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Jana Vizmuller-Zocco

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Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Professor Emerita

Email: jvzocco@yorku.ca

Media Requests Welcome


Social Media: Implications for the University, edited with Roberta Iannacito Provenzano (Rome: Aracne, 2016). Call for papers on Technology-driven unemployment: dilemmas for ethics and social welfare to be published in a special issue of Ethics and Social Welfare.

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Degrees

Ph.D., Italian Linguistics, University of Toronto
M.A., Italian Language and Literature, University of Toronto
B.A., Italian and Spanish Language and Literature, University of Toronto

Professional Leadership

Member of the Editorial Board and book review editor for the first volume of Leadership and the Humanities (2012) Member of the Editorial Board of e-talis (2011-) Member of the Editorial Board of Italian Canadiana (2004-) Member of the Editorial Board of Quaderni d’Italianistica (2007-2009)

Community Contributions

Translating for the Globe and Mail (Toronto), December 16, 1983.

Member of the Executive Committee of the Sicilian Cultural Society of Canada. 1996-1998, 2006-2009.

Research Interests

Linguistics , Italian, social media, science fiction, technological unemployment, history of languages, literatures, and cultures

Current Research Projects

Technology-driven unemployment: dilemmas for ethics and social welfare

    Summary:

    Call for papers for the forthcoming Special Issue of the journal Ethic and Social Welfare

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    Role: co-editor

    Start Date:
      Month: Dec   Year: 2016

    End Date:
      Month: Apr   Year: 2018

    Collaborator: Prof. Antonio Marturano
    Collaborator Institution: Universita` Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
    Collaborator Role: co-editor

A helmet riddled with holes

    Summary:

    A book reflecting the experiences of an Austro-Hungarian soldier during the First World War.

    Description:

    A Helmet Riddled With Holes contains an Introduction, 59 Comments, and a conclusion. The comments and annotations accompany WWI illustrations found in the Italian weekly Epoca (1964). The author of the annotations is a simple infantryman. The originality of this collection resides in the fact that the author, Tomas Svana, is neither Austrian nor Hungarian, but Slovak, which adds unexpected twists to his war experiences. The book will be of interest to those who are captivated by military history, the First World War, and international relations.

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    Role: author

    Start Date:
      Month: Mar   Year: 2014

    End Date:
      Month: Dec   Year: 2019

Social media conferences

    Summary:

    With my colleague, Prof. Roberta Iannacito Provenzano, we have organized two international conferences held at York University ("Social Media: Implications for the University", 2013, and "Social Media: Implications for Politics, Religion, and Gender", 2014), and we are organizing the third one, entitled "Social Media: Implications for Policing and Crime" 2016.

    Description:

    For the full description of all three projects, please seethe conference web sites: http://socmed13.info.yorku.ca/ http://socmed14.info.yorku.ca/

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    Role: co-organizer

    Collaborator: Prof. Roberta Iannacito Provenzano
    Collaborator Role: principal organizer

Books

Publication
Year

Social Media: Implications for the University, edited with Roberta Iannacito-Provenzano (Roma: Aracne, 2016).

2016

Book Chapters

Publication
Year

“Language and Literature in Transhumanism” in Christopher Brooks (ed.), Beyond Postmodernism, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013.

2013

“Literary synglossia: Vincenzo Consolo, Andrea Camilleri, Pietro diDonato, Corrado Paina” in Giovanna Summerfield (ed.), Patois and Linguistic Pastiche in Modern Literature. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007, pp. 1-26.

2007

“Sicily, a metaphor for the world or gattopardismo’s progress?”, in L. Somigli and D. Pietropaolo (eds.), Modernism and Modernity in the Mediterranean World. New York: Legas, 2006, pp. 221-232.

2006

“La lingua de Il re di Girgenti” in Il caso Camilleri. Letteratura e storia. Palermo: Sellerio, 2004, pp. 87-98.

2004

“Integrating Group Work in Our Classes”, in J. Newton, J. Ginsburg, J. Rehner, P. Rogers, S. Sbrizzi and J. Spencer (eds.), Voices from the Classroom. Toronto: Garamond Press, 2001, pp. 231-234.

2001

“The Italian-ness of Italian American and Italian Canadian,” in G. Macchiarella, H.W. Haller, R. Severino (eds.), Preserving and Promoting Italian Language and Culture in North America. Welland: Soleil, 1997, pp. 99-104.

1997

"Vico and theories of change in language," in M. Danesi (ed.), Giambattista Vico and Anglo-American Science. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 1995, pp. 237-242.

1995

"The acquisition of Romance by speakers of a Romance variety in North America," in R. Posner and J.N. Green (eds.), Trends in Romance Linguistics and Philology, volume 5: Bilingualism and Linguistic Conflict in Romance, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 1993, pp. 535-558.

1993

"L'oscillazione tra enclisi e proclisi nell'italiano contemporaneo," in N. Villa and M. Danesi (eds.), Studies in Italian Applied Linguistics (Biblioteca di Quaderni d'italianistica I, Ottawa, 1984), pp. 171-182.

1984

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

“Science Fiction and Ontologies of Leadership”, Rivista Internazionale di Filosofia e Psicologia 5, 3 (2014): 354-363. http://www.rifp.it/ojs/index.php/rifp/article/view/rifp.2014.0028

2014

“The tragic limits of adolescent creativity in Giorgio Vasta's Il tempo materiale, Quaderni del ‘900 11 (2011): 101-112.

2011

“Language, ethnicity, post-modernity: the Italian Canadian case”, Studi Emigrazione /Migration Studies 44, 199 (2007): 355-368.

2007

“The names of the Mediterranean: a Linguistic and Cultural Journey”, Scripta Mediterranea XXVI (2005): 61-74.

2005

“Investigazioni littirarii in Sicilia/Literary Investigations in Sicily”, ARBA SICULA Journal of Sicilian Folklore and Literature XXV, 1, 2 (2004): 96-113.

2004

“Seven Best-kept Linguistic Secrets of Italian Canadians”, Italian Canadiana 16 (2002): 91-100.

2002

“Gli intrecci delle lingue ne L’odore della notte di Andrea Camilleri”, Spunti e ricerche 16 (2001): 38-44.

2001

"I test della (im)popolarità: il fenomeno Camilleri", Quaderni d'Italianistica XXII, 1(2001): 35-46. Also on-line: http://www.vigata.org/bibliografia/testcamilleri.shtml

2001

“Una mailing list italiana: un bar, una piazza o un salotto?”. Italiano e oltre XV/3-4 (2000): 210-214.

2000

“Il sostrato dialettale nella deriva dell’italiano neo-standard”, ITALICA 76 (1999): 469-479.

1999

“Prestiti inglesi in italiano e in italiano nordamericano”, Il Veltro XL, 3-4 (1996): 466-473.

1996

"Morphosyntactic Aspects of Popular Italian in Toronto", Forum Italicum 29 (1995): 333-344.

1995

"The Languages of Italian Canadians", ITALICA 72 (1995): 512-529.

1995

"Sociolinguistics of a minority language: Italians in Toronto and vicinity", Romance Languages Annual, 1993, 324-328.",Sociolinguistics of a minority language: Italians in Toronto and vicinity"

1993

"Dialetto e poesia moderna", Archivio Storico per la Sicilia Orientale, 84 (1988): 83-90; reprinted in Rivista italiana di letteratura dialettale, 1 (1992): 17-20.

1992

"Metaphoric Images from Abstract Concepts", International Journal of Early Childhood 24 (1992): 23-25.

