Michele Loporcaro

Michele Loporcaro - Curriculum vitae#

Degrees and academic appointments:

  • 1986: Laurea in Lettere e filosofia, University of Pisa (Historical and general linguistics)
  • 1986: Diploma Corso Ordinario, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa
  • 1990: ricercatore universitario (permanent position), Dept. of linguistics, University of Padua
  • 1993: PhD in General Linguistics, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa
  • 1992: associate professor, Dept. of linguistics, University of Calabria
  • 1995: extraordinary professor, Romanisches Seminar, University of Zürich
  • 2000-present: full professor for Romance linguistics (esp. Italian historical linguistics), University of Zürich

Charges:
  • 2000-2004: Chief of Department, Romanisches Seminar, University of Zürich
  • 2006-2011: Chief of Department ad interim, Dept. of general linguistics, University of Zürich

Memberships & other charges:

Scientific board Vocabolario dei Dialetti della Svizzera Italiana, Bellinzona 1998–, Phonogrammarchiv UZH 1998–, Istituto Svizzero di Roma 2001–; executive committee Societas Linguistica Europaea 2001-06; bureau Société Internationale de Linguistique et Philologie Romanes 2004-10; co-chair scientific board, Phono­gram­marchiv UZH 2004-13; vice-president Collegium Romanicum (Swiss association for Romance Philology, 2005-09); president (2009-11); chair PhD program Linguistics, UZH 2008-11; chair scientific board, Phonetisches Labor, UZH (2007-13); fellow Academia Europaea, Section Linguistic Studies (2011–); ANVUR (Agenzia Nazionale Valutazione Università e Ricerca, Italy), member of the referee panel for linguistics (2011-13).

Guest professorships:

University of Vienna: SS1996, SS1998, WS 2001, WS 2005; University of Wisconsin, Madison: visiting scholar, September 2000; University of Graz: WS 2004; Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa: WS 2004, WS 2009-10; Università di Pavia/Collegio Ghislieri, February 2007; SUM – Istituto di Scienze Umane, Naples: February 2008.

Teaching at summer schools:
  • Bellinzona, Centro di Dialettologia, Summer school in dialectology: September 1998; August 2007.
  • Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT): September 2003, University of Cagliari.
  • Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE): July 2007, University of Molise (Campobasso).
  • Société Internationale de Linguistique et Philologie Romanes (SILPR): June 2009, Procida (University of Naples).
  • Società Italiana di Glottologia (SIG): September 2014.

Research interests:

Comparative Romance linguistics. Italian dialectology (phonology, morphology, syntax). Historical linguistics. Phonological, morphological and syntactic theory. Historiography of (Romance) linguistics.

Grants received:
  • SNF 100012-109717, “Edizione degli scritti linguistici di Carlo Salvioni” (cofinanced by Divisione della Cultu­ra, Repubblica e Cantone del Ticino; 2003-2006: SNF: SFr. 125'000, Canton Ticino: SFr. 120'000; 2008: Print expenses, Stiftung für wissenschaftliche Forschung, SFr. 25'000).
  • SNF 100012-150135, “Etimologie del romanesco contemporaneo” (375'200 SFr.)
  • Various grants for the organization of conferences and for scientific publications (about Fr. 80'000).

Awards:
  • 1989: Premio Borgia dell’Accademia dei Lincei per la filologia e la linguistica
  • 2012: Premio “Antonio Feltrinelli” dell’Accademia dei Lincei per la linguistica italiana

Fellowships:
  • 2011–: fellow Academia Europaea, Section Linguistic Studies
  • 2012: Fellow vom Magdalen College Oxford (Michaelmas term)
  • 2013 - 2014: Fellow vom Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin

Scientific journals:

1989-94: secretary, Rivista di linguistica; mem. scientific board, Rivista di linguistica (1998-2002), Revue de linguistique romane (2004-), Lingua e Stile (2008-), Annali della Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa (2009-); co-editor: Rivista di linguistica/Italian Journal of Linguistics (2008-); Bollettino dell’Opera del Vocabolario Italiano (2009-).

