Roberta D’Alessandro

Roberta D’Alessandro

Utrecht Institute of Linguistics

Roberta D’Alessandro (PhD, Linguistics, Stuttgart University 2004) is professor of Syntax and Language Variation at Utrecht University (UiL-OTS), where she is PI of an ERC Consolidator grant on Microcontact. Language Variation and Change from the Italian Heritage perspective. She is editor-in-chief of the series Grammars and Sketches of the World's Languages/ Romance (Brill) and co-editor of the series Open Generative Grammar (Language Science Press). She is an honorary member of the Center of Theoretical Linguistics of the UA Barcelona.
Her research areas are theoretical linguistics, contact linguistics and minority languages. She specializes in syntax, microvariation, and the syntax-phonology interface. She published one monograph and edited several volumes, among which Syntactic Variation. The dialects of Italy (2010, CUP), and The verbal domain (2017, OUP). Her latest publication is “Eliciting Big Data From Small, Young, or Non-standard Languages: 10 Experimental Challenges”(FrontPsych 2019.00313).  She is a member of the Global Young Academy.