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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Name: Cinzia  Russi
Institution: University of Texas at Austin
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Italian
Selected Publications: 1) 2004. "The allomorphy of the Italian masculine definite article: A ‘language-use’ based account". Proceedings of the 5th High Desert Linguistic Conference, ed. by Terry Cameron, Christopher Shank, and Keri Holley, 87-97.

2) 2003. "On the contrast /e/ ~ /E /,
/o/ ~ /O/ in Italian: near or complete merger?" University of Washington Working Papers 22, 40-55.

3) Forthcoming. "On the grammaticalization of Italian clitic pronouns." Proceedings of Western Conference on Linguistics 2001, ed. by Chia-hui Huang and Lesley Carmichael.

4) Forthcoming. "Morphosyntactic functions of Italian reflexive si". Historical Romance linguistics: Retrospectives and perspectives, ed. by Deborah Arteaga and Randall Gess. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

5)Forthcoming."A ‘usage-based analysis’ of the allomorphy of the Italian masculine definite article". Studies in Language.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Italian Clitics
 Building a bridge between linguistic communities of the Old and the New World
Courses Taught: Introduction to Romance Linguistics
Introduction to Italian Linguistics

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