Tracing regional linguistic heritage in first and second generation Italian trilinguals in Australia

Research students

Here you can find a list of current and past research students involved with the IRIAS project (the list is in reverse chronological order).

 

Current

Ottavia Tordini, PhD student (11/2015-today)
University of Pisa, Italy (supervisor: Prof. Giovanna Marotta; co-supervisor: Prof. Mario Vayra).

Fabio Ardolino, Internship at ISTC-CNR Padova (03/2017-today)
Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Italy (supervisor: Dr. Cinzia Avesani).
Fabio's homepage.

Manuel Draicchio,Master student (10/2016-today)
Thesis title: "VOT as a sign of phonological attrition: a study on voiceless stops in first and second-generation Veneto speakers in Australia", University of Padua, Italy, academic year 2016/2017 (supervisor: Prof. Laura Vanelli; co-supervisor: Dr. Cinzia Avesani). 

 

Past

Manuel Draicchio, Internship at ISTC-CNR Padova (07-27/09/2016)
University of Padua, Italy (supervisor: Dr. Cinzia Avesani).

Francesca Bolognesi, Master student (10/2016-03/2017)
Thesis title: "Aspirated and unaspirated voiceless stops in a language contact situation. A pilot-study on Voice Onset Time (VOT) in the heritage repertoire of two Italian-Australian speakers of Calabrian origin", Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Italy, academic year 2015/2016 (supervisor: Prof. Mario Vayra; co-supervisor: Dr. Cinzia Avesani).

Fabio Ardolino, Master student (09/2015-11/2016)
Thesis title: "Persistenza ed erosione dell'italiano in una comunità italo-australiana di origine veneta. Uno studio sociofonetico", Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Italy, academic year 2015/2016, (supervisor: Prof. Mario Vayra, co-supervisor: Dr. Cinzia Avesani).

Giacomo Ferrieri, External consultant (11/2015-11/2016)
Ca' Foscari University, Venice, Italy (supervisor: Dr. Cinzia Avesani and Dr. Vincenzo Galatà).

Vittoria Zanardi, Internship at ISTC-CNR Padova (01/2015-06/2015)
University of Padua, Italy (supervisor: Dr. Cinzia Avesani).

Concettina Sacco, Master Thesis (01/2014-11/2014)
Thesis title: "Tracce dell’eredità dialettale in una comunità bilingue di italo-australiani di origine calabrese residenti a sidney. Aspetti socio-fonetici", Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Italy, academic year 2013-2014, (supervisor: Prof. Mario Vayra, co-supervisor: Dr. Cinzia Avesani).

Ottavia Tordini, Master Thesis (01/2014-11/2014)
Thesis title: "Persistenza del dialetto nativo in una comunità bilingue di italo-australiani di origine veneta residenti a Sydney. Aspetti sociofonetici", Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Italy, academic year 2013-2014, (supervisor: Prof. Mario Vayra, co-supervisor: Dr. Cinzia Avesani).

Chiara Gamboz, Research assistant
School of Humanities and Communication Arts, University of Western Sydney (supervisor: Dr. Bruno Di Biase).

Nancy Romeo, Assignment for the Study Unit "Special Studies in Language and Linguistics" (01/2012-11/2012)
Assignment title: "Comparing use of dialect, Italian and English between two 2nd gen. Speaker of Italo-Calabrian Australian speakers of different birth order", School of Humanities and Communication Arts, University of Western Sydney, spring 2012 (supervisor: Dr. Bruno Di Biase).
Nancy also helped with the recruitment of participants for our project throughout the three recording campaigns in 2011, 2012 and 2015.

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Please cite as: Galatà, V., Avesani, C., Best, C., Di Biase, B. and Vayra, M. (2017). Italian Roots In Australian Soil (IRIAS). [online] Available at: http://irias.filefaustralia.org/

Grazie

We are grateful for assistance from the following organisations and people, without whom this project would not be possible: FILEF, CoAsIt Sydney, ItSoWel Wollongong, Italo-Australian Club Canberra, Sydney's emigrants' associations from Belluno, Rovigo and Treviso, “La Fiamma” bi-weekly newspaper and all the participants who took part in the project.

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