Giorgio Piazza

Giorgio Piazza
Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language · Speech and Bilingualism

MA Linguistics

About

8
Publications
5,231
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
8
Citations
Introduction
Giorgio Piazza currently works at the Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language. He is a PhD student, under the supervision of Prof. Clara Martin and Prof. Marina Kalashnikova, investigating socially mediated speech and phonetic changes induced by listener-oriented speech, also employing neuroimaging techniques.

Publications

Publications (8)
Article
Purpose This scoping review considers the acoustic features of a clear speech register directed to nonnative listeners known as foreigner-directed speech (FDS). We identify vowel hyperarticulation and low speech rate as the most representative acoustic features of FDS; other features, including wide pitch range and high intensity, are still under d...
Article
Background: Previous studies have argued that there are two types of linguistic gender: grammatical gender, which is arbitrarily assigned to nouns, and semantic gender, which depends on the gender of the referent. Aim: We explore the hypothesis that these two types of gender entail distinct cognitive processes by investigating the performance of pe...
Preprint
Full-text available
This review considers the acoustic features of a clear speech register directed to non-native listeners known as Foreigner Directed Speech (FDS). We identify vowel hyperarticulation and low speech rate as the most representative acoustic features of FDS; other features, including wide pitch range and high intensity, are still under debate. We also...
Preprint
Full-text available
Background. Previous studies have argued that two types of linguistic gender exist: grammatical gender, which is arbitrarily assigned to nouns, and semantic gender, which depends on the gender of the referent. Aim. We explore the hypothesis that these two types of gender entail distinct cognitive processes by investigating the performance of people...
Article
Full-text available
As studies of bilingual language control (BLC) seek to explore the underpinnings of bilinguals' abilities to juggle two languages, different types of language switching tasks have been used to uncover switching and mixing effects and thereby reveal what proactive and reactive control mechanisms are involved in language switching. Voluntary language...
Poster
Full-text available
Most people in Padova speak Veneto dialect and Italian. Can these people be considered bilinguals? We explore this issue by investigating lexical selection during single word production. The activation of semantically related words in L2 slows down production in L1 (semantic interference effect). Such interference turns into facilitation if the L2...
Thesis
Full-text available
Pier Paolo Pasolini: gergo e contaminazione in "Ragazzi di vita" comincia con un capitolo sugli anni Cinquanta, in cui troviamo Pasolini per la prima volta alle prese col difficile mondo della periferia romana. Qui sono introdotte le prove di scrittura e le vicende vissute in prima persona dall’autore, che serviranno di lì a poco per il suo primo r...

Network

Cited By