SALVIONI, Carlo. Bellinzona 3.3.1858— Milano 20.10.1920. Swiss Linguist in Italy. Professor in Milano. Son of Carno S., a printer, and Martina Borsa, educated in Lugano. Studies at Basel, soon changed medicine into linguistics and in 1878 went to Leipzig. Ph.D. 1883 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. Married 1892 Enrichetta Taveggia, two sons (both died in WW I).
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. In his published works apparently never dealt with IE and Indian linguistics..
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; S. Lubello, D.B.I. 90, 2017 (online treccani.it, with Italian references); Wikipedia (some further references in German version).
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