Denis Delfitto

foto,  August 5, 2012
Position
Full Professor
Academic sector
L-LIN/01 - HISTORICAL AND GENERAL LINGUISTICS
Research sector (ERC)
SH4_8 - Language learning and processing

SH4_12 - Philosophy of mind, philosophy of language

SH4_9 - Theoretical linguistics; computational linguistics

Office
Polo Didattico Zanotto,  Floor 3,  Room 1
Telephone
+39 045802 8114
Fax
+39 045802 8399/249
E-mail
denis|delfitto*univr|it <== Replace | with . and * with @ to have the right email address.
Personal web page
http://lingvr.univr.it/live/people/Denis/people_denis.htm

Office Hours

Thursday, Hours 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM,  

Curriculum

My research interests impact a domain among linguistics, cognitive neuroscience and the philosophy of mind. They range over the history of logic, the study of quantification in natural language, the syntax and semantics of anaphoric dependencies, the syntax of reference of natural language, issues of language change and issues in Romance/Germanic comparative syntax and semantics. 
In the last ten years, I investigated the relation between atypical language development (especially developmental dyslexia) and bilingualism, as well as the interface between language and other cognitive systems, especially perception. I am also currently involved in a research project on the syntax and the interpretation of non-standard negation in language, involving a theoretical, a psycholinguistic and a neurolinguisic component. 
I organized many international workshops and I have been involved, at different levels, in the Master and PhD programs of some renowned European universities. I supervised many PhD research projects, in such different fields as comparative syntax and formal semantics, computational linguistics and communicative impairment. Moreover, I was a member of many PhD thesis committees in several countries. I also developed conjoined scientific programs at PhD-level with non-Italian universities, especially Utrecht University.
I participated in funded research projects on the origin of language, the production of the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Syntactic Case Studies (financed by the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies), the comparative syntax of noun-phrases in Bantu, Chinese and Romance (financed by the Dutch Research Council), long-distance syntactic dependencies and linguistic diversity (financed by the Italian Ministry of Education among the research projects of national interest (PRIN)), bilingualism and atypical linguistic development (Seventh European Research Framework (Cooperation), “Advancing the European Multilingual Experience”, financed in 2013 by the European Commission). 
I have a high number of scientific contributions in international scientific journals and peer-reviewed volumes and I am in the Editorial Board of some leading international journals in linguistics (among which Linguistic Inquiry); and I am acting as a reviewer for almost 20 scientific journals and internationally renowned publishers. I am also a reviewer for several grant-giving organizations, including the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, the French National Research Agency, the Flemish Organization for Scientific Research and the Italian Agency for Research Projects of National Interest.
In 2017, I have been selected as a member of the Academia Europaea.
 

