Anna Giacalone Ramat

List of John Benjamins publications for which Anna Giacalone Ramat plays a role.


Synchrony and Diachrony: A dynamic interface

Edited by Anna Giacalone Ramat, Caterina Mauri and Piera Molinelli

[Studies in Language Companion Series, 133] 2013. xi, 450 pp.
Subjects Historical linguistics | Theoretical linguistics

The Limits of Grammaticalization

Edited by Anna Giacalone Ramat and Paul J. Hopper

[Typological Studies in Language, 37] 1998. vi, 307 pp.
Subjects Morphology | Pragmatics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics | Typology

Papers from the 7th International Conference on Historical Linguistics

Edited by Anna Giacalone Ramat, Onofrio Carruba and Giuliano Bernini

[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 48] 1987. xvi, 672 pp.
Subjects Historical linguistics


Giacalone Ramat, Anna 2019 Degrees of grammaticalization and measure constructions in ItalianRevue Romane 54:2, pp. 257–277 | Article
Against the background of recent debate on Grammaticalization Theory, this study will provide an overview of some Italian quantifying expressions whose original head is a measure noun. The binominal expressions analysed indicate a quantity, either large or small; as such, they can be substituted… read more
Giacalone Ramat, Anna, Caterina Mauri and Andrea Sansó 2017 Chapter 12. Dubitative-corrective constructions in ItalianPragmatic Markers, Discourse Markers and Modal Particles: New perspectives, Fedriani, Chiara and Andrea Sansó (eds.), pp. 335–367 | Chapter
This paper investigates the properties of a set of poorly described Italian constructions characterized, at the same time, by (i) a dubitative component, challenging a presupposition generated by the preceding context and (ii) a corrective function. These constructions revolve around four… read more
Giacalone Ramat, Anna, Caterina Mauri and Piera Molinelli 2013 Synchrony and diachrony: Introduction to a dynamic interfaceSynchrony and Diachrony: A dynamic interface, Giacalone Ramat, Anna, Caterina Mauri and Piera Molinelli (eds.), pp. 1–24 | Article
Giacalone Ramat, Anna and Andrea Sansó 2011 From passive to impersonal: A case study from Italian and its implicationsImpersonal Constructions: A cross-linguistic perspective, Malchukov, Andrej L. and Anna Siewierska (eds.), pp. 189–228 | Article
In contemporary Italian, there is a passive si-construction in which the patient governs agreement on the verb and an impersonal si-construction in which either the verb is intransitive or the patient is not promoted to subject. The coexistence of the two constructions is the result of a… read more
Giacalone Ramat, Anna 2008 Areal convergence in grammaticalization processesRethinking Grammaticalization: New perspectives, López-Couso, María José and Elena Seoane (eds.), pp. 129–167 | Article
This paper discusses a number of developments within Standard Average European, which prove that the universal properties of grammaticalization processes can be reconciled with the specificity of situations of language contact. The four changes examined in the article are the development of… read more
Cristofaro, Sonia and Anna Giacalone Ramat 2007 Relativization strategies in the languages of EuropeEurope and the Mediterranean as Linguistic Areas: Convergencies from a historical and typological perspective, Ramat, Paolo and Elisa Roma (eds.), pp. 63–93 | Article
This paper examines the relativization patterns found in twenty-six languages of Europe, focusing on the strategies used to encode the relativized item. We provide a critical overview of extant classifications of these strategies, and discuss the distribution of these strategies across different… read more
This paper focuses on the areal distribution of indefinite man -constructions (i.e. impersonal active constructions in which the subject position is filled by a noun meaning ‘man’) in European languages. It is shown that man -constructions are a widespread phenomenon across Europe: they show up… read more
Giacalone Ramat, Anna 2002 8. How do learners acquire the classical three categories of temporality? Evidence from L2 ItalianThe L2 Acquisition of Tense–Aspect Morphology, Salaberry, M. Rafael and Yasuhiro Shirai (eds.), pp. 221 ff. | Chapter
Giacalone Ramat, Anna 2000 On Some Grammaticalization Patterns for AuxiliariesHistorical Linguistics 1995: Volume 1: General issues and non-Germanic Languages., Smith, John Charles and Delia Bentley (eds.), pp. 125 ff. | Article
Giacalone Ramat, Anna 1999 Grammaticalization of Modality in Language AcquisitionStudies in Language 23:2, pp. 377–407 | Article
The present study aims to provide empirical evidence for a number of claims concerning the grammaticalization of deontic and epistemic modality. It is based on results from a research project on the acquisition of Italian as a second language conventionally called the "Pavia Project". The… read more
Giacalone Ramat, Anna 1998 Testing the Boundaries of GrammaticalizationThe Limits of Grammaticalization, Giacalone Ramat, Anna and Paul J. Hopper (eds.), pp. 107–127 | Article
Giacalone Ramat, Anna and Paul J. Hopper 1998 IntroductionThe Limits of Grammaticalization, Giacalone Ramat, Anna and Paul J. Hopper (eds.), pp. 1–11 | Article
Giacalone Ramat, Anna 1995 Iconicity in Grammaticalization ProcessesIconicity in Language, Simone, Raffaele (ed.), pp. 119 ff. | Article