Quaderni di Linguistica e Studi Orientali 2022-09-02T13:34:01+00:00 M. Rita Manzini, Leonardo M. Savoia Open Journal Systems <p class="Body"><em>Quaderni di Linguistica e Studi Orientali / Working Papers in Linguistics and Oriental Studies</em>&nbsp;(QULSO), is an open-access peer-reviewed journal providing a forum for scholarly debate for Linguistics and Oriental Studies researchers in Italy and abroad. The journal publishes articles relating to the analysis of natural language in its various aspects, paying special attention to the following fields of inquiry: theoretical models of language; the description of linguistic systems; the linguistic continuum in historical, typological and sociolinguistic perspectives; linguistic structures of languages of the Orient and their historical evolution; experimental linguistics (psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics) and applied linguistics; pragmatics and semantics; communication.</p> <p class="Body">The journal, sponsored and funded by the Department of Languages, Literatures and Intercultural Studies of the University of Florence, reflects the interests of its linguist and orientalist members. It is a product of the Open Access Publishing Workshop and is published online by Firenze University Press (FUP).<br>Languages: English, Italian (others by editorial approval).</p> <p class="Body">&nbsp;</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p class="Body">&nbsp;</p> <p class="Body"><em>Quaderni di Linguistica e Studi Orientali / Working Papers in Linguistics and Oriental Studies</em>&nbsp;(QULSO), è una rivista open access con revisione anonima tra pari che fornisce una sede di confronto scientifico rivolto alla comunità linguistica e orientalistica italiana e internazionale. La rivista pubblica contributi relativi all’analisi dei diversi aspetti del linguaggio, in riferimento in particolare ai seguenti nuclei tematici:&nbsp; i modelli teorici delle lingue naturali; la descrizione dei sistemi linguistici; il continuum linguistico in prospettiva storica, tipologica, sociolinguistica; le strutture linguistiche dell'area orientale e l’evoluzione storica delle lingue orientali; la dimensione sperimentale (psicolinguistica, neurolinguistica) ed applicata&nbsp; del linguaggio; la semantica e la pragmatica; la comunicazione.</p> <p class="Body">La rivista, finanziata dal Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Studi Interculturali dell’Università di Firenze, riflette gli interessi della sua componente linguistica ed orientalistica; è prodotto dal Laboratorio editoriale Open Access del Dipartimento e pubblicato online da Firenze University Press (FUP).<br>Lingue: inglese, italiano (altre su approvazione del comitato di redazione).</p> <p class="Body"><span style="color: red;"><span style="font-size: 1.2em;"><strong>ANNOUNCEMENT:</strong></span></span><span style="font-size: 1.2em;">&nbsp;QULSO accepted for indexing in&nbsp;<strong>ERIH PLUS</strong></span></p> <div> <p>It is a pleasure to announce that&nbsp;<em>Quaderni di Linguistica e Studi Orientali (QULSO)</em>&nbsp;has been approved for inclusion in&nbsp;<strong>ERIH PLUS</strong>. The European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS)&nbsp;is the most important and prestigious reference index in the European Union when it comes to international quality and impact accreditation for scientific journals in the areas of Humanities and Social Sciences.</p> </div> <div><a href=""><img src="/public/site/images/piernoalessandro/banner_erih.png" alt=""></a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>ERIH PLUS</strong>&nbsp;was established (only as ‘ERIH’ at first) by the European Science Foundation (ESF) Standing Committee for the Humanities (SCH) in 2002 and has ever since become the most highly valued reference index within the European Union.<strong>&nbsp;ERIH PLUS</strong>&nbsp;can be described as especially demanding both by the width and diversity of requirements considered and by the strictness with which EU experts’ panels have to carry out their task when evaluating the compliance with those requirements. The selection process includes several stages of the evaluation procedure, and it has been coordinated by the no less demanding Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions in the Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers from 2014 onwards.</div> <div>A new call for the rigorous evaluation of scientific journals was published in July 2014.&nbsp;<strong><a href="">QULSO passed this evaluation</a>&nbsp;and was accordingly included in the EU’s prestigious and influential ERIH PLUS index.</strong>&nbsp;This undoubtedly means a great recognition for the persevering, disciplined and rigorous work carried out by this journal</div> <div> <div><strong>ERIH PLUS</strong>&nbsp;was established (only as ‘ERIH’ at first) by the European Science Foundation (ESF) Standing Committee for the Humanities (SCH) in 2002 and has ever since become the most highly valued reference index within the European Union.