Linguistics and History of language

Linguistics and History of language

Coverage by subjects

The monograph collection is organised in two main areas, General linguistics and Linguistics of individual languages, the latter particularly detailed regarding the Romance languages and in particular Italian.

The main topics explored by the collection are: Morphosyntax, also in a comparative perspective, Phonetics and phonology, Lexicology, Semantics, Sociolinguistics, Historical linguistics, with particular attention to the passage from Latin to the Romance languages, typological and contrastive linguistics, Neurolinguistics, Romance and general experimental and theoretical linguistics, Italian linguistics with particular attention to the history of the language, dialectology and ancient texts, equipped with adequate lexicographical support, Endangered languages.


Authors' libraries relevant to Linguistics and the main topics represented

Tristano Bolelli for historical linguistics, dialectology, Gaelic linguistics
Delio Cantimori for Italian linguistics
Amos Parducci for Romance linguistics
Giorgio Pasquali for Italian linguistics
Emilio Peruzzi for linguistics, historical linguistics
Vittorio Santoli for Italian linguistics
Giuseppe Vidossi per dialectology, linguistic geography



The periodical literature includes an open-shelf print collection and a collection of e-journals.



The collection of open-shelf monographs is located in Pisa, on the 3rd floor of the Capitano site.

For the location of the authors' libraries, please refer to the specific sheet in the section Personal collections and Authors’ libraries.

The Linguistics and History of language journals belong to the humanities journals sector located in the Orologio-Carovana site (Palazzo della Carovana, ground floor and 1st floor).


New acquisitions

The list of new acquisitions is published in the SEARCH catalogue and gives an account of the titles acquired in the last 2 months.

The collection benefits from an annual donation by the scholar Edoardo Vineis.



Databases of Languages and Literatures | Linguistics | Italian language | Foreign languages and literatures.


Linguistics and History of language web resources.