Ilaria Riccioni

Ilaria Riccioni
University of Macerata | UNIMC · Department of Education, Cultural Heritage and Tourism

PhD

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February 2006 - present
University of Macerata
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The Brief COPE (Coping Orientation to Problems Experienced) inventory is 14 faced scales used to assess coping strategies. It has been administered on different population samples and translated into several languages. Nonetheless, the Italian validation of its situational format is missing, and the present study aimed to fill this gap. To this end...
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The two studies presented in this paper concern the Italian epistemic marker mi sa [lit. to me it knows], which seems to have no equivalent in other European languages and has received very little attention in the literature. No analysis of the occurrences of mi sa in contemporary spoken corpora can be found (first gap) as well as no investigation...
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The Coping Humor Scale (CHS) is a seven-item tool widely used to assess the use of humor in coping with stressful situations. The beneficial effect of humor in buffering the impact of negative experiences has been investigated in several contexts and populations; for this reason, the CHS has been used in many languages, but its solid validation in...
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The communication of a scientific finding as certain or uncertain largely determines whether that information will be translated into practice. In this study, a corpus of 80 articles published in the British Medical Journal for over 167 years (1840–2007) is analysed by focusing on three categories of uncertainty markers, which explicitly reveal a w...
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The COVID-19 pandemic represented a very difficult physical and psychological challenge for the general population and even more for healthcare workers (HCWs). The main aim of the present study is to test whether there were significant differences between frontline and non-frontline Italian HCWs concerning (a) personality traits, intolerance of unc...
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The adolescent’s identity achievement is a complex task, even more so if they are migrants living in a particular context of ethnic ghettoization. Hotel House is an enormous, isolated condominium situated on the outskirts of Porto Recanati, a small Italian town. It is a unique reality poorly studied from a social psychological perspective. The pres...
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The study aimed to understand how coping strategies in general and humor-based coping strategies in particular modulate the perception of pandemic-related stress in a sample of Italian healthcare workers during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Italy. A total of 625 healthcare workers anonymously and voluntarily completed a 10-min ques...
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Simulation is an important cognitive resource involved in many mental processes. In this paper, we focus our attention on hypothetical questions (HQs) which are “communicative tools” used by speakers to encourage the activation of that resource, i.e., to invite their interlocutors to imagine a hypothetical scenario and to answer one or more related...
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Although paranormal experiences have been broadly investigated, medium-sitter interactions have been studied much less. In this article, five excerpts from an Italian “public mediumship demonstration” are presented with the main aim to answer the following research questions: (1) what are the linguistic strategies used by the medium to manage her e...
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Intimate partner violence is an important social issue all over the world, and human sciences, in particular, are working to reduce it. Despite this, the topic is a little recognized phenomenon. Understanding the origins and the variables that have an impact on manic-style romantic relationships, as defined by John Alan Lee, is of primary importanc...
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In a previous study, we manually identified seven categories (verbs, non-verbs, modal verbs in the simple present, modal verbs in the conditional mood, if, uncertain questions, and epistemic future) of Uncertainty Markers (UMs) in a corpus of 80 articles from the British Medical Journal randomly sampled from a 167-year period (1840–2007). The UMs d...
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Distinguishing certain and uncertain information is of crucial importance both in the scientific field in the strict sense and in the popular scientific domain. In this paper, by adopting an epi- stemic stance perspective on certainty and uncertainty, and a mixed procedure of analysis, which combines a bottom-up and a top-down approach, we perform...
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Through the analysis of presuppositions, question design, social action and preference organisation in short fragments of Italian question-answer sequences, this paper aims to show that (1) wh-questions, on the one hand, and alternative and polar questions (i.e., polar interrogatives, tag and declarative questions), on the other, come from two diff...
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This paper concerns the relationship between ‘dubitative’ questions, which include a lexical marker of uncertainty (as, for example, the adverb maybe) and the questioner’s epistemic position those questions come from. Our main aim is to find out, from an epistemic stance perspective, (1) why polar question (polar interrogatives, tag and declarative...
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According to the results of our previous studies on written texts and spoken dialogues (Zuczkowski et al. 2014; Zuczkowski et al. 2017) it is possible to identify three main epistemic positions, each having two sides, one evidential (source of information), the other epistemic (commitment towards the truth of the propositional content): Knowing/ ce...
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This volume presents a theoretical and practical model for analysing epistemic stance in dialogues, i.e. the positions both epistemic (commitment) and evidential (source of information) which speakers take in the here and now of communication with regard to the information they are conveying and which they express through lexical and morphosyntacti...
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The communication of the uncertainty of a scientific finding largely determines whether that information will be translated to practice. Unfortunately, our ability to study these phenomena is restricted since existing uncertainty corpora with a diachronic perspective are limited. We analysed a historical corpus through a random sample of 167 years...
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The article presents an analysis of the ways in which knowledge is displayed, contested and renegotiated in the 2007 French presidential debate between Ségolène Royal and Nicolas Sarkozy. Knowledge displays can be achieved through a series of ‘neutral’ resources, such as informing, explanation or comment, or through face-damaging resources, such as...
