Presentations

  1. Synchrony, diachrony and the English dative alternation. Invited lecture at the Faculty of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Genoa (Italy), November 1997.
  2. On the impossibility of a monadic theory of reflexivization. Invited lecture at the University of Padova (Italy), 2nd April 1998.
  3. The Affected Directional Construction. Paper presented at the Linguistic Association of Great Britain, Autumn Meeting, University of York, 7th-9th September  1999.
  4. The Resultative Construction as an Instantiation of the Affected Directional Construction. Paper presented at Sinn und Bedeutung, Universität Düsseldorf, 4th-6th October 1999.
  5. The Need for the Resultative Network. Paper presented at the 26th Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, 18th-21st February 2000.
  6. The Resultative Construction as an Instantiation of the Affected Directional Construction. Paper presented at the 22nd Meeting of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft, Marburg, 1st-3rd March 2000.
  7. A Cognitive Analysis of the English Resultative Construction. Paper presented at the 9th Manchester Postgraduate Linguistics Conference, 25th March 2000.
  8. A Cognitive Account of English Resultative Constructions. Paper presented atConceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language 2000, University of California at Santa Barbara, 11th-14th May 2000.
  9. How Many Resultative Constructions are there in English?. Paper presented at Linguistics and the English Language, University of Toulouse, 7th-9th July 2000.
  10. English Change Constructions. Invited seminar held at the University of Pavia (Italy), 4th-5th December 2000.
  11. Football English: From Change Constructions to Metaphors. Invited seminar held at the University of Genoa (Italy), 23th and 26th March 2001.
  12. Allative and Ablative At-Constructions. Paper presented at the 1st International Constructional Grammar Conference, UC Berkeley, 6th-8th March 2001 [This paper was also accepted for presentation at Cognitive Linguistics in the Year 2001, University of Lodz, 19th-22nd March 2001 and at the 7th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC 2001), UC Santa Barbara, 22nd-27th July 2001].
  13. Allative and Ablative At-Constructions. Paper presented at the 37th Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society, 19th-21st March 2001.
  14. Unsubcategorised Objects in English Resultative Construction. Paper presented at the 34th Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 28th-31st August 2001.
  15. Adjective Selection in Resultative Sentences. Paper presented at the Seminario LINGUATEL, Università di Padova, 9th-10th May 2002.
  16. Depictive and Resultative Adverbs Involve Metonymy. Paper presented at the Reviewing Linguistic Thought: Perspectives into the 21st Century. University of Athens, 21st-24th May 2002.
  17. Quantity, causality and temporality in noncausal change constructions in Italian and English. Paper presented at the 29th Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, Berkeley, 14th-17th February 2003.
  18. Part-whole vs. gestalt properties, temporal profile and the distinction between adjectives and -ly adverbs. Paper presented at the 25th Meeting of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft, Munich, 26th-28th February 2003.
  19. Love, astonishment and time in Italian and English. Paper presented at the 8th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC 2003), University of La Rioja (Spain), 20th-25th August 2003.
  20. Non-causal change constructions. Paper presented at Modelling Thought and Constructing Meaning: Cognitive Models in Interaction, University of Pavia (Italy), 20th-21st November 2003.
  21. Dimensions of variations in English change constructions. Invited workshop held at the IV Congreso Internacional Asociación Española de Lingüística Cognitiva (AELCO/SCOLA), Zaragoza, 13th-15th May, 2004.
  22. Motivating the existence of non-causal transitive change constructions. Poster presented at the 3rd International Conference on Construction Grammar (ICCG3), Marseille, 7th-10th July 2004.
  23. Do we need summary and sequential scanning in (Cognitive) Grammar?. Paper presented at the 1st International Conference on Language, Culture and Mind, University of Portsmouth (UK), 18th-20th July, 2004.
  24. (with Willem Hollmann, Lancaster University, UK). On the status of summary vs sequential scanning in (cognitive) grammar. Paper presented at From Grammar to Mind: Grammar as Cognition, University of Bordeaux (France), 19th-21st May 2005.
  25. The English Simultaneity Network: The Case of as and while-clauses. Paper presented at the First International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English. University of Edinburgh, 23th-26th June 2005.
  26. (with Nicoletta Puddu, then University of Pavia, Italy) ‘Completer’ AND ALL : A cross-linguistic study. Paper presented at the 9th International Pragmatics Conference. Riva del Garda. 10th-15th July 2005.
  27. The English Simultaneity Network. The Case of as and while-clauses. Paper presented ay LACUS 32. Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 2nd-6th August 2005.
  28. The classification of English accents by advanced L2 students: A pilot study. Paper presented at the 22nd AIA (Italian Society for English Studies) Conference, University of Cagliari (Italy) 15th-17th September 2005.
  29. The two sides of the progressive aspect in simultaneity clauses: Imperfectivization and transience. Paper presented at New Directions in Cognitive Linguistics. First UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference, University of Sussex, 23rd-25th October 2005.
  30. The development of adjectival resultative constructions: A force-dynamic, usage-based account. Paper presented at the 14th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics. University of Bergamo (Italy, 21st-25th August 2006. (This paper was also accepted for presentation at Directions in English Language Studies. University of Manchester, 6th-8th April 2006.)
  31. Arguments in resultative constructions: From asymmetric to non-inheriting resultatives (via metonymy). Paper presented at the Zweite Internationale Konferenz der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kognitive Linguistik, University of Munich, 5th-7th October 2006.
  32. Simultaneity as and while-clauses: Schemas, networks and aspect. Invited lecture at the Department of English Language and Linguistics, University of Lancaster, 2nd November 2006.
