Marco Magnani

Assistant professor

Department of Humanities


Via Tommaso Gar, 14 - 38122 Trento
tel. 0461 281790
m.magnani[at]unitn [dot] it
Education

Qualifications

2016: PhD in Linguistics (Doctor Europaeus), University of Verona, Dept. of Culture and Civilisation

2012: MA in Linguistics (110/110 cum laude), University of Verona, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures

2010: BA in Linguistics and language pedagogy (110/110 cum laude), University of Verona, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures

 

Stays abroad

2015: Visiting Scholar, University of Western Sydney, Australia, Dept. of Humanities & Communication Arts

2013: Visiting PhD Student, University of Oxford, UK, Dept. of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics

2010: Advanced course in Russian language, Moscow State University

Academic career and teaching activities

Positions

2019—: Assistant Professor in Slavic Studies, University of Trento, Dept. of Humanities

2017-2019: Postdoc research fellow in Linguistics, University of Trento, Dept. of Humanities

 

Teaching

a. Courses

University of Trento, Department of Humanities

  1. Russian language I (60 hours), BA in Modern Languages, a.y. 2020/2021
  2. Russian language and culture I (Part II – Language, 30 hours), MA in Linguistic Mediation, Tourism and Cultures, a.y. 2019/2020
  3. Russian language and culture II (Part II – Language, 30 hours), MA in Linguistic Mediation, Tourism and Cultures, a.y. 2019/2020
  4. Foreign language learning and teaching (30 hours), MA in Euro-American Literatures, Translation and Literary Criticism

University of Verona, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

  1. Russian Linguistics LM (36 hours), MA in Linguistics, a.y. 2019/2020
  2. Russian language 2 (36 hours), BA degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures, Languages and Cultures for Publishing, a.y. 2018/2019
  3. Russian language 2 (36 hours), BA degree in Languages and Cultures for Tourism and Publishing, a.y. 2017/2018
  4. Introduction to Russian linguistics (36 hours), BA degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures, a.y. 2017/2018
  5. Slavic Philology (36 hours), MA degree in Comparative European and non-European Languages and Literatures, MA degree in Linguistics, a.y. 2017/2018
  6. Introduction to Russian linguistics (36 hours), BA degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures, a.y. 2016/2017
  7. Russian language 1 (36 hours), BA degree in Languages and Cultures for Tourism and Publishing, a.y. 2016/2017

b. Tutoring

University of Verona, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

  1. Russian language 1 (24 hours), BA degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures, Languages and Cultures for Publishing, a.y. 2015/2016
  2. Russian language 1 (24 hours), BA degree in Languages and Cultures for Tourism and Publishing, a.y. 2015/2016
  3. Russian language 1 (24 hours), BA degree in Languages and Cultures for Tourism and Publishing, a.y. 2013/2014
Research interests

Russian morpho-syntax (especially case and aspect), in theoretical and applied linguistics

Second language learning and teaching

Processability Theory

Development of pragmatic skills (speech acts and implicatures)

Cognitive effects of bilingualism

Minority languages

Research work

2018-2019: “Tandem Language Learning” project, granted by the “Piano Strategico d'Ateneo” (Coordinator: prof. Patrizia Cordin), Collaborator as Postdoc Research Fellow

2017-2018: “The effects of Italian-Ladin bilingualism on the development of pragmatic skills”, granted by the Autonomous Province of Trento (Coordinators: prof. Patrizia Cordin, prof. Ermenegildo Bidese), Coordinator as Postdoc Research Fellow.

