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Name Professor Mair Parry
Job title Emeritus Professor
Senior Research Fellow in Italian
Department Department of Italian University of Bristol
Department of Italian University of Bristol
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Qualifications BA, PhD(Wales), MA(Oxon)
Professional details
Keywords dialects
Italy
syntax of dialects
sociolinguistics
minority languages
linguistics
Areas of expertise The main focus of my research is on the syntax of the dialects of Italy, both early and modern, but I also publish on the current sociolinguistic situation in Italy and I am particularly interested in the question of minority languages. Since 2000 I have been co-directing a major AHRB-funded collaborative research project with the University of Manchester entitled, Sintassi degli antichi volgari d'Italia (SAVI) (Syntax of the early vernaculars of Italy). I organise the Incontro di dialettologia italiana at Bristol each year and I have close links with the Departments of Linguistics at the universities of Padua and Naples.

I have published a detailed sociolinguistic and grammatical analysis of a northern Italian dialect, Parluma 'D C˛iri, Sociolinguistica e grammatica del dialetto di Cairo Montenotte, Savona, SocietÓ Savonese di Storia Patria Italy (2005).