Janice Aski

Janice Aski

Janice Aski

Professor of Italian & Romance Linguistics


(614) 292-8837

214 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH

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Office Hours

Spring 2020: by appointment

Areas of Expertise

  • World Language Pedagogy
  • Italian and Romance Historical Linguistics


  • B.A., Italian/Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1986
  • M.A., Italian: University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1991
  • M.Ling. (Master in Linguistics), University of Manchester, United Kingdom, 1992
  • Ph.D., Italian/Romance Linguistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1997

Janice M. Aski is professor and director of the Italian language program. She specializes in foreign language pedagogy and historical Italian/Romance linguistics. She is a co-author of the first-year Italian textbook, Avanti!, and the Italian historical linguistics monograph, Iconicity and analogy in language change. She has published a variety of articles in both of her fields of expertise. Her research in foreign language pedagogy explores topics, such as testing, reading and how grammar practice activities reflect the most current research in second language acquisition. Her publications in historical Italian/Romance linguistics focus on the social, pragmatic, and cognitive aspects of phonological and morphological change. She is the recipient of the Rodica C. Botoman Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring, the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching, and Colleges of the Arts & Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award.