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The Zurich database of agreement in Italo-Romance

English title The Zurich database of agreement in Italo-Romance
Applicant Loporcaro Michele
Number 156530
Funding scheme Project funding (Div. I-III)
Research institution Romanisches Seminar Universität Zürich
Institution of higher education University of Zurich - ZH
Main discipline Romance languages and literature
Start/End 01.10.2015 - 30.09.2018
Approved amount 666'064.00
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Keywords (4)

Italo-Romance; Morphosyntax; Database; Agreement

Lay Summary (Italian)

Lead
L’accordo è una proprietà centrale delle lingue, con ramificazioni ovunque nella grammatica. Mentre abbondano gli studi su varietà standard come l’italiano, meno indagate, ma non meno interessanti, sono le varietà non-standard tradizionalmente dette “dialetti”. Il progetto contribuisce, quanto ai dialetti italiani, a colmare questa lacuna.
Lay summary

Soggetto e obiettivi

L’obiettivo è costituire una banca dati illustrante i fenomeni di accordo in sei dialetti che presentano elementi tipologicamente interessanti, assenti nell’italiano standard (tipologia linguistica è la disciplina che indaga somiglianze e differenze tra le lingue). Ad esempio, nel dialetto di Ripatransone, in ‘Gianni è rimasto a Roma’, il sostantivo Roma assume la forma Romu, con -u finale perché si accorda con il soggetto maschile Gianni, mentre assumerebbe la forma accordata al femminile Rome, con -e finale, se il soggetto fosse Maria. L’accordo col soggetto di un altro nome ricorrente nella frase è fatto inedito non solo in italiano ma in tutte le lingue d’Europa, e raro nelle lingue del mondo: è questo il tipo di fenomeni che la banca dati documenterà, rendendoli accessibili alla comunità scientifica e a chiunque sia interessato.

Contesto socio-scientifico

I dialetti in esame sono esposti al rischio di estinzione ogni qual volta si scelga di non trasmetterli più ai propri figli, utilizzando unicamente l’italiano. Il progetto contribuisce alla causa del mantenimento della diversità culturale che i dialetti veicolano, elemento di ricchezza come la biodiversità. Perciò i ricercatori attivi nel progetto collaborano con le autorità locali responsabili di cultura e istruzione per contribuire alla conoscenza diffusa dei dialetti e sostenere il mantenimento del bilinguismo. ?
Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 06.08.2015

Responsible applicant and co-applicants

Employees

Publications

Publication
Morfomi sommersi in pantesco o dell’arte di arrangiarsi in morfologia
LoporcaroMichele, Kägi Nadja (2019), Morfomi sommersi in pantesco o dell’arte di arrangiarsi in morfologia, in De Angelis Alessandro , Chilà Annamaria (ed.), Centro di Studi filologici e linguistici siciliani , Palermo, 273-305.
Gender from Latin to Romance: history, geography, typology
Loporcaro Michele (2018), Gender from Latin to Romance: history, geography, typology, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
Il genere in ripano: manifesto, ma sub condicione
Paciaroni Tania, Loporcaro Michele (2018), Il genere in ripano: manifesto, ma sub condicione, in Atti del XXVIII Congresso internazionale di linguistica e di filologia romanza, RomeÉLiPhi, Strasbourg.
Il progetto The Zurich Database of Agreement in Italo-Romance
Idone Alice (2018), Il progetto The Zurich Database of Agreement in Italo-Romance, in Dialetto e società. Presentazione lavori in corso, Cleup, Padova.
Overt gender marking depending on syntactic context in Ripano
Paciaroni Tania, Loporcaro Michele (2018), Overt gender marking depending on syntactic context in Ripano, in Audring Jenny, Corbett Greville G., Fedden Sebastian (ed.), Oxford University Press, Oxford, 147-175.
Semantica e genere grammaticale: i dati italo-romanzi in prospettiva tipologica
Loporcaro Michele (2018), Semantica e genere grammaticale: i dati italo-romanzi in prospettiva tipologica, in Tipologia e “dintorni”. Il Metodo Tipologico alla Intersezione di Piani d’Analisi, MaltaBulzoni, Rome.
Unstable personal pronouns in Northern Logudorese
Loporcaro Michele, Romagnoli Serena, Wild Mario (2018), Unstable personal pronouns in Northern Logudorese, in Franco Ludovico, Grimaldi Mirko, Lai Rosangela, Baldi Benedetta (ed.), John Benjamins, Amsterdam, 241-255.
Capturing language change through EEG: Weaker P600 for a fading gender value in a southern Italo-Romance dialect
BambiniValentina, CanalPaolo, BreimaierFederica, Meo Domenico, Pescarini Diego, LoporcaroMichele, Capturing language change through EEG: Weaker P600 for a fading gender value in a southern Italo-Romance dialect, in Journal of Neurolinguistics, JNL-S-20-0.
Grammatica dei dialetti del Maceratese. Fonologia e morfologia
PaciaroniTania, Grammatica dei dialetti del Maceratese. Fonologia e morfologia, ELiPhi, Strasbourg.
Morfologia e morfosintassi storica del dialetto di Castelcavallino (Urbino)
RomagnoliSerena, Morfologia e morfosintassi storica del dialetto di Castelcavallino (Urbino), PhD Thesis, UZH 2019, Zürich.
Morfologia e sintassi dell'accordo in calabrese meridionale: il dialetto di Villa San Giovanni (RC).
Idone Alice, Morfologia e sintassi dell'accordo in calabrese meridionale: il dialetto di Villa San Giovanni (RC)., PhD Thesis, UZH 2020, Zürich.
Multi-layered default in Ripano
Loporcaro Michele, PaciaroniTania, Multi-layered default in Ripano, in Rees-Miller Janie, Haag Marcia, Petrovic Andrija , Moradi Sedigheh (ed.), Benjamins, Amsterdam/Philadelphia, 1-16.
Nouvelles approches en géolinguistique: la hiérarchie d’héritage projetée sur le réseau dialectal abruzzais
PaciaroniTania, Nouvelles approches en géolinguistique: la hiérarchie d’héritage projetée sur le réseau dialectal abruzzais, in Verbum, 42, 131-153.
The Zurich database of agreement in Italo-Romance
Loporcaro Michele, Paciaroni Tania, Pescarini Diego, Zanini Chiara, Idone Alice, Romagnoli Serena, Zakharko Taras, The Zurich database of agreement in Italo-Romance, University of Zurich, Zurich.

