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Dr Vincenzo Moscati

MA Siena, PhD Siena.

Vincenzo Moscati

Associate Investigator

Contact Details

Phone : +39 0577 234 761
email : moscati@unisi.it
Homepage : http://www.ciscl.unisi.it/persone/enzo.htm
ORCID : http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6275-9739

External Address

Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies on Cognition and Language
University of Siena, Italy

Recent Grants Awarded

  • Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block (2012 - 2013) "Tobii eye-tracker for testing infants and young children." Demuth, K., Grant, K.-A., McMahon, C., Crain, S., Thornton, R., Sharma, M., Cox, F., Tsukada, K., Zhou, P., & Moscati, V. ($49,150)

Selected Publications

Books

  • Moscati, V. (2010). Negation raising: Logical form and linguistic variation Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Book Chapters

  • Moscati, V. (2014). Eliciting clitics in French: Against the generalized null object stage. In C. Contemori & L. Dal Pozzo (Eds.), Inquiries into linguistic theory and language acquisition: Papers offered to Adriana Belletti (pp. 130-144). Siena: CISCL Press.
  • Moscati, V. (2014). Asymmetric entailment and the interpretation of potere in early Italian. In J. Costa, A. Fiéis, M.J. Freitas, M. Lobo & A.L. Santos (Eds.), New directions in the acquisition of romance languages: Selected proceedings of The Romance Turn V (pp. 202-218). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Moscati, V. (2013). On intervention effects in weak islands. A self-paced reading experiment. In E. Servidio (Ed.), STiL – Studies in Linguistics Vol. 5 (pp. 77-90). Siena: Ciscl Press.
  • Moscati, V., & Rizzi, L. (2013). The selective development of agreement in early Italian. In E. Servidio (Ed.), STiL – Studies in Linguistics Vol. 5 (pp. 91-116). Siena: Ciscl Press.
  • Moscati, V. (2011). Discourse under control in ambiguous sentences. In J. Meibauer, & M. Steinbach (Eds.), Experimental pragmatics/semantics (pp. 63-78). Amsterdam, Netherlands: John Benjamins.
  • Moscati, V. (2009). When children are stronger than adults: Evidence from Italian modals. In M. Dejima, C. Fuji & T. Haraguchi (Eds.), Nanzan Linguistics Special Issue 5 (pp. 95-107). Nagoya: Center for Linguistics, Nanzan University.
  • Moscati, V. (2007). Omissione della copula e frasi negative: Uno studio comparativo tra italiano, inglese e tedesco infantile [Copular omission and negative sentences. A comparative study between early Italian, English and German]. In L. Lenzini (Ed.), Annali della facoltà di Lettere (pp. 161-178). Siena: Università degli studi di Siena.

Periodicals

  • Moscati, V., Zhan, L., & Zhou, P. (2017). Children’s on-line processing of epistemic modals. Journal of Child Language, 44(5), 1025-1040. doi:10.1017/S0305000916000313
  • Moscati, V., Romoli, J., Demarie, T.F., & Crain, S. (2016). Born in the USA: A comparison of modals and nominal quantifiers in child language. Natural Language Semantics, 24(1), 79-115. doi:10.1007/s11050-015-9120-1
  • Moscati, V., & Crain, S. (2014). When negation and epistemic modality combine: The role of information strength in child language. Language Learning and Development, 10(36), 345-380. doi:10.1080/15475441.2014.880640
  • Moscati, V., & Rizzi, L. (2014). Agreement configurations in language development: A movement-based complexity metric. Lingua, 140, 67-82. doi:10.1016/j.lingua.2013.12.004
  • Moscati, V. (2013). Why children prefer impossible worlds. Lingue e Linguaggio, 12(2), 223-248.
  • Moscati, V. (2010). Scope widening of negation in Modal Constructions. Rivista di Grammatica Generativa, 35, 49-73.

