syncretism in Italo-Romance (together with Dr. Borja Herce)


Administrative Office Renata Bernasconi
Postdocs Chiara Zanini
Research Assistants Marco Basile
  Riccardo Fornera