2015: “The acquisition of Russian and Italian L2 within the framework of Processability Theory” (with prof. Bruno Di Biase & prof. Satomi Kawaguchi, University of Western Sydney, Australia), Visiting Scholar

2013: The application of Lexical-Functional Grammar to Russian syntax (with prof. Louise J. Mycock, University of Oxford, UK), Visiting PhD Student

PRIN 2009: “Acquiring and teaching Italian L2 grammar: morpho-syntactic constraints and discourse-pragmatic choices” (University of Bergamo, Scientific Coordinator: prof. Giuliano Bernini), Member of the Research Unit of the University of Verona

 

Memberships in societies and scientific committees

AIS (Italian Association of Slavistics)

AItLA (Italian Association of Applied Linguistics)

Bilinguismo Conta (Trento)

Conferences and lectures
  1. Beyond FACE: Developing intercultural competence in German and Russian as foreign languages. [with F. Ricci Garotti]. 17th International Pragmatics Conference, Winterthur, 27.06-2.07.2021.
  2. Le "relative di ripresa" in russo: analisi all'interfaccia tra sintassi e semantica. VIII Incontro di Linguistica Slava, Udine, 10-12.09.2020.
  3. The acquisition of null subjects in Russian as a second language. 19th International Symposium of Processability Approaches to Language Acquisition (PALA), Reykjavík, 13-14.09.2019.
  4. Restrictive and non-restrictive relative clauses in Russian. [with E. Bidese]. 3rdInternational Symposium on Formal Approaches to Russian Linguistics, Moscow, 5-6.04.2019.
  5. The development of pragmatic abilities in the context of bilingualism with a minority language: Italian and Ladin. Bilingualism Matters Research Symposium 2018, Edinburgh, 7.09.2018.
  6. The effects of bilingualism on the development of pragmatic abilities: a study on Italian-Ladin bilingual children. VIII International Symposium on Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics, Sevilla, 2-4.05.2018.
  7. Gli effetti del bilinguismo tra una lingua standard e una lingua di minoranza sullo sviluppo di competenze pragmatiche. Conversazioni Linguistiche, Trento, 02.03.2018.
  8. Lo sviluppo di abilità pragmatiche nei bambini bilingui della Val di Fassa: le implicature scalari. 18thInternational Conference of the Italian Association of Applied Linguistics, Rome, 22-24.02.2018.
  9. Межкультурная (не)коммуникация:некоторые размышления о принципе непереводимости. [with D. Artoni & G. Pomarolli]. Международная научно-практическая конференция «Пересекая границы: межкультурная коммуникация в глобальном контексте», Moscow, 14-16.02.2018.
  10. Teaching and learning object topicalisation in Russian as a second language. International Conference on Slavonic and East European Studies, Krakow, 22-23.09.2017.
  11. Disentangling realia. A lexicographic account of Russisms in Italian [with T. Triberio]. Mladá rusistika – nové tendencie a trendy IV, Bratislava, 9.06.2017.
  12. A blueprint of the L2 learner: Levelt’s Model in second language acquisition [with D. Artoni]. 11thInternational Congress of ISAPL, Tbilisi (Georgia), 27-30.06.2016.
  13. The development of clitic pronouns in Italian as a second language. 15thInternational Symposium, Processability Approaches to Language Acquisition (PALA), Halden, 18-20.09.2015.
  14. The development of pronouns at the syntax-discourse interface: The case of Italian clitics. Regional Workshop on Processability, Second Language Acquisition and Bilingual/Multilingual Acquisition, Canberra, 21.03.2015.
  15. Syntactic development in non-configurational languages: A comparison between Russian L2 and Italian L2. 14thInternational Symposium, Processability Approaches to Language Acquisition (PALA), Paderborn, 22-23.09.2014.
  16. Teaching learnable grammar in Russian as a second language: a syllabus proposal for case. [with D. Artoni]. 4thInternational Conference Andalusian Symposia on Slavic Studies, Granada, 4-6.06.2014.
  17. The development of wh- questions in Russian as a second language: a cross-sectional study. 14thInternational Conference of the Italian Association of Applied Linguistics, Verona, 6-8.02.2014.
  18. LFG Contributions in SLA Research: The development of case in Russian as a second language. [with D. Artoni]. LFG13 Conference, Debrecen, 18-20.07.2013.
  19. Grammatical development across languages: Processability Theory. Syntax Working Group, Oxford, 6.12.2013.
  20. The morphological development of number in Russian L2. 12thInternational Symposium, Processability Approaches to Language Acquisition (PALA), Ghent, 28-29.09.2012.