Microcontact

Scientific publications

in press

Andriani, Luigi. Differential Object Marking in Apulia: A descriptive overview. Caplletra. Revista Internacional de Filologia.

Andriani, Luigi. Differential Object Marking in Barese: Old and new perspectives. In Irimia, Monica-Alexandrina, and Mardale, Alexandru (eds), Differential Object Marking in Romance: Towards Microvariation. Amsterdam, John Benjamins.

Andriani, Luigi, & Roberta D’Alessandro. D, T, C drop in heritage Italo-Romance in NYC. Some descriptive generalizations. Revue Roumaine de Linguistique. [1st draft]

Andriani, Luigi, Ross Perlin, & Daniel Kaufman. Dialetti in diaspora: loss and retention in Italian New York. In Goglia, Francesco, and Hajek, John (eds), Italian(s) abroad: Italian language and migration in the cities of the world. Berlin, De Gruyter.

Cennamo, Michela, Luigi Andriani, & Francesco Maria Ciconte. Syntactic and Semantic Constraints on Differential Object Marking in old Sardinian. In Irimia, Monica-Alexandrina, and Mardale, Alexandru (eds), Differential Object Marking in Romance: Towards Microvariation. Amsterdam, John Benjamins.

D’Alessandro, Roberta. Agreement. In Ledgeway, Adam, and Martin Maiden (eds), Cambridge Handbook of Romance Linguistics. Cambridge, CUP.[1st draft]

Frasson, Alberto. Structural change in relative clauses and the autonomy of heritage languages.[1st draft]

2022

Andriani, Luigi, D’Alessandro, Roberta, Frasson, Alberto, Van Osch, Brechje, Sorgini, Luana, & Silvia Terenghi. Adding the microdimension to the study of language change in contact. Three case studies. Glossa. [full article]

Andriani, Luigi, Casalicchio, Jan, Ciconte, Francesco Maria, D’Alessandro, Roberta., Frasson, Alberto, van Osch, Brechje, Sorgini, Luana, & Silvia Terenghi,  Documenting Italo-Romance heritage languages in the Americas. In M. Coler, & A. Nevins (Eds.), Contemporary research in minority and disapora languages of Europe Language Science Press. [full article]

D’Alessandro, Roberta.  Crossing domains: topic marking and doubling in Romance. In N. Boneh, D. Harbour, O. Matushansky, & I. Roy (Eds.), Building on Babel’s Rubble Presses Universitaires de Vincennes. [final draft]

2021

D’Alessandro, Roberta. Syntactic change in contact: Romance. Annual Review of Linguistics2021(7), 309-328. [full article]

D’Alessandro, Roberta. Not everything is a theory. A reply to Martin Haspelmath. Theoretical Linguistics47(1-2). [full article]

Frasson, Alberto. Clitics are not enough: on agreement and null subjects in Brazilian Venetan. Glossa 6(1): 86.[full article]

Frasson, Alberto, D’Alessandro, Roberta & Brechje van Osch, B. A. Subject clitics in microcontact. A case study from heritage Friulian in Argentina and Brazil. Heritage Language Journal 18(1): 1-36. [full article]

Terenghi, Silvia. Stable and unstable person features: A structural account.
In A. Farinella & A. Hill (eds), NELS 51: Proceedings of the Fifty-First Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society, vol. 2, 229–242. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Graduate Linguistics Student Association. [final draft]

Terenghi, Silvia. Fission in Romance demonstrative-reinforcer constructions.
In F. Drijkoningen, S. Baauw & L. Meroni (eds), Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2018: Selected papers from ‘Going Romance’ 32, Utrecht 2018, 304–316. Amsterdam, John Benjamins. https://doi.org/10.1075/cilt.357.16ter. [preprint]

2020

Andriani, Luigi, Kim A. Groothuis, & Giuseppina Silvestri. Pathways of Grammaticalisation in southern Italo-Romance, Probus 32(2): 327-366. [full article]

Casalicchio, Jan & Federica Cognola. 2020. Parametrising subject-finite verb inversion across V2 languages. On the role of Relativised Minimality at the vP edge. In Biberauer, T, S. Wolfe & R. Woods (eds.), Rethinking Verb Second. Oxford University Press. [preprint]

Cennamo, Michela, Francesco Maria Ciconte, & Luigi Andriani. The syntax and semantics of anticausativisation in early Italo-Romance. L’Italia dialettale 81: 159-188.

