Federico Gobbo

List of John Benjamins publications for which Federico Gobbo plays a role.


The status of Esperanto, the language launched by Zamenhof in 1887, has been contested since its beginning. Esperanto became the most relevant of the International Auxiliary Languages (IALs) from a sociolinguistic perspective, as it successfully survived two World Wars in spite of being explicitly… read more
Gobbo, Federico and Laura Vardeu 2021 Chapter 13. Which Sardinian for education? The chance of CLIL-based laboratories: A case studyContested Languages: The hidden multilingualism of Europe, Tamburelli, Marco and Mauro Tosco (eds.), pp. 221–234 | Chapter
According to the UNESCO Atlas, Sardinian is an endangered language, and the debate about its promotion in Sardinia is lively and passionate (Moseley 2010). In fact, over the past two generations, the language vitality and vigour of the limba (in Sardinian: language) have been drastically reduced.… read more
When the concept of linguistic justice was proposed by Pool (1991) in order to cope with the asymmetries quite often found in multilingual contexts, it immediately provoked a great deal of debate. To sum up the debate, there is broad agreement on the meaning of linguistic in-justice, but it is… read more
After 2010, following the Bologna process and the so-called ‘Gelmini reform’, universities in Italy were subjected to deep changes in administration, in research and education. The course in ‘Language Planning and Planned Languages’ was established in 2011–2012, under the initiative of the Istituto… read more