Linda Badan

Linda Badan
Ghent University | UGhent

PhD in Linguistics. Associate Professor at Ghent University

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This paper explores the relation between the interpretations of while in English and mentre in Italian introducing adverbial clauses. Central while/mentre clauses express a temporal/aspectual modification of the proposition in the host clause. Peripheral while/mentre clauses make accessible a proposition from the discourse context enhancing the rel...
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In this paper we describe the distribution of subject clitics in nominal copular constructions in the Veneto variety of Este (Padova province). In nominal copular sentences in a pro-drop language like Italian, the copula always agrees with the subject of the small clause both in canonical (preverbal NP subject) and in inverse (postverbal NP subject...
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Questo contributo offre un'analisi dell'italiano come terza lingua (L3) nella produzione scritta e orale di studenti nederlandofoni. Con terza lingua si intende un sistema linguistico di nuova acquisizione da parte di un apprendente che padroneggia almeno una (o più) lingue oltre alla propria prima lingua (L1) (si veda Rothman, 2010 e 2011; Bardel,...
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The increasing attention on Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) pronunciation instruction gives us an opportunity to look into the current directions of teaching Chinese as a foreign language and the specific instructional pronunciation strategies employed by CFL teachers. This paper offers a review of empirical evidence on the use and impact of in...
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This article deals with Italian questions with a post-verbal wh-element, which are generally defined as in situ . We show that post-verbal wh-questions can be interpreted as information-seeking questions, and provide syntactic arguments supporting the hypothesis that the post-verbal wh-element is only apparently in situ . We claim that, in certain...
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This paper investigates the effect of a period of study in Italy on the use of discourse markers (DMs) by Belgian-Dutch learners of Italian as a second language (L2). We recorded dialogical exchanges between 8 Belgian-Dutch learners of L2 Italian, before and after an Erasmus exchange of 6 months in an Italian university. The results of our investig...
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This contribution offers a quantitative and qualitative linguistic analysis of discourse markers (DMs) in an emerging digital genre: online travel reviews posted on TripAdvisor. In particular, we analyse reviews written in Italian, which is still an understudied language in this context. We analyze a corpus consisting of 200 negative and 200 positi...
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In language and second language acquisition research, it is important to have a measure for tracking the proficiency level of participants. Lexical competence is fundamental for communicative purposes in a given language, and vocabulary tests are a reliable measure to assess lexical proficiency. That is why vocabulary tests have a central role in l...
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This paper offers a detailed analysis of the expression guarda te lit. ‘look you’ in regional Italian of Veneto. Firstly, we show that guarda te is a discourse marker that can have two distinct interpretations associated with different syntactic behaviors and prosodic contours. Secondly, we explain the evolution of guarda te as a discourse marker i...
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This article deals with clitic right dislocation (CLRD) structures. The interface examination of the interpretative, syntactic and prosodic properties of CLRDs shows that these constructions can be ordered on a scale based to the minor or greater degree of prosodic and syntactic integration between verb and post-verbal object. This scale of integra...
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L’articolo riporta una prima indagine esplorativa sulla situazione sociolinguistica degli italiani che vivono nelle Fiandre, in Belgio. In particolare, lo studio mira a indagare e confrontare l’atteggiamento nei confronti dell’italiano come lingua di origine e il suo legame con il senso di identità degli italiani di prima e seconda generazione che...
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This article deals with the acquisition of four Mandarin sentence final particles ma, a, ba, ne by Italian native speakers. The research gives a contribution to the study of sentence final particles from an acquisition and didactic perspective, which has been scarcely investigated in the linguistic literature. The article proposes a quantitative an...
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In this article, we propose an analysis of the so-called echo wh-questions in situ in Italian at syntax–prosody interface. We conduct a prosodic analysis under an experimental approach, showing that a focalized wh-word in echo wh-questions shows its own peculiar properties, different from informative and corrective focus, so that we can analyze it...
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In this paper we explore the prosody of regular and echo wh- questions in Este Italian. We analyzed 40 regular and 40 echo wh- questions introduced by dove, collected by means of a Discourse completion task and produced by 4 native speakers. Regular questions are phrased in two φ separated by a L-. The first phrase has an H+L* L- tune with the pitc...
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This paper deals with exclamatives in Mandarin and has two main objectives. The first is the application of the exclamativity tests proposed in the literature to identify " true " sentential exclamatives in Mandarin. The second goal is to establish the essential components of sentential exclamatives in Mandarin, in order to understand the necessary...
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This article concerns Verb-Object Constructions (VOCs) in Mandarin in comparison with the same type of constructions in Ewe. VOCs are verbs that necessarily take an overt object. Taking Essegbey's (1999) analysis of Ewe VOCs as starting point, I propose different criteria to classify VOCs in Mandarin and I provide evidence for the existence of four...

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This project aim at exploring topicalization and focalization phenomena in spoken Italian