Francesca Dell’Oro is CHS fellow in Greek Dialectology and Linguistic Theory as well as associate researcher at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland). She has been awarded a grant by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) to implement her project on the ‘Diachrony of modality in the Latin language’ with two collaborators. On February 2019, she will start her project as a SNSF professor at the University of Lausanne. She studied Historical Linguistics and Classical Philology at the University of Milan (2004) and obtained a PhD in ‘Philology and Linguistics’ from the University of Chieti-Pescara (2008). She was a post-doctoral fellow at the universities of Zurich (2008-2015) and Oxford (2011) and a teaching and research fellow in Classics and Linguistics at the university of Grenoble Alpes (2013-2015). She has published a monograph about the history of the ‘Caland’ notions (Leggi, sistemi e leghe suffissali ‘di Caland’: Storia della questione ‘Caland’ come problema teorico della linguistica indoeuropea, Innsbruck, 2015). She is currently preparing a new edition of the lead tablets from Styra (Euboea) with palaeographic, linguistic and onomastic commentaries. She is also writing a monograph on the Euboean dialect, with particular emphasis on contact phenomena in the motherland and in the colonies as well as the development of specific colonial dialectal features. She is interested in the development of epigraphic poetry. She is working on modality in Greek and other Indo-European languages from a historical as well as from a theoretical point of view.