IURATO Alessia

Qualifica
Dottoranda
E-mail
alessia.iurato@unive.it
840789@stud.unive.it
Sito web
www.unive.it/persone/alessia.iurato (scheda personale)
Struttura
Dipartimento di Studi sull'Asia e sull'Africa Mediterranea
Sito web struttura: https://www.unive.it/dsaam

EDUCATION 

Sept. 2019-ongoing: PhD Candidate in Linguistics and Asian and African Studies (XXXV Cycle)

Cotutelle (Double Degree) Program between Ca' Foscari University of Venice and Universität Bremen:

- Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Dept. of Asian and North African Studies - Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Bianca Basciano

- Universität Bremen, Dept. of Linguistics and Literary Studies - Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Marcus Callies

Dissertation provisional title: "The acquisition of the Chinese shì...de construction by L1 Italian learners: triangulating corpus and experimental data"

Sept. 2015-March 2018: Double Degree Program between Ca' Foscari University of Venice and Capital Normal University, Beijing, PRC

- Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Dept. of Asian and North African Studies: M.A. in Language and Civilization of Asia and North-Africa

  Grade: 110/110 cum laude (First Class Honours)

  Thesis Title: "The acquisition of the Chinese shì...de clefts by Italian Chinese L2 learners: an error analysis". Supervisors: Prof. Franco Gatti, Prof. Magda Abbiati

- Capital Normal Univeristy, Beijing, PRC, Dept. of International Education: M.A. in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages

  Thesis Title: "The acquisition of the Chinese shì...de clefts by Italian Chinese L2 learners: an error analysis" (thesis written and defended in Chinese). Supervisor: Yang Yulin 

Sept. 2012-July 2015: B.A. in Language, Culture and Societies of Asia and North-Africa, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Dept. of Asian and North African Studies. Grade: 110/110 cum laude (First Class Honours)

Sept. 2007- July 2012: Grammar High School Degree, Institute of Higher Education, Liceo Classico "S. Cannizzaro", Vittoria (RG)

 

FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

June 2021: Lancaster Summer School in Corpus Linguistics – Language learning, teaching and learning. Courses: Corpus Linguistics and Language Learning Research (Dana Gablasova); Statistics in Corpus Linguistics (Vaclav Brazina); Developing wordlists (Dana Gablasova); Building own corpus (Vaclav Brazina, Dana Gablasova & Gavin Brookes); Innovation in Corpus Linguistics (Tony McEnery, Fanny Meunier, Vaclav Brazina); Corpus-based approaches to language testing (Lorrae Fox); Developing corpus-based teaching materials (Dana Gablasova). 21-25 June, Lancaster, Lancaster University.

Febr. 2020: International PhD student workshop "Asian and North-African Studies in a Globalized and Interconnected World", Rome, University of Rome "La Sapienza".

Sept. 2019: XI EACL (European Association of Chinese Linguistics ) Summer School in Chinese Linguistics, Naples, "L'Orientale" University (30 h): Facts and fallacies in the Syntax of Mandarin Chinese (Waltraud Paul); Sinitic Morphology (Giorgio Arcodia); Dunhuang texts and the study of Vernacular Chinese (Christoph Anderl); Sources and Methodology for Chinese history of linguistics and historical linguistics (Mandarin and Cantonese) (Luisa Paternicò).

Jan-April 2019: Advanced Training Course in Methods and Approaches of Modern Teaching and Learning (24 CFU). Courses: General Pedagogy, Second and Foreign Language Teaching and Methods, Cultural Anthropology, Cognitive and Developmental Psychology. Ca' Foscari University of Venice. 

August-Dec. 2014: Exchange Student (Overseas Program), Jilin Huaqiao Foreign Languages Institute, Changchun, Jilin, PRC, courses in advanced Mandarin Chinese.

July-August 2013: EF International Language School, Beijing, PRC, course in Mandarin Chinese.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

November 2021: Winner of the 2022 Hawai'i International Conference on Chinese Studies (HICCS) graduate student award (paper chosen by the HICCS committee in a blind review). Paper title: Linking learner corpus and experimental data in studying the acquisition of the Chinese 是 shì...的 de construction by L1 Italian learners: A triangulated approach. 

Sept. 2019-ongoing: 3-year Ph.D. full scholarship, Italian Ministery of University/ Ca' Foscari University of Venice.

Sept. 2015-August 2016: 1-year M.A. full merit scholarship, Double M.A. Degree Program, Ca' Foscari University of Venice.

June 2016: Winner of the First Competition of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages, Capital Normal University, Beijing, PRC.

Sept.-December 2014: Overseas Scholarship (Merit Scholarship), Ca' Foscari University of Venice.