Published Conference Proceedings

  • Di Bacco, F., Tieu, L., Moscati, V., Folli, R., ..., & Romoli, J. (2017). Testing the QUD approach: Children’s comprehension of scopally ambiguous questions. In A. Kaplan, M.K. McCarvel & E.J. Rubin. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (pp. 177-186). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.
  • Gualmini, A., & Moscati, V. (2009). The early steps of modal and negation interactions: Evidence from child Italian. In Aboh, Enoch O., Elisabeth van der Linden, Josep Quer and Petra Sleeman (Eds.), Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory: Selected papers from ‘Going Romance’ Amsterdam 2007 (pp. 131-144). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing.
  • Moscati, V., & Tedeschi, R. (2009). The delay of the Italian Past Participle agreement. In Jane Chandlee, Michelle Franchini, Sandy Lord, and Gudrun-Marion Rheiner (Eds.), BUCLD 33: Proceedings of the 33rd annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (vol. 2) (pp. 379-390). : Cascadilla Press.
  • Moscati, V. (2008). Negative chains and LF negation raising In A. Bisetto and F. Barbieri (Eds.), Proceedings of XXXIII Incontro di Grammatica Generativa (pp. 106-120). Bologna, Italy: .
  • Moscati, V. (2008). Strength and Weakness of Children's Interpretation of Modals. In Yukio Otsu (Ed.), Proceedings of the 9th Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics (pp. 103-119). Tokyo: Hituzi Syobo.
  • Moscati, V., & Gualmini, A. (2008). More Facts that Isomorphism Cannot Explain. In T. Friedman and M. Gibson (Eds.), Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory 17 (SALT XVII) (pp. 202-209). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University.
  • Moscati, V. (2007). Covert Movement of Negation: raising over modality. In (Ed.), CISCL Working Papers on Language and Cognition, Vol. 1 (pp. 127-144). Boston: MITWPL.
  • Moscati, V. (2006). Parameterizing Negation: Interactions with copular constructions in Italian and English children. In Adriana Belletti, Elisa Bennati, Cristiano Chesi, Elisa Di Domenico, and Ida Ferrari (Eds.), Language Acquisition and Development: Proceedings of GALA2005 (pp. 367-378). Newcastle: Cambridge Scholar Press.
  • Moscati, V. (2006). Left Edge Licensors in italiano: un argomento in favore di un entrata lessicale disgiunta per ‘niente’ e ‘nessuno’. In (Ed.), Atti della XXXI Conferenza della Società di Glottologia Italiana (pp. 2008). Roma: Il Calamo.

