Fixed-term Researcher, Venice Center
Project: Language Rhetoric and Linguistic Strategies of Religious Intolerant Discourses: The Case of South Asia
Andrea Drocco is a Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, where he is teaching Indo-Aryan linguistics and Hindi. After his Ph.D. in Indological Studies (University of Turin, 2005), he taught Indo-Aryan linguistics at the University of Turin. His main area of research is the development of the alignment system of New Indo-aryan languages, in particular in the period preceding the 19th century. He has published research papers not only on the morphosyntactic alignment of Braj, Hindi and Bangani but languages also on the interpretation of the technical terms tatsama, tadbhava and deśī in the context of the medieval Indian grammatical tradition. Andrea is currently a Fellow of the Center for the Humanities and Social Change at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, and he is carrying out a research on the linguistic and rhetorical strategies of intolerant discourses in South Asia.