  33. Un’analisi diacronico-cognitiva delle costruzioni risultative aggettivali inglesi. Paper presented at the XXXIV Convegno dell’Associazione Italiana di Filologia Germanica (AIFG), University of Genoa (Italy), 6th-8th June 2007.
  34. Motivating British English and all as an additive particle. Paper presented at 10th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC 2007), Jagiellonian University of Kraków, Theme Session “Motivation in Language”, 19th-20th July 2007.
  35. Motivating the conceptual flexibility of (oriented) –ly adverb constructions. Paper presented at 10th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC 2007), Jagiellonian University of Kraków, Theme Session “Motivation in Language”, 19th-20th July 2007.
  36. Conceptual links and the availability of asymmetric and non-inheriting resultative constructions. Paper presented at 2nd UK-Cognitive Linguistics conference, Cardiff University, 27th-30th August, 2007.
  37. A network analysis of (oriented) –ly adjunct constructions. Poster presented at the 2nd UK-Cognitive Linguistics conference, Cardiff University, 27th-30th August, 2007.
  38. (with Nicholas Smith, then Lancaster University) Temporal as- and while-clauses: change and continuity in their aspectual associations and restrictions from Late Modern English. Paper presented at the 3rd Late Modern English Conference, Universiteit Leiden, 30th August – 1st September 2007.
  39. Oriented –ingly adjuncts in Late Modern English. Paper presented at the 15th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics, Universität München, 24th-30th August 2008.
  40. (with Nicholas Smith, then Salford University) As, while or when they slept… Simultaneity clauses from Late Modern English to Present-Day English. Paper presented at the 15th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics, Universität München, 24-30 August 2008.
  41. The syntax of time: Present tense simultaneity clauses in Cognitive Grammar. Paper presented at Syntax in Cognitive Grammar, University of Częstochowa, 9th-11th April 2010.
  42. A puzzle for the present: A Cognitive Grammar analysis of present tense simultaneity clauses. Paper presented at the 3rd UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference, University of Hertfordshire, 6th-8th July 2010.
  43. Perceiving simultaneity: Simultaneity clauses as quasi complements of perception verbs. Paper presented at the 43rd Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europea, Workshop on “Theory and data in cognitive linguistics”, Vilnius 2nd-5th September 2010.
  44. L’espressione della simultaneità in inglese: il caso delle as-clauses [The expression of simultaneity in English: The case of as-clauses]. Invited lecture, Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, University of Pavia (Italy), 11th April 2011.
  45. Present tense simultaneity clauses in Cognitive Grammar and beyond. Paper presented at International Cognitive Linguistics Conference 2011, University of Xi’an, 11th-17th July 2011.
  46. Key notions in Cognitive Linguistics. Invited lecture, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Verona (Italy), 11th November 2011.
  47. English resultatives: An open-and-shut case? Invited lecture, Centre de Lingüística Teòrica, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 7th June 2012.
  48. Simultaneity clauses, past and present. Invited presentation, Centre de Lingüística Teòrica, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 8th June 2012.
  49. Watching as-clauses in Late Modern English. Paper presented at the 17th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics, Universität Zürich, 20th-25th August 2012.
  50. A network of English VVingPP constructions. Paper presented at the 43rd Poznań Linguistic Meeting, University of Poznań, 8th-10th September 2012.
  51. English hypotactic integration in Cognitive Grammar. Paper presented at the Fünfte Internationale Konferenz der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kognitive Linguistik, University of Freiburg, 10th-12th October 2012.
  52. English hypotactic integration in Cognitive Grammar. [Revised version of the previous presentation.] Paper presented at VIII Congreso Internacional Bianual De La Asociación Española De Lingüística Cognitiva (AELCO 2012), Universidad de Almerìa, 17th-19th October 2012.
  53. Eventive percepts in Late Modern English fiction: the case of visual perception verbs watch and see. Paper presented at SLIN (Storia Lingua Inglese) 16 Linguistic and stylistic variation within and across periods, genres and authors, University of Genoa (Italy), 30th May – 1st June 2013.
  54. The relation between hypotactic integration and complementation in Cognitive Grammar. Paper presented at Tampere Linguistics Forum: Perspectives on Complementation, University of Tampere, 23rd August 2013.
  55. Eventive percepts in Late Modern English fiction: The case of visual and auditory perception verbs. Paper presented at LModE-5 (5th International Conference on Late Modern English): Transatlantic Perspectives on Late Modern English, University of Bergamo (Italy), 28th-30th August 2013.
  56. The simultaneity AS construction from Old English to Middle English. Paper presented at the 18th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL-18), KU Leuven, 14th-18th July 2014.
  57. Simultaneous motion in multiple dimensions: Why metonymy isn’t enough. Paper prensented at the 13th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC-13), Northumbria University, 20th-25th July 2015.
  58. Blending(,) metonymy and metaphor in simultaneous motion in multiple dimensions. Paper presented at Figurative Thought and Language 2, University of Pavia (Italy), 28th-30th October 2015.
  59. A radical approach to metonymy. Paper presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE), University of Naples (Italy), 31th August – 3rd September 2016.
  60. Does metonymy exist?. Paper presented at the 3rd International Symposium on Figurative Thought and Language, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Osijek, Croatia, 26th-28th April 2017.
  61. Aristocratic syntax: Interrogative and relative whom in 19th and 20th century plays. Paper presented at Representations of the British Aristocracy: 19th Century – Present, University of Genoa (Italy), 22nd-23rd May 2017.