Vincenzo Moscati

List of John Benjamins publications for which Vincenzo Moscati plays a role.


The paper presents novel findings on young children’s processing of Negative Concord Items (NCIs) in Italian in preverbal position. This is a syntactic environment in which their interpretation is equivalent to the English Negative pronouns “Nobody/Nothing”. Eye movements show that by the age of… read more
Moscati, Vincenzo and Luigi Rizzi 2013 A typology of agreement processes and its implications for language developmentRomance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2011: Selected papers from 'Going Romance' Utrecht 2011, Baauw, Sergio, Frank Drijkoningen, Luisa Meroni and Manuela Pinto (eds.), pp. 143–156 | Article
In this paper we investigated and compared the developmental curve of four different agreement configurations in Italian (Determiner – Noun, Subject – Verb, Subject – Predicative Adjective, Clitic – Past Participle). These configurations can be considered to be more or less local, in accordance to… read more
Moscati, Vincenzo 2011 Discourse under control in ambiguous sentencesExperimental Pragmatics/Semantics, Meibauer, Jörg and Markus Steinbach (eds.), pp. 63–77 | Article
Sentences with more than one logic operator may be ambiguous between different interpretations and a recent research question is whether children have access to all the possible readings available to adults. Early studies focused on the interpretation of nominal quantifiers and negation, suggesting… read more
Gualmini, Andrea and Vincenzo Moscati 2009 The early steps of modal and negation interactions: Evidence from child ItalianRomance Languages and Linguistic Theory: Selected papers from ‘Going Romance’ Amsterdam 2007, Aboh, Enoch O., Elisabeth van der Linden, Josep Quer and Petra Sleeman (eds.), pp. 131–144 | Article
Children’s interpretation of scopally ambiguous sentences has been the subject of much recent research. In this paper, we address this issue by looking at children’s interpretation of sentences containing an ambiguity between different scope-bearing elements, namely negation and a modal verb in… read more