The International Society of Italian Linguistics and Philology (SILFI)
The International Society of Italian Linguistics and Philology (SILFI) was founded in 1985 and it has been conceived with the aim to promote both the study of italian Linguistics and Philology and the teaching of Italian language abroad. SILFI has been active for over twenty years at the highest scientific levels, in linguistic and philological research . Moreover it is characterized for encouraging the meeting of italian researchers and teachers with colleagues working in foreign countries and for the organization of congress and initiatives to support the domain. In this perspective SILFI has been collaborating with Italian Istituti di cultura, Centres for teaching Italian, Licei italiani and University Departments of Italian. (See http://lablita.dit.unifi.it/silfi2006 for the activity of the society and its statue by law)
In recent years Italian language and culture have recorded a high increase of interest by students in foreign Universities. SILFI has been able to share this favourable moment contributing to the diffusion of the positive image of Italy. SILFI currently counts around 300 members in the main Italian Universities, but also in Europe (Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Great Britain, Nederland, Belgium, France, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Poland, Albania, Hungary, Rumania) and in worldwide Universities (Israel, Australia, Canada, United States, Brazil, Argentina, Japan).
Since 1989 SILFI organized nine biennial international Congress which are held alternatively in an Italian centre and abroad (1989 Siena; 1991 Cambridge; 1994 Perugia; 1996 Madrid ; 1998 Catania ; 2000 Duisburg ; 2002 Roma ; 2004 Copenhagen ; 2006 Firenze, 2008 Basel).
Proceedings in :
- Giannelli, Luciano / Maraschio, Nicoletta / Poggi Salani, Teresa / Vedovelli, Massimo (a cura di) (1991): Tra Rinascimento e strutture attuali. Atti del Primo Convegno SILFI (Siena 1988), Vol. I Torino: Rosenberg & Sellier.
- Coveri, Lorenzo (a cura di) (1991): L'italiano allo specchio. Aspetti dell’italianismo recente. Atti del Primo Convegno SILFI (Siena 1988), Vol. II, Torino: Rosenberg&Sellier.
- Muljacic, Zarco (a cura di) (1998): L'italiano e te sue varietà linguistiche Atti del del II° Congresso SILFI (Cambridge nel 1991), in Themen der ltalianistik 3, Frankfurt: Sauerläuder.
- Agostiniani, Luciano / Bonucci, Paola / Giannecchini, Giulio / Lorenzi, Franco / Reali, Luisella (a cura di) (1997): Atti del Terzo Convegno della Società ' Iternazionale di Linguistica e Filologia Italiana (Perugia, 27-29 giugno 1994), 2 Vol. Napoli: Edizioni ScientificheItaliane.
- Navarro Salazar, Maria Teresa (a cura di) (1998): Italica Matritensia, Atti del IV Convegno SILFI, (Madrid, 27-29 giugno 1996), Firenze: Franco Cesati Editore.
- D'Achille Paolo (a cura di) (2004): Generi, Architetture e Forme Testuali, Atti del VII Convegno SILFI (1-5 ottobre 2002, Roma), Firenze:Franco Cesati Editore.
- Elisabeth Burr (a cura di) (2005)Tradizione & Innovazione. Linguistica e filologia italiana alle soglie dì un nuovo millennio. Atti del VI° Convegno SILFI (Duisburg, 23 Giugno – 2 Luglio 2000), Firenze: Franco Cesati, 3 volumi.
- Korzen Jorn (a cura di) (2005): Lìngua, Cultura e Intercultura: l'Italiano e le altre Lingue, in Copenaghen Studies in Language, 31. Atti dell'VIII convegno SILFI, (22-26 Giugno 2004, Copenaghen).
- Cresti Emanuela (ed.) (2008), Prospettive nello studio del lessico italiano, Atti del IX Convegno SILFI, (giugno 2006, Firenze), Firenze University Press, Firenze.
SILFI is in fact, by number and quality of its members, one of the main institutions to be entrusted with the teaching of Italian and the transmission of Italian culture. In this framework SILFI promotes the RIDIRE.it initiative, which will be carried out with the contribution of research groups which are experienced in coordinating vast national and European linguistic technology projects and are directed by members of the Society.
SILFI will manage the project, and, using its network of Universities, will guarantee validation, functioning, ad maintenance of the RIDIRE.it infrastructure after the end of the project. For this purpose, SILFI has created: a) a Project Committee, which is responsible for the scientific coordination of the project, and has been elected in accordance with the society’s Status; b) a Committee of National Managers that will be in charge of the diffusion in the various countries’ Academic institutions.
SILFI, will help the evaluation of the resource through user groups in its main academic site in Europe and oversees and in the second place, when the resource is released level, the Society will also disseminate the resource through a network of national responsible at national level. Finally, SILFI will ensure the maintenance and implementation of the infrastructure, through its social textur. SILFI will participate to the optimization of the technological infrastructure by mean of external services.
SILFI will ensure the infrastructure to be actually present in the institutions involved in the tuition of Italian language and culture, and the operators to be aware of its potential and the ways to use it. SILFI will:
1) elaborate a policy of deployment and use of the resource; 2) involve members in the use of the infrastructure, with regard to: a) its validation, by means of user groups in the European and extra-European Universities known for their tradition of excellence in the study of Italian language and culture; b) take care f the dissemination among the audience of potential users. 3) with dedicate an International Congress to RIDIRE 4) be responsible for the infrastructure’s maintenance and will optimize its functioning.
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