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Carlotta Sparvoli

Adjunct Associate Professor

Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna

Academic discipline: L-OR/21 Chinese and South Asian Languages and Literatures

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Carlotta Sparvoli joined the University of Bologna in November 2019. For four years, she served as Director of the MA programme in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages, at the School of Asian Studies of University College Cork (Ireland), lecturing in Chinese Applied and Theoretical Linguistics and in Translation Studies. She taught Chinese at the University of Parma and at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. In 2012 she got a four research fellowship from the Italian Ministry of University and Research, for her project on tone acquisition by non-tonal language learners. In the same year, she won a six-month research grant within the Taiwan Fellowship Program of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China. She has served in the Executive Board of EACL (European Association of Chinese Linguistics, 2011-2018) and CASLAR (Chinese as a Second Language Research, since 2014), and is serving as President of the Italian Association of Chinese Linguistics. Her primary fields of research are the semantics of modal expressions, the acquisition and teaching of L2 Chinese.

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