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Associate Professor Ivano Caponigro

BA Pavia, MA UCLA, PhD UCLA.

Ivano Caponigro

Associate Investigator

Contact Details

Phone : +1 858 534 7220
email : ivano@ucsd.edu
Homepage : http://idiom.ucsd.edu/~ivano/

External Address

Department of Linguistics,
University of California, San Diego, USA

Recent External Appointments

  • Fellow, Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS), Stanford University, USA. (2014 - 2015)

Awards

  • Academic Senate Research Award (2014), Caponigro, I. University of California, San Diego, USA
  • Faculty Research Group Award (2013), Caponigro, I., & Cohen, J. Center for the Humanities, University of California, San Diego, USA
  • Academic Senate Research Award (2013), Caponigro, I. University of California, San Diego, USA
  • Faculty Research Group Award (2012), Caponigro, I., & Cohen, J. Center for the Humanities, University of California, San Diego, USA
  • Hellman Faculty Fellows Award (2009), Caponigro, I. University of California, San Diego, USA
  • Faculty Career Development Program Award (2009), Caponigro, I. University of California, San Diego, USA

Recent Grants Awarded

  • Faculty Fellowship, University of California, San Diego, USA (2015 - 2016) "Center for the Humanities". Caponigro, I.
  • Fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) (2014 - 2015) Caponigro, I.
  • Fellowship, Stanford University (2014 - 2015) "Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS)". Caponigro, I.

Selected Publications

Books

  • Caponigro, I. & Cecchetto, C. (Eds.). (2013). From Grammar to Meaning: The Spontaneous Logicality of Language. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Periodicals

  • Sprouse, J., Caponigro, I., Greco, C., & Cecchetto, C. (2016). Experimental syntax and the cross-linguistic variation of island effects in English and Italian. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, 34(1), 307-344. doi:10.1007/s11049-015-9286-8
  • Schütze, C.T., Sprouse, J., & Caponigro, I. (2015). Challenges for a theory of islands: A broader perspective on Ambridge, Pine, and Lieven. Language, 91(2), e31-e39.
  • Caponigro, I., Torrence, H., & Cisneros, C. (2013). Free relative clauses in two Mixtec languages. International Journal of American Linguistics, 79(1), 61-96.
  • Caponigro, I., Pearl, L., Brooks, N., & Barner, D. (2012). Acquiring the meaning of free relative clauses and plural definite descriptions. Journal of Semantics, 26, 261-293.
  • Caponigro, I., & Cohen, J. (2011). On collection and covert variables. Analysis, 71(3), 478-488.
  • Caponigro, I., & Davidson, K. (2011). Ask, and tell as well: Question-answer clauses in American sign language. Natural Language Semantics, 19(4), 323-371.
  • Caponigro, I., & Polinsky, M. (2011). Relative embeddings: A Circassian puzzle for the syntax/semantics interface. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, 29(1), 71-122.

Published Conference Proceedings

  • Gieselman, S., & Caponigro, I. (2013). Two sides of the same pragmatic move: The German discourse particles etwa and nicht. In S. Kan, C. Moore-Cantwell & R. Staubs (Eds.), Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 40) (pp. 231-244). Amherst, USA: Graduate Linguistic Student Association (GLSA).
  • Gieselman, S., Kluender, R., & Caponigro, I. (2013). Isolating processing factors in negative island contexts. In Y. Fainleib, N. LaCara, & Y. Park (Eds.), Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 41) (pp. 233-246). Amherst, USA: Graduate Linguistic Student Association (GLSA).
  • Gieselman, S., Kluender, R., & Caponigro, I. (2011). Pragmatic processing factors in negative island contexts. In D. Bailey & V. Teliga (Eds.), Proceedings of the thirty-ninth Western Conference On Linguistics (WECOL 2010) (pp. 65-76). Fresno, USA: Linguistics Department, California State Universit.

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Caponigro, I. (2015, April). Richard Montague: The simplicity of language, the complexity of life. Toward a biography. Invited colloquium at the Linguistics Department Colloquium Series, Stanford University, Stanford, USA.
  • Caponigro, I. (2015, February). Richard Montague: The simplicity of language, the complexity of life. Toward a biography. Invited colloquium at the Linguistics Department Colloquium Series, University of California, Los Angeles, USA.
  • Caponigro, I. (2015, February). Richard Montague: The simplicity of language, the complexity of life. Toward a biography. Invited colloquium at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, USA.
  • Caponigro, I. (2013, October). On the semantic variation of wh-words within and across languages. Invited colloquium at the Workshop on Semantic Variation, Linguistics Department, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA.
  • Caponigro, I. (2013, April). On the meaning of wh-words across constructions and languages. Invited colloquium at the Linguistics Department, University College London, UK.
  • Torrence, H., Caponigro, I., & Cisneros, C. (2013, January). Free relative clauses in two Mixtec languages. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA), Boston, USA.
  • Caponigro, I. (2011, November). On the questionable nature of rhetorical questions. Invited colloquium at the Seminar on the Semantics of Questions, Linguistics Department, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA.
  • Caponigro, I. (2011, November). Free relative clauses in two Mixtec languages. Invited colloquium at the Polinsky Language Sciences Lab and Language Universals and Linguistic Fieldwork Workshop, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA.
  • Caponigro, I., & Cohen, I. (2011, November). Semantic content and collection. Paper presented at the 3rd Semantic Content Workshop, University of Barcelona, Spain.
  • Torrence, H., Caponigro, I., & Cisneros, C. (2011, October). Free relative clauses in two Mixtec languages. Paper presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest (LASSO), South Padre Island, USA.
  • Caponigro, I. (2011, August). On the meaning of free relative clauses and plural definite descriptions: Evidence from acquisition. Invited presentation given at the Harvard-Australia Workshop on: Language, Learning and Logic, Macquarie University.
  • Caponigro, I. (2011, August). What does ‘what’ mean? An answer from free relative clauses cross-linguistically. Invited colloquium at the CLaS-CCD Research Colloquium Series, Macquarie University.
  • Cisneros, C., & Caponigro, I. (2011, April). Free relative clauses in Nieves Mixtec. Paper presented at the Workshop on American Indigenous Languages, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA.
  • Gieselman, S., Kluender R., & Caponigro, I. (2011, March). Processing factors in negative island contexts. Paper presented at the 24th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing., Stanford University, Stanford, USA.

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