Dipartimento di Lingue e Culture Moderne
Scienze del linguaggio
Sede: Istituto di Glottologia, Via Balbi 4, terzo piano
Tel: 0102099716
Email: chiara.fedriani[at]unige.it


**Attenzione, modifica ricevimenti marzo**

  • A causa di un impegno accademico fuori sede, il ricevimento di giovedì 8 marzo è **anticipato** a mercoledì 7, ore 11–13
  • A causa di concomitanti sedute di laurea, i ricevimenti di giovedì 15 marzo e di giovedì 22 marzo sono spostati a **venerdì 16 e venerdì 23, ore 11–13**

Orario di ricevimento (presso l’Istituto di Glottologia, Via Balbi 4, secondo piano a piedi, terzo piano con l’ascensore):

  • Tutti i giovedì, ore 11 – 13

Orario delle lezioni (secondo semestre, A.A. 2017/2018)

Glottologia e linguistica, Fraz. B, studenti L-Z (anche per gli studenti di Glottologia e linguistica per studenti non madrelingua); inizio lezioni, lunedì 26 febbraio

  • Lunedì ore 11–13, Aula 15, Albergo dei Poveri

Attività Didattica

56199 Glottologia e Linguistica – Fraz. B

94688 Glottologia e Linguistica (studenti non madrelingua)

Attività di Ricerca

I studied Classical Languages (BA, 2006) and Linguistics (MA, 2008) at the University of Pavia, where I also received my PhD (2012). In my dissertation I carried out a synchronic and diachronic study of Experiential constructions in Latin (now published as Experiential Constructions in Latin, Brill, 2014). I visited the University of  Bergen and the University of Oslo, where I was involved in historical and typological research projects on argument structure constructions featuring non-nominative subjects (IeCASTP Project) and pragmatic resources, including information structure and anaphoric relations (PROIEL Project) in ancient Indo-European languages, respectively. During this period, the focus of my research has been on Latin syntax and verbal semantics (case, semantic roles, argument structure constructions and their productivity, with a focus on experiential and impersonal verbs), with special attention on argument realization, alternation, and change.

Besides historical linguistics, my research interests concern also historical pragmatics, with regard to Ancient Greek, Latin and Italian. Working as a Post-Doc research fellow within two PRIN Projects at the University of Bergamo, I have focused on pragmaticalization processes leading to the development of Discourse and Pragmatic Markers in these languages, and on linguistic strategies used by writers to position themselves and others in ancient texts (especially in Plautus’ comedies). In 2015, I joined a research group at the University of Eastern Piedmont working within a Project on Greek/Latin textual bilingualism, and therefore adding historical sociolinguistics as a further line of my research. I am currently working within a research project entitled Cortesia e formalitĂ  nel rapporto tra lingue e societĂ : dal latino a italiano e spagnolo, in collaboration with the University of Bergamo and the Universidad AutĂłnoma de Madrid.

I am also interested in the application of cognitivist approaches to Latin, with regard to argument alternation between prepositions and cases, ontological and orientational metaphors in the functional domain of experience, and in Embodiment theory, with reference to metaphors and pragmaticalization processes.

Previous positions

  • 2017 (Fall) Visiting researcher, University of Amsterdam
  • 2015–2017 Post-doc research fellow, University of Eastern Piedmont
  • 2014–2016 Adjunct Lecturer in Linguistics, University of Genova
  • 2013–2015 Post-doc research fellow, University of Bergamo
  • 2012–2013 Adjunct Lecturer in Linguistics, University of Bologna
  • 2011–2012 Post-doc research fellow, University of Bergamo
  • 2011 (Winter) Visiting PhD, University of Oslo, Norway
  • 2009 (Fall) Visiting PhD, University of Bergen, Norway
  • 2008–2011 PhD in Linguistics, University of Pavia

Lista pubblicazioni (IRIS)

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