Anna Cardinaletti

List of John Benjamins publications for which Anna Cardinaletti plays a role.


Italo-Romance varieties present at least three types of constructions that cluster together two verbs displaying double tense and double subject agreement and are taken as Pseudo-Coordinations (PseCos) or Multiple Agreement Constructions (MACs). In this paper, we follow Cardinaletti and Giusti’s… read more | Chapter
Cardinaletti, Anna 2020 Chapter 3. Left- and Right-Dislocation and the speaker’s perspectiveBrazilian Portuguese, Syntax and Semantics: 20 years of Núcleo de Estudos Gramaticais, Pires De Oliveira, Roberta, Ina Emmel and Sandra Quarezemin (eds.), pp. 87–106
In Italian, topics appear in left- or right-dislocated position and are doubled by clause-internal clitic pronouns. In this paper, the syntax and the contribution to discourse of left- and right-dislocated topics are discussed. We focus on Familiar Topics, the only topic which can appear in either… read more | Chapter
Lantschner, Natascha and Anna Cardinaletti 2020 Language impairment in an Italian child with Trisomy X: Assessment and interventionTypical and Impaired Processing in Morphosyntax, Torrens, Vincent (ed.), pp. 209–238
This study deals with the case of Emma, an Italian 8-year-old girl affected by a sex chromosome anomaly called Trisomy X and diagnosed with Expressive Language Impairment. Language assessment of both comprehension and production was conducted through standardized and non-standardized, experimental… read more | Chapter
Branchini, Chiara, Anna Cardinaletti, Carlo Cecchetto, Caterina Donati and Carlo Geraci 2015 WH-duplication in Italian Sign Language (LIS)Signs and Structures: Formal Approaches to Sign Language Syntax, Rutkowski, Paweł (ed.), pp. 39–70
This paper focuses on those WH-questions in Italian Sign Language (LIS) featuring two lexically identical WH-signs. We show that WH1 (the first WH in linear order) is shorter than WH2 (the second WH in liner order). However, there is evidence that this different duration is due to a phrase final… read more | Article
Cardinaletti, Anna 2015 Italian verb-based discourse particles in a comparative perspectiveDiscourse-oriented Syntax, Bayer, Josef, Roland Hinterhölzl and Andreas Trotzke (eds.), pp. 71–92
This paper provides a syntactic analysis of Italian verb-based discourse particles. In spite of their utterance-peripheral distribution and their pragmatic content, they should be considered as integrated in the sentence with which they are associated. It is argued that sentence-initial and… read more | Article
Cardinaletti, Anna and Francesca Volpato 2015 On the comprehension and production of passive sentences and relative clauses by Italian university students with dyslexiaStructures, Strategies and Beyond: Studies in honour of Adriana Belletti, Di Domenico, Elisa, Cornelia Hamann and Simona Matteini (eds.), pp. 279–302
This study investigates the comprehension and production of relative clauses and passive sentences by a group of 10 university students with dyslexia in order to check their competence of marked word orders. Comprehension was tested through the oral modality using picture and agent selection tasks,… read more | Article
Branchini, Chiara, Anna Cardinaletti, Carlo Cecchetto, Caterina Donati and Carlo Geraci 2013 wh-duplication in Italian Sign Language (LIS)Sign Language Syntax from a Formal Perspective: Selected Papers from the 2012 Warsaw FEAST, Rutkowski, Paweł (ed.), pp. 157–188
This paper focuses on those wh-questions in Italian Sign Language (LIS) featuring two lexically identical wh-signs. We show that wh1 (the first wh in linear order) is shorter than wh2 (the second wh in liner order). However, there is evidence that this different duration is due to a phrase-final… read more | Article
Heeren, Willemijn, Andrei A. Avram, Anna Cardinaletti, Martine Coene and Francesca Volpato 2012 Can speech pitch perception be measured language-independently?Linguistics in the Netherlands 2012, Elenbaas, Marion and Suzanne Aalberse (eds.), pp. 55–67
Recently, a test battery was developed with the goal of assessing perception of F0 in linguistic, but language-independent, contexts by listeners from different language backgrounds. Test validation using Dutch, Italian and Romanian listeners generally showed comparable performance. In this study… read more | Article
Cardinaletti, Anna and Lori Repetti 2010 Functional vowels in main questions in Northern Italian dialectsRomance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2008: Selected papers from 'Going Romance' Groningen 2008, Bok-Bennema, Reineke, Brigitte Kampers-Manhe and Bart Hollebrandse (eds.), pp. 37–58
The goal of this paper is to describe the distribution and to explain the nature of the vowels that appear in preverbal position in main questions in many Northern Italian dialects. We use data primarily from the town of Donceto in the province of Piacenza, as well as data from many other Northern… read more | Article
In this paper, we discuss preverbal vocalic segments in interrogative and declarative sentences. Their distribution depends on the type of subject (1sg, 1pl, 2pl vs 2sg, 3sg, 3pl), the presence of other preverbal clitics, and the verb tense (present vs present perfect). We show that two different… read more | Article
Cardinaletti, Anna 2009 On a (wh-)moved Topic in Italian, compared to GermanicAdvances in Comparative Germanic Syntax, Alexiadou, Artemis, Jorge Hankamer, Thomas McFadden, Justin Nuger and Florian Schäfer (eds.), pp. 3–40
In this paper, I compare Romance and Germanic left periphery. I show that Italian Resumptive Preposing (RP) differs from both Clitic Left Dislocation (CLLD) and Focalization and shares many properties with fronting phenomena in English (Topicalization, Locative Inversion, Comparative Inversion). RP… read more | Article
In this paper, Italian and Bantu clitic clusters are analyzed and compared. I claim that in both language families, pronouns check case in a low clitic position, and in so doing they reverse the order of arguments. In Italian, clitics move to a high clitic position where they check person and… read more | Article
Cardinaletti, Anna 2007 Subjects and wh-questions: Some new generalizationsRomance Linguistics 2006: Selected papers from the 36th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), New Brunswick, March-April 2006, Camacho, José, Nydia Flores-Ferrán, Liliana Sánchez, Viviane Déprez and María José Cabrera (eds.), pp. 57 ff.
Cardinaletti, Anna 1998 On the deficient/strong Opposition in Possessive SystemsPossessors, Predicates and Movement in the Determiner Phrase, Alexiadou, Artemis and Chris Wilder (eds.), pp. 17 ff.