Browse/search for people

Professor Mair Parry

Professor Mair Parry

Professor Mair Parry
B.A., Ph.D.(Wales), M.A.(Oxon.)

Emeritus Professor
Senior Research Fellow in Italian

19 Woodland Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TE
(See a map)

Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 7425

Research summary

The main focus of her research is on the syntax of the dialects of Italy, both early and modern, but she also publishes on Italian sociolinguistics, being particularly interested in the question of minority languages due to her Welsh background. She was joint editor of The Changing Voices of Europe. Social and Political changes and their linguistic repercussions (1994) and The Dialects of Italy (1997), while her 2005 monograph is a detailed sociolinguistic and grammatical analysis of a north-western Italian dialect: Parluma 'D Còiri, Sociolinguistica e grammatica del dialetto di Cairo Montenotte. Piedmontese and Ligurian dialects in particular have provided ...

Read more >


Mair Parry studied French with Accessory Italian at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth (BA 1968), followed by Modern Languages (Italian) at Oxford University (BA 1970). She was appointed to a Lectureship in Italian at UCW, Aberystwyth in 1970, gaining a doctorate for a thesis on the dialect of Cairo Montenotte (SV, Italy) in 1985, and promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1993. Having moved to Bristol in 1995, she was awarded a Personal Chair in Italian Linguistics at Bristol in 1998. From 2000-2004 she co-directed a major AHRB-funded collaborative research project with the University of Manchester entitled, Sintassi degli antichi ...

Read more >

Recent publications

Read more >

View complete publications list in the University of Bristol publications system

Edit this profile If you are Professor Mair Parry, you can edit this page. Login required.

All details on one page > for printing etc.