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Dr. Valentina Colasanti

Assistant Professor in Linguistics (C.L.C.S.)
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BA (Rome), MA (Rome), MPhil (Cantab), PhD (Cantab) I am a linguist, dialectologist and fieldworker. My main research interests include comparative diachronic and synchronic morpho-syntax of the Romance languages (especially Italo-Romance varieties), syntactic theory, and historical linguistics. The main goal of my research is to bring together traditional Romance philological scholarship and modern syntactic theory. I am particularly interested in the significance of microvariation for the study of the syntax-pragmatics interface. I am working on topics such as diachronic and synchronic complementation, auxiliary selection, gesture, and clausal and nominal speech act syntax. I am also interested in language documentation, fieldwork methodologies, and data elicitation.
  diachronic syntax   italo-romance dialectology   Language Change   LANGUAGE VARIATION   MICROVARIATION   MORPHO-SYNTAX   ROMANCE LINGUISTICS   Syntax
Sailor, Craig, Colasanti, Valentina, Co-speech gestures under ellipsis: a first look, Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, New Orleans, 2-5 January 2020, 2020, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
Colasanti, Valentina, Wiltschko, Martina, Spatial and discourse deixis and the speech act structure of nominals, Proceedings of the Canadian Linguistic Association Annual Meeting (CLA), Canadian Linguistic Association Annual Meeting (CLA), Vancouver, 1-3 June 2019, 2019, Conference Paper, IN_PRESS
Colasanti, Valentina, Silvestri, Giuseppina, Matrix complementizers in Italo-Romance, Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, New York, 3-6 January 2019, 2019, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
Colasanti, Valentina, The rise of C-systems from Latin to Romance: a micro-diachronic analysis, Diachronic Generative Syntax 21 (DIGS 21), Arizona State University, 5-7 June 2019, 2019, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
Colasanti, Valentina, Wiltschko, Martina, Spatial deixis, discourse deixis, and their interaction, Deixis in Language; From Gestures to Words (DEICTES19), Rijeka, 28-29 June 2019, 2019, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
'Matrix complementizers in Italo-Romance' in, S. Cruschina, A. Ledgeway and E. Remberger , Italian Dialectology at the Interface, Amsterdam, John Benjamins, 2018, pp155 - 183, [Colasanti, Valentina, Silvestri, Giuseppina], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Colasanti, Valentina, 'La doppia serie di complementatori nei dialetti del Lazio meridionale: un approccio microparametrico', Revue de Linguistique Romane, 82, 2018, p65 - 91, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Colasanti, Valentina, On Factivity: speculations on the split-CP in Upper-Southern Italian Dialects, Generative Grammar @ Geneva, 11, (Special issue), 2018, 70 - 86, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Colasanti, Valentina, Presentative particles in Romance and the Speaker-Addressee interaction, Eh-Lab. Syntax of Speech Act, University of British Columbia, 20 November 2018, 2018, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
Colasanti, Valentina, Wiltschko, Martina, Spatial and discourse deixis and the speech act structure of nominals, Canadian Linguistic Association Annual Meeting (CLA), Vancouver, BC, 1-3 June 2018, 2018, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
  

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