Talks

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Invited talks

Valentina, Colasanti. 2024. Gestures in Italo-Romance at the syntax-semantics interface, 18th Cambridge Italian Dialect Syntax-Morphology Meeting, University of Manchester, June 2024.

Valentina, Colasanti. 2021. Investigating gestures in Southern Italy: some methodological considerations, Linguistics Research Seminars, Trinity College Dublin, 10 November 2021 (online).

Valentina, Colasanti. 2021. Linguistically-integrated gestures: a case study from the languages of Southern Italy, SyntaxLab, University of Cambridge, 19 October 2021 (online).

Valentina, Colasanti. 2021. Spatial and discourse deixis and the interactional structure of nominals: Romance and beyond, Romance Linguistic Circle, University of Cambridge/University of Newcastle, 23 November 2021 (online).

Valentina, Colasanti. 2021. Criterial positions as diagnostics: some thoughts on the high and the low left periphery in Italo-Romance, Department of Linguistics Colloquium, Ulster University, 28 June 2021 (online).

Valentina, Colasanti. 2021. Linguistically-integrated gestures in southern Italo-Romance, Super Linguistics Research Group Colloquium, University of Oslo, 4 June 2021 (online).

Sailor, Craig, and Valentina Colasanti.2020. Are syntax and semantics modality-blind?, CASTLFish Colloquium, University of Tromsø, 28 February 2020.

 
Conference Talks (peer-reviewed abstracts)

Colasanti, Valentina, and Martina Wiltschko. 2023. I am here and this is new. You are there and that is old. The role of speaker and addressee in the interpretation of demonstratives, 16th Brussels Conference on Generative Linguistics (BCGL 16): The morphosyntax of speaker and hearer, 5–6 October 2023, University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium.

Colasanti, Valentina. 2022. Il riciclaggio della deissi spaziale in deissi discorsiva nell’italo-romanzo, XXXe Congrès International de Linguistique et de Philologie Romanes, Campus de Guajara – Universidad de La Laguna, 4–9 July 2022.

Colasanti, Valentina, and Clara Cuonzo. 2022. Gestural focus marking in Italo-Romance, Romance Languages: Recent Contributions to Linguistic Theory, Harvard University, 28–29 April 2022.

Colasanti, Valentina, and Clara Cuonzo. 2022. Gestural focus marking, PerForum. Forum on Performativity in Language and Beyond, University of Oslo, 3 June 2022.

Colasanti, Valentina. 2021. Gestural fieldwork: a case study from Southern Italy, Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory 6, SOAS London, 16–18 December 2021 (online).

Colasanti, Valentina. 2021. Syntactically-integrated gestures in Southern Italy, Going Romance 35, University of Amsterdam, 1–3 December 2021 (online).

Colasanti, Valentina. 2021. Linguistically-integrated co-speech gestures in Southern Italo-Romance, 15th Cambridge Italian Dialect Syntax-Morphology Meeting, University of Helsinki, 8–10 September 2021 (online).

Colasanti, Valentina. 2021. Linguistically-integrated gestures: a case study from the languages of Southern Italy, Annual Meeting of the LAGB, 6–9 September 2021 (online).

Sailor, Craig, and Valentina Colasanti. 2020. Co-speech gestures under ellipsis: a first look, Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, 2–5 January 2020, New Orleans, USA.

Colasanti, Valentina, and Martina Wiltschko. 2019. Spatial deixis, discourse deixis, and their interaction, Deixis in Language; From Gestures to Words (DEICTES19), 28–29 June 2019, Rijeka, Croatia.

Colasanti, Valentina. 2019. The rise of C-systems from Latin to Romance: a micro-diachronic analysis, Diachronic Generative Syntax 21 (DIGS 21), 5–7 June 2019, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA.

Colasanti, Valentina, and Martina Wiltschko. 2019. Spatial and discourse deixis and the speech act structure of nominals, Canadian Linguistic Association Annual Meeting (CLA), 1–3 June 2019, Vancouver, Canada.

Colasanti, Valentina. 2019. How to do things with syntax, Job talk, Trinity College Dublin, 8 May 2019, Dublin, Ireland.

Colasanti, Valentina, and Giuseppina Silvestri. 2019. Matrix complementizers in Italo-Romance, Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, 3–6 January 2019, New York, USA.

Colasanti, Valentina. 2018. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Colasanti, Valentina. 2016. 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.

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

Colasanti, Valentina. 2016. 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, ‘Sapienza’ Università di Roma, Rome, Italy.

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

Colasanti, Valentina. 2015. Dual complementizer system in Southern Lazio Dialects, Romance Syntax Workshop, 27– 28 November 2015, Faculty of Letters, University of Bucharest, Romania.

Colasanti, Valentina. 2015. Phonosyntactic doubling: Phonology at the interface, MPhil Conference 2015, Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge, UK.