Dipartimento di Lingue e Culture Moderne
Scienze del linguaggio
Sede: Piazza Santa Sabina 2, 5 piano, studio III.12
Tel: 0102099716
Email: chiara.fedriani[at]unige.it



Informo gli studenti interessati che a partire da giovedì 13 dicembre riceverò nel mio nuovo ufficio, in Piazza Santa Sabina 2, 5 piano, studio III.12

Orario di ricevimento 

  • lunedì, ore 11.15–13
  • giovedì, ore 10,30-12.30

Orario delle lezioni

Glottologia e linguistica – Fraz. B: lunedì 9,30-11 (Aula 15), giovedì 9-10 (Aula 15)

Glottologia e linguistica – studenti non madrelingua: martedì 8,30-10 (Aula 11), giovedì 10-11 (Aula 15)


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)

Insegnamenti A.A. 2017/2018

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 on the diachrony of politeness expressions between Latin and Old Italian/Old Spanish, 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.


International Workshop on THE DIACHRONY OF DITRANSITIVES (University of Eastern Piedmont, 29-30 Nov 2018), co-organized with Maria Napoli. Workshop website & program here

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 Call for Papers here

Thematic Workshop on COMMUNICATIVE ANCHORING IN LATIN, to be held within 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

Previous positions

  • 2018 (Spring) Visiting researcher, Universidad AutĂłnoma de Madrid
  • 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)

Ricerca 'FEDRIANI Chiara' in IRIS (link esterno)