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Alberto Nocentini

Alberto Nocentini teaches Glottology and General Linguistics at Florence University, where he studied under Giacomo Devoto. He is a member of the Accademico della Crusca, associate editor of the Archivio Glottologico Italiano, Italy’s oldest linguistics magazine, news editor of the Atlas Linguarum Europae and director of the Centro di Eccellenza in Linguistica at Florence University. A significant part of his scientific work concerns dialects, in particular Il Vocabolario Aretino di Francesco Redi e Raggiolo: saggio sui dialetti del casentino. His work on linguistics includes that published by Le Monnier, L’Europa linguistica. Profilo storico e tipologico (2004). He has edited a collection of bilingual dictionaries, updated the etymology of il Devoto-Oli and is author of the recent l'Etimologico Vocabolario della lingua italiana containing more than 48,000 entries.
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