UKCLC 2020 slides available

At the 7th United Kingdom Cognitive Linguistics ConferenceUK-CLC2020, Cristiano Broccias and I gave a presentation entitled ‘The material V (NP) Ving construction within the V & Ving network.’ Download the slides! 馃槈 The online event was hosted by the University of Birmingham on July 27-29, 2020.

2019 conference slides available

The presentations聽Cristiano Broccias聽and I jointly gave in Germany in the Summer of 2019 are eventually available (sorry for the delay!). Read and download our聽contribution聽to the聽52nd Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea-聽SLE52聽(Leipzig, August 21-24, 2019) and the聽talk聽we gave at the聽8th Biennial International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English聽–聽BICLCE2019聽(Bamberg, September 26-28, 2019)! 馃槈

Invited talk at Universidade Cat贸lica Portuguesa

On October 14, 2019, I had the pleasure to be invited by Professor Augusto Soares da Silva to present at a small workshop on Cognitive / Construction Grammar at Universidade Cat贸lica Portuguesa, in Braga, Portugal, along with Dr. Joana Jacinto and Dr. Mait锚 Moraes Gil. Download the slides of my talk (in Portuguese), entitled ‘Alguns (potenciais) pontos cegos ontol贸gicos e epistemol贸gicos no quadro te贸rico da Gram谩tica das Constru莽玫es’! 馃槈

‘Exploring Language(s)’ video 04 out now!

The new ‘Exploring Language(s)’ video is now online. It is the second part of a comparison between Spanish and Italian, two Romance languages whose differences are too often undervalued. In this second episode, I will deal with issues regarding grammar聽 and lexicon. Watch it in the language you prefer! 馃槈

馃嚞馃嚙English

馃嚜馃嚫聽Spanish

馃嚠馃嚬聽Italian

The links to all YouTube videos are listed in reverse chronological order here.

‘Exploring Language(s)’ video 03 is out now!

Spanish vs. Italian – part I: Pronunciation and orthography

The new ‘Exploring Language(s)’ video is now online. It is the first part of a comparison between Spanish and Italian, two Romance languages whose differences are too often undervalued. In this first episode, I will deal with issues regarding pronunciation and orthography. Watch it in the language you prefer! 馃槈

馃嚞馃嚙 English

馃嚜馃嚫 Spanish

馃嚠馃嚬 Italian

The links to all YouTube videos are listed in reverse chronological order here.

‘Exploring Language(s)’ video 02 is out now!

Why it is time to accept that the English language today is a diversity policentric entity, and no variety is inherently superior to (or more real than) any other.

The new video is out now! Watch it in the language you prefer! 馃槈

馃嚞馃嚙聽The myth of ‘real English’:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UcB-IDEQT4

馃嚜馃嚫聽El mito del ‘verdadero ingl茅s’:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3DZjHDlfig

馃嚠馃嚬聽Il mito del ‘vero inglese’:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIs_IGqT-0c

The links to all YouTube videos are listed in reverse chronological order here.

SHESL-HTL slides available

The聽slides聽of the presentation I gave at the聽Colloque de la Soci茅t茅 d鈥橦istoire et d鈥橢pist茅mologie des Sciences du Langage, entitled 鈥楽ifting through the pages of聽WORD: The International Linguistic Association as a promoter of academic pluralism,鈥 are now available for download. The event took place at Universit茅 Paris Diderot on January 24-26, 2019. It was an honor to join聽SHESL聽and be part of such a great conference.

My review of Pahta, Skaffari & Wright (2017)

My review of the book ‘Multilingual practices in language history: English and beyond,’ edited by P盲ivi Pahta, Janne Skaffari, and Laura Wright, has now been published on the LINGUIST List website. Read it online or download the PDF! 馃槈

Workshop slides available

Download the slides聽of the talk聽Cristiano Broccias聽and I gave at the聽International Workshop on the Diachrony of Ditransitives! 馃槈 The event took place at the University of Eastern Piedmont on November 29-30, 2018. It was an honor to take part in such a great meeting. A city like Vercelli, so rich in history and culture, also represented an ideal venue for such an event.