Dipartimento di Lingue e Culture Moderne
Scienze del linguaggio
Sede: Istituto di Glottologia, Via Balbi 4, terzo piano
Prossimi ricevimentiÂ (presso l’Istituto di Glottologia, Via Balbi 4, secondo piano a piedi, terzo piano con l’ascensore):
- lunedĂ¬ 18 giugno, ore 9-10
- venerdĂ¬ 22 giugno, ore 11-13
- giovedĂ¬ 28 giugno, ore 11-13
Insegnamenti A.A. 2018/2019
Insegnamenti A.A. 2017/2018
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 Â 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 onÂ Latin syntax and verbal semantics (case, semantic roles, argument structure constructions and their productivity, with a focus on experiential andÂ impersonal verbs), with special attention on argument realization, alternation, and change.
Besides historical linguistics, my research interests concernÂ alsoÂ historical pragmatics, with regard toÂ 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 withinÂ 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 on the diachrony of politeness expressions between Latin and Old Italian/Old Spanish, in collaboration with the University of Bergamo and theÂ 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.
- 2018 (Spring) Visiting researcher,Â Universidad AutĂłnoma de Madrid
- 2017 (Fall) Visiting researcher, University of Amsterdam
- 2015â€“2017Â Post-doc research fellow, University ofÂ Eastern Piedmont
- 2014â€“2016Â Adjunct Lecturer in Linguistics, University ofÂ Genova
- 2013â€“2015 Post-doc research fellow, University of Bergamo
- 2012â€“2013 Adjunct Lecturer in Linguistics, University of Bologna
- 2011â€“2012 Post-doc research fellow, University of Bergamo
- 2011 (Winter) Visiting PhD,Â University of Oslo, Norway
- 2009 (Fall) Visiting PhD, University of Bergen, Norway
- 2008â€“2011 PhD in Linguistics, University of Pavia