Recent research and links
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Focus and New Information in Triestino:
data from Triestino suggests a scalar notion of Contrastiveness.
loss and language universals
(research carried out during an
extension of research leave funded by the John Fell Fund): a
group of the Comelico dialects is at different stages of a process of
object clitic loss, revealing that the dialects follow a
common path. Interesting parallels with Brazilian Portuguese and the
Rhaeto-Romance varietes are also uncovered, and some possible language
universals are discussed. Published.
development and loss (partly funded by the John Fell Fund):
project focusing on the development cline of pronominal clitics in
Rhaeto-Romance. Work in progress.
interpolation: a synchronic and
diachronic investigation of interpolation structures with reference to
the process of grammaticalization. Work in progress with Cinzia
Russi, The University of Texas at Austin, webpage.
links / photos
A map of the 'Dialects' of
Etimologico della Lingua
Italiana di Ottorino Pianigiani
Structures of the
Views of the Comelico area:
Candide from the Acquedotto above Padola
Dosoledo from the Acquedotto above Padola
The Campanile in San Nicolò
Aiarnola, crowning Padola
view of Padola
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