I studied in Milan, Pisa, London and Leuven and I was Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at Saarland University. From 2003 to 2019 I was adjunct, assistant and associate professor of Italian Linguistics at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan and Brescia. I have figured as speaker at numerous conventions in and outside Italy.
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I teach Italian Linguistics at all levels and Italian Literature at BA level. From 2014 to 2019, I worked with the Accademia dei Lincei to organize training courses for Italian language teachers in Brescia. I also coordinated two Winter schools on the same subject in Milan. I have been a visiting professor in Hungary, Russia and Western Australia.
I have published various articles, essays and monographs on the history of the Italian language and dialects from the 14th to the 19th century, especially on medieval dialects, grammaticography, relationships between the Church and the vernacular, and 19th century literature. I have also published a handbook on techniques for learning to write and a dictionary of Italian word families (co-edited with Paolo D'Achille).
A selection from Stockholm University publication database
Storia sacra e profana nei volgarizzamenti medioevali. Rilievi di lingua e di cultura
2019. Michele Colombo, Paolo Pellegrini, Simone Pregnolato.Book (ed)
This volume discusses medieval volgarizzamenti of historical, religious, and profane writings. All fourteen studies presented here recognise the fact that in the late Middle Ages, these texts were an important meeting point for elitist and popular culture which mutually stimulated each other. At the same time, different worlds of knowledge came together as history, mythology, hagiography, and biblical narration were considered to form one entity.
Colori linguistici e stilistici degli Acquerelli di Ambrogio Bazzero
2019. Michele Colombo. Tra lo stil de’ moderni e ’l sermon prisco. Studi di allievi e amici offerti a Giuseppe Frasso, 481-490Chapter
Che cos’è una famiglia di parole
2019. Michele Colombo.Other