Gaetano Fiorin

List of John Benjamins publications for which Gaetano Fiorin plays a role.


In this contribution, we offer a contextualist analysis of names whereby a name N is used as a felicitous referential term in all and only those contexts of utterance in which N is intended to refer to a unique referent by all cognitive agents that are relevant in the context. This analysis has… read more
Hu, Shenai, Maria Vender, Gaetano Fiorin and Denis Delfitto 2018 The comprehension of Italian negation in Mandarin-Italian sequential bilingual childrenOn the Acquisition of the Syntax of Romance, Gavarró, Anna (ed.), pp. 169–184 | Chapter
This study investigates how sequential bilingual Mandarin-speaking children who had more than three years of exposure to Italian comprehended Italian negative sentences in comparison with affirmative ones. Sixteen bilingual children and 16 Italian monolingual peers were tested using a truth-value… read more
Delfitto, Denis and Gaetano Fiorin 2015 Exhaustivity operators and fronted focus in ItalianStructures, Strategies and Beyond: Studies in honour of Adriana Belletti, Di Domenico, Elisa, Cornelia Hamann and Simona Matteini (eds.), pp. 163–180 | Article
In this contribution we present an original analysis of Fronted Focus in Italian (contrastive/corrective focus in the terminology of Belletti 2004), based on the insight that Fronted Focus can be decomposed into Contrast and the Exhaustivity Operator involved in the computation of grammaticalized… read more