Can we use "as to me" to mean the same thing as "as for me" when we want to say: "Regarding me?"
For example: As for me, I am a teacher of Italian. Can we say: As to me, I am an Italian teacher.

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As for NOUN PHRASE is the English marked topic construction. You can use it to explicitly mark the topic at the beginning of a sentence, like in your example:

As for me, I am a teacher of Italian.

You wouldn't always want to use this phrase, but it makes sense in the right context, for example to show a contrast between two topics:

He teaches English. As for me, I'm a teacher of Italian.

Here we have an unmarked topic and a marked topic contrasting with each other, so as for is appropriate in this context. By explicitly marking the topic with as for, you draw attention to the contrast.

However, if you change the words in this phrase, you no longer have a marked topic construction. The words as to me are grammatical but have no special grammatical significance or meaning. They would work as part of a comparative construction:

Linda speaks as much to herself as to me.

In this example, we're comparing how much Linda speaks to two different people: herself and me. In this sort of example it would be grammatical and make sense, but it isn't anything like as for me and isn't something people say particularly often.

So it can be grammatical, but your example doesn't work:

*As to me, I am a teacher of Italian.

As to NOUN PHRASE can't be used in the intended meaning, so I've marked the example with a * to show that it is unacceptable.

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    "As to..." is a way of introducing a subject, particularly as one item of a list that has already begun. For example: "I am worried about my trip to Brittany next week because of travel arrangements and the weather. The travel arrangements are uncertain because ... As to the weather, ..." . In that usage "As to" could be replaced by "Regarding,..." or "As regards,..." but @duckplane is right that for some reason not clear to me it does not work with "me". It would work however with "As to my profession,..."
    – JeremyC
    Commented Mar 31, 2018 at 23:01
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    Hmm, nope, those examples still don't work as marked topic constructions. Note that the complements of as for are topics, not subjects, and although they tend to be coreferential with the subject, they do not grammatically function as subjects themselves.
    – user230
    Commented Mar 31, 2018 at 23:05
  • Just to clarify when used the word "subject" I was using it in its ordinary sense not in its sense as a technical term in grammar.
    – JeremyC
    Commented May 3, 2018 at 16:59

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