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In this paper we examine a turn construction (Oh+Apology+Solution), which speakers employ to deal with the concomitant presence of a possible offense and a problem-to-be-solved in the immediately preceding interactional environment. We show that speakers collaborate in differentiating the offense-aspect and the problem-aspect of an emerging circums...
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Lo studio presenta un’analisi dell’attività del dare consigli all’interno di sequenze di troubles talk in lingua Italiana, focalizzandosi sul possibile impatto delle strategie di mitigazione e di negoziazione epistemica. I principali risultati del nostro studio mostrano che un consiglio successivo a una esplicita richiesta, anche quando non mitigat...
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Focalizzare l’attenzione su come si parla del disaccordo è uno dei principali intenti del volume. La possibilità di dissentire (sul piano dei contenuti) in sintonia (sul piano relazionale e interazionale) rappresenta l’idea guida, il motivo originario e trainante dell’intero lavoro. E’ possibile, in una conversazione in cui le posizioni, i punti di...
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The study presents an analysis of giving advice activity in Italian natural troubles talk exchanges, exploring the possible impact of mitigation strategies and speakers' epistemic management. We investigate the giving advice activity as organized in a triplet: the confider's request/solicitation/neither request nor solicitation for advice (Initiati...
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The communication of the uncertainty of a scientific finding largely determines whether that information will be translated to practice. Unfortunately, however, our ability to study these phenomena is restrained since existing uncertainty corpora are limited in their number of full text articles and in their provision of a historical perspective. W...
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In this study, we compare three approaches to epistemic stance: Akio Kamio’s Theory of Territories of Information (intended as a bridge between evidentiality and politeness) and his distinction between direct and indirect forms of utterances; John Heritage’s differentiation between epistemic status and epistemic stance and between speakers’ more kn...
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Within the framework of KUB Theory (Bongelli and Zuczkowski 2008, Zuczkowski et al. 2011), information communicated verbally can ultimately be reduced to one of three categories: what the speaker knows (Known), what the speaker does not know (Unknown) and what the speaker believes (Believed). Dialogic communication can be considered as an exchange...
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This paper aims to investigate how self-disclosure (i.e., the activity to deliberately reveal something personal or private - feelings, thought, beliefs, personal experiences, etc.- to somebody else) emerges in troubles talk conversational sequences. Trouble talk is quite a common activity in informal everyday talk (especially in a close relation...
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The present study aimed at analyzing the communication of Certainty and Uncertainty in a corpus of Italian political speeches (pre-election rallies and parliamentary speeches) broadcast on television. The qualitative and quantitative analysis of the corpus shows that 1) in both kinds of speech the communication of Certainty clearly prevails over th...
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Nel nostro Paese, come in molte altre democrazie occidentali, la politica negli ultimi decenni ha iniziato ad occupare spazi di intrattenimento televisivo cambiando il proprio volto e le proprie tecniche espressive. L'esaltazione di sé e la rivelazione di informazioni strettamente private e personali sono diventate un carattere dominante della comu...
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Following the definition of ‘interior monologue’ given by Edouard Dujardin (1931), we analyse a corpus of novels (by Schnitzler, Joyce, Dostoevsky, Pirandello) in which this literary technique is used and we discover that, although one of the conventional meanings of monologue is ‘discourse with one voice’, interior monologues reveal intrinsic dial...
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This paper aims at showing that, despite the fact that the interactions represented in movies are not spontaneous and pre-established on the basis of a script, a peculiar corpus of movies, starring the Italian comic actor Totò, can be considered as an half-way point between everyday and fictional languages, by means of humorous interactions. The...
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Uncertainty language permeates biomedical research and is fundamental for the computer interpretation of unstructured text. And yet, a coherent, cognitive-based theory to interpret Uncertainty language and guide Natural Language Processing is, to our knowledge, non-existing. The aim of our project was therefore to detect and annotate Uncertainty ma...
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Das vorliegende Buch beschreibt die Beziehungen zwischen Gestalttheorie und Person. Es ging aus der Arbeit einer Gruppe von Psychologen hervor, die sich mit folgenden Aspekten der Person befassten: Die Person und ihr Ich; die Person in Aktion; die Person in Beziehung; die Enstehung der Person; die Person im Dialog; die Person und die Zentrierung. D...
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We present the concept of “dis-identity” as an intra-personal and inter-personal phenomenon of a person’s inner life and interpersonal relations. Disidentity manifests itself both in people’s inner monologues and in their dialogues with other people. Although the principal meaning of inner monologues is “discourses with one voice”, they do, in fact...
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In this paper we analyse linguistic structures, such as “You make me feel angry”, which imply the possibility that a person can cause another person’s affect. We illustrate the concept of “affective causality”, based on an implicit-naïve theory of interpersonal relations linked to common sense. We present two theoretical alternative viewpoints (der...
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In questo volume le Autrici propongono un modello di analisi qualitativa delle conversazioni ordinarie che integra due approcci teorico-metodologici provenienti, rispettivamente, dall’ambito linguistico e sociologico (l’Analisi del Discorso e l’Analisi della Conversazione) con uno (l’Analisi Transazionale di Eric Berne) proveniente dalla psicologia...
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Il teatro interiore, il teatro della coscienza, appare popolato da diversi attori che incarnano parti e ruoli differenti. I monologhi interiori, a dispetto del loro significato primario di “discorsi ad una sola voce”, sono caratterizzati da un intersecarsi di voci che rappresentano parti diverse della stessa persona, cioè da un’intrinseca dialogici...

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