HKU Home Faculty of Arts
About the School
News & Events
Study Abroad
Scholarships & Prizes
Career Planning
CPLL Courses
Contact Us
news and events
News List | << Previous News | Next News >>
Talk: Italian discourse particles in a cross-linguistic perspective
Date: 27 April 2018 
Italian Programme, School of Modern Languages and Cultures HKU has the pleasure of inviting you to the Talk: 

Italian discourse particles in a cross-linguistic perspective

27 Apr 2018 (Fri)
3:30 pm
Room 4.34, Centennial Campus, HKU

Discourse particles, such as well, now, you know, I mean, frankly, like, okay, etc., are words or phrases that manage the flow of speech and structure the discourse. Because of their pragmatic value, their function and their interlinguistic equivalents are not always easy to identify. As an example, the lecture discuss differences and similarities within discourse particles in the contiguous areas of affirmation, confirmation, agreement.

Cecilia Andorno is an Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Torino (Italy). Her main fields of research are Spoken Language and Second Language Acquisition. She also coordinates and teaches training courses to teachers of Italian as second language.

She is the co-author (with A. Valentini e R. Grassi) of “Verso una nuova lingua. Capire l’acquisizione di L2”, (UTET Editore 2017) and co-edited (with A.M. De Cesare) “Focus on Additivity. Adverbial Modifiers in Romance, Germanic and Slavic languages” (Benjamins 2017)

Home | Contact Us back to top