A cura di Franco Fabbro e Cristiano Crescentini
This is the first manual of Friulian language suitable to high dissemination. Written in English, the book brings together a number of scientific contributions of the leading specialists who analyze the various aspects of the Friulian language. The Manual represents a comprehensive study in line with contemporary linguistic and neurolinguistic research and its publication fills a gap particularly felt by scholars interested in the more modern sectors of Friulian language. It contains contributions by Paola Benincà, Elena Collavin, Cristiano Crescentini, Franco Fabbro, Franco Finco, Giovanni Frau, Carla Marcato, Alessandro Tavano, Laura Vanelli and Federico Vicario.
Franco Fabbro is full professor of Child Neuropsychiatry at the University of Udine. His areas of research include the neurolinguistics of bilingualism, clinical neuropsychology, neuropsychological study of literary and religious texts and the philosophy of mind. He is the author of more than 200 scientific peer-reviewed articles and more than 15 books published at national and international levels including: The Neurolinguistics of Bilingualism (1999); Neuropsychology of Religious Experience (2010); Manual of Neuropsychiatry (2012); and Neuroscience and Spirituality (2014).
Cristiano Crescentini graduated in Psychology at the University of Florence and obtained a PhD in Neuroscience at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Triest. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher and adjunct professor of Psychobiology and Developmental Psychology at the University of Udine. His studies relate to the functions of the frontal lobe, the language production system, and the neuropsychology of meditation and spirituality. Crescentini is the author of more than 40 scientific publications (peer-reviewed articles, books and chapters in books).