FEDRIANI Chiara

Dipartimento di Lingue e Culture Moderne
Ricercatore/Ricercatrice
Scienze del linguaggio
Sede: Piazza Santa Sabina 2, 5 piano, studio III.12
Tel: 0102095852
Email: chiara.fedriani[at]unige.it


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Attività Didattica

Insegnamenti A.A. 2020/2021

56199 – Glottologia e linguistica – Fraz. B [studenti con cognome L-Z] per gli studenti del 1 anno di LCM

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Inizio delle lezioni: 28 settembre 2020
Orario delle lezioni: lunedì 10-12, martedì 13-15, giovedì 14-16

94688 – Glottologia e linguistica (studenti non madrelingua) per gli studenti del 1 anno di LCM di madrelingua non italiana 

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Inizio delle lezioni: 28 settembre 2020
Orario delle lezioni: lunedì 17-19, martedì 12-13

84047 – Linguistica per gli studenti del 1 anno di TTMI

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Inizio delle lezioni: 30 settembre 2020
Orario delle lezioni: mercoledì 10-12, venerdì 10-11


Attività di Ricerca

Current research projects

  • The Lexicon of Embodied Experience in Latin (2019–2021; Principal investigator)
  • La conversación en la Antigüedad: Análisis de la interacción verbal en griego antiguo y latín (2020–2021; PI: Rodrigo Verano, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
  • PRIN National project Writing expertise as a dynamic sociolinguistic force: the emergence and development of Italian communities of discourse in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages and their impact on languages and societies (2020–2023, PI: Piera Molinelli, University of Bergamo)
  • Latin WordNet 2.0 (from 2019; coordinated by William M. Short, University of Exeter, UK)

Lines of research

Historical Linguistics – Since my PhD thesis (now published as Experiential Constructions in Latin, Brill, 2014), I’ve been interested in the argument structure of verbs and their productivity, alternation and change. I am currently working on the diachrony of ditransitive verbs between Latin and Italian – see the recent volume The Diachrony of Ditransitives, co-edited with Maria Napoli (Berlin, De Gruyter, 2020).

Pragmatics – My research interests lie in uses and functions of discourse markers in Latin, Ancient Greek, and Italian. I have recently co-edited a book entitled Pragmatic Markers, Discourse Markers and Modal Particles: New Perspectives  (Amsterdam, Benjamins, 2017). I have worked on the diachrony of speech acts of request and apology in the history of Italian within a project on Cortesia e formalità nel rapporto tra lingue e società: dal latino a italiano e spagnolo. Another strand of research concerns Conversation Analysis – I am currently involved in an international project on the representation of conversation structure and dynamics in Latin and Ancient Greek literary texts.

Historical Sociolinguistics – I worked on Greek-Latin bilingualism, focusing on theoretical and empirical aspects concerning historical code-switching and annotating Greek switches and borrowings in a corpus of Late Latin literary texts, with the aim of examining the different functions of written bilingual communication and to assess the degree of bilingualism in literary texts of different genres.

Cognitive approaches to Classical languages and Embodiment theory – I am principal investigator of a Project on The Embodied Lexicon of Experience in Latin (2019-2021), financed by the University of Genova within a Curiosity Driven competitive call for researchers aged under 40. This project deals with the metaphorical actualization of embodiment as a bio-cultural foundation in the Roman world and explores how Latin speakers ‘made sense’ of their bodily experience of the spatial environment to express quintessential abstract concepts such as feelings and emotions.

Research stays abroad
2019 (Spring) Visiting researcher, University of Exeter (UK)
2018 (Spring) Visiting researcher, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
2017 (Fall) Visiting researcher, University of Amsterdam
2011 (Winter) Visiting PhD, University of Oslo
2009 (Fall) Visiting PhD, University of Bergen, Norway

Previous positions
2015–2017 Post-doc research fellow, University of Eastern Piedmont
2014–2016 Adjunct Lecturer in Linguistics, University of Genova
2012–2013 Adjunct Lecturer in Linguistics, University of Bologna
2011–2015 Post-doc research fellow, University of Bergamo

Education 
2008–2011 PhD in Linguistics, University of Pavia
2008 MA in Linguistics, University of Pavia
2006 BA in Classics, University of Pavia



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