Ilaria Porru


PhD candidate in linguistics

I am a PhD student in the Linguistics program at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center (CUNY). I am currently working in New York City under the supervision of Gita Martohardjono.


2019- Currently: The Graduate Center, CUNY (Linguistics – Ph.D)

2016- 2018: Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Language and Civilisation of Asia and Mediterranean Africa – MA)

2012 – 2015 :Università degli Studi di Cagliari (Foreign Languages and Communication – BA)

2016: VIU – Venice International University (Cultures of the world)

2014 – 2015: Beykent Üniversitesi – Istanbul (Faculty of Arts)


Evidentiality and Language Contact: A Case Study of Turkish Children in Berlin (December 2019. SYNC, New York University)

Explicit and implicit measures of language dominance in Turkish-English bilinguals (February 2020.BUSCTEL, Boğaziçi Üniversitesi)

Comparing dominance measures in bilingual speakers of typologically different languages (April, 2021. ConCALL-4, Indiana University)

Does Italian dominance affect Sardinian phonology? A case study of Southern Campidanese (September, 2022. LABiC, Ca’ Foscari University)

Academic Interests

Some of my research interests are psycholinguistics, multilingual processing, language contact, sociolinguistics, heritage and endangered languages, particularly Campidanese Sardinian.

I am also interested in research and education, and I am now a lab member of the Second Language Acquisition lab (SLAL) as well as an adjunct at Lehman College (CUNY).


Porru, I., Stern, M. C., & Martohardjono, G. (2021, April). Comparing dominance measures in speakers of typologically different languages: A case study of Turkish-English Bilinguals. In Conference on Central Asian Languages and Linguistics (p. 211).


Adjunct, Linguistics / Languages and Literatures, Lehman College
PhD student, Linguistics, CUNY Graduate Center
CUNY Graduate Center