 

PARTICIPATION TO RESEARCH PROJECT

2022-ongoing: Member of the research unit of the PRIN national research project (The acquisition of Chinese resultative verbal complexes by L1 Italian learners: Combining learner corpus and experimental data), directed by Prof. Dr. Bianca Basciano. 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

2022-Ongoing: Co-Supervisor of M.A. thesis on Chinese language (Course: Language and Management to China), Ca' Foscari Unviersity of Venice

March-Sept. 2021: Tutor for the courses of Chinese Language 1.2 (30h), Chinese Language 2.2 (30 h), Chinese Linguistics (40 h), Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Dept. of Asian and North-African Studies.

November 2019-Sept. 2020: Teaching Assistant for the courses of Chinese Language 1.1, Chinese Language 1.2, Chinese Language 2.1, Chinese Language 2.2, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Dept. of Asian and North-African Studies.

November 2019-Sept. 2020: Tutor for the courses of Chinese Language 1.1 (30 h), Chinese Language 1.2 (45 h), Chinese Linguistics (42 h), Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Dept. of Asian and North-African Studies.

October 2019-Febr.2021: Adjunct Professor of Chinese Language, SSML CIELS, Bologna, Italy.

Courses thought: Chinese-Italian Translation and Chinese Language 1 (24 h); Chinese-Italian Translation and Chinese Language 2 (48 h); Chinese-Italian Translation and Chinese Language 3 (24 h); Chinese-Italian Dialogic Interpretation 2 (24 h); Chinese-Italian Dialogic Interpretation 3 (24 h); Chinese-Italian Consecutive Interpretation 2 (24 h); Chinese-Italian Consecutive Interpretation 3 (24 h).

Supervisor of B.A. thesis on Chinese language and culture

February-September 2019: Adjunct Professor of Chinese Language, SSML CIELS University, Bologna, Italy.

Courses thought: Chinese-Italian Translation and Chinese Language 1 (24 h); Chinese-Italian Interpretation 1 (24 h).

October 2018-January 2019: Chinese Language and Culture Teacher, Foreign Language High School (Liceo Linguistico) "G. Carducci", Ferrara, Italy.

April-December 2018: Italian L2 Teacher to Chinese learners, Sino-Italian International High School, Padova, Italy.

February-June 2015: Internship, Administrative Assistant, 150 hours work experience program, Confucius Institute at Ca' Foscari University of Venice.

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (peer-reviewed presented papers)

2022: (Accepted abstract) Compiling a corpus of written and spoken L2 Chinese: Combining pragmatic and error annotation to study the Chinese shì 是…de 的cleft construction. 6th Learner Corpus Research Conferece (LCR 2022). September 22-24, University of Padua, Italy. 

2022:(Accepted abstract) Investigating the grammatical and pragmatic knowledge of the 是shì…的de cleft construction by L1 Italian learners: A learner corpus-based approach. 24th Biennal Conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies (EACS 2022). August 24-27, Palacky University, Olomuc, Czech Republic. 

2022: Triangulating corpora and experimental approaches to study the grammatical and pragmatic knowledge of the 是shì…的de cleft construction by L1 Italian learners. 11th International Conference of the European Association of Chinese Linguistics (EACL-11). July 1-2, Palacky University, Olomuc, Czech Republic.

2022: The shì是...de的 cleft construction in L1 Italian learners’ written and spoken Chinese: A triangulated approach. 8th Annual Symposium on Language Research. May 26,University of California, Davis. 

2022: The acquisition of the Chinese shì…de construction by L1 Italian learners: Combining corpora and experimental data. American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference. March 19-22, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania (USA). Conference organized by the AAAL (American Association for Applied Linguistics). 

2022: Linking learner corpus and experimental data in studying the acquisition of the Chinese 是shì...的de construction by L1 Italian learners: A triangulated approach. 2022 Hawai‘i International Conference on Chinese Studies (HICCS). January 3-5, Center of Chinese Studies, University of Hawai'i, Mānoa. 

2021: L’acquisizione della costruzione 是shì…的de da parte di apprendenti italofoni: un’analisi preliminare basata sulla compilazione di un corpus di apprendenti scritto e orale e su dati sperimentali [The acquisition of the Chinese 是shì……的de construction by L1 Italian learners: A preliminary analysis based on the compilation of written and spoken learner corpora and experimental data]. XVIII Convegno AISC. November 18-20, University of Torino. Conference organized by the AISC (Italian Association of Chinese Studies).

2021: Combining Corpora and Experimental Data in Studying the Acquisition of the Chinese 是shì…的de Construction by L1 Italian Learners: A Triangulated Methodological Approach. 2nd PhD Student Symposium organised by Ca' Foscari University of Venice and Sapienza University of Rome. November 17-18, Ca' Foscari Unviversity of Venice. 

