Russian language and linguistics

The Russian language and linguistics group deals with the metalinguistic analysis of the Russian language both synchronically and diachronically, looking particularly at morphological, syntactical, lexical, textual and pragmatic aspects as well as different levels and registers of written and oral communication. The group’s research interests centre on the language of political discourse, especially the language of the media, Italian loan words in the Russian language (18th-20th centuries), the lexicon of cultural heritage in Russian compared to in Italian and contrastive analyses of Russian and Italian glottodidactics. These areas are examined from different perspectives, using lexicology and lexicography, cognitive linguistics, discourse analysis and historical-comparative approaches.
Giovanna Siedina
Assistant Professor
Topic People Description ISI-CRUI
RUSSIAN LANGUAGE - Lingua e linguistica russa standard compliant  BSO
Russian-Italian Linguistic contacts Giovanna Siedina
The research in this field aims at analyzing Italian loanwords in Russian language starting in the 18th century and up to the present day. The diacronic analysis is accompanied by the investigation of the historical and sociolinguistic framework, which allows a better understanding both of the changes in the reception of Italian culture by Russian culture and of the evolution of loanwords and of their diversification in different thematic areas, at times distant from each other.
Gruppi di ricerca
Name Description URL
Language and politics Analisi dell'uso politico della lingua dal punto di vista semantico-lessicale
Un Atlante del Rinascimento nel Mondo Slavo – Atlas of the Renaissance in the Slavic Countries
Title Managers Sponsors Starting date Duration (months)
Language and Politics Giovanna Siedina 2/1/15 36
Un Atlante del Rinascimento nei Paesi Slavi – Atlas of the Renaissance in the Slavic Countries Giovanna Siedina 11/1/15 36


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