1992

"Poeti in dialetto siciliano", Arenaria 22 (1992): 27-36.

1992

"Contrastive Analysis in Italian Language Pedagogy", ITALICA 67 (1990): 466-478.

1990

"Dalla parte dell'agente", Italiano e oltre 5 (1989): 231-234.

1989

"English by, Italian da parte di", Linguistics 27 (1989): 353-59.

1989

"Da parte di: una locuzione preposizionale dimenticata", Studi italiani di linguistica teorica ed applicata XVII (1988): 69-76.

1988

"Alcune considerazioni sulla collocazione dei pronomi atoni nel di Giambattista Basile", Canadian Journal of Italian Studies 10 (1987): 125-133

1987

"Derivation, Creativity and Second Language Learning", The Canadian Modern Language Review 43 (1987): 718-730.

1987

“Osservazioni sull' ordine delle parole in inglese e in italiano", Rassegna italiana di linguistica applicata 19 (1987): 49-56.

1987

"Contrastive Pragmatics: English Italian", Rassegna italiana di linguistica applicata 18 (1986): 69-75.

1986

"Pragmatics in the Foreign Language Course", York University Working Papers in Second Language Teaching I (1986): 71-80.

1986

"The 'legge Tobler-Mussafia' Revisited", Linguistica e Letteratura XI (1986): 9-18.

1986

"Linguistic Creativity and Word Formation", ITALICA 62 (1985): 305-310.

1985

"Derivation in the advanced course of Italian", International Review of Applied Linguistics XXIII (1985): 13-31.",Derivation in the advanced course of Italian"

1985

"Chiedere scusa in inglese e in italiano", Le lingue del mondo XLIX (1984): 433-437.

1984

"I materiali didattici: orientamenti sulla produzione canadese", Il Veltro XXVIII (1984): 54-61.

1984

"La derivazione nell'apprendimento dell'italiano come seconda lingua", Rassegna italiana di linguistica applicata 15 (1983): 69-78.

1983

"Using Popular Music in the Foreign Language Classroom", The Canadian Modern Language Review 38 (1981): 81-87. (Co-authored with A. Urbancic).

1981

"Psychological Reasons for Using Humour in a Pedagogical Setting", The Canadian Modern Language Review 36 (1980): 266-271.

1980

"A Contrastive Analysis of Verbal Aspect in Past Tenses in English and in Italian", The Canadian Modern Language Review 35 (1979): 608-616.

1979

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

“Consuming Philosophy: Futurism and Transhumanism on the Art and Science of Food”, Gastronomy, Culture, and the Arts. A Scholarly Exchange of Epic Portions” International Conference, University of Toronto at Mississauga, 12 March 2016.

2016

“Gatekeepers and gatecrashers: Andrea Camilleri’s digital fandom”, Canadian Society for Italian Studies Conference, University of Toronto, 13 May 2016.

2016

“Speakers’ perceptions of contemporary linguistic change: Italian ‘grammar’ pages on Facebook”, Modern Language Association, Seattle, WA, 5 January 2012.

2012

“Language and Transhumanism”, Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States Conference, York University, 10 August 2012.

2012

“Grammar Matters: Italian and English grammar groups on Facebook”, Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States Conference, York University, 9 August 2012; written and presented with Roberta Iannacito-Provenzano (50%-50%)

2012

“The Self within the Other(s)? Transhumanism in Italian Science Fiction”, (Un)Human Relations/Relazioni (dis)umane, International Graduate Student Conference, University of Toronto, Toronto, 6 May 2015.

2012

“Linguistic Reality of Italian Fiction in the New Millennium: Fragments of Archives, Bits of Streets, Fractions of Cyberspace?”, International Conference on “The Return to the Real”, University of Toronto, Toronto, 7-8 May 2010.

2010

“I gialli di Andrea Camilleri come l’occasione metalinguistica”, The American Association for Italian Studies XXIX Annual Conference, St. John’s University, Manhattan Campus, New York, 7 May 2009

2009

“Italian Dialects in Toronto: The Politics and Pragmatics of Minority Sociolinguistic Research”, Language in contact in Italian Culture, An International Conference, University of Toronto, 2 May 2008.

2008

“Italian-Canadian Ethnicity on Facebook”, Language in contact in Italian Culture, An International Conference, University of Toronto, 1 May 2008 (co-authored and presented with Roberta Iannacito Provenzano).

2008

Italianita` on Facebook: towards a Cognitive Ethnicity”, Italians in the Americas International Conference, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, New York, 26 April 2008.

2008

“Linguistic, metalinguistic and cultural data from Ontario “Italian” Facebook groups”, Italian-Canadian Culture in the New Millennium conference, McMaster University, Hamilton, Gilmour Hall 111, 3 November 2007.

2007

“The Self as the Other in Andrea Camilleri’s Detective fiction”, Graduate Students’ conference on Diversity, Otherness, and Pluralism in Italian Literature, Cinema, Language, and Pedagogy - Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, University of Toronto, 27 April 2007.

2007

“From Mare Mediterraneum to the Med and everything in Between”, International Linguistic Association Conference, Toronto, 30 March 2006.

2006

“Italian Canadians”, Panel discussion on “Ethni(city): Negotiating Language and Identity in the Contemporary Canadian City”, multidisciplinary session organized by the Canadian Society for Italian Studies, Association of Canadian Jewish Studies and the Canadian Association of Hispanists; the other panel members: Prof. Leo Davids and Prof. M. Hoffman; Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, York University, 29 May 2006.

2006

“La Sicilia della poesia dialettale”, International conference in memory of Prof. G.P. Clivio on “De vulgari eloquentia: Lingua e dialetti nella cultura italiana”. University of Toronto, 21 October 2006.

2006

“L’insegnamento della lingua italiana tra logocentrismo e multimodalismo”, Canadian Society for Italian Studies conference, McMaster University, Hamilton, 18 November 2006.

2006

“Paleopelagonymy: The Names of the Mediterranean Sea in Ancient Languages”, Canadian Society for the Study of Names, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, York University, 27 May 2006.

2006

Plurilinguismo in a practical text: Damiano’s Libro da imparar giocar a scachi (1512)”, Canadian Society for Italian Studies, 30 May 2005, University of Western Ontario, London.

2005

“Which Italian in/for literature? Some answers from Sicily”, international conference on Plurilinguismo and Experimentation in Italian Culture, 29 April 2005, University of Toronto, Toronto.

2005

“Consolo e Camilleri”, American Association for Italian Studies, 1 May 2004, Ottawa.

2004

“Investigating culture in Sicily”, Conference on Genre Literature in Italy, 3 May 2004, Italian Cultural Institute, Toronto.

2004

“Renaissance chess all’italiana”, Sixteeenth Century Society and Conference, 30 October 2004, University of Toronto, Toronto.

2004

“Seven best-kept linguistic secrets of Italian Canadians”, From Emigrante to Canadese: The Italian Canadian Project conference, 15 May 2004, National Library, Ottawa.

2004

"Sicily: a metaphor for the world or gattopardismo’s progress?”, International Conference on Modernity and Modernism in the Mediterranean World, 30 October 2003, University of Toronto, Toronto.

2003

"Il ruolo della lingua italiana nell'italianistica: Cenerentola, regina, matrigna?", Canadian Society for Italian Studies, 28 May 2002, Victorial College, Toronto.