</div> </div> <p class="Body">&nbsp;</p> On Intensifiers and Categorial Shift: The Case of Temperature Terms in Italian 2022-09-02T13:33:59+00:00 Ludovico Franco <p>In this squib, we consider the issue of categorization applied to temperature terms, specifically targeting the use of nominal elements as intensifiers in a series of morphosyntactic contexts in Italian. We show that a set of (light) nouns can be used as evaluative classifiers, and that – at the same time – they can trigger a nominal value for the (adjectival) items they modify. We demonstrate that we have two options to operate a quantification over a predicative adjectival root: degree modification via quantification/gradation or intensification via evaluative “light nouns” or adjectival items providing a category (individuating) shift. We provide a model based on the theoretical insights of Savoia <em>et al.</em> (2017) for the lexical items introduced in the discussion.</p> 2022-08-29T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Ludovico Franco A Distinctness account of the distribution of relativizers in English and Romance 2022-09-02T13:33:55+00:00 Giuseppe Rugna <p class="p1"><span class="s1">This paper attempts to develop a unifying analysis of the distribution of relativizers in English and Romance by building on Richards’ (2010) “Distinctness Condition”. The distribution is argued to be best analyzed under the Strong Minimalist Thesis (SMT) as a constraint holding at the Sensory-Motor (SM) interface against the multiple realizations of occurrences of the same feature. However, Richards’s account faces some empirical difficulties, which I attempt to resolve by adopting a different set of assumptions than Richards’. I assume that the locality domain relevant for the computation of Distinctness, EXT, includes the whole phase (Bošković 2016), rather than only its complement, as in standard Phase Theory (e.g., Chomsky 2001). Moreover, building on Richards (2010), I argue that Distinctness in Romance (and in English, to some extent) is sensitive to </span><span class="s2">φ</span><span class="s1">-features alongside categorial labels. I further extend the analysis to cover the distribution of “complementizers” under their treatment as DPs (e.g., Manzini and Savoia 2003; Kayne 2014). The observed intra- and cross-linguistic distribution of relativizers is thus captured at SM, upholding SMT.</span></p> 2022-08-29T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Giuseppe Rugna Optionality of 的 De in Chinese Possessive Structures: A Quantitative Study 2022-09-02T13:33:57+00:00 Giuseppe Samo Fuzhen Si <p class="p1">In this paper, we explore quantitative tools to investigate the optionality with respect to the presence of the possessive marker <span class="s1">돨</span> <em>de </em>in alienable and inalienable constructions in Chinese. We explore three models to account for this optionality. The main model predicts syntactic nature to optionality, in which the syntactic structure plays a role in the licensing/or lack of licensing of the possessive marker, such as overtly realizing pragmatically defined contexts (e.g., the nature of the possessor) or discourse properties. We compare this model to two control groups. The first control group states that the behavior of the marker <span class="s1">돨</span> <em>de </em>is highly dependent to the lexical properties of the possessum, while the second control group accounts for optionality as random, possibly given by chance. Corpus counts support that the syntactic model better captures the data. Finally, we discuss our results considering a cartographic approach.</p> 2022-08-29T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Giuseppe Samo, Fuzhen Si I pronomi clitici in italiano come lingua non materna: acquisizione e didattica 2022-09-02T13:33:59+00:00 Alan Pona <p>The article focuses on clitic pronouns in Italian and their acquisition in Italian as a non-mother tongue and offers a hypothesis of a syllabus for their presentation in Italian as a non-mother tongue programs that integrates the results of linguistic research, acquisitional linguistics and glottodidactics.</p> 2022-08-29T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Alan Pona Parole violente, discriminazione di genere e inclusività nel linguaggio 2022-09-02T13:34:01+00:00 Benedetta Baldi <p class="p1">This article deals with the issue of sexist language, investigated both from the point of view of a theory of the use of language and from that of a semiotic analysis of linguistic interaction, as an expression of ideological models. In other words, we will apply an interpretative approach to the set of facts that constitute violent language in gender discrimination. This perspective requires a more general reflection on the relationship between language and society, between the subject (speaker) and truth, a typical theme that recalls structuralist and hermeneutical approaches to the link between experiential reality and its linguistic representation. The crucial point is the production of meanings through words and their ability to manipulate people’s social relationships, values and behaviour. Performativity is the mechanism that makes words able to interpret and operate in the world. Sexist language, in this sense, can fix and historicize the prejudices underlying a discriminatory organization of society. Complementary to the main theme is the question of inclusiveness, i.e. the use of a non-differentialist language: its nature and its proximity to the ideology of ‘politically correct’ is discussed.</p> 2022-08-29T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Benedetta Baldi Contributors 2022-09-02T13:33:54+00:00 AAVV <p>&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> 2022-08-31T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022