Microcontact. Language Variation and Change from the Italian heritage perspective is an ERC-funded research project that aims to understand language change from a syntactic microvariational perspective, by observing core syntactic aspects of Italo-Romance emigré and heritage varieties in contact with other Romance languages in the Americas.

The languages considered as Piemontese, Veneto, Abruzzese, Neapolitan, Calabrese, and Sicilian in contact with French, Spanish, Portuguese (and English, as a control) in the Americas.

The project is hosted by the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics, UiL-OTS.

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