Language beyond the academy

There’s more to studying language than publishing papers. Language is an essential part of human life and society. It’s something we constantly talk about, evaluate, and often criticize — privately and in public.

I strive to contribute to these conversations through my work as a freelance writer for Italian magazine Rivista Studio, a venue specializing in issues across culture, society, history and politics.

Here are some representative samples of this work:

Italians’ obsession with the subjunctive mood

Everyone’s obsession with the word literally

Umarell: behind a global success story

Al fresco dining, smart working: the hidden corners of pandemic lexicon