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Francesca Di Garbo

PhD, Linguistics, Postdoctoral research fellow

  • PL 24 (Unioninkatu 40)

    00014

    Finland

20092020

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Description of research and teaching

My research interests lie in the worldwide distribution and evolution of linguistic diversity, looking in particular at closely related languages and coherent geographic areas, with special attention to the way in which domains of language structure vary in response to the social and natural environment in which languages are used and transmitted.

My research has so far focused on the diversity and evolution of different domains of nominal morphosyntax such as nominal classification (with a specific focus on grammatical gender systems), number systems, and evaluative morphology. I have studied these grammatical phenomena both worldwide and with a focus on African languages, via qualitative and quantitative methods of analysis. At the University of Helsinki, I am part of the research team of the ERC-funded project GramAdapt, led by Kaius Sinnemäki.

My teaching experience includes BA and MA level courses in linguistic theories and methodologies, linguistic typology, and sociolinguistics.

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications

  • 6 Chapter
  • 4 Article
  • 2 Anthology or special issue
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis

Plural marking on noun-associated forms: A synchronic and diachronic typological study of Cushitic languages

Di Garbo, F., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : STUF - Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung. 73, 2, p. 1-39 https://doi.org/10.1515/stuf-2020-1001.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

The complexity of grammatical gender and language ecology

Di Garbo, F., 2020, The complexities of morphology. Arkadiev, P. & Gardani, F. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 193-229 37 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Uncovering the world's linguistic diversity

Sinnemäki, K., Di Garbo, F., Kashima, E. & Napoleão de Souza, R., 2020, In : EU Research. Autumn 2020, p. 64-65 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Grammatical gender and linguistic complexity: Volume I: General issues and specific studies

Di Garbo, F. (ed.), Olsson, B. (ed.) & Wälchli, B. (ed.), 2019, Berlin: Language Science Press. 340 p. (Studies in Diversity Linguistics; no. 26)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

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Grammatical gender and linguistic complexity: Volume II: World-wide comparative studies

Di Garbo, F. (ed.), Olsson, B. (ed.) & Wälchli, B. (ed.), 2019, Berlin: Language Science Press. 389 p. (Studies in Diversity Linguistics; no. 27)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Projects

Activities

  • 2 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 2 Oral presentation
  • 1 Peer review of manuscripts
  • 1 Academic visit to other institution

Book launch of "Grammatical gender and linguistic complexity"

Francesca Di Garbo (Speaker: Chair)

21 Jan 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

STUF - Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung (Journal)

Francesca Di Garbo (Reviewer)

10 Feb 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

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Conceptual and methodological tools for integrating typology and sociolinguistics

Francesca Di Garbo (Speaker), & Eri Kashima (Speaker)

10 Sep 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

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Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

Francesca Di Garbo (Visiting researcher)

6 Nov 201623 Nov 2016

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution