Invited talk at Universidade Católica 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 Católica Portuguesa, in Braga, Portugal, along with Dr. Joana Jacinto and Dr. Maitê Moraes Gil. The slides of my talk, entitled ‘Alguns (potenciais) pontos cegos ontológicos e epistemológicos no quadro teórico da Gramática das Construções,’ are now available for download.

‘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  and the lexicon. Watch it in the language you prefer:

🇬🇧 English

🇪🇸 Spanish

🇮🇹 Italian

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

New ‘Exploring Language(s)’ video

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:

🇬🇧 English

🇪🇸 Spanish

🇮🇹 Italian

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

New video 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 by clicking on the following links:

🇬🇧 The myth of ‘real English’:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UcB-IDEQT4

🇪🇸 El mito del ‘verdadero inglés’:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3DZjHDlfig

🇮🇹 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

screenshot 2019-01-24 18.50.07The slides of the presentation I gave at the Colloque de la Société d’Histoire et d’Epistémologie des Sciences du Langage, entitled ‘Sifting through the pages of WORD: The International Linguistic Association as a promoter of academic pluralism,’ are now available for download. The event took place at Université Paris Diderot on January 24-26, 2019. It was really an honor to join SHESL and be part of such an interesting conference.

My review of Pahta, Skaffari & Wright (2017)

open-book-01My review of the book ‘Multilingual practices in language history: English and beyond,’ edited by Päivi Pahta, Janne Skaffari, and Laura Wright, has now been published on the LINGUIST List website. The interested reader can either read it online or download the PDF.

Workshop slides available

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It is now possible to download the slides of the talk Cristiano Broccias and I gave at the International Workshop on the Diachrony of Ditransitives, which was held at the University of Eastern Piedmont on November 29-30, 2018. It was really an honor to take part in such an interesting meeting. A city like Vercelli, so rich in history and culture, also represented an ideal venue for such an event.

ICHLL9 presentation

PresentationThe slides of the talk Cristiano Broccias and I gave at the 9th International Conference on Historical Lexicology and Lexicography are now available for download, along with the abstract. It was really great to take part in such an interesting meeting, in such a beautiful venue as Santa Margherita Ligure.