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


Esiti dell’esame di Glottologia e linguistica, fraz. B 15 luglio 2019

Esiti dell’esame di Glottologia e linguistica STUDENTI NON MADRELINGUA, 15 luglio 2019


Lunedì 22 luglio, ore 10-11 e dalle 12.15

AVVISO PER GLI STUDENTI DELLA PROF.SSA CAPRINI Sarà possibile sostenere l’esame di Glottologia e linguistica secondo il programma della prof.ssa Caprini sino alla sessione di settembre 2019 compresa, iscrivendosi a uno dei miei appelli e comunicandomi via mail che si intende portare quel programma all’esame. Chi ha in piano di studi il frazionamento A non vedrà i miei appelli (che sono del frazionamento B): può iscriversi all’esame mandandomi una mail.


Attività Didattica

Insegnamenti A.A. 2018/2019

56199 – Glottologia e linguistica – Fraz. B [studenti con cognome L-Z]

94688 – Glottologia e linguistica (studenti non madrelingua)

Attività di Ricerca

**Upcoming Events I am organizing**

6th International Conference on DISCOURSE MARKERS IN ROMANCE LANGUAGES (DISROM6), to be held at the University of Bergamo from May 29th to May 31st, 2019. Conference description and programme here

Thematic Workshop on COMMUNICATIVE ANCHORING IN LATIN, to be held during the 20th Latin Linguistics Conference in Las Palmas (Canary Islands, June 2019), co-organized with L. Van Gils, K. Kroon, F. Iurescia & L. Unceta. Workshop description here

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 Late Latin and Italian – see the recent Workshop on THE DIACHRONY OF DITRANSITIVES I co-organized with Maria Napoli University of Eastern Piedmont, 29-30 Nov 2018.

Historical Pragmatics – My research interests lie in the pragmaticalization processes  of Discourse and Pragmatic Markers in Latin and Ancient Greek, with a focus on politeness markers and hedges, their sociolinguistic distribution, their use in questions, and on deverbal markers derived from verbs of movement and exchange. I have also recently worked on Italian politeness formulae and on 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 semantic-pragmatic cycles, i.e. a specific type of linguistic change where a given function  comes to be expressed over time by different forms, whose original meaning is in some way similar and which gradually replace one another. I have recently co-edited a book entitled Pragmatic Markers, Discourse Markers and Modal Particles: New Perspectives  (Benjamins, 2017). 

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 ancient 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


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

Lista pubblicazioni (IRIS)

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