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Caterina Mauri

Associate Professor

Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Academic discipline: L-LIN/01 Historical and General Linguistics

Curriculum vitae

1) Education

2/2008 Visiting scholar, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig.

2003-2006 PhD in Linguistics, University of Pavia. Defended on the 19/3/2007.

3/2006 Leipzig Spring School on Linguistic Diversity (LSSLD), Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig.

9-12/2005 Visiting student, Freie Universität Berlin.

11/2004-2/2005 Visiting student, Universität of Erfurt.

8/2004 Visiting student, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig.

2003 Superior Education Program. Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori (IUSS), Pavia.

2003 Master of Arts in Linguistics - Università degli Studi di Pavia.

 

2) Academic positions

1/3/2016 - now Associate Professor in Linguistics, University of Bologna, Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Culture moderne.

12/2010 – 2/2016 Assistant Professor in Linguistics, University of Pavia, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici

2007–2010 Post-Doc Fellow in linguistics, University of Pavia

 

3) Scientific collaborations and institutional duties

Scientific collaborations

- Member of the editorial board of the series ‘Materiali linguistici ’, Franco Angeli editore .

- Member of the editorial board of the series ‘Linguistica’, Caissa Italia Editore.

- Member of the editorial board of the series 'Trends in Linguistics', Mouton de Gruyter.

- Member of the editorial board of ‘CLUB Working papers in Linguistics’, University of Bologna.

- Member of the editorial board, Linguistics Vanguard, Mouton de Guyter . Area Editor ‘Semantics and pragmatics’ (2014-2016)

- Active reviewer for the following journals: Linguistics, Language, Language Sciences, Journal of Pragmatics, Studies in Language, Lingua, Studi Slavistici, Archivio Glottologico Italiano.

- Reviewer for the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR). International expert – 2012.

- Reviewer for the European Research Council (ERC). International expert, Starting Grants 2016.

- Member of the following associations: Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT), Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE), Società Internazionale di Linguistica e Filologia Italiana (SILFI), Società Italiana di Glottologia (SIG), International Pragmatics Association (IPrA), Società di Linguistica Italiana (SLI).

Institutional duties

- Faculty member of the PhD Program in Linguistic Sciences (Pavia, Bergamo) - since 2013.

- Faculty member of the PhD Program in Linguistics (University of Pavia) – 2010-2013.

- Member of the ‘Quality Committee’ and of the ‘Committee for the evaluation of Research (CVRA)’, University of Bologna, Italy – since 2017.

- Faculty member, BA Program in Foreign Languages, University of Bologna, Italy – since 2016

- Faculty member, BA Program in Humanities, MA Program in Linguistics, Pavia, Italy – 2012-2016

- Co-organizer of the Linguistics program (with Marina Chini), Master Immigrazione, genere, modellifamigliari e strategie di integrazione (40 hours), University of Pavia – 2012-2014.

 

4) Research Projects

Coordinator of the following funded projects:

- SIR 2014, LEAdhoC: Linguistic expression of ad hoc categories (n. RBSI14IIG0), funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research. Principal Investigator: Caterina Mauri. Number of years: 3 (+1) (23/09/2015-23/09/2019). Amount of funding: 221.200 Euros. Project website: www.leadhoc.org

- Fondazione CARIPLO e REGIONE LOMBARDIA: Call 2015 - LogiCon. Logical connectives in natural languages: cognitive processing and cross-linguistic variation (rif . 2015-0752). National Coordinator: Caterina Mauri. Amount of funding 130.000 Euros. Project interrupted due to the new position of Associate Professor in Bologna, which was incompatible with the funding.

Member in the following funded projects:

- PRIN 2012-2015 - Rappresentazioni linguistiche dell'identità. Modelli sociolinguistici e linguistica storica. Coordinator:Piera Molinelli. Funding by the Italian Ministry of University and Research. Role: member.

