Dr. Marco Tamburelli awarded Santander Early Career Scholarship

Excellent news: Our colleague Marco Tamburelli has been awarded the Santander Early Career Scholarship. This prestigious award will enable Marco to run a study on the degree of intelligibility between Italian and Lombard, one of the seven regional languages of Italy, which is listed in the UNESCO Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger but is denied regional language status by the Italian State. As Europe becomes increasingly aware of the importance of linguistic diversity, measuring the degrees of intelligibility between Italian and other Romance varieties spoken in Italy will contribute new and important information to the much-debated issue of linguistic variation and Romance multilingualism in Italy.

Publication date: 28 March 2012