Publikationen

DISSERTATION

2012

Encoding Topic, Focus and Contrast: Informational Notions at the Interfaces, Ph.D Dissertation, University of Verona (Committee: Ad Neeleman, Marina Chini, Martin Everaert, Alessandra Tomaselli)

 

 

EDITED VOLUMES

2020

What’s in a narrative: Variation in story-telling at the interface between language and literacy. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang (together with Christiane Bongartz)

 

 

ARTICLES IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS AND VOLUMES

   
submitted 

Listanti, A. & Torregrossa, J. The development of postverbal subjects in L2 Italian. A multifactorial corpus analysis. Studies in Second Language Acquisition.

 

Listanti, A., & Torregrossa, J. The effect of timing in monolingual acquisition on the acquisition of different syntax-discourse interface structures by heritage children: A study on the use of preverbal and postverbal subjects in heritage Italian. First Language.

 

Rinke, E., Flores, C., & Torregrossa, J. Difficult structures are complex for various reasons – why certain structures are challenging for bilingual (and monolingual) children. In M. Polinsky & M. Putnam (eds.), Formal approaches to complexity in heritage grammars.Language Science Press. 

 

Torregrossa, J., Caloi, I., & Listanti, Andrea. The acquisition of syntactic structures in heritage Italian: Assessing the role of language exposure at critical periods. In F. Romano (ed.), Studies in Italian as a heritage Language. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.  

accepted

Andreou, M., Torregrossa, J., Bongartz, C. The use of null subjects by Greek-Italian bilingual children: Identifying cross-linguistic effects. In G. Fotiadou and I.M. Tsimpli (eds.), Individual differences in anaphora resolution: Language and cognitive effects. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

 

Carbonara, V., Scibetta, A., & Torregrossa, J. The benefits of multilingual pedagogies for multilingual children’s narrative abilities. International Journal of Multilingualism.

 

Flores, C., Rinke, E., & Torregrossa, J. Language separation and stable syntactic knowledge: verbs and verb phrases in bilingual children’s narratives. Journal of Portuguese Linguistics.

 

Listanti, A., & Torregrossa, J. Matching teaching and learning sequences: L2-acquisition of the interaction between complex noun phrases, word order and information structure. In S. Spina & H. Tyne (eds.), Applying corpora in teaching and learning Romance languages. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

 

Martini, S. & Torregrossa, J. Developing compound awareness by translanguaging. The design of learning activities for multilingual classrooms. In Bayona, P., & García-Martin, E. (eds.). Second Language and Heritage Learners in Mixed Classrooms. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

 

Torregrossa, J., Bongartz, C., Activation of referents in the bilingual mind. In: G. Fotiadou and I.M. Tsimpli (eds.), Individual differences in anaphora resolution: Language and cognitive effects. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

  Torregrossa, J., Eisenbeiß, S., & Bongartz, C. Boosting metalinguistic awareness under dual language activation: Some implications for bilingual education. Language Learning.
   
2022

Flores, C., Gonçalves, M.L., Rinke, E., & Torregrossa, J. Perspetivas múltiplas sobre a competência bilingue de crianças lusodescendentes residentes na Suíça. A investigação linguística em diálogo com a didáctica. Portuguese Journal of Education.

 

Torregrossa, J., Flores, C., & Rinke, E. What modulates the acquisition of difficult structures in a heritage language? A study on Portuguese in contact with French, German and Italian. Bilingualism: Language and Cognitionhttps://doi.org/10.1017/S1366728922000438 

   

2021

Andreou, M., Torregrossa, J., & Bongartz, C. Sentence Repetition Task as a Measure of Language Dominance. In Proceedings of the 45thAnnual Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD 45). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

 

Baroncini, I., & Torregrossa, J. Enhancing cross-linguistic influence through across-language priming. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of Experimental Linguistics (ExLing 2021), Athens, 11-13.10.2021. 

 

Caloi, I., & Torregrossa, J. (double first-autorship). Home and school language practices and their effects on heritage language acquisition: A view from heritage Italians in Germany. Languages. 6, 50. https://doi.org/10.3390/languages6010050

 

Torregrossa, J., Andreou, M., Bongartz, C., & Tsimpli, I.M. Bilingual acquisition of reference. The role of language experience, executive functions and cross-linguistic effects. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 24(4): 694-706. 