Datasets

Agreement in Italo-Romance

Author Loporcaro, Michele; Paciaroni, Tania; Pescarini, Diego; Zanini, Chiara; Idone, Alice; Romagnoli, Serena; Zakharko, Taras
Publication date 31.12.2018
Persistent Identifier (PID) DAI - to be issued by ZüKL
Repository ZüKL-Server
Abstract
"The Zurich database of agreement in Italo-Romance (DAI)" database XML files

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
Corbett, Greville G. / Surrey Morphology Group - University of Surrey Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Fleischer, Jürg / Philipps-Universität Marburg Germany (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Thornton, Anna M. / Università degli Studi dell'Aquila Italy (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Silvestri, Giuseppina / University of Cambridge - Great Britain and Northern Ireland Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
Workshop “External' Agreement with Unexpected Targets”, 52th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, University of Leipzig, August 21-24 Talk given at a conference External’ agreement in Ripano. A corpus-based account 21.08.2020 Leipzig, Germany Paciaroni Tania;
XXIXe Congrès international de linguistique et de philologie romanes Talk given at a conference Schemi di complessità morfologica: il ripano nel corpus DAI 01.07.2020 Copenhagen, Denmark Paciaroni Tania;
The many facets of agreement Talk given at a conference Changing agreement systems in the dialects of Italy 03.10.2019 Zurich, Switzerland Loporcaro Michele;
The many facets of agreement Talk given at a conference On the agreement of quantifiers in Sardinian and Sicilian 03.10.2019 Zurich, Switzerland Idone Alice; Wild Mario;
The many facets of agreement Talk given at a conference Agreement and microvariation in Italo-Romance: some quantitative remarks 03.10.2019 Zurich, Switzerland Pescarini Diego;
The many facets of agreement Talk given at a conference Unusual agreement in Ripano: the DAI data 03.10.2019 Zurich, Switzerland Paciaroni Tania;
The many facets of agreement Talk given at a conference Adjective inflection and agreement in Cavallinese 03.10.2019 Zurich, Switzerland Romagnoli Serena;
Modélisation diasystémique et typologie Talk given at a conference La morphologie du Ripano au sein du réseau dialectal abruzzais 17.04.2019 Paris, France Paciaroni Tania;
Anglia Ruskin-Cambridge Romance Linguistics Seminars Individual talk Verb agreement in Urbinate 31.05.2018 Cambridge, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Romagnoli Serena;
SpuR Kolloquium Individual talk The Zurich database of agreement in Italo-Romance (DAI) 24.05.2018 Zurich, Switzerland Wild Mario; Romagnoli Serena; Paciaroni Tania; De Luca Ylenia; Loporcaro Michele; Zakharko Taras; Idone Alice;
Zwischen Flexion und Derivation Talk given at a conference Cumulative expression of inflection/derivation and nouns as agreement targets in Romance 18.05.2018 Vienna, Austria Loporcaro Michele;
Unlocking new data: Linguistic typology as a key to agreement variation Talk given at a conference Asymmetric nominal agreement in southern Switzerland 09.10.2017 Zurich, Switzerland Pescarini Diego;
Unlocking new data: Linguistic typology as a key to agreement variation Talk given at a conference The morphology and syntax of agreement: some problems from Ripano 09.10.2017 Zurich, Switzerland Paciaroni Tania;
Unlocking new data: Linguistic typology as a key to agreement variation Talk given at a conference Changing agreement in fragile systems 09.10.2017 Zurich, Switzerland Loporcaro Michele;
Unlocking new data: Linguistic typology as a key to agreement variation Talk given at a conference The Zurich database of agreement in Italo - Romance: technical infrastructure and implementation 09.10.2017 Zurich, Switzerland Zakharko Taras;
Unlocking new data: Linguistic typology as a key to agreement variation Talk given at a conference Verbal (un)agreement in the variety of Urbinate 09.10.2017 Zurich, Switzerland Romagnoli Serena;
Unlocking new data: Linguistic typology as a key to agreement variation Talk given at a conference Agreement patterns in Verbicarese: an insight on variation among generations 09.10.2017 Zurich, Switzerland Idone Alice;
12th Cambridge Italian Dialect Syntax-Morphology Meeting (CIDSM 12) Talk given at a conference Pronomi personali instabili in logudorese settentrionale 03.07.2017 Cambridge, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Romagnoli Serena; Loporcaro Michele; Wild Mario;
12th Cambridge Italian Dialect Syntax-Morphology Meeting (CIDSM12) Talk given at a conference L’accordo del verbo in ripano: forme e condizioni 03.07.2017 Cambridge, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Paciaroni Tania;
XXVIII Congresso Internazionale di Linguistica e Filología Romanza Talk given at a conference Il genere in ripano: manifesto, ma sub condicione 18.07.2016 Rome, Italy Paciaroni Tania; Loporcaro Michele;
From animal communication to Zurich German Talk given at a conference Allomorphic complexity in Italo-Romance 04.07.2016 Zurich, Switzerland Paciaroni Tania;
Inheritance Hierarchies in Morphology Talk given at a conference Multi-layered default in Ripano 10.11.2015 Zurich, Switzerland Loporcaro Michele; Paciaroni Tania;
UFSP Sprache und Raum - Site Visit Poster The Zurich satabase of agreement in Italo-Romance 27.10.2015 Zurich, Switzerland Paciaroni Tania; Zakharko Taras; Romagnoli Serena; Negrinelli Stefano; Loporcaro Michele; Idone Alice; Pescarini Diego;


