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Simone De Cia

PhD title

At the Edge of Ladin, Venetan, and Friulian: A Morpho-Syntactic Study of Two Dialect Areas in the South-Eastern Part of the Province of Belluno (Sovramontino and Lamonat) and in North-Western Part of the Province of Udine (Fornese di Sopra)

PhD supervisors

Prof Delia Bentley and Dr Laurel MacKenzie

Research interests

  • Romance Linguistics - Northern Italian Dialects
  • Rhaeto-Romance Languages
  • Friulian Language
  • Syntax
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Language Endangerment, Language Obsolescence and Language Vitality
  • Language Documentation and Description


  • BA in Linguistics, The University of Manchester, 2013
  • MA in Language Documentation and Description, S.O.A.S. University of London, 2014 (HRELP - The Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project)

Teaching areas

  • GTA for Sociolinguistics
  • GTA for Language Variation and Change

Research outputs

  • De Cia, S. (2013). The Vitality of Friulian in The Province of Udine: A Sociolinguistic study. BA dissertation, University of Manchester.
  • eScholarID: 275253
  • De Cia. S. (2013). La vitalitat dal furlan te provincie di Udin: un studi sociolinguistic. Udine: Provincia di Udine.
  • De Cia, S. (2014). The obsolescence of Friulian lexical Items: An Investigation into the Mental Lexicon of Friulian-Italian Bilingual Speakers. MA dissertation, S.O.A.S. University of London.

Useful links

  • Newspaper articles about Simone De Cia's work
  • Friulian Philological Society: Library - My work
  • UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger: Friulian

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