Modules

Modules running in the period selected: 56.
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Course Name Total credits Online Teacher credits Modules offered by this teacher
Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies General linguistics (i) (2018/2019)   6   
Master’s degree in Publishing and Journalism Reasoning, information and multimedia semiotics (m) (2018/2019)   12  eLearning SEMIOTICA MULTIMEDIALE (M) I MODULO
Master's degree in Linguistics Semantics and pragmatics (2018/2019)   6   
Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies General linguistics (i) (2017/2018)   6  eLearning
Master's degree in Linguistics Linguistic categories and models of analysis (2017/2018)   9  eLearning
Master’s degree in Publishing and Journalism Reasoning, information and multimedia semiotics (m) (2017/2018)   12  eLearning SEMIOTICA MULTIMEDIALE (M) I MODULO
Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies General linguistics (i) (2016/2017)   6  eLearning
Master's degree in Linguistics Linguistic categories and models of analysis (2016/2017)   9  eLearning
Master’s degree in Publishing and Journalism Reasoning, information and multimedia semiotics (m) (2016/2017)   12  eLearning SEMIOTICA MULTIMEDIALE (M) I MODULO
Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies General linguistics (i) (2015/2016)   6   
Master's degree in Linguistics Linguistic categories and models of analysis (2015/2016)   9   
Master’s degree in Publishing and Journalism Reasoning, information and multimedia semiotics (m) (2015/2016)   12  eLearning SEMIOTICA MULTIMEDIALE (M) I MODULO
Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies General linguistics (i) (2014/2015)   6   
Master's degree in Linguistics Linguistic categories analysis and models (2014/2015)   9   
Master’s degree in Publishing and Journalism Reasoning, information and multimedia semiotics (m) (2014/2015)   12  eLearning SEMIOTICA MULTIMEDIALE (M) I MODULO
Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies General linguistics (i) (2013/2014)   6   
Master's degree in Linguistics Linguistic categories analysis and models (2013/2014)   9   
Master’s degree in Publishing and Journalism Reasoning, information and multimedia semiotics (m) (2013/2014)   12  eLearning SEMIOTICA MULTIMEDIALE (M) I MODULO
Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies General linguistics (i) (2012/2013)   6   
Master's degree in Linguistics Linguistic categories analysis and models (2012/2013)   9   
Master’s degree in Publishing and Journalism Reasoning, information and multimedia semiotics (m) (2012/2013)   12  eLearning SEMIOTICA MULTIMEDIALE (M) I MODULO
Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies General linguistics (i) (2011/2012)   6   
Master's degree in Linguistics Linguistic categories analysis and models (2011/2012)   9   
Master’s degree in Publishing and Journalism Reasoning, information and multimedia semiotics (m) (2011/2012)   12  eLearning SEMIOTICA MULTIMEDIALE (M) I MODULO
Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies General linguistics (i) (2010/2011)   6   
Master's degree in Linguistics Linguistic categories analysis and models (2010/2011)   9    (Modulo 1)
(Modulo 2)
Master’s degree in Publishing and Journalism Reasoning, information and multimedia semiotics (m) (2010/2011)   12    SEMIOTICA MULTIMEDIALE (M) I MODULO
Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies General linguistics (i) (2009/2010)   6   
Degree in Communication Science: publishing and journalism Philosophy of Language (i) (2009/2010)   3   
Master’s degree in Publishing and Journalism Reasoning, information and multimedia semiotics (m) (2009/2010)   12    SEMIOTICA MULTIMEDIALE (M) I MODULO
Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies General linguistics (i) (2008/2009)   6   
Degree in Communication Science: publishing and journalism Philosophy of Language (i) (2008/2009)   3   
Master’s degree in Publishing and Journalism Reasoning, information and multimedia semiotics (m) (2008/2009)   12    Semiotica multimediale (m) I modulo
Postgraduate Degree in Linguistics (until 2008-2009) General linguistics 2 (LS) (2007/2008)   3   
Degree in Communication Science: publishing and journalism General linguistics (i) (2007/2008)   6   
Masters in Publishing and Multimedia Communication (until 2007-2008) Multimedia semiotics (s) (2007/2008)   6   
Degree in Communication Science: publishing and journalism Philosophy of Language (i) (2007/2008)   3   
Postgraduate Degree in Linguistics (until 2008-2009) General linguistics 2 (LS) (2006/2007)   3   
Degree in Communication Science: publishing and journalism General linguistics (i) (2006/2007)   6   
Degree in Arts and HUmanities General Linguistics (p) (2006/2007)   6   
Masters in Publishing and Multimedia Communication (until 2007-2008) Multimedia semiotics (s) (2006/2007)   6   
Degree in Communication Science: publishing and journalism Philosophy of Language (i) (2006/2007)   3   
Postgraduate Degree in Linguistics (until 2008-2009) General linguistics 2 (LS) (2005/2006)   3     
Degree in Communication Science: publishing and journalism General linguistics (i) (2005/2006)   6   
Masters in Publishing and Multimedia Communication (until 2007-2008) Multimedia semiotics (s) (2005/2006)   6   
Degree in Communication Science: publishing and journalism Philosophy of Language (i) (2005/2006)   3   
Degree in Communication Science: publishing and journalism General linguistics (i) (2004/2005)   6     
Degree in Arts and HUmanities General Linguistics (p) (2004/2005)   6     
Masters in Publishing and Multimedia Communication (until 2007-2008) Multimedia semiotics (s) (2004/2005)   6     
Degree in Communication Science: publishing and journalism Philosophy of Language (i) (2004/2005)   3     
Degree in Arts and HUmanities General Linguistics (p,1) (2003/2004)   3     
Degree in Arts and HUmanities General Linguistics (p,2) (2003/2004)   3     
Degree in Communication Science: publishing and journalism General Linguistics (i) (2002/2003)   3     
Degree in Philosophy General Linguistics (p,1) (2002/2003)   3     
Degree in Communication Science: publishing and journalism Introduction to Language Study (i,1) (2002/2003)   3     

Advanced teaching activities
Name Online
Denis Delfitto, Chiara Melloni - Università di Verona (XXI ciclo - VII ciclo nuova serie - PhD in Linguistics (last activated in 2013))
 
Skills
Topic Description Research area
Sistemi di interpretazione del linguaggio Analisi della interazione fra forma linguistica e sistemi di interpretazione del linguaggio (interfaccia sintassi/pragmatica, semantica/pragmatica). Studio di alcune forme di sviluppo linguistico atipico (interazione bilinguismo e dislessia evolutiva) Interazione fra linguaggio e altri sistemi cognitivi (filosofia della mente) LINGUISTICS - General Linguistics
Projects
Title Starting date
Teoria, Sperimentazione, Applicazioni: Le dipendenze a distanza nelle forme di diversità linguistica 3/8/14
AThEME: Advancing the European Multilingual Experience 3/1/14
European Network: Bantu, Chinese, Romance nouns and noun phrases 1/1/07
Pronomi logoforici: indagini tipologiche e teoriche 10/1/06
Ontologia del linguaggio naturale e teorie della verità 9/1/05
Riferimento e interfaccia sintassi-semantica 9/1/04




Chairperson

Denis Delfitto
Office Collegial Body
member Teaching Committee for the PhD in Foreign Languages, Literatures and Linguistics - Department Foreign Languages and Literatures
Teaching staff council for the Doctorate in Linguistics
full prof. Collegio dei Docenti del Dottorato in Studi Filologici, Letterari e Linguistici - Department Culture and Civilisation
Collegio Didattico di Linguistics - Department Culture and Civilisation
Collegio Didattico di Scienze della comunicazione - Department Culture and Civilisation
component Council for the Degree Course in Communication Science
full prof. Consiglio del Dipartimento Culture e Civiltà - Department Culture and Civilisation
full prof. Consiglio del Dipartimento di Filologia, Letteratura e Linguistica
member Consiglio della Scuola di Dottorato di Studi Umanistici
presidente di collegio didattico Giunta didattica - Consiglio del Dipartimento Culture e Civiltà