Guglielmo Cinque is an Italian linguist and professor of linguistics at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice. He is one of the leading figures in modern minimalizt sintax and cartographic syntactic studies. Cinque studied litreature and linguistics at the Uiversity of University of Venice, at the University of Padua, and at the University of California, Berkeley. Since 1981 he has been a professor at the Ca' Foscari University. He is an honorary member of the Linguistic Society of America. Cinque works in the fields of generative grammar and language typology. Together with Luigi Rizzi, he belongs to the founding figures of Cartographic Syntax, a research area devoted to the fine structure of languages.
Andrea Carlo Moro is currently a full professor of general linguistics at the Insititute for Advanced Study IUSS Pavia and also a founder and former director of NeTS. His main fields of research are syntax and neurolinguistics. Among his contributions are the discovery of inverse copular sentences, the principle of Dynamic Antisymmetry and the neurobiological correlation of "possible" vs. "impossible languages".
Genoveva Puskás holds a PhD in linguistics from the University of Geneva. She was a Visiting Fellow Researcher at the University of California in Santa Cruz during the academic year 1998-1999 and a Visiting Professor at McGill University (Montréal) in 2006-2007. She joined the English Department as chargée d'enseignement, and was Maître d'Enseignement et de Recherche before being appointed to her current position as an Associate Professor in English Linguistics. She also teaches in the Linguistics Department. Her main research domains are syntax, the syntax-semantics interface and Finno-Ugric languages. More specifically, her research activities include the syntax and semantics of negation and quantification in a comparative approach, the syntax and semantics of left peripheral phenomena in Hungarian, such as Topic, Focus, wh-questions and Contrastive Topic, and more recently, the syntax of subjunctive clauses. Between 2001 and 2005, she was Principal Investigator of a Swiss National Foundation (SNF) project on the interaction between quantification and negation in various languages, including English, French, Bellinzonese, and Hungarian. As of October 2009, she is PI of a SNF funded project on a cross-linguistic approach to the syntactic properties of subjunctive.
Eric Haeberli received a ‘Licence ès Lettres’ (English, French, History) from the University of Geneva, an MA in Linguistics from the University of London (UCL) and a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Geneva. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania and at the University of York. He taught English linguistics as an ‘assistant’ and ‘maître-assistant’ in Geneva and linguistics as a lecturer at the University of Reading (UK) before taking up his current post in 2003.
His main research interests are in the domain of syntactic variation and change. More specifically, his work focuses on: the syntax of early English (Old and Middle English); the development of English syntax throughout its history, with a special focus on word order and verbal syntax; the creation and use of syntactically annotated corpora in the study of syntactic variation and change; syntactic variation and change in Germanic from the perspective of generative syntactic theory.
Member of the editorial board of Historical Syntax.
Member of LAGB (Linguistics Association of Great Britain), LSA (Linguistic Society of America), The Philological Society, GLOW (Generative Linguistics in the Old World), and SAUTE (Swiss Association of University Teachers of English).
Luigi Rizzi is Professor of General Linguisticsat Collège de France, Paris, and Senior Professor at the University of Siena. He is the founder of the cartographic studies on left periphery and criterion approach.
He was Principal Investigator of the project SyntacticCartography and Locality in Adult Grammar and Language Acquisition (SynCart),funded by an ERC Advanced Grant at the University of Geneva.
He was on the faculty of Departments of Linguistics inEuropean and American Universities: in particular, he was Associate Professorat MIT, Professor at the University of Geneva, Professor at the University ofSiena, Visiting Professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, atUCLA, and at Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris).
He studied at Scuola Normale Superiore and at theUniversity of Pisa.
Luigi Rizzi is honorary member of the Linguistic Society ofAmerica, Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, member of AcademiaEuropaea, honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He wasawarded the International Research Chair Blaise Pascal (Paris) in 2011. He is honorarypresident of the International Association of Syntactic Cartographic Studiesand honorary dean of the Department of Linguistics, Beijing Language andCulture University.
His research interests include syntactic theory andcomparative syntax; in particular, he contributed to the development of theparametric approach to syntactic comparison, to the theory of locality, to thestudy of syntactic representations, with special reference to the cartographyof syntactic structures. He also works on language acquisition, with particularreference to the development of morphosyntax in the child, and on the role ofthe theory of locality in language development.
Giuseppe Samo is Associate Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics at Beijing Language and Culture University. After his studies at the University of Siena, he earned his doctorate from the University of Geneva (Switzerland), working on a formal model to account for syntactic micro-variation among Germanic and Romance languages adopting cartographic analytical tools. His research interests cover the role of syntactic theory at the interfaces with other domains of the language system and focuses on testing theoretical proposals adopting the tools and methods of Quantitative Computational Syntax. He sat in the organizing committee the "1st SynCart workshop (Chiusi, Siena, Pienza Montepulciano, 2021)" and co-organized of the International Workshops on Syntactic Cartography (2019) and the web-based "Syntax Silk Road: meetings in Cartography (2020-2021, with the University of Padua)".