Stefania Marzo is Associate Professor of Italian Linguistics at the University of Leuven. Her research interests broadly fall into the area of variationist sociolinguistics and contact linguistics. She focuses specifically on the diffusion of urban vernaculars in Flanders, on contact and leveling in heritage Italian in Europe, and on the dynamics of (re)standardization in Italy. On a methodological level, she combines corpus-based production research with experimental methods in order to investigate the social meaning of language variation.
KU Leuven, Department of Linguistics (Belgium)Interests –
variationist sociolinguistics, indexical meaning, linguistic attitudes, corpus linguistics