Papers presented

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  • 2021

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

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

  • 2020

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

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

  • 2019

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

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.

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). 

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

  • 2018

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.

  • 2017

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.

  • 2016

(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.

  • 2015

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