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Luigi Andriani

Andriani

College:

Homerton

Email:

la337@cam.ac.uk

About me:

- October 2012 – December 2016: PhD programme in ‘Italian Linguistics and Dialectology’, Department of Italian, University of Cambridge.

- August 2015: Romanian language certificate; Universitatea din București, Bucharest, Romania.

- April 2014: Brazilian Portuguese language certificate, Cambridge University Language Centre.

- September 2009 – August 2011: Research Master’s degree (with distinction) in ‘General Linguistics – Italian dialectology’, Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands. Thesis: ‘Differential Object Marking, Clitic Doubling and Argumental Structure in Barese’

- September 2010 – October 2010: Intern for linguistic project on Medieval Dutch (Middle Drents) corpus: ‘Het INPOLDER-project: Integrated Parser and Lemmatiser of Dutch in Retrospect’, Department of Linguistic Variation, Meertens Instituut, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

- September 2005 – January 2009: Bachelor’s degree (with distinction) in ‘Foreign Languages and Literatures – Literary Translation from/to Dutch, Spanish and English’, Università La Sapienza, Rome, Italy. Thesis: ‘Aspects of Dutch cultural identity: ‘Hollands Welbehagen’ by Herman Pleij’

- July 2008: Dutch language certificate; ‘Taal Unie’, Zeist, The Netherlands.

- September 2007 – February 2008: ‘Erasmus’ exchange student; Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands.

- July 2007: Galician language certificate; Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

My research:

My doctoral research sets out to trace a morpho-syntactic profile of the dialect of Bari, spoken in the South-East of Italy. Over recent years, linguists have shown great interest for the enormous linguistic diversity found among the dialects of Italy, direct descendants of spoken Latin with their discrete linguistic systems comparable to that of any other natural language. My research describes and analyses this understudied Italo-Romance variety through a selection of the most salient aspects of the clausal, nominal and verbal domains, in order to undertake cross-linguistic comparison with other early and modern Italo-Romance dialects and other (non-)standard Romance varieties. To this end, I have collected linguistic data through fieldwork with informants of different ages and social backgrounds. These first-hand collected data are systematically compared with the existing 19th- and 20th-century (non-)specialist literature available on Barese to highlight historical language changes. Particular attention is given to how Barese encodes ‘discourse-oriented’ information by means of specific syntactic operations and structures.

Teaching:

ITA3: Texts and Contexts

IT1 Texts and Contexts

IT2 - Structures and varieties of Italian

IT10 - The language of Italy

CS1 - The Romance languages

Publications:

Luigi Andriani, ‘Proprietà semantiche e sintattiche dell’Accusativo Preposizionale in barese’, in Actes du XXVIIe Congrès international de linguistique et de philologie romanes (Nancy, 15-20 juillet 2013), ed. by Adam Ledgeway, Michela Cennamo and Guido Mensching (Nancy: ATILF, 2016), pp. 8–22

Luigi Andriani, ‘The modal value of ancora/angórə in Barese and northern Apulian varieties’, Cambridge Occasional Papers in Linguistics, 9 (2016), 235-245

Luigi Andriani, ‘Semantic and Syntactic Properties of the Prepositional Accusative in Barese’, Linguistica Atlantica, 34.2 (2015), 61-78

Luigi Andriani, ‘Adjectival Positions in Barese’, Revue roumaine de linguistique, 60.2-3 (2015), 189-204

Luigi Andriani, ‘Barese unmarked constructions and the case of pre-verbal intransitive subjects’, in Diacronie și sincronie în studiul limbii române, ed. by Rodica Zafiu, Adina Dragomirescu and Alexandru Nicolae (Bucharest: Editura Universităţii din Bucureşti, 2014), I, pp. 39-50

Luigi Andriani, Manuela Borghetti and Paola Valli ‘Dieci Gattini Monelli’ (translation from Dutch to Italian) in Tien stoute katjes – Ten Naughty Kittens, ed. by Meisje Van Keulen and Jan Jutte (Amsterdam: Atlas Uitgeverij, 2009)

Conference papers:

‘Auxiliary selection in Barese: A parameter-hierarchy approach’, paper presented at the XV International Conference of the Department of Linguistics on Current issues in Linguistic Variation, University of Bucharest, Romania, 27-28 November 2015

‘Adjectival positions in Barese’, paper presented at the Italian Dialect Meeting 2015 and Cambridge Italian Dialect Syntax-Morphology Meeting X, University of Leiden, The Netherlands, 22-24 June 2015

‘Adjectival positions in Barese’, paper presented at the XLV Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, University of Campinas, Brazil, 6-9 May 2015

‘Adjectival positions in Barese’, paper presented at the XIV International Conference of the Department of Linguistics on Current issues in Linguistic Variation, University of Bucharest, Romania, 28-29 November 2014

‘Semantic and Syntactic Properties of the Prepositional Accusative in Barese’, poster presented at the XLIV Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, University of Western Ontario, London (ON), Canada, 2-4 May 2014

‘Barese unmarked constructions and the case of preverbal Intransitive Subjects’, paper presented at the XLII Romance Linguistics Seminar, Trinity Hall College, University of Cambridge, UK, 3-4 January 2014

‘Barese unmarked constructions and the case of preverbal Unaccusative Subjects’, paper presented at the XIII International Conference of the Department of Linguistics, University of Bucharest, Romania, 13-14 December 2013

‘Semantic and Syntactic Properties of the Prepositional Accusative in Barese’, poster presented at the 1st UCL Graduate Conference in Linguistics, University College London, UK, 7-8 November 2013

‘Another Romance case of Differential Object Marking: The Prepositional Accusative in Barese’, paper presented at the XLI Romance Linguistics Seminar, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, UK, 3-4 January 2013

Other activities:

Co-organiser of the ‘Anglia Ruskin-Cambridge Romance Linguistics Seminars’ (with Prof. Ledgeway, Dr. Schifano and Dr. Sheehan)