Metalanguage & History of Linguistics
The research area on the Metalanguage of Linguistics was the starting point for the foundation of the La.Le.Li. Paola Cotticelli, in fact, is the author of Lessico di Linguistica, a totally revised and enlarged version of the Lexikon der Sprachwissenschaft, founded by Hadumod Bußmann.
The topic History of Linguistics is naturally connected, as the study of metalanguage needs a historical approach. Studies on the history of linguistic terminology and thought is the topic of PhD dissertations and papers of some staff members.