- PRIN 2010-2012 - Mutamento e contatto tra varietà nella diacronia linguistica del Mediterraneo. Coordinator:Marco Mancini. Funding by the Italian Ministry of University and Research. Role: member.

- PRIN 2007-2009 - Livelli di analisi nell’evoluzione delle lingue indoeuropee . Coordinatore nazionale : Prof. Giorgio Banti. Funding by the Italian Ministry of University and Research. Role: member.

- FIRB 2004-2006 - Europa e Mediterraneo dal punto di vista linguistico : storia e prospettive. Coordinatorenazionale : Prof. Paolo Ramat. Funding by the Italian Ministry of University and Research. Role: member.

 

5) International Awards

2009 Joseph Greenberg Award 2009. Association of Linguistic Typology

 

6) Organization of scientific events

- (10/2017) International Conference on ‘Building categories in interaction: a multidisciplinary approach to categorization’, 19/20 October 2017, University of Bologna.

- (9/2016) Workshop ‘List constructions: formal and functional aspects’. 50° Congresso Internazionale
della Società di Linguistica Italiana. Co-organized with Francesca Masini and Paola Pietrandrea.

- (9/2016) Workshop 'Ad hoc categories and their linguistic construction. Typology, diachrony and use', 49° Annual conference of the Societas Linguistica Europaea. Co-organized with Andrea Sansò.

- (9/2014) International Conference Syntax of the World’s languages VI’, University of Pavia. Co-organized with S. Cristofaro and S. Luraghi.

- (9/2013) Workshop "Natural-language connectives: Evidence from discourse, typology and grammatici-zation ", 9-10/9/2013. 13° International Pragmatics Conference (IPrA), New Delhi. Co-organized with Mira Ariel.

- (7/2013) Workshop "The semantics and pragmatics of logical words: a cross-linguistic perspective", 25-26/7/2013. 19° International Congress of Linguists (19 ICL), Genève. Co-organized with Johan van der Auwera and Jacques Moeschler.

- (9/2012) WorkshopMeaning and form of vagueness: a cross-linguistic perspective”, Stockholm, 29/8-1/9/2012. 45° Annual conference of the Societas Linguistica Europaea. Co-organized with Miriam Voghera, Francesca Masini and Lucia Tovena.

- (5/2011) WorkshopGradualness in change and its relations to synchronic variation and use”, Pavia, 30-31/5/2011. Co-organized with Anna Giacalone Ramat and Piera Molinelli.

- (4/2010) WorkshopLanguage contact and language decay: socio-political and linguistic perspectives”, Pavia, 8-9/4/2010. IUSS, Pavia. Co-organized with Andrea Sansò, Paolo Ramat, Anna Giacalone Ramat.

- (4/2009) International Spring School 2009Standard and non-standard languages in Europe: future and vitality of dialects, language contacts and new linguistic scenarios in today's Europe”, Pavia, 6-10/4/2009. IUSS, Pavia. Co-organized with Andrea Sansò and Paolo Ramat.

- (9/2008) WorkshopWhat do languages code when they code Realisness ?”, 41° Annual conference of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (Forlì, 17-20/9/2008). Co-organized with Andrea Sansò.

 

7) Teaching activity

- (2017 – present) ‘General linguistics’, University of Bologna - 60 hours/semester, BA in Foreign languages.

- (2017 – present) ‘General linguistics 2 - Pragmatics’, University of Bologna - 60 hours/semester, BA in Foreign languages.

- (2014 – 2016) ‘Pragmatics and Textual linguistics’, University of Pavia – 36 hours/semester, BA in Humanities, MA in Linguistics.

- (2012 – 2016) ‘Laboratory of Linguistic Data Analysis’, University of Pavia – 36 hours/semester, MA in Linguistics.

 

8) Publications

Monographies

1. (2008) Coordination relations in the Languages of Europe and Beyond. EALT series, Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

2. (2016) with Giorgio Francesco Arcodia. La diversità linguistica. Roma: Carocci.

