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Professor of Italian and French, City University of New York
Hermann Haller is Professor of Italian and French at Queens College and in the Ph.D. Program of Comparative Literature at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. His research is primarily in the area of Italian linguistics and philology, particularly on the sociolinguistics of contemporary Italian and Italian Abroad, and on Italian dialect literature.
Among his publications are IlPanfilo veneziano. Edizione critica con introduzione e glossario, 1982; The Hidden Italy. A BilingualEdition of Italian Dialect Poetry, 1986; Una lingua perduta e ritrovata. L’italiano degli italo-americani, 1993; The Other Italy. The Literary Canon in Dialect, 1999; La festa delle lingue. La letteratura dialettale in Italia , 2002; Tra Napoli e New York. Le macchiette italo-americane di Eduardo Migliaccio, 2006, as well as of numerous articles and reviews in European and American scholarly journals.
Visiting Professor at New York University, Brown University, Johns Hopkins University, and at the Universities of Florence, Milan, Genoa, and Trent. President, International Linguistic Association (1992-1993, 2004-2006). He is the recipient of the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Publication Award from the MLA (1998), and of a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities (1994-95). He was elected as a member of the Accademia della Crusca (Socio Corrispondente Straniero) in 2006.