Silvia Luraghi

Silvia Luraghi is one of today’s leading Indo-Europeanists. She combines through knowledge of ancient Indo-European languages with a solid preparation in linguistic typology (she is currently a member of the executive committee of the Association for Linguistic Typology, and will be the organizer of the 2019 meeting, where the members of the research unit will organize a workshop on partitivity). She has published extensively on partitivity, and has been the initiator of this strand of research. Her treatment of the Greek partitive in her 2003 book On the meaning of cases and prepositions (Benjamins) offers the first assessment of this case in typological perspective. In 2010 she organized a workshop on partitivity at the 43rd International Conference of the Societas Linguistica Europaea in Vilnius together with Tuomas Huumo. She co-edited the volume Partitive Cases and Related Categories. Berlin/New York, Mouton De Gruyter, 2014. She is currently working on partitivity as a contact phenomenon in the Indo-European (especially Balto-Slavic) and non-Indo-European languages of Europe, including Finnic and Basque. Some preliminary results have been presented at the 2016 SLE meeting in Naples. Her publications include 12 books and eight edited volumes. In addition, she published 36 articles in peer-reviewed top level journals, such as Studies in Language, Linguistics, Diachronica, STUF, Indogermanische Forschungen, Historische Srachwissenschaft, La Linguistique, Journal of Indo-European Studies, Mnemosyne, and around 70 papers in edited volumes. In 2010, she founded the A-rated Journal of Historical Linguistics (Benjamins), which she directs with J. Barddal.