Margherita Di Salvo is a sociolinguist with extensive experience in the field of Italian communities abroad. She has researched Italian communities in England for a project on “The Italian Identity between Local Particularities and Globalization”, directed by Rosanna Sornicola. She also investigated the Italian community in Toronto in collaboration with Barbara Turchetta and Massimo Vedovelli. She is currently Principal Investigator of the project “Transnational migrations: the case of the Italian communities in the UK (TransIt-UK)”, financially supported by Compagnia di San Paolo in collaboration with the “Federico II” University of Naples, Italy.Paola Moreno is Full Professor of Italian Linguistics and Literature at the University of Liège, Belgium. A philologist by training, she has devoted several works to sociolinguistics, focusing on Italian migrants living in Liège. She is principal investigator of the project “The Italian Identity between local peculiarities and globalization” hosted by the University of Liège and the “Federico II” University of Naples, Italy.