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Roberta D’Alessandro

I am professor and chair of Italian Language and Culture at Leiden University, where I coordinate the Italian program as well as a research group on Italian linguistics and dialectology. At the moment I am also chair of the Advisory board of the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics.
After obtaining my PhD at the University of Stuttgart, I worked as a researcher at the Butler-Hill/Microsoft group in Redmond, Seattle on machine translation. In 2005 I obtained a Marie Curie Fellowship to work as a research associate the University of Cambridge, and in 2007 I joined the Interface asymmetries Research Lab at the Université du Québec à Montréal. In 2010 I received an NWO VIDI grant.
I spent visiting research periods at the universities of Siena, Utrecht, Helsinki, Cornell and Girona. In 2011 I was elected member of the Young Academy of the KNAW.

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