2002

"Sperimentalismo linguistico e società in Consolo e Camilleri", Special Session on Il sud come futuro. Rappresentazioni del Meridione italiano all'inizio del Ventunesimo secolo. Canadian Society for Italian Studies, 25 May 2002, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Toronto.

2002

“Campe, Whorf, Nanni: tre questioni di glottodidattica”, La lingua italiana nel mondo Conference, 20 October 2001, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Toronto.

2001

“I test della (im)popolarità: il fenomeno Camilleri”, Canadian Society for Italian Studies, University of Laval, Quebec City, 24 May 2001.

2001

“Innovation and Tradition without a Revolution: Sicilian Dialect in Contemporary Italian Prose”, Transitions: Perspectives on Shifts in Italian Literature and Linguistics Conference, 2 November 2001, University of Toronto.

2001

“Introduzione a Andrea Camilleri”, Sicilian Day organized by the Sicilian Cultural Society of Canada, 11 November 2001, Columbus Centre, Toronto.

2001

“Mafia: Myth, Perception, and Ethnic Identity”, Sixteenth Annual Italian Canadiana Conference, 27 October 2001, University of Toronto. (paper written in collaboration with Dr. Antonio Nicaso)

2001

“Camilleri on the Web”, American Association for Italian Studies, 14 April 2000, New York.

2000

“Languages and identity or the languages of identity?”, Millennium Conference on Italian Canadians, Sudbury, 18-20 November, 2000.

2000

“Una mailing list italiana: un bar, un salotto o una piazza?”, Conference on L’insegnamento della lingua e della cultura italiana nelle scuole superiori e nelle università, Brock University, 7 May 2000, St. Catherines, Ontario.

2000

“Italian Canadian/American Writers and Their Languages: Love, Hate, and Soul”, Conference on Italian Canadian Culture and History: Premises and Methods, Frank Iacobucci Centre for Italian Canadian Studies, 15 May 2000, Toronto, Ontario (with G. Colussi Arthur).

"Popular Beliefs and Superstition as a Measurement of Ethnic Identity: Italian Ethnics in Toronto", (paper prepared and read in collaboration with Francesca Schembri), American Association for Italian Studies, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 20-22 February 1997.

“Il dialetto nei romanzi di Andrea Camilleri”, American Association of Teachers of Italian, 19 November 1999, Dallas, Texas.

1999

“Canadian Multicultural Policy and Its Impact on Italian in Ontario”, American Italian Historical Association, New York, 14 November 1998.

1998

“Il sostratro dialettale dell’italiano parlato”, American Association for Italian Studies, Chicago, 2-5 April 1998.

1998

“Sei paradossi del in linguistica italiana”, Società Internazionale di Linguistica e Filologia Italiana, Catania, Italy, 15 October 1998.

1998

“The Role of Language in Second Generation Canadian Italian Identity”, Canadian Society for Italian Studies, Ottawa, 29 May 1998 (read by Dr. Caterina Cicogna).

1998

“Ethnicity in Marketing: Italy, Italians, Italian in a Multicultural Business World”, Canadian Society for Italian Studies, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, 19 October 1997.

1997

"Giambattista Vico and Postmodern Learning Theories", American Association for Italian Studies, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 20-22 February 1997.

1997

"Italian in Italy and Italian in Toronto: a sociolinguistic analysis of borrowings from English", Canadian Society for Italian Studies, St. Catharines, May 1996.

1996

"Beyond Communicative Competence: Critical Thinking Skills in the Foreign Language Classroom", Canadian Society for Italian Studies, Montreal, June 1995.

1995

"I prestiti linguistici dall'inglese in italiano e in italiano nordamericano", American Association of Teachers of Italian, Chianciano Terme, Italy, 10-13 December 1995.

1995

"L'italiano in Canada: ai margini o al centro del cambiamento linguistico?", XXI International congress of Romance Linguistics and Philology, Palermo, September 1995.

1995

"Italo-Canadian and Italo-American: A sociolinguistic comparison of Two Minority Language Groups", American Association for Italian Studies, Madison, Wisconsin, April 8, 1994.

1994

"Morsi, murìu, ha murutu: past tense forms in modern Sicilian: conflict or collaboration?" Canadian Society for Italian Studies, Calgary, June 1994.

1994

"The Italo-Canadian Koiné = fact or fiction?", American Association of Teachers of Italian, Atlanta, Georgia, November 1994.

1994

"Sociolinguistics of a Minority Language: Italian in Toronto and Vicinity", Purdue University Conference on Romance Languages, Literatures and Film, West Lafayette, Indiana, October 9, 1993.

1993

"Subordinate Clauses in Italian", Canadian Society for Italian Studies, Ottawa, May 1993.

1993

"Advanced Learners' Perception of Language Difficulty", the 16th Annual Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Youngstown, Ohio, October 30, 1992.

1992

"Complex syntax and critical thinking in the foreign language classroom", Conference of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Toronto, June 20-23, 1992.

1992

"Hypotaxis in Italian as a Foreign Language", ACTFL and American Association of Teachers of Italian, 26th Annual Meeting, Chicago, November 20, 1992.

1992

"Linguistica applicata e didattica", L'incontro con la lingua e la cultura italiana nella scuola elementare, Toronto, June 12-14, 1992.

1992

"Children's Explanations of Natural Phenomena: A Vichian Perspective", Third International Society of Applied Psycholinguistics Conference, July 1991, Toronto.

1991

"Critical Thinking and Verbal Humour in the L2 Classroom", Problem Solving in Second Language Learning and Teaching: An International Symposium, 29-30 September 1990, Toronto, Ontario.

1990

"Vico and Theories of Change in Language", Vico and Anglo-American Science, Philosophy and Writing. An International Symposium, June 1990, Toronto, Ontario.

1990

"La sintassi di da parte di", American Association for Italian Studies, April 1989, Lowell, Massachusetts.

1989

"Contrastive Syntax: English by, Italian da parte di", Northeast Modern Language Association, March 1988, Providence, R.I.

1988

"Dialetto e poesia moderna", Canadian Society for Italian Studies, June 1988, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario.

1988

"Is Contrastive Analysis Passé?", Current Issues in Second Language Learning and Teaching: Applications to Italian as a Second Language Conference, October 1988, Toronto, Ontario.

1988

"Sicilian Dialect Poetry: A Sociolinguistic Perspective", American Association of Teachers of Italian, November 1988, Monterey, California.

1988

"The collocation of clitic pronouns in Neapolitan and Sicilian", American Association for Italian Studies, April 1988, Provo, Utah.

1988

"The Sociolinguistics of Dialect Poetry: The Sicilian Case", Sociolinguistic Symposium, April 7, 1988, University of York, Heslington, England (paper read by title; copies distributed to participants of the symposium).

1988

"Le parti del discorso in italiano", American Association for Italian Studies, April 1987, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

1987

"Politeness and Languages in Contact: Italians in Toronto", American Italian Historical Association, November 1987, Chicago, Illinois.

1987

"The Collocation of Atonic Pronouns in Old and Modern Sicilian", American Association of Teachers of Italian, November 1987, Atlanta, Georgia.

1987

"Da parte di...", Canadian Society for Italian Studies, November 1986, Kingston, Ontario.

1986

"La collocazione dei pronomi atoni nel Cunto de li cunti di Giambattista Basile", American Association for Italian Studies, April 1986, Toronto, Ontario.

1986

"The < legge Tobler Mussafia > Revisited", American Association of Teachers of Italian, December 1986, New York.

