Professor Cecilia Poletto is full Professor in the Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies at the University of Padua (part-time) and full Professor of Italian and French linguistics at the institute for Romance studies at the University of Frankfurt am Main (part-time). She is also an associate member at the Institute of cognitive sciences and technologies - ISTC - (Padua). Her research interests include formal morphosyntax of Romance varieties, in particular the Italian and French ones, also non-standardized. She was a founder member of the ASIT project (Atlante Sintattico d’Italia, Syntactic Atlas of Italy) and she directed for many years the line of research of the ISTC of the National Research Council (CNR) about the dialectal variation. She is in the editorial committee of the following journals: JIL (Journal of Italian Linguistics), LIV (Linguistic Variation), Quaderni di Lavoro dell’Atlante Sintattico d´Italia (ASIt working papers), Historical Syntax.