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Historical semantics and pragmatics

  • Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)

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A PhD project with Dr Jacqueline Visconti will outline the evolution of a linguistic item or construction, including semantic change and/or grammaticalisation.

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Monographs and editorships
1. I connettivi condizionali complessi in italiano e inglese. Uno studio contrastivo, Edizioni dell'Orso, Alessandria, 2000.
2. (ed.) Speech Acts in Legal Language, Special Issue of the Journal of Pragmatics, 41/3, 2009.
3. (ed. with Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen) Current Trends in Diachronic Semantics and Pragmatics, Studies in Pragmatics, Oxford, Emerald, 2009.
4. (ed.) Lingua e diritto, Milano: LED, 2010.
5. (with S. Ferreri et al.) Document quality control in public administrations and international organizations, Luxembourg, Publication Office of the European Union, 2013.
6. (ed. with Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen), The Diachrony of Negation, Amsterdam Philadelphia, John Benjamins, 2014.

Selected articles
7. “On the Origins of Scalar Particles in Italian”, Journal of Historical Pragmatics, 6: II, 2005, 237-261.
8. “The role of lexical semantics in semantic change”, Acta Linguistica Hafniensa 38, 2006, 207-234.
9. “From ‘textual' to ‘interpersonal': on the diachrony of the Italian particle mica”, Journal of Pragmatics, 41/5, 2009, 937-950.
10. “On legal translation: connectives from a comparative perspective", Revista General de Derecho Público Comparado. vol. 6, 2010, 13-31.
11. (with M-B Mosegaard Hansen), The evolution of negation in French and Italian: Similarities and differences . Folia linguistica, 2012, pp. 118-140, 2012.
12. European integration: connectives in EU legislation, International Journal of Applied linguistics, vol. 23/1, 2013, pp. 44-59.
13. Facets of Subjectification, Language Sciences, vol. 36/1, 2013, pp. 7-17.

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