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Institute of Italian Language and Literature, University of Bern

Institute of Italian Language and Literature, University of Bern
Institut für Italienische Sprache und Literatur
University of Bern
Länggassstrasse 49
CH-3012 Bern
T: +41 (0)31 631 83 74
contact:
Adrian Stähli, adrian.staehli@rom.unibe.ch
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The Linguistics section at the Institute of Italian Language and Literature is specialized in the study of the Italian Language in Switzerland (in the Italian part of Switzerland as well as in the rest of the Confederation), in general sociolinguistic topics and in interactions studies. Special attention is given to bilingualism phenomena and Second Language Acquisition.

Research areas

  • Sociolinguistics of the Italian Language
  • Italian in Switzerland
  • Bilingualism
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Language contact (Italian-dialect
  • Pragmatics and Conversation Analysis
  • Computer-mediated communication

Keywords

Italian, Switzerland, Sociolinguistics, Language acquisition, Pragmatics, Conversation analysis, , Bilingualism, Second-language acquisition, Swiss German, Language contact, Language technology