SALVIONI, Carlo. Bellinzona 3.3.1858— Milano 20.10.1920. Swiss Linguist in Italy. Professor in Milano. Educated in Lugano. Studies at Basel, sonn changed medicine into linguistics and later went to Leipzig. Ph.D. 1884 there under Brugmann. In 1885-89 PD at Turin. In 1890-1902 Professor of Comparative Linguistics and Neo-Latin Languages at Pavia. From 1902 Ascoli’s successor as Professor ord. of Linguistics and incaricato of Sanskrit at R. Accademia Scientifico-Letteraria in Milano. His main work was the large collection of Ticino dialect continued by others and its publication as Vocabolario dei dialetti della Svizzera italiana began in 1952.

Publications: Diss. Fonetica del dialetto moderno della città di Milano. Rome 1884.

Gli scritti linguistici. 1-5. Bellinzona 2008.

Sources: *R. Broggini: Carlo Salvioni 1858–1920. Bellinzona 1958; German Wikipedia (with further references).

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