1986

"Caratteristiche sociolinguistiche dello studente d'italiano in Canada", (with N. Villa), Associazione Internazionale per gli Studi di Lingua e Letteratura Italiana, May 1985, Toronto, Ontario.

1985

"Pragmatics in the Foreign Language Classroom", Northeast Modern Language Association, March 1985, Hartford, Connecticut.

1985

"Prepositions in Italian: Grammatical Functions", Canadian Society for Italian Studies, October 1985, Montréal, Quebec.

1985

"Coreferenza linguistica nei racconti del Novellino", Canadian Society for Italian Studies, June 1984, Guelph, Ontario.

1984

"Derivation, Creativity, and Second Language Learning", Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics, May 1984, Ottawa, Ontario.

1984

"Italian Equivalents of English Derived Cognates in -tion", Northeast Modern Language Association, March 1984, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1984

"L'analisi componenziale del campo semantico di pulire nel dialetto siciliano", Canadian Society for Italian Linguistics and Language Teaching, November 1984, Toronto, Ontario.

1984

"Chiedere scusa in inglese e in italiano", Canadian Society for Italian Studies, May 1983, Vancouver, B.C.

1983

"Word Formation in the Advanced Course of Italian", Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages, May 1983, Cincinnati, Ohio.

1983

"Alcuni problemi specifici di formazione degli aggettivi in prospettiva didattica", Canadian Society for Italian Linguistics and Language Teaching, October 1982, Toronto, Ontario.

1982

"L'oscillazione tra enclisi e proclisi nell'italiano contemporaneo", Canadian Society for Italian Studies, June 1982, Ottawa, Ontario.

1982

"Cohesion in Latin and in Old Italian", Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States, August 1981, Toronto, Ontario.

1981

"Linguistica testuale e linguistica storica: problemi e prospettive", Società di linguistica italiana, May 1981, Genova, Italy.

1981

"Osservazioni sull'ordine delle parole in inglese e in italiano", Canadian Society for Italian Linguistics and Language Teaching, October 1981, Hamilton, Ontario.

1981

"Il ruolo dell'analisi contrastiva nell'insegnamento della lingua seconda: una proposta per i corsi superiori d'italiano per studenti di lingua inglese", Canadian Society for Italian Studies, May 1980, Montréal, Quebec.

1980

"The Italian Construction Verb + Preposition + Infinitive", Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States, August 1980, Houston, Texas.

1980

"La legge Tobler-Mussafia in italiano e in slovacco", Società di linguistica italiana, September 1987, Catania, Italy.

“Gatekeepers and gatecrashers: Andrea Camilleri’s digital fandom”, Canadian Society for Italian Studies Conference, University of Toronto, 13 May 2016. “Consuming Philosophy: Futurism and Transhumanism on the Art and Science of Food”, Gastronomy, Culture, and the Arts. A Scholarly Exchange of Epic Portions” International Conference, University of Toronto at Mississauga, 12 March 2016. “The Self within the Other(s)? Transhumanism in Italian Science Fiction”, (Un)Human Relations/Relazioni (dis)umane, International Graduate Student Conference, University of Toronto, Toronto, 6 May 2015. “Language and Transhumanism”, Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States Conference, York University, 10 August 2012. “Grammar Matters: Italian and English grammar groups on Facebook”, Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States Conference, York University, 9 August 2012; written and presented with Roberta Iannacito-Provenzano (50%-50%)


Conference Proceedings

Publication
Year

“La Sicilia della poesia dialettale”, De vulgari eloquentia: lingua e dialetti nella cultura italiana (Toronto: LEGAS, 2010), 73-88

2010

“The Self as the Other in Andrea Camilleri’s Detective Fiction”, Diversity, Otherness, and Pluralism in Italian Literature, Cinema, Language, and Pedagogy. Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (Toronto: LEGAS) 2009: 173-186.

2009

“Towards Cognitive Ethnicity: Ontario ‘Italian’ Facebook Groups”, Italian-Canadian Culture in the New Millennium (Toronto: LEGAS, 2009), 67-75.

2009

“Canadian Multiculturalism: Its Impact on the Italian Language in Ontario” in Jerome Krase, Philip Cannistraro, Joseph V. Scelsa (eds.), Italian American Politics: Local, Global/Cultural, Personal. Selected Essays from the 31st Annual conference of the American Italian Historical Association, November 12-14, 1998, New York City. (Chicago Hights, Ill.: AIHA, 2005) : 209-223.

2005

“Tradition and Innovation without a Revolution: Andrea Camilleri’s Synglossia” in K.B. Reynolds, D. Brancato, P. Chirumbolo, F. Calabrese (eds.), Prospettive di studio sulle trasformazioni letterarie e linguistiche nella cultura italiana. (Fiesole: Cadmo, 2004) , 17-26.

2004

"Language and Ethnic Identity: Italians in North America" in Diana Iuele-Colilli (ed.), Harvest of a New Life: Documenting, Thinking and Representing the Italian Canadian Experience. (Welland: Soleil, 2002) : 125-146.

2002

“L’italiano in Canada: ai margini o al centro del cambiamento linguistico?” In G. Ruffino (ed.), Atti del XX1 Congresso Internazionale di Linguistica e Filologia Romanza. Volume 5. Dialettologia, geolinguistica, sociolinguistica. (Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1998) , pp. 731-739.

1998

"Metaphoric Competence of the Advanced Foreign Language Learner: Vico in the Foreign Language Classroom," in V. Adamantova, L.G. Sbrocchi and R. Williamson (eds.), L2 and Beyond. (New York: Legas, 1993) , pp. 433-439.

1993

"Critical Thinking and Verbal Humour in Textbooks of Italian as a Second Language", Problem Solving in Second-Language Teaching. (Welland: Éditions soleil, 1992) , pp. 130-140.

1992

"La legge Tobler-Mussafia in italiano e in slovacco", L'Europa linguistica: contatti, contrasti, affinità di lingue. Atti del XXI Congresso internazionale della Società Linguistica Italiana, 10-12 September 1987. (Roma: Bulzoni, 1992) , pp. 309-318.

1992

"Politeness and Languages in Contact: Italians in Toronto", Italian Ethnics: Their Languages, Literatures and Lives. Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference of the American Italian Historical Association. (New York: American Italian Historical Association, 1990) , pp. 43-50.

1990

"Sicilian Dialect Poetry: A Sociolinguistic Perspective", ITALIANA. Selected Papers from the Proceeding of the Fifth Annual Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Italian. November 18-20, 1988. Monterey. (River Forest: Rosary College, 1990) , pp. 291-301.

1990

"Caratteristiche sociolinguistiche dello studente d'italiano in Canada", Atti del XII Convegno dell'Associazione Internazionale per gli Studi di Lingua e Letteratura Italiana. (Firenze: Leo S. Olschki, 1988), pp. 1324-1346. (Co-authored with N. Villa).

1988

"La Legge Tobler - Mussafia from a Textual Perspective", ITALIANA. Selected Papers from the Proceedings of the Third Annual Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Italian. December 27-28, 1986. (River Forest, Ill.: Rosary College, 1988) , pp. 21-27.

1988

"Cohesion in Latin and in Old Italian", The Eighth LACUS Forum (Columbia: Hornbeam, 1982), pp. 299-307.

1982

"Theories of Language and the Nature of Evidence and Explanation in Historical Linguistics", Papers from the 5th International Conference on Historical Linguistics (Amsterdam Studies in the Theory and History of Linguistic Science IV), (Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 1982), pp. 374-384.

