I am a researcher in the language sciences investigating linguistic diversity, its distribution in space and time, and its non-linguistic (e.g., social, environmental) correlates.
My research has so far focused on the diversity and evolution of different domains of nominal morphosyntax such as nominal classification (with a specific focus on grammatical gender systems), number systems, and evaluative morphology. I have studied these grammatical phenomena both worldwide and with a focus on African languages, via qualitative and quantitative methods of analysis. At the University of Helsinki, I am part of the research team of the ERC-funded project GramAdapt, led by Kaius Sinnemäki.
My teaching experience includes BA and MA level courses in linguistic theories and methodologies, linguistic typology, and sociolinguistics.
More information about my research can be found at: https://researchportal.helsinki.fi/en/persons/francesca-di-garbo