Stefania Marzo

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.

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KU Leuven, Department of Linguistics (Belgium)


variationist sociolinguistics, indexical meaning, linguistic attitudes, corpus linguistics


Coherence and lexical variation in Neostandard Italian: A sociolectrometric analysis
Stefano De Pascale, Stefania Marzo

Panel: Sociolinguistic variation in contemporary Italian
Room 2