1982

"The Italian Construction Verb + Preposition + Infinitive", The Seventh LACUS Forum (Columbia: Hornbeam, 1980), pp. 312-317.

1980


Social Media: Implications for the University, edited with Roberta Iannacito Provenzano (Rome: Aracne, 2016). Call for papers on Technology-driven unemployment: dilemmas for ethics and social welfare to be published in a special issue of Ethics and Social Welfare.

Degrees

Ph.D., Italian Linguistics, University of Toronto
M.A., Italian Language and Literature, University of Toronto
B.A., Italian and Spanish Language and Literature, University of Toronto

Professional Leadership

Member of the Editorial Board and book review editor for the first volume of Leadership and the Humanities (2012) Member of the Editorial Board of e-talis (2011-) Member of the Editorial Board of Italian Canadiana (2004-) Member of the Editorial Board of Quaderni d’Italianistica (2007-2009)

Community Contributions

Translating for the Globe and Mail (Toronto), December 16, 1983.

Member of the Executive Committee of the Sicilian Cultural Society of Canada. 1996-1998, 2006-2009.

Research Interests

Linguistics , Italian, social media, science fiction, technological unemployment, history of languages, literatures, and cultures

Current Research Projects

Technology-driven unemployment: dilemmas for ethics and social welfare

    Summary:

    Call for papers for the forthcoming Special Issue of the journal Ethic and Social Welfare

    Role: co-editor

    Start Date:
      Month: Dec   Year: 2016

    End Date:
      Month: Apr   Year: 2018

    Collaborator: Prof. Antonio Marturano
    Collaborator Institution: Universita` Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
    Collaborator Role: co-editor

A helmet riddled with holes

    Summary:

    A book reflecting the experiences of an Austro-Hungarian soldier during the First World War.

    Description:

    A Helmet Riddled With Holes contains an Introduction, 59 Comments, and a conclusion. The comments and annotations accompany WWI illustrations found in the Italian weekly Epoca (1964). The author of the annotations is a simple infantryman. The originality of this collection resides in the fact that the author, Tomas Svana, is neither Austrian nor Hungarian, but Slovak, which adds unexpected twists to his war experiences. The book will be of interest to those who are captivated by military history, the First World War, and international relations.

    Role: author

    Start Date:
      Month: Mar   Year: 2014

    End Date:
      Month: Dec   Year: 2019

Social media conferences

    Summary:

    With my colleague, Prof. Roberta Iannacito Provenzano, we have organized two international conferences held at York University ("Social Media: Implications for the University", 2013, and "Social Media: Implications for Politics, Religion, and Gender", 2014), and we are organizing the third one, entitled "Social Media: Implications for Policing and Crime" 2016.

    Description:

    For the full description of all three projects, please seethe conference web sites: http://socmed13.info.yorku.ca/ http://socmed14.info.yorku.ca/

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: co-organizer

    Collaborator: Prof. Roberta Iannacito Provenzano
    Collaborator Role: principal organizer

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

“Language and Literature in Transhumanism” in Christopher Brooks (ed.), Beyond Postmodernism, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013.

2013

“Literary synglossia: Vincenzo Consolo, Andrea Camilleri, Pietro diDonato, Corrado Paina” in Giovanna Summerfield (ed.), Patois and Linguistic Pastiche in Modern Literature. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007, pp. 1-26.

2007

“Sicily, a metaphor for the world or gattopardismo’s progress?”, in L. Somigli and D. Pietropaolo (eds.), Modernism and Modernity in the Mediterranean World. New York: Legas, 2006, pp. 221-232.

2006

“La lingua de Il re di Girgenti” in Il caso Camilleri. Letteratura e storia. Palermo: Sellerio, 2004, pp. 87-98.

2004

“Integrating Group Work in Our Classes”, in J. Newton, J. Ginsburg, J. Rehner, P. Rogers, S. Sbrizzi and J. Spencer (eds.), Voices from the Classroom. Toronto: Garamond Press, 2001, pp. 231-234.

2001

“The Italian-ness of Italian American and Italian Canadian,” in G. Macchiarella, H.W. Haller, R. Severino (eds.), Preserving and Promoting Italian Language and Culture in North America. Welland: Soleil, 1997, pp. 99-104.

1997

"Vico and theories of change in language," in M. Danesi (ed.), Giambattista Vico and Anglo-American Science. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 1995, pp. 237-242.

1995

"The acquisition of Romance by speakers of a Romance variety in North America," in R. Posner and J.N. Green (eds.), Trends in Romance Linguistics and Philology, volume 5: Bilingualism and Linguistic Conflict in Romance, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 1993, pp. 535-558.

1993

"L'oscillazione tra enclisi e proclisi nell'italiano contemporaneo," in N. Villa and M. Danesi (eds.), Studies in Italian Applied Linguistics (Biblioteca di Quaderni d'italianistica I, Ottawa, 1984), pp. 171-182.

1984

Books

Publication
Year

Social Media: Implications for the University, edited with Roberta Iannacito-Provenzano (Roma: Aracne, 2016).

2016

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

“Science Fiction and Ontologies of Leadership”, Rivista Internazionale di Filosofia e Psicologia 5, 3 (2014): 354-363. http://www.rifp.it/ojs/index.php/rifp/article/view/rifp.2014.0028

2014

“The tragic limits of adolescent creativity in Giorgio Vasta's Il tempo materiale, Quaderni del ‘900 11 (2011): 101-112.

2011

“Language, ethnicity, post-modernity: the Italian Canadian case”, Studi Emigrazione /Migration Studies 44, 199 (2007): 355-368.

2007

“The names of the Mediterranean: a Linguistic and Cultural Journey”, Scripta Mediterranea XXVI (2005): 61-74.

2005

“Investigazioni littirarii in Sicilia/Literary Investigations in Sicily”, ARBA SICULA Journal of Sicilian Folklore and Literature XXV, 1, 2 (2004): 96-113.

2004

“Seven Best-kept Linguistic Secrets of Italian Canadians”, Italian Canadiana 16 (2002): 91-100.

2002

“Gli intrecci delle lingue ne L’odore della notte di Andrea Camilleri”, Spunti e ricerche 16 (2001): 38-44.

2001

"I test della (im)popolarità: il fenomeno Camilleri", Quaderni d'Italianistica XXII, 1(2001): 35-46. Also on-line: http://www.vigata.org/bibliografia/testcamilleri.shtml

2001

“Una mailing list italiana: un bar, una piazza o un salotto?”. Italiano e oltre XV/3-4 (2000): 210-214.

2000

“Il sostrato dialettale nella deriva dell’italiano neo-standard”, ITALICA 76 (1999): 469-479.

1999

“Prestiti inglesi in italiano e in italiano nordamericano”, Il Veltro XL, 3-4 (1996): 466-473.

1996

"Morphosyntactic Aspects of Popular Italian in Toronto", Forum Italicum 29 (1995): 333-344.

1995

"The Languages of Italian Canadians", ITALICA 72 (1995): 512-529.

1995

"Sociolinguistics of a minority language: Italians in Toronto and vicinity", Romance Languages Annual, 1993, 324-328.",Sociolinguistics of a minority language: Italians in Toronto and vicinity"

1993

"Dialetto e poesia moderna", Archivio Storico per la Sicilia Orientale, 84 (1988): 83-90; reprinted in Rivista italiana di letteratura dialettale, 1 (1992): 17-20.

1992

"Metaphoric Images from Abstract Concepts", International Journal of Early Childhood 24 (1992): 23-25.

1992

"Poeti in dialetto siciliano", Arenaria 22 (1992): 27-36.