Supervision of doctoral students:
  • External examiner: Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa: PhD exam, Domokos Vekas 2002, Vittorio Formentin 1997, Chiara Celata 2006; University of Pisa: PhD exam, Lorenzo Filipponio 2007.
  • University of Vienna: PhD co-supervision, Franceso Gardani 2009. Co-tutelle co-operation 2011- with the Dept. of Linguis­tics of the Uni­versità di Roma “La Sapienza” (MA Laura Tramutoli, 2012).
  • PhD supervision (UZH): Mauro Trom­betta 1998, Elena Weber-Wetzel 2000, Alessandra Pasqui 2004, Biagio Mele 2006, Raffella Badiale 2007, Lorenza Pescia 2011, Rachele Delucchi 2012.
  • Postdoc supervision (UZH): project SNF-Ambizione (Daniele Baglioni, 2010-13).
  • Ongoing supervisions: 2 postdoc theses (Lorenzo Filipponio, Tania Paciaroni), 1 PhD thesis.

Scientific co-operation:

International consultantships in scientific projects: 2000 to present: Co-operation with Tesoro della Lingua Italiana delle Origini (TLIO), directed by Prof. Pietro G. Beltrami, redaction of entries of the Old Italian lexicon by MA-students in Zurich; 2006-10: Oxford University, AHRC-funded project (PI Prof. Martin Maiden) on “The inflectional morphology of the Romance verb”; 2010-12: University of Cagliari (funded by Regione Sardegna): “Repertorio plurilingue e variazione linguistica in uno spazio urbano mediterraneo: Cagliari” (PI Prof. Giulio Paulis); 2010-13: University of Manchester, AHRC-funded project (PI Prof. Delia Bentley) on “Existential Constructions: an Investigation into Italo-Romance”.

Award juries:

2005: ALT (Association for Linguistic Typology) Junior Award.

Organization of conferences:

September 1999, Theorie und Empirie. Sprachgeschichtliche und dialektologische Daten in der linguistischen Theoriebildung (Centro Seminariale Monte Verità, Ascona/Centro Stefano Franscini - ETH Zürich) in co-operation with Elvira Glaser (Zurich; main organizer) and Karin Donhauser (Berlin); November 2002, Teoria morfologica e morfologia italiana, Romanisches Seminar, UZH; Februar 2006, Le ‘Derivazioni’ di Uguccione da Pisa: crocevia della cultura medievale – Die ‘Derivationes’ Ugutios von Pisa im Brennpunkt der mittelalterlichen Bildungsgeschichte, Romanisches Seminar & Mittellateinische Seminar, UZH (with Peter Stotz); September 2007: Section 4 (“Description historique et contrastive des langues romanes: phonétique et phonologie”) at CILPR XXV, Innsbruck; December 2008, Carlo Salvioni e la dialettologia in Svizzera e in Italia, Bellinzona (in co-operation with the Centro di Dialettologia e di Etnografia di Bellinzona); December 2008, Un linguista oltre i confini: Carlo Salvioni tra Svizzera e in Italia, Rome (in co-operation with the Istituto Svizzero di Roma); September 2009, Vicende storiche della lingua di Roma, UZH (in co-operation with the Istituto di Cultura italiano in Zurigo); November 2010, La lingua d’Italia e le altre. Contatti, sostrati e superstrati nella storia linguistica della Penisola, UZH (in co-operation with the Istituto di Cultura italiano in Zurigo); December 2010, Clemente Merlo cinquant’anni dopo, University of Pisa/Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, with Franco Fanciullo and Romano Lazzeroni (Pisa); February 2012, workshop Exploring grammatical gender at the 15th International Morphology Meeting, Wirtschaftsuniversität Vienna, with Tania Paciaroni (UZH) and Anna M. Thornton (L’Aquila).

Peer reviewing:
  • Institutions: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds (SNF) zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung; Schweizerische Akademie der Geisteswissenschaften (Switzerland); Ministero dell’Università e della Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica (MURST, prin programs, 1999, 2000, 2001); Ministero dell’Università e della Ricerca (MIUR, program “Rientro cervelli”, 2002-2004) (Italy); Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Germany); National Science Foundation (USA).
  • Publishers: Blackwell-Wiley; John Benjamins; Oxford University Press.
  • Scientific journals: Diachronica, Folia Linguistica, Folia Linguistica Historica, Language, Language Variation and Change, Lingua, Revue de Linguistique Romane, Rivista di linguistica/Italian Journal of Linguistics, Romance Philology, Studies in Language, Transactions of the Phil­ological Society, Vox Romanica.
  • Conferences: 8th International Phonology Meeting, Vienna 1996; 15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS), Barcelona, August 2003; 13th International Morphology Meeting, Vienna 2008; 43rd Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, New York 2013.