Edited volumes and special issues

3. (2012) with Andrea Sansò, “What do languages code when they code Reality Status?”, special issue of Language Sciences 34.

4. (2013) with Anna Giacalone Ramat and Piera Molinelli, Synchrony and Diachrony - A dynamic interface. Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

5. (2017) with Giorgio F. Arcodia, “Linguistic diversity”, special issue of Lingue e Linguaggio XVI.

6. (2018a) with Andrea Sansò, “Linguistic strategies for the construction of ad hoc categories: synchronic and diachronic perspectives”, special issue of Folia Linguistica Historica 39(1).

7. (2018b) with Francesca Masini and Paola Pietrandrea, “Lists: description, delimitation, definition”, special issue of Italian Journal of Linguistics 30 (1).

8. (forthcoming, 2019) with Andrea Sansò, “Ad hoc categorization and language: the construction of ad hoc categories in discourse”, special issue of Language Sciences.

Papers in peer-reviewed journals

9. (2006) “Combinazione e contrasto : i connettivi congiuntivi e avversativi nelle lingue d’Europa”. Archivio Glottologico Italiano XCI: 166-202.

10. (2007) with F. Da Milano and A. Sansò. “Linguistica tipologica e prassi computazionale . L’esperienza del Pavia Typological Database”. Studi Italiani di Linguistica Teorica e Applicata (SILTA): 311-329.

11. (2008) review of M. Haspelmath (ed.), Coordinating Constructions, Amsterdam, Philadeplhia : John Benjamins (2004). Archivio Glottologico Italiano XCIII-1: 110-123.

12. (2008) “The irreality of alternatives: towards a typology of disjunction”. Studies in Language 32/1: 22-55.

13. (2008) “The parallelisms of coordination”. Revue de Sémantique et Pragmatique 24: 145-175.

14. (2009) with G. Manzelli. “Mappe semantiche tra sincronia e diacronia : l’evoluzione delle strategiecongiuntive e avversative nelle lingue slave”. Linguistica e Filologia 26: 75-103

15. (2010) “Semantic Maps or Coding Maps? A unified account of the coding degree, coding distance and coding complexity of coordination relations”. Linguistic Discovery 8/1: 210-232.

16. (2010) “The added value of the Connectivity Hypothesis for the map of parts of speech”. Comment on ‘An implicational map of parts of speech’ by Kees Hengeveld and Eva van Lier (2010). Linguistic Discovery 8/1: 157-159.

17. (2011) with Andrea Sansò, "How directive constructions emerge. Grammaticalization, constructionaliza -tion, cooptation." Journal of Pragmatics 43: 3489-3521.

18. (2012) with Anna Giacalone Ramat. "The development of adversative connectives: stages and factors at play". Linguistics 50: 191-239.

19. (2012) with Andrea Sansò, "The reality status of directives and its coding across languages", Language Sciences 34: 147-170.

20. (2012) with Andrea Sansò, "What do languages encode when they encode reality status?", Language Sciences 34: 99-106.

21. (2012) with Anna Giacalone Ramat, “Gradualness and pace in grammaticalization: The case of adversative connectives”. Folia Linguistica 46: 483-512.

22. (2014) with Andrea Sansò, “Pathways to conditionality: two case studies from Italian”. Archivio Glottologico Italiano XCIX (1): 97-121.

23. (2015) with Andrea Sansò e Paolo Ramat “Les études typologiques en Italie”. Cahiers de lexicologie107, 2015-2: 73-82.

24. (2015) with Anna Giacalone Ramat. “Piuttosto che : dalla preferenza all’esemplificazione di alternative”. Cuadernos de Filología Italiana 20: 49-72.

25. (2017) “Conjunctions”. Oxford Bibliographies in "Linguistics". Ed. Mark Aronoff. New York: Oxford University Press, 23/08/2017. DOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780199772810-0207. URL: http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199772810/obo-9780199772810-0207.xml?rskey=FB5sJq&result=35

26. (2017) with Giorgio F. Arcodia . “What is linguistic diversity?”. Lingue e linguaggio XVI/2: 173-198.