1992

"Contrastive Analysis in Italian Language Pedagogy", ITALICA 67 (1990): 466-478.

1990

"Dalla parte dell'agente", Italiano e oltre 5 (1989): 231-234.

1989

"English by, Italian da parte di", Linguistics 27 (1989): 353-59.

1989

"Da parte di: una locuzione preposizionale dimenticata", Studi italiani di linguistica teorica ed applicata XVII (1988): 69-76.

1988

"Alcune considerazioni sulla collocazione dei pronomi atoni nel di Giambattista Basile", Canadian Journal of Italian Studies 10 (1987): 125-133

1987

"Derivation, Creativity and Second Language Learning", The Canadian Modern Language Review 43 (1987): 718-730.

1987

“Osservazioni sull' ordine delle parole in inglese e in italiano", Rassegna italiana di linguistica applicata 19 (1987): 49-56.

1987

"Contrastive Pragmatics: English Italian", Rassegna italiana di linguistica applicata 18 (1986): 69-75.

1986

"Pragmatics in the Foreign Language Course", York University Working Papers in Second Language Teaching I (1986): 71-80.

1986

"The 'legge Tobler-Mussafia' Revisited", Linguistica e Letteratura XI (1986): 9-18.

1986

"Linguistic Creativity and Word Formation", ITALICA 62 (1985): 305-310.

1985

"Derivation in the advanced course of Italian", International Review of Applied Linguistics XXIII (1985): 13-31.",Derivation in the advanced course of Italian"

1985

"Chiedere scusa in inglese e in italiano", Le lingue del mondo XLIX (1984): 433-437.

1984

"I materiali didattici: orientamenti sulla produzione canadese", Il Veltro XXVIII (1984): 54-61.

1984

"La derivazione nell'apprendimento dell'italiano come seconda lingua", Rassegna italiana di linguistica applicata 15 (1983): 69-78.

1983

"Using Popular Music in the Foreign Language Classroom", The Canadian Modern Language Review 38 (1981): 81-87. (Co-authored with A. Urbancic).

1981

"Psychological Reasons for Using Humour in a Pedagogical Setting", The Canadian Modern Language Review 36 (1980): 266-271.

1980

"A Contrastive Analysis of Verbal Aspect in Past Tenses in English and in Italian", The Canadian Modern Language Review 35 (1979): 608-616.

1979

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

“Consuming Philosophy: Futurism and Transhumanism on the Art and Science of Food”, Gastronomy, Culture, and the Arts. A Scholarly Exchange of Epic Portions” International Conference, University of Toronto at Mississauga, 12 March 2016.

2016

“Gatekeepers and gatecrashers: Andrea Camilleri’s digital fandom”, Canadian Society for Italian Studies Conference, University of Toronto, 13 May 2016.

2016

“Speakers’ perceptions of contemporary linguistic change: Italian ‘grammar’ pages on Facebook”, Modern Language Association, Seattle, WA, 5 January 2012.

2012

“Language and Transhumanism”, Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States Conference, York University, 10 August 2012.

2012

“Grammar Matters: Italian and English grammar groups on Facebook”, Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States Conference, York University, 9 August 2012; written and presented with Roberta Iannacito-Provenzano (50%-50%)

2012

“The Self within the Other(s)? Transhumanism in Italian Science Fiction”, (Un)Human Relations/Relazioni (dis)umane, International Graduate Student Conference, University of Toronto, Toronto, 6 May 2015.

2012

“Linguistic Reality of Italian Fiction in the New Millennium: Fragments of Archives, Bits of Streets, Fractions of Cyberspace?”, International Conference on “The Return to the Real”, University of Toronto, Toronto, 7-8 May 2010.

2010

“I gialli di Andrea Camilleri come l’occasione metalinguistica”, The American Association for Italian Studies XXIX Annual Conference, St. John’s University, Manhattan Campus, New York, 7 May 2009

2009

“Italian Dialects in Toronto: The Politics and Pragmatics of Minority Sociolinguistic Research”, Language in contact in Italian Culture, An International Conference, University of Toronto, 2 May 2008.

2008

“Italian-Canadian Ethnicity on Facebook”, Language in contact in Italian Culture, An International Conference, University of Toronto, 1 May 2008 (co-authored and presented with Roberta Iannacito Provenzano).

2008

Italianita` on Facebook: towards a Cognitive Ethnicity”, Italians in the Americas International Conference, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, New York, 26 April 2008.

2008

“Linguistic, metalinguistic and cultural data from Ontario “Italian” Facebook groups”, Italian-Canadian Culture in the New Millennium conference, McMaster University, Hamilton, Gilmour Hall 111, 3 November 2007.

2007

“The Self as the Other in Andrea Camilleri’s Detective fiction”, Graduate Students’ conference on Diversity, Otherness, and Pluralism in Italian Literature, Cinema, Language, and Pedagogy - Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, University of Toronto, 27 April 2007.

2007

“From Mare Mediterraneum to the Med and everything in Between”, International Linguistic Association Conference, Toronto, 30 March 2006.

2006

“Italian Canadians”, Panel discussion on “Ethni(city): Negotiating Language and Identity in the Contemporary Canadian City”, multidisciplinary session organized by the Canadian Society for Italian Studies, Association of Canadian Jewish Studies and the Canadian Association of Hispanists; the other panel members: Prof. Leo Davids and Prof. M. Hoffman; Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, York University, 29 May 2006.

2006

“La Sicilia della poesia dialettale”, International conference in memory of Prof. G.P. Clivio on “De vulgari eloquentia: Lingua e dialetti nella cultura italiana”. University of Toronto, 21 October 2006.

2006

“L’insegnamento della lingua italiana tra logocentrismo e multimodalismo”, Canadian Society for Italian Studies conference, McMaster University, Hamilton, 18 November 2006.

2006

“Paleopelagonymy: The Names of the Mediterranean Sea in Ancient Languages”, Canadian Society for the Study of Names, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, York University, 27 May 2006.

2006

Plurilinguismo in a practical text: Damiano’s Libro da imparar giocar a scachi (1512)”, Canadian Society for Italian Studies, 30 May 2005, University of Western Ontario, London.

2005

“Which Italian in/for literature? Some answers from Sicily”, international conference on Plurilinguismo and Experimentation in Italian Culture, 29 April 2005, University of Toronto, Toronto.

2005

“Consolo e Camilleri”, American Association for Italian Studies, 1 May 2004, Ottawa.

2004

“Investigating culture in Sicily”, Conference on Genre Literature in Italy, 3 May 2004, Italian Cultural Institute, Toronto.

2004

“Renaissance chess all’italiana”, Sixteeenth Century Society and Conference, 30 October 2004, University of Toronto, Toronto.

2004

“Seven best-kept linguistic secrets of Italian Canadians”, From Emigrante to Canadese: The Italian Canadian Project conference, 15 May 2004, National Library, Ottawa.

2004

"Sicily: a metaphor for the world or gattopardismo’s progress?”, International Conference on Modernity and Modernism in the Mediterranean World, 30 October 2003, University of Toronto, Toronto.

2003

"Il ruolo della lingua italiana nell'italianistica: Cenerentola, regina, matrigna?", Canadian Society for Italian Studies, 28 May 2002, Victorial College, Toronto.

2002

"Sperimentalismo linguistico e società in Consolo e Camilleri", Special Session on Il sud come futuro. Rappresentazioni del Meridione italiano all'inizio del Ventunesimo secolo. Canadian Society for Italian Studies, 25 May 2002, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Toronto.

