I completed both my B.A. and M.A. in South Asian Studies in Italy, at the University of Bologna. During my M.A. I became interested in the Indian grammatical literature, especially from the angle of a comparison of its theoretical frameworks with those of Western linguistics, and I graduated with a dissertation on the influence of the speakers’ native tongues on the phonological features of contemporary spoken Sanskrit.
Subject groups/Research projects
For my Ph.D., I am working on some – yet untranslated – mediaeval Sanskrit treatises on phonetics and phonology, some of which are preserved in manuscripts kept in the University Library. Recently, I have also developed an interest in the Tamil language, both modern and classical.