Research

For a chronological list of publications and presentations ask for my CV.

 

Publications

Dissertations

Colasanti, Valentina. 2018. Romance morphosyntactic microvariation in complementizer and auxiliary systems. Doctoral dissertation, University of Cambridge.

Colasanti, Valentina. 2015. The Complementizer system of Cepranese. M.Phil dissertation, University of Cambridge.

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

Colasanti, Valentina. 2018. La doppia serie di complementatori nei dialetti del Lazio meridionale: un approccio microparametrico. Revue de Linguistique Romane, 82:65-91.

Book Chapters

Colasanti, Valentina. 2018. ‘Matrix complementizers in Italo-Romance’, in S. Cruschina, A. Ledgeway and E. Remberger (eds.), Italian Dialectology at the Interface. Amsterdam: John Benjamins (with Giuseppina Silvestri).

Colasanti, Valentina. 2017. ‘Towards a microparameter C-hierarchy in Italo-Romance’, in G. Pană Dindelegan, R. Zafiu, A. Dragomirescu, A. Nicolae, I. Nicula Paraschiv (eds.), Romance Syntax. Comparative and diachronic perspectives. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Conference Proceedings

Colasanti, Valentina. forthcoming. ‘On Factivity: speculations on the split-CP in Upper-Southern Italian Dialects’, in G. Samo, K. Martini, & G. Bocci, Proceedings of the 1st SynCart Workshop. Special issue of Generative Grammar @ Geneva, University of Geneva.

Colasanti, Valentina. 2017. ‘On Triple Complementation in Southern Lazio dialects’, in Proceedings of Structure, Use and Meaning, University of Brasov, 21-24 September 2016.

Papers presented

Matrix complementizers in Italo-Romance, Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, 3-6 January 2019, New York (with Giuseppina Silvestri).

Presentative particles in Romance and the Speaker-Addressee interaction, Eh-Lab. Syntax of Speech Act, 20 November 2018, Department of Linguistics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Zero > Multiple > Single. Complementation from Latin to Romance, Going Romance 31, University of Bucharest, 7-9 December 2017, Bucharest, Romania.

Matrix complementizers in Italo-Romance, Eh-Lab. Syntax of Speech Act, 6 October 2017, Department of Linguistics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, .

Zero > Multiple > Single. An acquisition-based approach to complementation from Latin to Romance, 50th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, University of Zurich,10-13 September 2017, Zurich.

Zero > Multiple > Single. An acquisition-based approach to complementation from Latin to Romance, Linguistic Association of Great Britain Meeting, University of Kent, 4-7 September 2017, Canterbury, UK.

Feature reassignment and microparametric change in Italo-Romance, XLV Romance Linguistics Seminar, Trinity Hall College, University of Cambridge, 5-6 January 2017, Cambridge, UK.

(Beyond) Force, Mood and Modality: matrix complementizers in Italian dialects, 9th Brussels Conference on Generative Linguistics (BCGL 9): Phase Theory, University of Brussels, 13-14 December 2016, Brussels (with Giuseppina Silvestri).

What has and hasn’t changed? Parametric change and morphosyntactic exaptation in Romance, Formal Approaches to Romance Microvariation Workshop (FARM), University of Bucharest, 25-26 November 2016, Bucharest, Romania.

Methodological issues in collecting data. A data-driven investigation of microvariation in Southern Lazio, Workshop on Collecting data on microvariation in Romance. Methodological issues, University of Bucharest, 26 November 2016, Bucharest, Romania.

On Triple Complementation in Upper-southern Italian Dialects, Structure, Use and Meaning (SUM), 21-24 September 2016, University of Brasov, Romania.

On Factivity: speculations on the split-CP in Upper-Southern Italian dialects, 1st SynCart Workshop. From Maps to Principles: Syntactic Cartography and Locality, 11-15 July 2016, Chiusi, Italy.

Beyond Force, mood and modality: matrix complementizers in upper-southern Italian dialects, 11th Cambridge Italian Dialect Syntax-Morphology Meeting, University of Vienna, 4-6 July 2016, (with Giuseppina Silvestri).

La doppia serie di complementatori nei dialetti del Lazio Meridionale: un approccio microparametrico, XXVIII Congresso Internazionale di Linguistica e Filologia Romanza, 18-23 July 2016, Rome.

Dual complementizer Systems in Southern Lazio Dialects: a microparametric approach, 44th Romance Linguistics Seminar, 4-5 January 2016, Trinity Hall, Cambridge, UK.

Dual complementizer Systems in Southern Lazio Dialects, Romance Syntax Workshop, 27-28 November 2015, Faculty of Letters, University of Bucharest.