Lucia Busso

List of John Benjamins publications for which Lucia Busso plays a role.

Online Resource


Busso, Lucia 2021 Review of Petruck (2018): MetaNetConstructions and Frames 13:2, pp. 340–347 | Review
Busso, Lucia 2020 Constructional creativity in a Romance language: Valency coercion in ItalianThe Wealth and Breadth of Construction-Based Research, Colleman, Timothy, Frank Brisard, Astrid De Wit, Renata Enghels, Nikos Koutsoukos, Tanja Mortelmans and María Sol Sansiñena (eds.), pp. 17–29 | Article
The present contribution summarizes findings on the understudied area of Italian valency coercion – i. e. the interaction of verbs and argument structure constructions in novel and creative ways – from four different studies. It highlights their innovative character, theoretical significance, and… read more
Busso, Lucia, Alessandro Lenci and Florent Perek 2020 Valency coercion in Italian: An exploratory study*Constructions and Frames 12:2, pp. 171–205 | Article
The paper investigates valency coercion effects in Italian by means of an acceptability rating task on nine argument structure constructions. The experimental design follows Perek & Hilpert (2014) in presenting three conditions: grammatical, impossible and coercion stimuli. This design allows us… read more