Self-organised

Title Date Place
The many facets of agreement 03.10.2019 Zurich, Switzerland
Workshop 09.10.2017 Zurich, Switzerland

Knowledge transfer events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Date Place Persons involved
Il dialetto di Verbicaro fra i dialetti italiani Talk 19.03.2016 Comune di Verbicaro, palazzo ‘Cavalcanti’, Italy Negrinelli Stefano; Paciaroni Tania; Pescarini Diego; Loporcaro Michele; Romagnoli Serena; Idone Alice;
Romanisches Seminar - Alumnitag - I dialetti italiani sul campo: dalla teoria ai dati, e ritorno Poster 27.10.2015 Zurich, Switzerland Romagnoli Serena; Pescarini Diego; Idone Alice; Loporcaro Michele; Negrinelli Stefano; Paciaroni Tania;


Communication with the public

Communication Title Media Place Year
Talks/events/exhibitions Su alcune particolarità dei dialetti delle Marche International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Dialetto agnonese: Normale di Pisa e Università Zurigo studiano reazioni cervello Abruzzo e Molise - News e video di politica, cronaca e sport International 2016
Talks/events/exhibitions Il dialetto di Verbicaro fra i dialetti italiani International 2016
Talks/events/exhibitions L’agnonese in laboratorio International 2016
Media relations: print media, online media Scuola Normale e Università di Zurigo studiano il dialetto molisano La Nazione Pisa International 2016

Abstract

The project aims at setting up a database illustrating agreement phenomena in 6 selected Italo-Romance dialects. This will close a research gap: in fact, on the one hand, the study of agreement in general linguistics and linguistic typology has been swiftly progressing over the past few years and has been the object of several important projects (cf. §§2.1.1-2.1.2); on the other hand, Italo-Romance dialect varieties display a wealth of interesting phenomena in this area, some of which are unparalleled across Romance, or even within the whole Indo-European language family. However, this treasure of structural diversity has hardly been exploited in typological studies on agreement and thus could not find its way into the international scientific debate, mainly because of the unavailability of the primary data to the international scientific community in the form of an accessible database. This is the gap the present project is designed to fill by developing an online database that will consist of the collection of data gathered from the selected varieties through different elicitation tasks (cf. §2.3.1) and their annotation via the tool described in §2.3.4. Finally, it must be highlighted that the University of Zurich, through the competence and facilities gathered at its Romance and Comparative Linguistics Seminars as well as the research network described in in §2.3.5.1, provides an ideal setting to carry out the project, thus further enhancing the UZH’s internationally prominent role in empirical linguistic research on the Romance languages and beyond.
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