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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages

 

Dr Norma Schifano

Schifano
Position(s): 
Leverhulme Research Associate
Department/Section: 
Italian
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
Contact details: 
Location: 

Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
Raised Faculty Building
University of Cambridge
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge
CB3 9DA
United Kingdom

About: 

Norma has recently completed her PhD dissertation (‘Verb-movement: a pan-Romance investigation’) and is currently working as Research Assistant for the Leverhulme-funded project entitled ‘Fading voices in Southern Italy: investigating language contact in Magna Graecia’ with Prof. Adam Ledgeway (Principal Applicant) and Dr Giuseppina Silvestri (Research Assistant).

Research interests: 

historical and synchronic Romance and Greek comparative morphosyntax

verb-movement

adverbial syntax

cartography

language contact

Recent research projects: 

“Fading voices in Southern Italy: investigating language contact in Magna Graecia”

 

Published works: 
  • Single-authored work

Schifano, Norma (in press). Verb Placement in Romance: A Comparative Study. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (global.oup.com/academic/product/verb-movement-in-romance-9780198804642?q=schifano&lang=en&cc=gb)

Schifano, Norma (2016a). ‘Le lingue romanze: verso una cartografia del movimento del verbo’. In Eva Buchi, Jean-Paul Cheveau and Jean-Marie Pierrel (eds), Actes du XXVIIe Congrès international de linguistique et de philologie romanes (Nancy, 15–20 juillet 2013), Volume 1 (selected proceedings). Strasbourg: ÉliPhi, 581-92.

Schifano, Norma (2016b). ‘Le lingue romanze: verso una cartografia del movimento del verbo’. In Adam Ledgeway, Michela Cennamo, Guido Mensching (eds), Actes du XXVIIe Congrès international de linguistique et de philologie romanes (Nancy, 15–20 juillet 2013), Section 4: Syntaxe (all proceedings). Nancy, ATILF, 415-426 (available at http://www.atilf.fr/cilpr2013/actes/section-4/CILPR-2013-4-Schifano.pdf).

Schifano,  Norma (2015a). ‘Il posizionamento del verbo nei dialetti romanzi d’Italia’. The Italianist 35(1), 121-138.

Schifano, Norma (2015b). ‘The paradigmatic instantiation of TAM: a novel approach to Romance verb-movement’. In Enoch Aboh, Jeannette Schaeffer and Petra Sleeman (eds), Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2013. Selected papers from ‘Going Romance’ Amsterdam 2013. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 83-102.

Schifano, Norma (2014). ‘(Un)marked patterns of verb-movement: the case of Romanian’. In Rodica Zafiu, Adina Dragomirescu, Alexandru Nicolae (eds), Diacronie și sincronie în studiul limbii române. Bucharest: Editura Universității din București, 191-201.

  • Joint work

Cognola, Federica and Norma Schifano (forthcoming). ‘On ben in Trentino regional Italian.’ In Janine Berns, Haike Jacobs and Dominique Nouveau (eds.), Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 13. Selected papers from Going Romance 29, Nijmegen. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Ledgeway, Adam, Norma, Schifano and Giuseppina, Silvestri (forthcoming a). ‘Microvariation in dative-marking in the Romance and Greek varieties of southern Italy’. In Anna Pineda and Jaume Mateu (ed.), Dative Structures and Beyond. Berlin: Language Science Press.

Ledgeway, Adam, Norma, Schifano and Giuseppina, Silvestri (forthcoming b). ‘Variazione nella codifica degli argomenti verbali nelle varietà romanze e greche della Calabria meridionale: ‘dativo greco’ e marca differenziale dell'oggetto diretto.’ In Patrizia Del Puente,  Atti del V Convegno Internazionale di Dialettologia - Progetto A.L.Ba. Rionero in Vulture: Calice Editore.

Ledgeway, Adam, Norma, Schifano and Giuseppina Silvestri (forthcoming c). ‘Variazione nella codifica degli argomenti verbali nelle varietà romanze e greche della Calabria meridionale: i costrutti causativi.’ In Patrizia Del Puente,  Atti del V Convegno Internazionale di Dialettologia - Progetto A.L.Ba. Rionero in Vulture: Calice Editore.

Ledgeway, Adam, Norma, Schifano and Giuseppina, Silvestri (forthcoming d). ‘The expression of progressive aspect in Grico: mapping morphosyntactic isoglosses in an endangered Italo-Greek variety’, Transactions of the Philological Society.

Schifano, Norma and Giuseppina Silvestri (in press). ‘Nuove indagini linguistiche sulla varietà greca del Salento’. L’Italia dialettale LXXVIII. Pisa: Edizioni ETS.

Cognola, Federica and Norma, Schifano (in press). ‘On the distribution and interpretation of the discourse particle ben across some regional varieties of Italian’. In Gabriela Pană Dindelegan, Adina Dragomirescu, Irina Nicula and Alexandru Nicolae (eds.), Comparative and Diachronic Perspectives on Romance Syntax. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 435-455.

Schifano, Norma, Maria Olimpia Squillaci and Giuseppina Silvestri (2016). ‘Some preliminary observations on auxiliary selection and participle agreement in Greko and Bovese’. Proceedings of the 6th Modern Greek Dialects and Linguistic Theory, University of Patras, 25-28 September 2014 (available at http://mgdlt.lis.upatras.gr/index.php/mgdlt/article/view/2683/2912).

Oniga, Renato (2014). Latin: a linguistic introduction. Edited and translated by Norma Schifano. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (https://global.oup.com/academic/product/latin-a-linguistic-introduction-9780198702856?q=schifano&lang=en&cc=gb