Centre for Advice on the Contemporary Italian Language

The Centre for Advice on the Contemporary Italian Language, called in Italian Centro di Consulenza sulla Lingua Italiana Contemporanea (CLIC), was founded at the Accademia della Crusca on 18 January 2001. Academicians, linguists, and experts in various subjects and professional fields are part of it, all encouraged to contribute their expertise in technical and specialist languages. The main goal of the Centre is to stimulate reflection on linguistic phenomena characteristic of contemporary Italian and communicate its most significant findings to the public, through the mass media and its contacts with public institutions. The activities of the Centre are aimed at all those interested in understanding and safeguarding the functional productivity of the Italian language, without any puristic intention.

Notices by Crusca


  • The Piazza aims at the preservation and at carrying out activities for the promotion of multilingualism in the European Union; 2007-ongoing.

  • Digital integrated archive of didactic materials, iconographic and multimedia texts and documentation for the divulgation of  Italian linguistic and historical-cultural heritage, with special regard to the second and third generation Italians abroad; project FIRB; 2009-2013.

  • Creation of Il Vocabolario del fiorentino contemporaneo (Dictionary of Contemporary Florentine Language): project financed by Regione Toscana and Comune di Firenze (first three-year period) and by Federico del Vecchio Bank - Banca Etruria group (second three-year period); 1994-1996/2011-2013.

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