Laura and Giulio Lepschy
Canadian Association for Italian Studies
Laura Lepschy is Professor Emerita at University College London, Professor at the University of Toronto, Honorary Professor at the Universities of Cambridge and Bangor, and Honorary Fellow at Somerville College Oxford. She is Vice-President of the Associazione Internazionale per gli Studi di Lingua e Letteratura Italiana. Among her publications are Varietà linguistiche e pluralità di codici nel Rinascimento (1996); Narrativa e teatro fra due secoli: Verga, Invernizio,Svevo, Pirandello (1984). She has co-edited with Arturo Tosi, Pierluigi Barrotta and Adam Ledgeway proceedings of conferences such as Multilingualism inItaly Past and Present (2002), Freud and Italian Culture (2009), Into and Out of Italy: Lingua e cultura della migrazione italiana (2010). She is co-editor with Zyg Baranski of the Legenda Oxford series Italian Perspectives.
Giulio Lepschy is Professor Emeritus of the University of Reading. He has published extensively on the Italian language and dialects and on the history of linguistics. Among his main works La linguistica strutturale (1967); Saggi (1978) and Nuovi saggi di linguistica italiana (1989); La linguistica del Novecento (1992); Mother Tongues and Other Reflections on the Italian Language (2002); Tradurre e traducibilità (2009). He has also edited a History of Linguistics (1994-98). Giulio Lepschy is a member of the Accademia della Crusca and a Fellow of the British Academy, Honorary Professor at University College London and Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto.