I am a linguist interested in all components of linguistics and in both ancient and modern languages. I obtained a PhD in Linguistics at the University of Pisa (Italy, 2003) with a dissertation on Old Indian syntax, two post-docs in Linguistics (one at the University of Pisa, 2004-2006, and one at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany, 2008-2010), and two Habilitations (one in Indo-European Studies at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, 2013, and one in General and Historical Linguistics at the École Pratique des Hautes Études of Paris, France, 2020). I had research and teaching appointments in different Universities of Europe and of Asia, especially in Italy, Germany, Switzerland, France, India, Singapore and Turkey. My longest experience was at the University of Zurich, where I spent approximately ten years (teaching Latin and Greek linguistics), and where I obtained the qualification as Professor of Comparative Indo-European Linguistics in February 2019. I am currently a Professor in the Research Centre for History and Culture of BNU and in the General Education Office of UIC, as well as the Coordinator of the Centre of Foreign Languages and Cultures in DHSS. My main research interests are based on historical linguistics, Indo-European linguistics (particularly Latin, Greek and Indo-Iranian), general linguistics, comparative syntax and syntactic theory, comparative semantics and semantic theory, pragmatics, information structure, discourse analysis and corpus linguistics, linguistic contact and multilingualism (especially contact between Indo-European and Semitic in the Middle East, contact between Indo-European and Turkic languages in Anatolia and Central Asia, and contact between Indo-European and Dravidian in South Asia), translation studies, ancient grammarians of Greco-Roman and Indian traditions, philosophy of language, modern linguistic theories (especially functionalism), linguistic typology (with particular attention to Arabic, Turkish and Tamil). I have published and participated to conferences on all these topics.