2002

“Campe, Whorf, Nanni: tre questioni di glottodidattica”, La lingua italiana nel mondo Conference, 20 October 2001, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Toronto.

2001

“I test della (im)popolarità: il fenomeno Camilleri”, Canadian Society for Italian Studies, University of Laval, Quebec City, 24 May 2001.

2001

“Innovation and Tradition without a Revolution: Sicilian Dialect in Contemporary Italian Prose”, Transitions: Perspectives on Shifts in Italian Literature and Linguistics Conference, 2 November 2001, University of Toronto.

2001

“Introduzione a Andrea Camilleri”, Sicilian Day organized by the Sicilian Cultural Society of Canada, 11 November 2001, Columbus Centre, Toronto.

2001

“Mafia: Myth, Perception, and Ethnic Identity”, Sixteenth Annual Italian Canadiana Conference, 27 October 2001, University of Toronto. (paper written in collaboration with Dr. Antonio Nicaso)

2001

“Camilleri on the Web”, American Association for Italian Studies, 14 April 2000, New York.

2000

“Languages and identity or the languages of identity?”, Millennium Conference on Italian Canadians, Sudbury, 18-20 November, 2000.

2000

“Una mailing list italiana: un bar, un salotto o una piazza?”, Conference on L’insegnamento della lingua e della cultura italiana nelle scuole superiori e nelle università, Brock University, 7 May 2000, St. Catherines, Ontario.

2000

“Italian Canadian/American Writers and Their Languages: Love, Hate, and Soul”, Conference on Italian Canadian Culture and History: Premises and Methods, Frank Iacobucci Centre for Italian Canadian Studies, 15 May 2000, Toronto, Ontario (with G. Colussi Arthur).

"Popular Beliefs and Superstition as a Measurement of Ethnic Identity: Italian Ethnics in Toronto", (paper prepared and read in collaboration with Francesca Schembri), American Association for Italian Studies, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 20-22 February 1997.

“Il dialetto nei romanzi di Andrea Camilleri”, American Association of Teachers of Italian, 19 November 1999, Dallas, Texas.

1999

“Canadian Multicultural Policy and Its Impact on Italian in Ontario”, American Italian Historical Association, New York, 14 November 1998.

1998

“Il sostratro dialettale dell’italiano parlato”, American Association for Italian Studies, Chicago, 2-5 April 1998.

1998

“Sei paradossi del in linguistica italiana”, Società Internazionale di Linguistica e Filologia Italiana, Catania, Italy, 15 October 1998.

1998

“The Role of Language in Second Generation Canadian Italian Identity”, Canadian Society for Italian Studies, Ottawa, 29 May 1998 (read by Dr. Caterina Cicogna).

1998

“Ethnicity in Marketing: Italy, Italians, Italian in a Multicultural Business World”, Canadian Society for Italian Studies, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, 19 October 1997.

1997

"Giambattista Vico and Postmodern Learning Theories", American Association for Italian Studies, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 20-22 February 1997.

1997

"Italian in Italy and Italian in Toronto: a sociolinguistic analysis of borrowings from English", Canadian Society for Italian Studies, St. Catharines, May 1996.

1996

"Beyond Communicative Competence: Critical Thinking Skills in the Foreign Language Classroom", Canadian Society for Italian Studies, Montreal, June 1995.

1995

"I prestiti linguistici dall'inglese in italiano e in italiano nordamericano", American Association of Teachers of Italian, Chianciano Terme, Italy, 10-13 December 1995.

1995

"L'italiano in Canada: ai margini o al centro del cambiamento linguistico?", XXI International congress of Romance Linguistics and Philology, Palermo, September 1995.

1995

"Italo-Canadian and Italo-American: A sociolinguistic comparison of Two Minority Language Groups", American Association for Italian Studies, Madison, Wisconsin, April 8, 1994.

1994

"Morsi, murìu, ha murutu: past tense forms in modern Sicilian: conflict or collaboration?" Canadian Society for Italian Studies, Calgary, June 1994.

1994

"The Italo-Canadian Koiné = fact or fiction?", American Association of Teachers of Italian, Atlanta, Georgia, November 1994.

1994

"Sociolinguistics of a Minority Language: Italian in Toronto and Vicinity", Purdue University Conference on Romance Languages, Literatures and Film, West Lafayette, Indiana, October 9, 1993.

1993

"Subordinate Clauses in Italian", Canadian Society for Italian Studies, Ottawa, May 1993.

1993

"Advanced Learners' Perception of Language Difficulty", the 16th Annual Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Youngstown, Ohio, October 30, 1992.

1992

"Complex syntax and critical thinking in the foreign language classroom", Conference of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Toronto, June 20-23, 1992.

1992

"Hypotaxis in Italian as a Foreign Language", ACTFL and American Association of Teachers of Italian, 26th Annual Meeting, Chicago, November 20, 1992.

1992

"Linguistica applicata e didattica", L'incontro con la lingua e la cultura italiana nella scuola elementare, Toronto, June 12-14, 1992.

1992

"Children's Explanations of Natural Phenomena: A Vichian Perspective", Third International Society of Applied Psycholinguistics Conference, July 1991, Toronto.

1991

"Critical Thinking and Verbal Humour in the L2 Classroom", Problem Solving in Second Language Learning and Teaching: An International Symposium, 29-30 September 1990, Toronto, Ontario.

1990

"Vico and Theories of Change in Language", Vico and Anglo-American Science, Philosophy and Writing. An International Symposium, June 1990, Toronto, Ontario.

1990

"La sintassi di da parte di", American Association for Italian Studies, April 1989, Lowell, Massachusetts.

1989

"Contrastive Syntax: English by, Italian da parte di", Northeast Modern Language Association, March 1988, Providence, R.I.

1988

"Dialetto e poesia moderna", Canadian Society for Italian Studies, June 1988, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario.

1988

"Is Contrastive Analysis Passé?", Current Issues in Second Language Learning and Teaching: Applications to Italian as a Second Language Conference, October 1988, Toronto, Ontario.

1988

"Sicilian Dialect Poetry: A Sociolinguistic Perspective", American Association of Teachers of Italian, November 1988, Monterey, California.

1988

"The collocation of clitic pronouns in Neapolitan and Sicilian", American Association for Italian Studies, April 1988, Provo, Utah.

1988

"The Sociolinguistics of Dialect Poetry: The Sicilian Case", Sociolinguistic Symposium, April 7, 1988, University of York, Heslington, England (paper read by title; copies distributed to participants of the symposium).

1988

"Le parti del discorso in italiano", American Association for Italian Studies, April 1987, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

1987

"Politeness and Languages in Contact: Italians in Toronto", American Italian Historical Association, November 1987, Chicago, Illinois.

1987

"The Collocation of Atonic Pronouns in Old and Modern Sicilian", American Association of Teachers of Italian, November 1987, Atlanta, Georgia.

1987

"Da parte di...", Canadian Society for Italian Studies, November 1986, Kingston, Ontario.

1986

"La collocazione dei pronomi atoni nel Cunto de li cunti di Giambattista Basile", American Association for Italian Studies, April 1986, Toronto, Ontario.

1986

"The < legge Tobler Mussafia > Revisited", American Association of Teachers of Italian, December 1986, New York.

1986

"Caratteristiche sociolinguistiche dello studente d'italiano in Canada", (with N. Villa), Associazione Internazionale per gli Studi di Lingua e Letteratura Italiana, May 1985, Toronto, Ontario.