27. (2018) with Sansò, A. “Linguistic strategies for ad hoc categorization: theoretical assessment and cross-linguistic variation”. Folia Linguistica Historica 39(1): 1-35.

28. (2018) with Mira Ariel. “Why use or?”. Linguistics 56(5): 939-993.

29. (2018, in press) with Alessandra Barotto. “Constructing lists to construct categories”, Italian Journal ofLinguistics 30 (1).

30. (2018, in press) with Francesca Masini and Paola Pietrandrea, “List constructions: towards a unified account”, in stampa in Italian Journal of Linguistics 30 (1).

Papers and chapters within edited volumes

31.(2007) “Conjunctive, disjunctive and adversative constructions in Europe: some areal considerations”. In Ramat P. and Roma, E. (eds.), Europe and the Mediterranean as linguistic areas, 183-214. Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

32.(2007) with F. Da Milano and A. Sansò. “Documenting variation in Europe. The Pavia Typological Database”. In Sansò, A. (ed.) Language Resources and Linguistic Theories, 67-79. Milano: Franco Angeli.

33.(2008) with A. Giacalone Ramat. “From cause to contrast. A study in semantic change”. In Studies on Grammaticalization, Elisabeth Verhoeven, Stavros Skopeteas, Yong-Min Shin, Yoko Nishina, Johannes Helmbrecht (eds.), pp. 303-321. Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

34.(2009) with F. Da Milano and A. Sansò. “La variazione linguistica in Europa attraverso un database tipologico. L’esperienza del Pavia Typological Database”. In Giacomo Ferrari, Monica Mosca, Ruben Benatti (eds.), Linguistica e modelli tecnologici di ricerca, pp. 249-266. Roma: Bulzoni.

35.(2009) with Anna Giacalone Ramat “Dalla continuità temporale al contrasto: la grammaticalizzazione di tuttavia come connettivo coordinativo”. In Angela Ferrari (ed.) Sintassi storica e sincronica dell'italiano. Subordinazione, coordinazione e giustapposizione, Vol. I, pp. 449-470. Firenze: Franco Cesati Editore.

36.(2010) with Gianguido Manzelli "I connettivi congiuntivi e avversativi dall’antico russo di Novgorod al russo moderno". In Lingue slave in evoluzione: studi di grammatica e semantica, Rosanna Benacchio e Luisa Ruvoletto (eds.), 119-137. Padova: Unipress.

37.(2011) with A. Giacalone Ramat. “The grammaticalization of coordinating interclausal connectives”. In Heiko Narrog e Bernd Heine (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Grammaticalization, pp. 653-664. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

38.(2012) with Johan van der Awera, "Connectives". In Kasia Jaszczolt e Keith Allan (eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Pragmatics,pp. 347-402. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

39.(2013) with Anna Giacalone Ramat and Piera Molinelli. “Synchrony and Diachrony. Introduction to a dynamic interface”. In Anna Giacalone Ramat, Caterina Mauri e Piera Molinelli (eds), Synchrony and Diachrony - A dynamic interface, pp. 1-26. Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

40.(2013) “Coordination”. In Silvia Luraghi and Claudia Parodi (eds.), The Bloomsbury Companion to Syntax, pp. 292-310. London, New York: Bloomsbury.

41.(2013) with M. Nissim, P. Pietrandrea, A. Sansò “Cross-linguistic annotation of modality: a data-driven hierarchical model”. Proceedings of the 9th ISO Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation. Potsdam, 19-20 mars 2013.

42.(2014) with Andrea Sansò. “Go and come as sources of directive constructions”. In Maud Devos e Jenneke van der Wal (eds.), Come and go off the beaten grammaticalization path, pp. 165-184. Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

43.(2014) with Andrea Sansò. “Tipologia Linguistica”. In Gabriele Iannàccaro (ed.) La linguistica italiana all’alba del terzo millennio (1997-2010), pp.675-690. Bulzoni, Roma.