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Di Bacco, F., Tieu, L., Moscati, V., Folli, R., Sevdali, C., & Romoli, J. (2016, June). Testing the QUD approach: Children’s comprehension of scopally ambiguous questions. Paper presented at the 37th TABU Dag, University of Groningen, Germany.
  • Di Bacco, F., Tieu, L., Moscati, V., Folli, R., Sevdali, C., & Romoli, J. (2016, April). Testing the QUD approach: Children’s comprehension of scopally ambiguous questions. Paper presented at the 34th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 34), University of Utah, USA.
  • Manetti, C., Moscati, V., Rizzi, L., & Belletti, A. (2015, November). The role of number and gender features in the comprehension of Italian clitic left dislocations. Paper presented at the 40th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD40), Boston, USA.
  • Moscati, V., Manetti, C., Rizzi, L., & Belletti, A. (2015, November). Children’s sensitivity to prosody and discourse-pragmatic: The case of contrastive focus in Italian. Poster session presented at the 40th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD40), Boston, USA.
  • Manetti, C., Moscati, V., Rizzi, L., & Belletti, A. (2015, September). Intervention and topics: The role of number and gender features in the comprehension of left dislocated structures in adults and children. Poster session presented at the 12th Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition (GALA 12), Nantes, France.
  • Moscati, V., Manetti, C., & Rizzi, L. (2015, September). The acquisition of focus movement in Italian: A comprehension study on prosody and word order. Paper presented at the 12th Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition (GALA 12), Nantes, France.
  • Moscati, V., Zhan, L.K., & Zhou, P. (2013, November). Reasoning on possibilities: An eye tracking study on modal knowledge. Paper presented at the 38th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, USA.
  • Moscati, V., Romoli, J., & Crain, S. (2013, September). Even a pragmatic child always thinks about impossible worlds: Modals, quantifiers and discourse-pragmatic factors in scope assignment. Paper presented at the Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition (GALA 2013), Oldenburg, Germany.
  • Romoli, J., Moscati, V., & Crain, S. (2013, September). When pragmatics is not enough: Modals, quantifiers and a bias for logical strength in children. Paper presented at the 5th biennial Experimental Pragmatics conference (XPRAG), Utrecht, The Netherlands.
  • Romoli, J., Moscati, V., & Crain, S. (2013, September). When pragmatics is not enough: Modals, quantifiers and a bias for logical strength in children. Paper presented at the Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition (GALA 2013), Oldenburg, Germany.
  • Moscati, V. (2013, July). Movement and locality in language acquisition: A ranked typology of agreement in Italian. Paper presented at the Linguistic Theory and its Applications: Comparative Applied Studies Symposium, 19th International Congress of Linguists (19ICL), Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Moscati, V. (2012, July). Early scope assignment: Epistemic modals and negation in Italian L1. Presentation given at the Romance Turn, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Moscati, V., & Rizzi, L. (2011, December). A typology of agreement relations and its implication for language development. Presentation given at the XXV Going Romance, Utrecht.
  • Moscati, V., & Tedeschi, R. (2009, November). The delay of the Italian past participle agreement. Presentation given at the XXXIII Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston University, Boston.
  • Moscati, V., & Tedeschi, R. (2009, September). Null-objects and Past Participle agreement in early Italian. Presentation given at the Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition (GALA 2009), Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Moscati, V., Pirvulescu, M., & Di Renzo, R. (2009, March). Gradients of Agreement. Presentation given at the XXXV Incontro di Grammatica Generativa, Università di Siena.
  • Moscati, V. (2008, April). Strength and weakness of children's interpretation of modals. Presentation given at the IX Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics, Keio University, Tokyo.
  • Moscati, V. (2008, April). Modality and Negation in child language. A subset configuration in the interpretation of multiple-operator sentences. Experimental Pragmatics/Semantics. Presentation given at the XXX Meeting of the German Society for Linguistics, University of Bamberg.
  • Moscati, V., & Gualmini, A. (2008, March). Negation and Modality in Child Language. Presentation given at the XXXIV Incontro di Grammatica Generativa, Università di Padova.
  • Moscati, V. (2007, December). Modality and Negation: a subset configuration in the interpretation of multiple-operators sentences. Presentation given at the Experimental Pragmatics, Centre for General Linguistics Typology and Universals Research (ZAS), Berlin.
  • Moscati, V., & Gualmini, A. (2007, December). Pragmatics overrules Isomorphism: the interpretation of modals and negation in Early Italian. Paper presented at the XXI Going Romance, Universiteit van Amsterdam.
  • Moscati, V., & Gualmini, A. (2007, May). More facts that Isomorphism cannot explain. Presentation given at the XVII SALT, Semantic and Linguistic Theory, University of Connecticut.
  • Moscati, V. (2007, March). Negative chains and LF Negation Raising. Presentation given at the XXXIII Incontro di Grammatica Generativa, Università di Bologna.
  • Moscati, V. (2006, November). Negation Raising: Wide inverse scope of negation over modals and interpretable negative features in CP. Presentation given at the Syntax-Workshop XXXIV Linguistiktagung, Klagenfurt.
  • Moscati, V. (2006, September). Elementi Monotonicamente Decrescenti nella periferia sinistra della frase. Presentation given at the XXXI convegno della Società Italiana di Glottologia, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa.
  • Moscati, V. (2005, July). Parameterizing negation. Interaction with copular constructions in Italian and English children. Presentation given at the Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition (GALA 2005), Siena, Italy.

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