2021 Linking learner corpus data and experimental data to analyze the acquisition of the Mandarin Chinese 是shì……的de construction: Methodological pluralism and preliminary analyses. The Graduate Student Conference in Learner Corpus Research. October 11-12, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences. Conference organized by the LCA (Learner Corpus Association).

2021: A mixed-method approach to analyze the acquisition of the Chinese 是shì……的de construction: A preliminary analysis based on a self-compiled learner corpus and experimental data. 6th International Conference on Chinese as a Second Language Research (CASLAR-6). 30 July-1 August, The George Washington University.

2021: The acquisition of the Chinese 是shì……的de construction by L1 Italian learners: A preliminary analysis based on learner corpus data and experimental data. VI Edition of the Study Days on Chinese Linguistics. 23-25 June. Forlì, University of Bologna. Conference organized by the AILC (Italian Association of Chinese Linguistics).

2018: La costruzione "shì...de" dalla prospettiva della didattica acquisizionale: analisi degli errori e strategie didattiche [The Chinese 'shì...de' Clefts from the perspective of Second Language Acquisition: Error Analysis and Teaching Implications]. V Edition of the Study Days on Chinese Linguistics. 23-24 November. Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano. Conference organized by the AILC (Italian Association of Chinese Linguistics)

 

OTHER LECTURES

2022: Come redigere una tesi di linguistica cinese e acquisizione del cinese L2/LS [How to write a dissertation on Chinese linguistics and Chinese second language acquisition]. Lecture for the MA courses in Chinese linguistics and Chinese language, organized by Prof. Bianca Basciano and Prof. Franco Gatti, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Venice, 18 May 2022. 

2022: The grammatical and pragmatic functions of the shì...de construction in Chinese. Lecture for the BA course in Chinese Language 1.2 organized by Prof. Franco Gatti, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Venice, 5 May 2022. 

2021: Abstract writing in Leaerner Corpus Linguistics: guidelines for writing conference and paper abstracts. Talk given at the Research Colloquium organized by Prof. Marcus Callies at the Faculty of Linguistics and Literary studies, University of Bremen, Germany, 9 December 2021.

2021: La costruzione 是shì...的 in cinese moderno: aspetti teorici (The Mandarin shì...de construction: theoretical issues). Lecture for the BA course in Chinese Language anf Linguistics organized by Prof. Carlotta Sparvoli, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, 15 november 2021. 

2021: The acquisition of the Chinese 是shì…的de construction by L1 Italian learners: A preliminary analysis based of learner corpus data and experimental data. Talk given at the Research Colloquium organized by Prof. Marcus Callies at the Faculty of Linguistics and Literary studies, University of Bremen, Germany, 1 July 2021.

2021: Strumenti e risorse per condurre una ricerca: come prepararsi alla stesura di una tesi di linguistica cinese. [Tools and resources to conduct a research: How to write a thesis on Chinese Linguistics]. Lecture for the MA course in Chinese Linguistics organized by Prof. Bianca Basciano, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Dept. of Asian and North-African Studies, 28 May 2021.

2021: L’utilizzo dei corpora come strumento nella ricerca linguistica. Corpus Linguistics & Learner Corpus Research: un’introduzione. [Corpora as research tools in Chinese linguistics research. Corpus Linguistics & Learner Corpus Research: An introduction]. Lecture for the MA course in Chinese Linguistics organized by Prof. Bianca Basciano, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Dept. of Asian and North-African Studies, 28 May 2021 (with A. Morbiato).

2020: The compilation of an error-tagged learner corpus to analyze the acquisition of the Chinese 是shì……的de construction by Italian university students. Talk given at the Research Colloquium organized by Prof. Marcus Callies at the Faculty of Linguistics and Literary studies, University of Bremen, Germany, 18 December 2020.

 

MEMBERSHIPS IN ASSOCIATIONS

AAAL (American Association for Applied Linguistics), since 2021

LCA (Learner Corpus Association), since 2020

EACL (European Association of Chinese Linguistics), since 2019

EACS (European Association for Chinese Studies), since 2022

AILC (Associazione Italiana di Linguistica Cinese [Italian Association of Chinese Linguistics]), since 2018

AISC (Associazione Italiana di Studi Cinesi [Italian Association of Chinese Studies]), since 2021

 

RESEARCH GROUPS

@LTANA (Linguistic and Language Teaching_Asia and North Africa), Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Dept. of Asian and Nort-African Studies

 

ACADEMIC DUTIES

2020-ongoing: Student Representative of the PhD Program in Asian and African Studies, Ca' Foscari University of Venice.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Italian: Native Speaker

English: Advanced

Mandarin Chinese: Advanced

German: Elementary

 

ADDITIONAL TEACHING SKILLS

CEDILS: Certificate of Teaching Italian L2-LS to Speakers of Other Languages, Merit Award