D’Alessandro, Roberta. Agreement across the board: Topic agreement in Ripano. In Katharina Hartmann, Johannes Mursell and Peter W. Smith (eds), Agree to Agree: Agreement in the Minimalist Programme. Open Generative Syntax 4. Language Science Press. [full article]

D’Alessandro, Roberta, & van Oostendorp, Marc. Language Variation and Functional Heads: Magnetic Grammar. Linguistic Analysis42(3-4), 405 – 440 [full article]

2019

Casalicchio, Jan & Alberto Frasson. 2019. Cambiamenti nell’uso dei soggetti clitici veneti: il ruolo del contatto con l’italiano. In Annamaria Chilà and Alessandro De Angelis (eds), Capitoli di morfosintassi delle varietà romanze d’Italia: teoria e dati empirici. Palermo, Centro di studi filologici e linguistici siciliani. [full article]

Ciconte, Francesco Maria (accepted for publication). Postverbal subjects in old Italo-Romance. In D. Bentley & S. Cruschina, Non-canonical postverbal subjects. Thematic issue of the Italian Journal of Linguistics. [preprint]

Ciconte, Francesco Maria. La posizione del soggetto e dell’oggetto nel siciliano antico. Bollettino del Centro di studi filologici e linguistici siciliani, 29. [preprint] 

D’Alessandro, Roberta (in press). Agreement across the board. Topic agreement in Ripano. In Katharina Hartmann, Johannes Mursell and Peter W. Smith (eds), Agree to Agree: Agreement in the Minimalist Programme. Open Generative Syntax 4. Language Science Press. [preprint]

D’Alessandro, Roberta. The achievements of Generative Grammar: a time chart and some reflections. Catalan Journal of Linguistics.[pdf]

D’Alessandro, R. & Luana Sorgini. 2019. Mə tε magnatə. Perifrasi modali in abruzzese orientale . Bollettino del Centro di studi filologici e linguistici siciliani. [1st draft]

Leivada, Evelina, Kleanthes K. Grohmann & Roberta D’Alessandro. 2019. Eliciting big data from small, young, or non-standard languages: 10 experimental challenges. Frontiers in Psychology 10, 313. DOI=10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00313  [full article]

Terenghi, Silvia. 2019. Demonstrative-reinforcer constructions and the syntactic role of deictic features. Linguistics in the Netherlands 36, 192-207. [preprint].

2018

Casalicchio, Jan & Federica Cognola. ‘V2 and (micro)-variation in two Rhaeto-Romance varieties of Northern Italy’, in R. D’Alessandro and D. Pescarini, Advances in Italian Dialectology. Sketches of Italo-Romance grammars. Leiden/Boston: Brill, 72-105. [preprint]

Casalicchio, Jan & Andrea Padovan. ‘Das Zweifache Komplementierersystem im Zimbrischen. Romanische Entlehnung und Eigenentwicklung’, in S. Rabanus (ed.), Deutsch als Minderheitensprache in Italien. Theorie und Empirie kontaktinduzierten Sprachwandels. Special issue, Germanistische Linguistik, 183-210.

Ciconte, Francesco Maria. Soggetto e oggetto nell’italo-romanzo antico. Studi e Saggi Linguistici, LVI (1), 97-135. [preprint]

Cognola, Federica & Jan Casalicchio (edd). Understanding Null Subjects. A Synchronic and Diachronic Perspective. Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press.

Cognola, Federica & Jan Casalicchio. On the null-subject phenomenon: an example of successful linguistic research, in F. Cognola & J. Casalicchio (eds.), Understanding Null Subjects. A Synchronic and Diachronic Perspective. Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press, 1-30. [preprint]

D’Alessandro, Roberta and Diego Pescarini (eds). Advances in Italian Dialectology. Leiden: Brill.

Van Oostendorp, Marc & Roberta D’Alessandro. Metaphony as magnetism. In Mirko Grimaldi, Rosangela Lai, Ludovico Franco, Benedetta Baldi (eds), Structuring Variation in Romance Linguistics and Beyond.  John Benjamins. [preprint]

2017

Bauer, Roland & Jan Casalicchio. ‘Morphologie und Syntax im Projekt ALD-DM’, in P. Videsott & R. Videsott (edd.), VII Colloquium Retoromanistich 2017.  Contribuc/Tagungsakten/Atti. Vol. 1. Special issue of Ladinia 41, 81-108.

D’Alessandro, Roberta, and Marc van Oostendorp. On the Diversity of Linguistic Data and the Integration of the Language Sciences. Frontiers in Psychology 8:2002. 

D’Alessandro, Roberta, Franco, Irene, and Ángel Gallego   (eds). The Verbal Domain. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [link]

D’Alessandro, Roberta. When you have too many features: Auxiliaries, agreement and clitics in Italian varietiesGlossa: a journal of general linguistics, 2(1), 50. DOI:

D’Alessandro, Roberta and Diego Pescarini (eds). Advances in Italo-Romance dialectology. Grammars and Sketches of the World’s Languages/Romance series. Brill.

D’Alessandro, Roberta, Passino, Diana, Thornton, Anna M., and Gabriele Iannaccaro (eds). Di tutti i colori. Studi linguistici in onore di Maria GrossmannUtrecht University.