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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: Jacopo  Torregrossa
Institution: University of Verona
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Homepage: http://univr.academia.edu/JacopoTorregrossa
State and/or Country: Italy   
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Language Family(ies): Romance
Selected Publications: (to appear) Disentangling Contrastive Topics, in Meredith Johnson (ed.), Proceedings of the Workshop in General Linguistics 9 (WIGL9), University
of Wisconsin-Madison.

(to appear) Towards a phonological account of contrast in Italian: a pilot-study on Contrastive Topics, in Anttikoski, E./J-M. Tirkkonen (eds.),
Proceedings of the 24th Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics,University of Eastern Finland.

2012 Towards a Taxonomy of Focus Types. The case of Information Foci and Contrastive Foci in Italian, in Denis Paperno (ed.), UCLA Working Papers in Linguistics: Special Issue on Semantics and Mathematical Linguistics, University of California, Los Angeles.

2012 Encoding topic, focus and contrast: informational notions at the interfaces, Doctoral Dissertation, University of Verona.

2010 Cognitive categories behind early Topic/Comment structures, in M.
Chini (ed.), Topic, struttura dell'informazione e acquisizione linguistica, Milano: Franco Angeli, 35-58 (with Valentina Bambini).

2006 Presupposizione, in P.M. Bertinetto (ed.), Quaderni del Laboratorio di Linguistica della Scuola Normale Superiore 6, Pisa.
Reviewer of: The Expression of Information Structure (LL Issue 24.1765)

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