1985

"Pragmatics in the Foreign Language Classroom", Northeast Modern Language Association, March 1985, Hartford, Connecticut.

1985

"Prepositions in Italian: Grammatical Functions", Canadian Society for Italian Studies, October 1985, Montréal, Quebec.

1985

"Coreferenza linguistica nei racconti del Novellino", Canadian Society for Italian Studies, June 1984, Guelph, Ontario.

1984

"Derivation, Creativity, and Second Language Learning", Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics, May 1984, Ottawa, Ontario.

1984

"Italian Equivalents of English Derived Cognates in -tion", Northeast Modern Language Association, March 1984, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1984

"L'analisi componenziale del campo semantico di pulire nel dialetto siciliano", Canadian Society for Italian Linguistics and Language Teaching, November 1984, Toronto, Ontario.

1984

"Chiedere scusa in inglese e in italiano", Canadian Society for Italian Studies, May 1983, Vancouver, B.C.

1983

"Word Formation in the Advanced Course of Italian", Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages, May 1983, Cincinnati, Ohio.

1983

"Alcuni problemi specifici di formazione degli aggettivi in prospettiva didattica", Canadian Society for Italian Linguistics and Language Teaching, October 1982, Toronto, Ontario.

1982

"L'oscillazione tra enclisi e proclisi nell'italiano contemporaneo", Canadian Society for Italian Studies, June 1982, Ottawa, Ontario.

1982

"Cohesion in Latin and in Old Italian", Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States, August 1981, Toronto, Ontario.

1981

"Linguistica testuale e linguistica storica: problemi e prospettive", Società di linguistica italiana, May 1981, Genova, Italy.

1981

"Osservazioni sull'ordine delle parole in inglese e in italiano", Canadian Society for Italian Linguistics and Language Teaching, October 1981, Hamilton, Ontario.

1981

"Il ruolo dell'analisi contrastiva nell'insegnamento della lingua seconda: una proposta per i corsi superiori d'italiano per studenti di lingua inglese", Canadian Society for Italian Studies, May 1980, Montréal, Quebec.

1980

"The Italian Construction Verb + Preposition + Infinitive", Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States, August 1980, Houston, Texas.

1980

"La legge Tobler-Mussafia in italiano e in slovacco", Società di linguistica italiana, September 1987, Catania, Italy.

“Gatekeepers and gatecrashers: Andrea Camilleri’s digital fandom”, Canadian Society for Italian Studies Conference, University of Toronto, 13 May 2016. “Consuming Philosophy: Futurism and Transhumanism on the Art and Science of Food”, Gastronomy, Culture, and the Arts. A Scholarly Exchange of Epic Portions” International Conference, University of Toronto at Mississauga, 12 March 2016. “The Self within the Other(s)? Transhumanism in Italian Science Fiction”, (Un)Human Relations/Relazioni (dis)umane, International Graduate Student Conference, University of Toronto, Toronto, 6 May 2015. “Language and Transhumanism”, Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States Conference, York University, 10 August 2012. “Grammar Matters: Italian and English grammar groups on Facebook”, Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States Conference, York University, 9 August 2012; written and presented with Roberta Iannacito-Provenzano (50%-50%)


Conference Proceedings

Publication
Year

“La Sicilia della poesia dialettale”, De vulgari eloquentia: lingua e dialetti nella cultura italiana (Toronto: LEGAS, 2010), 73-88

2010

“The Self as the Other in Andrea Camilleri’s Detective Fiction”, Diversity, Otherness, and Pluralism in Italian Literature, Cinema, Language, and Pedagogy. Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (Toronto: LEGAS) 2009: 173-186.

2009

“Towards Cognitive Ethnicity: Ontario ‘Italian’ Facebook Groups”, Italian-Canadian Culture in the New Millennium (Toronto: LEGAS, 2009), 67-75.

2009

“Canadian Multiculturalism: Its Impact on the Italian Language in Ontario” in Jerome Krase, Philip Cannistraro, Joseph V. Scelsa (eds.), Italian American Politics: Local, Global/Cultural, Personal. Selected Essays from the 31st Annual conference of the American Italian Historical Association, November 12-14, 1998, New York City. (Chicago Hights, Ill.: AIHA, 2005) : 209-223.

2005

“Tradition and Innovation without a Revolution: Andrea Camilleri’s Synglossia” in K.B. Reynolds, D. Brancato, P. Chirumbolo, F. Calabrese (eds.), Prospettive di studio sulle trasformazioni letterarie e linguistiche nella cultura italiana. (Fiesole: Cadmo, 2004) , 17-26.

2004

"Language and Ethnic Identity: Italians in North America" in Diana Iuele-Colilli (ed.), Harvest of a New Life: Documenting, Thinking and Representing the Italian Canadian Experience. (Welland: Soleil, 2002) : 125-146.

2002

“L’italiano in Canada: ai margini o al centro del cambiamento linguistico?” In G. Ruffino (ed.), Atti del XX1 Congresso Internazionale di Linguistica e Filologia Romanza. Volume 5. Dialettologia, geolinguistica, sociolinguistica. (Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1998) , pp. 731-739.

1998

"Metaphoric Competence of the Advanced Foreign Language Learner: Vico in the Foreign Language Classroom," in V. Adamantova, L.G. Sbrocchi and R. Williamson (eds.), L2 and Beyond. (New York: Legas, 1993) , pp. 433-439.

1993

"Critical Thinking and Verbal Humour in Textbooks of Italian as a Second Language", Problem Solving in Second-Language Teaching. (Welland: Éditions soleil, 1992) , pp. 130-140.

1992

"La legge Tobler-Mussafia in italiano e in slovacco", L'Europa linguistica: contatti, contrasti, affinità di lingue. Atti del XXI Congresso internazionale della Società Linguistica Italiana, 10-12 September 1987. (Roma: Bulzoni, 1992) , pp. 309-318.

1992

"Politeness and Languages in Contact: Italians in Toronto", Italian Ethnics: Their Languages, Literatures and Lives. Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference of the American Italian Historical Association. (New York: American Italian Historical Association, 1990) , pp. 43-50.

1990

"Sicilian Dialect Poetry: A Sociolinguistic Perspective", ITALIANA. Selected Papers from the Proceeding of the Fifth Annual Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Italian. November 18-20, 1988. Monterey. (River Forest: Rosary College, 1990) , pp. 291-301.

1990

"Caratteristiche sociolinguistiche dello studente d'italiano in Canada", Atti del XII Convegno dell'Associazione Internazionale per gli Studi di Lingua e Letteratura Italiana. (Firenze: Leo S. Olschki, 1988), pp. 1324-1346. (Co-authored with N. Villa).

1988

"La Legge Tobler - Mussafia from a Textual Perspective", ITALIANA. Selected Papers from the Proceedings of the Third Annual Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Italian. December 27-28, 1986. (River Forest, Ill.: Rosary College, 1988) , pp. 21-27.

1988

"Cohesion in Latin and in Old Italian", The Eighth LACUS Forum (Columbia: Hornbeam, 1982), pp. 299-307.

1982

"Theories of Language and the Nature of Evidence and Explanation in Historical Linguistics", Papers from the 5th International Conference on Historical Linguistics (Amsterdam Studies in the Theory and History of Linguistic Science IV), (Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 1982), pp. 374-384.

1982

"The Italian Construction Verb + Preposition + Infinitive", The Seventh LACUS Forum (Columbia: Hornbeam, 1980), pp. 312-317.

1980