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As is well known, the diversity of Romance languages within Italy is quite comparable to the overall diversity found in the whole Romania. From this perspective, Piedmontese, although clearly marginal as a Mediterranean language, may be of interest, since it displays one of the highest levels of structural distance from Standard Italian, together with a moderate grade of Ausbau, including a documented history, a standardized orthography and a (limited) tradition of literary use. After some basic historical, geographical and sociolinguistic information, this sketch will focus on those features typologically most diverging from Standard Italian, like sentence negation, clitic syntax, number marking, relativization, and verb morphology.