   

2020

Andreou, M., Torregrossa, J., & Bongartz, C. The sharing of reference strategies across two languages: The production and comprehension of referring expressions by Greek-Italian bilingual children. Discours (26).

 

Torregrossa, J., Andreou, M. & Bongartz, C. Variation in production and interpretation of null subjects: A view from Greek and Italian. Glossa: A Journal of General Linguistics, 5(1), 95. 

2019

Torregrossa, J., Bongartz, C. & Tsimpli, I. Bilingual reference production: A cognitive-computational account. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 9(4-5): 569-599. 

2018

Torregrossa, J. Distinguishing Focus and Contrast at PF: A view from Italian. In: García-García, M., Uth, M. (eds.), Focus Realization and Interpretation in Romance and beyond. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Torregrossa, J., Bongartz, C. Teasing apart the effects of dominance, transfer and processing in reference production by German-Italian bilingual adolescents. Languages 3(3).

2017

 

Bongartz, C. & Torregrossa, J. The effects of balanced biliteracy on Greek-German bilingual children’s secondary discourse ability, Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 23(8): 948-963. 

Torregrossa, J. The role of executive functions in the acquisition of reference: The production of demonstrative pronouns by German monolingual children. In: Language Acquisition at the Interfaces. Proceedings of the GALA 2015 (Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition). Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Torregrossa, J. Chini, Marina (ed.) (2015). Il parlato in [italiano] L2: Aspetti pragmatici e prosodici. [Italian] L2 Spoken Discourse: Prosodic and Pragmatic Aspects. Book review, EuroAmerican Journal of Applied Linguistics and Languages.

2016

Torregrossa, J., Interrogative polari inglesi: un’analisi all’interfaccia tra sintassi e prosodia, In Iacobini, C. et al. (eds.), Atti del XLVIII Congresso Internazionale della Società di Linguistica Italiana (SLI 2013), Roma: Bulzoni Editore.

2015

Torregrossa, J., Bongartz, C., Tsimpli, I. Testing accessibility: A cross-linguistic comparison of the syntax of referring expressions, extended abstract for the Proceedings of the 89th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America.

Torregrossa, J. Putting ‘contrast’ on the Table, Proceedings of the WCCFL32: Cascadilla Press.

2014

Torregrossa, J. & Melloni, C. English compounds in child Italian. In Costa, J., Fiéis, A., Freitas, M.J., Lobo, M. and Santos, A.L. (eds.), New Directions in the Acquisition of Romance Languages, Selected Proceedings of the Romance Turn V. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Torregrossa, J. ‘Rippled’ low topics: A phonological approach to postfocal topics in Italian, In: Lahousse, K., Marzo, S. (Eds.), Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2012, Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Cantarini, S. & Torregrossa, J. On polar questions, negation and the syntactic encoding of epistemicity. In Cantarini, S., Abraham, W., Leiss, E. (eds.), Certainty, uncertainty and the attitudinal space in-between. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Torregrossa, J. Asimmetrie tra percezione e produzione nell’acquisizione L2 della fonologia: Uno studio pilota sulle interrogative polari inglesi. In Nuzzo, E. & Favilla, E. (eds.), Atti del 14° Congresso Internazionale dell’Associazione Italiana di Linguistica Applicata (AitLA). Perugia: Guerra.

2013

Torregrossa, J. Towards a phonological account of contrast in Italian: A pilot-study on contrastive topics. In Anttikoski, E. & Tirkkonen, J-M. (eds.), Proceedings of the 24th Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics. University of Eastern Finland.

2012

Torregrossa, J. Towards a taxonomy of focus types: The case of information foci and contrastive foci in Italian. In Paperno, D. (ed.), UCLA Working Papers in Linguistics, Special Issue on Semantics and Mathematical Linguistics. University of California, Los Angeles.

Torregrossa, J. Encoding contrast at PF, GLOW Newsletter 68: 151152

2010

Bambini, V. & Torregrossa, J. Cognitive categories behind early topic/comment structures. In Chini, M. (ed.), Topic, struttura dell’informazione e acquisizione linguistica. Franco Angeli: Milano, 35-58.