Silvia Calamai is associate professor in Linguistics and Sociolinguistics at the University of Siena. She is member of the CLARIN Legal Issues Committee and the CLARIN-IT Committee. At present, she is coordinating the project on social evaluation of non native accents (Fregati dall’accento!, Fondazione ALSOS 2018-2020); the project on the description and cataloguing of Caterina Bueno’s oral archive (“Archivio Vivo”, Regione Toscana 2019-2021); the project Chinese Culture and Languages in Italy (Wenzhou University & Siena University) and the scientific committee of the Historical Archive of the Arezzo psychiatric hospital (2017-). She is in the board of Italian Association of Speech Sciences and of Sonorités Bulletin de l’AFAS Association française des détenteurs de documents audiovisuels et sonores. Her main research interests are sociophonetics, oral archives and dialectology.
Her work has been published in various peer-reviewed journals, refereed conference proceedings, and collective volumes. In addition to over 100 scholarly contributions and two manuals for university students, she has written four books based on phonetic and dialectological fieldwork.