Published & unpublished works

PhD dissertation

On clause-internally moved wh-phrases. Wh-to-Foc, nominative clitics, and the theory of Northern Italian wh-in situ. Université de Genève (Switzerland). Available here.

Research monograph

Romance interrogative syntax: Formal and typological dimensions of variation.
Linguistic Aktuell/Linguistics Today 266. John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Articles in journals

2021 [to appear]
‘Pronounce phi’: Number clitics in a non-redundant null-subject system.
In COPiL, Cambridge Occasional Papers in Linguistics 13. University of Cambridge. Draft available here:

From northern Italian to Asian wh-in situ: A theory of low focus movement.
Isogloss: Open Journal of Romance Linguistics 7.

Why in Northern Italian dialects: Evidence from Trevisan. (with Ur Shlonsky)
In G. Soare (ed.) Proceedings of the 2017 SLE meeting, University of Zürich. Draft available on demand.

On focal and wh-projections, indirect wh-questions, and quantificational chains.
In A. Nicolae & A. Dragomirescu (eds.) Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 16. Selected papers from ‘Going Romance 31’, Bucharest. Available here.

On (Very) Low Wh-Projections. The Case of Trevigiano
In G. Samo, K. Martini & G. Bocci (eds.) Proceedings of the 1st SynCart Meeting – Chiusi, Italy, July 2016. GG@G (Generative Grammar in Geneva). Special Issue. Available here.

Sé or c’est? On the Cartography of Clefts
In C. Bonan, H. Jivanyan & M. Pallottino (eds.) GG@G (Generative Grammar in Geneva), Vol. 10: 131-151. doi:10.13097/cjg3-tfud. Available here.

Arguing against a one-fits-all derivation for Northern Italian ‘insituness’
In J. Garzonio (ed.) Quaderni di lavoro ASIt, Vol. 20: 49-76. ISSN: 1828-2326. Available here.

Edited volumes

[in prep]
Last empirical and theoretical advances on it-clefts. Trends in Linguistics: Studies and Monographs. De Gruyter Mouton. (with Adam Ledgeway)

GG@G (Generative Grammar in Geneva). Vol. 10.
With H. Jivanyan & M. Pallottino. ISSN 2504-4435. Available here.


The core Grammar of Guadeloupean Creole: A descriptive and comparative Approach. Unpublished MA’s thesis. Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia. Defended on June 24th, 2013. Available here.