Research Interests or Specialties

Minority language maintenance

  • Italian and Italian dialects in Toronto

Linguistic variation and change in contact languages

  • Italian koine in North America (Italiese)

Contrastive linguistics

  • Sicilian and other Italian dialect varieties contrasted with Italian and English
  • Italian – English contrasts
  • Italian – Slovak contrasts

Language and technology

  • Romance languages on Facebook

Dialect contact and mixing

  • Sicilian and other Italian dialects in literary pastiche

Minority Literatures

  • Sicilian dialect poetry

Language and Identity

  • Italians in North America

Research Projects