Talks

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Complementizer systems in Italo-Romance:

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

Conference talk. 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.

Conference talk. 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.

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

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

 

Nominal speech act structure: spatial and discourse deixis:

Conference talk. 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.

Invited talk. 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.

Conference talk. Spatial deixis, discourse deixis, and their interaction, Deixis in Language; From Gestures to Words (DEICTES19), 28-29 June 2019, Rijeka, Croatia (with Martina Wiltschko).

Conference talk. Spatial and discourse deixis and the speech act structure of nominals, Canadian Linguistic Association Annual Meeting (CLA), 1-3 June 2019, Vancouver BC (with Martina Wiltschko). 

 

Clausal speech act structure in Italo-Romance:

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

Seminar talk. Presentatives 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.

Seminar talk. Matrix complementizers in Italo-Romance, Eh-Lab. Syntax of Speech Act, 6 October 2017, Department of Linguistics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver (with Giuseppina Silvestri).

Conference talk. (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).

Conference talk. 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).

 

Micro-diachronic change within the CP in Romance:

Invited seminar talk. Not everything changes: acquisition failure and feature reassignment, Linguistics Research Colloquium, Ulster University, 28 June 2021, online.

Conference talk. 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.

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

Conference talk. 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.

Conference talk. 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.

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

Conference talk. 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.

 

Linguistically-integrated gestures in Italo-Romance:

    • Mano a borsa ‘pursed hand’     

Conference talkSyntactically-integrated gestures in Southern Italy. Going Romance 35, University of Amsterdam, 1-3 December 2021, online.

Invited seminar talk. Linguistically-integrated gestures: a case study from the languages of Southern Italy, SyntaxLab, 19 October 2021, online.

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

Conference talk.  Linguistically-integrated gestures: a case study from the languages of Southern Italy, Annual Meeting of the LAGB, 6-9 September 2021, online.

Invited seminar talk.  Syntactically-integrated co-speech gestures: some preliminary evidence from the languages of Southern Italy, SuperLing Colloquium, University of Oslo, 4 June 2021, online.

 

    • The Ring   

Conference talk.  Gestural focus marking in Italo-Romance. Talk given at Romance Languages: Recent Contributions to Linguistic Theory, Harvard University, 28-29 April 2022 (with Clara Cuonzo).

Conference talk.  Gestural focus marking. Talk to be given at PerForum. Forum on Performativity in Language and Beyond, University of Oslo, 3 June 2022 (with Clara Cuonzo).

 

Gesture and ellipsis (joint project with Craig Sailor):

Invited seminar talkAre syntax and semantics modality-blind? Testing Esipova’s Conjecture with ellipsis, CASTL FishFeed, UiT, 28 February 2020 (with Craig Sailor).

Conference talk.  Co-speech gestures under ellipsis: a first look, Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, 2-5 January 2020, New Orleans, USA (with Craig Sailor).

 

Fieldwork methodologies:

  • Gestural fieldwork: how to gather theoretically-grounded gestural data from Italo-Romance:

Conference talkGestural fieldwork: a case study from Southern Italy. Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory 6, SOAS London, 16-18 December 2021, online.

Invited seminar talkInvestigating gestures in Southern Italy: some methodological considerations, Linguistics Research Seminars, Trinity College Dublin, 10 November 2021, online.

 
  • How to investigate microvariation in Italo-Romance:

Conference talk. 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.