Davide Ricca

List of John Benjamins publications for which Davide Ricca plays a role.


Italian pur(e) seems to be quite peculiar among focus markers, since diachronically it displays the whole span of functions, from non-scalar exclusive to non-scalar additive. It is still an open question as to whether or not at some stage of its history pure enjoyed such an extended (nearly… read more | Chapter
Ricca, Davide and Jacqueline Visconti 2014 On the development of the Italian truth adverbs davvero and veramenteDiachronic Corpus Pragmatics, Taavitsainen, Irma, Andreas H. Jucker and Jukka Tuominen (eds.), pp. 133–154
The article compares the meanings and uses of the two main Italian adverbs of truth and truthfulness, namely davvero and veramente, across the whole documented history of the language. The investigation is carried out by inspection of two large corpora, Opera del Vocabolario Italiano (OVI; Old… read more | Article
The chapter aims at showing the usefulness of quantitative, corpus-based investigations to get a better understanding of a word formation procedure, taking as a case study the Italian VN compounds found on a large newspaper corpus. Corpus data make it possible to compare the weight of the process… read more | Article
Ricca, Davide 2005 Cumulative Exponence Involving Derivation: Some Patterns for an Uncommon PhenomenonMorphology and its demarcations: Selected papers from the 11th Morphology meeting, Vienna, February 2004, Dressler, Wolfgang U., Dieter Kastovsky, Oskar E. Pfeiffer and Franz Rainer (eds.), pp. 197–213