Organization of fieldwork:

May 1999: Làconi (Sardinia); June 2000: Subiaco (Lazio); June 2001: Mesocco, Claro (CH); June 2002: Soglio (Val Bregaglia, CH); June 2003: Luras, Tempio Pausania (Sardinia); September 2004: Lizzano in B., Piandela­gotti (Emilia); June 2005: Airolo (Val Leventina), Evolène (Wallis), Delémont (Jura); July 2006: Vallo di Diano (Campania: 5 points); July 2007 and June 2013: Agnone (Molise); June 2008: Piandelagotti (Emilia); June 2009: Pantelleria (Sicily); July 2010: central Sardinia (18 points); June 2011: Val Müstair (Graubünden), Val Mareb­be/En­neberg (Südtirol); June 2012: Corsica (Pigna, Balagna; Capocòrso).

Visiting professor at:
  • University of Vienna 1996,1998, 2001, 2005 and 2010
  • Bellinzona, Centro di Dialettologia e di Etnografia 1998 and 2007
  • University of Wisconsin 2000
  • Università di Cagliari, ALT summer school 2003
  • University of Graz 2004
  • Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa 2004 and 2010
  • University Babes-Bolyai 2005 and 2007
  • Università di Pavia 2007
  • Università del Molise, SLE summer school 2007
  • SUM - Istituto di Scienze Umane (Napoli) 2008

Plenary lectures (selected)
  • 2000 External and internal causation in morphological change: evidence from Italo-Romance dialects. 9th International Morphology Meeting, Vienna, 25-27 February
  • 2001 Dialettologia, linguistica storica e riflessione grammaticale nella romanistica del Duemila. Con esempi dal sardo. 22rd Congreso Internacional de Linguistica y Filologa Romanica Salamanca, 24-30 September
  • 2005 Facts, theory and dogmas in historical (Romance) linguistics. 17th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, 31 July - 5 August
  • 2006 The logic of Romance past participle agreement. 1st Cambridge Italian Dialect Syntax Meeting, 21-22 April
  • 2007 Retorica del notiziario nell'Italia contemporanea. 7th AItLA Annual Conference, Milan, 23 February
  • 2007 Ascoli, Salvioni, Merlo. Convegno nel centenario della morte di Graziadio Isaia Ascoli, Rome, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, 8 March
  • 2008 Variation and change in morphology and syntax. Romance object agreement. 13th International Morphology Meeting, 6 February
  • 2008 What's wrong with "split intransitivity"? Evidence from Romance. 4th Kobe Linguistics Seminar, Kobe Institute (Japan), 3 April.
  • 2008 Syncretism in the marking of Romance object agreement. 1st Oxford Workshop on Romance Verb Morphology (OxMorph1), 28 August
  • 2008 In defence of indirect objects: evidence from Italo-Romance. European Dialect Syntax III, Venice, 19 September
  • 2008 Variazione dialettale e ricostruzione. 33rd Annual Meeting of the Società Italiana di Glottologia, Palermo, 18 October
  • 2009 Dialettologia, storia della lingua e linguistica generale nell'opera di Carlo Salvioni. 10th Annual Meeting of the ASLI, Palermo, 31 October
  • 2009 Sobre el origen del neutro asturiano: evidencia comparativa. 28th Xornaes Internacionales D'Estudiu – Academia de la Llingua Asturiana, Uvieu/OOviedo, 5 November
  • 2009 The future of Romance linguistics. Speech held on the Centenary of the Chair of the Romance Languages, University of Oxford, 20 November
  • 2010 On the origin of the pronominal progressive construction in Pantiscu. 2nd Oxford Workshop on Romance Verb Morphology (OxMorph2), 8 October
  • 2011 Perfective auxiliaries over time: syntax and semantics. Leiden, 1st Italian (Dialects) in Diachrony conference, 20 May
  • 2011 Metaphony and diphthongization in the Romance languages. Munich, 15th LIPP-Symposium ("Sprachwandel /Language change"), 14 July
  • 2011 The verb inflection system of Logudorese Sardinian. 8th Mediterranean Morphology Meeting, Cagliari, 14 September
  • 2012 Complexity in NSAE: an overview of the Italo-Romance evidence. Workshop “Non-Standard Average European“, Universität Freiburg in Breisgau, FRIAS, 2 February
  • 2012 The impact of morphology on change in agreement systems. Workshop “Agreement from a diachronic perspective“, Universität Marburg, 4 October
  • 2012 Change in vowel quantity from Latin to Romance: the importance of marginal dialects. Philological Society, London, 12 October
  • 2013: Intelligenza del testo mistilingue: esperimenti neo-macaronici nell’Italia del Duemila. Society for Italian Studies Biennial Conference, Durham University, 11 July

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