44.(2014) “What do connectives and plurals have in common? The linguistic expression of ad hoc categories”. In J. Blochowiak, S. Durrlemann-Tame, C. Grisot and C. Laenzlinger (eds.) Linguistic papers dedicated to Jacques Moeschler. Genève: University of Geneva Publication.

45.(2016) with Andrea Sansò. “The linguistic marking of (ir)realis and subjunctive”. In Jan Nuyts e Johan van der Auwera (eds.), Handbook of Mood and Modality. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 166-195.

46.(2017) with Andrea Sansò and Anna Giacalone Ramat “Dubitative corrective constructions in Italian: their use and rise in discourse”. In Andrea Sansò e Chiara Fedriani (eds) Pragmatic Markers, Discourse Markers and Modal Particles. Amsterdam, New York: John Benjamins, 335 – 367.

47.(2017) “Building and interpreting ad hoc categories: a linguistic analysis”. In J. Blochowiak, C. Grisot, S. Durrleman-Tame and C. Laenzlinger (eds.) Formal models in the study of language, Berlin: Springer, 297-326.

48.(2017) with Andrea Sansò. “Come variano le lingue del mondo?”. In F. Masini and N. Grandi (eds.), Tutto ciò che hai sempre voluto sapere sul linguaggio e sulle lingue. Bologna: Caissa Italia, 33 – 36.

49.(2017) “Possiamo fare cose con le lingue?”. In F. Masini and N. Grandi (eds.), Tutto ciò che hai sempre voluto sapere sul linguaggio e sulle lingue. Bologna: Caissa Italia, 161-164.

50.(2018) with Andrea Sansò “Strategie linguistiche per la costruzione on-line di categorie: un quadro tipologico. In Brincat, J. (ed.) Atti del XLIX Convegno della Società di Linguistica Italiana, 209-231.

51.(2018) with Andrea Sansò, ‘Un approccio tipologico ai general extenders’. In M. Chini and P. Cuzzolin (eds.), Tipologia, acquisizione, grammaticalizzazione-Typology, acquisition, grammaticalization studies. Milano: Franco Angeli, pp. 63- 72.

52.(in press), with Eugenio Goria. Il corpus KIParla: una nuova risorsa per lo studio dell’italiano parlato. In F. Masini and F. Tamburini (eds.), CLUB Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol. 2. Bologna: CLUB – Circolo Linguistico dell'Università di Bologna.

 

9) Invited talks

1/12/2005. ‘Combination, alternative and contrast: conjunctive, disjunctive and adversative constructions in -and outside- Europe’. Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig.

2. 22/5/2006 'Le relazioni di coordinazione : costruzioni congiuntive, disgiuntive e avversative a confronto '. MorboConf, Dipartimento di Lingue e Letterature Straniere, Università di Bologna.

3. 12/2/2008 (with Andrea Sansò) ‘The (ir )reality of directives”. Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig.

4. 9/12/2008 (with Andrea Sansò) ‘The reality status of directives and its coding across languages’. Universität Zürich, Zürich.

5.10/12/2008 (with Andrea Sansò) ‘Typology and diachrony of (ir )realis: on overview of the IRR-TYP project’. Universität Zürich, Zürich.

6. 25/7/2009 'Coordination Relations in the Languages of Europe and Beyond'. Plenary speaker at the 8°ALT Conference, University of Berkeley, 23-26/7/2009, as winner of the Greenberg Award 2009.

7. 23/12/2011 ‘Logical connectives in the world’s languages’. Département de Linguistique, Université di Genève.

8. 16/6/2016 ‘Connectives beyond connecting: converging evidence in the analysis of disjunction’. 2ndUsage-based Linguistics Conference, Tel Aviv University. Plenary speaker.

Bologna, 9 September 2018.