List of John Benjamins publications for which Valentina Piunno plays a role.
Body part metaphors in phraseological expressions: A comparative survey of Italian, Spanish, French and English. Languages in Contrast 23:1, pp. 1–332023.
The paper addresses the employment of body part nouns in the creation of phraseological expressions of some European languages, a topic at the crossroads of language, cognition and culture. In particular, the contrastive analysis explores the common linguistic representation of meanings through… read more | Article
Synchronic and diachronic analysis of prepositional multiword modifiers across Romance languages. Les variations diatopiques dans les expressions figées, Mogorrón Huerta, Pedro, Aude Grezka et Lucía Navarro-Brotons (dir.), pp. 352–3792020.
Lexicological and lexicographical studies on multiword expressions in Romance languages have significantly increased in recent years. Even though some attention has been paid to Multiwords functioning as adjectives and adverbs, the structural and the functional relation between them has not been… read more | Article
Usage-based account of Italian Complex Prepositions denoting the Agent. Les prépositions complexes dans les langues romanes, Fagard, Benjamin, José Pinto De Lima and Dejan Stosic (eds.), pp. 141–1752019.
This paper takes into account a particular set of Italian Complex Prepositions signaling the agent of an action (e.g. da parte di ‘by’ , a nome di ‘by’ ). Italian exhibits several types of complex prepositions revealing a different involvement of the Agent: in particular, these complex lexemes can… read more | Article