Chiara Ghezzi

List of John Benjamins publications for which Chiara Ghezzi plays a role.

Title

Positioning the Self and Others: Linguistic perspectives

Edited by Kate Beeching, Chiara Ghezzi and Piera Molinelli

[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 292] 2018. vi, 316 pp.
Subjects Discourse studies | Pragmatics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology

Articles

D’Argenio, Elisa and Chiara Ghezzi 2024 Chapter 11. Place names in legal texts: Vagueness and ambiguity in the Italian Medieval Lombard kingdomsVagueness, Ambiguity, and All the Rest: Linguistic and pragmatic approaches, Fiorentini, Ilaria and Chiara Zanchi (eds.), pp. 260–281 | Chapter
This paper considers the role played by vagueness and ambiguity when applied to geographic referents. Through a corpus of Latin purchase and gift contracts dating to the 8th-11th centuries and written in the Bergamo and Salerno areas during the Lombard kingdoms, the study focuses on the formula… read more
This paper considers the role of social indexicality in the pragmatic development of Italian cioè ‘that is’ and tipo ‘type’ in the second half of the 20th century. It analyses listeners’ phone-ins to a radio station gathered in 1976 and in 2010, together with questionnaires on speakers’… read more
Ghezzi, Chiara and Piera Molinelli 2020 Connectives and cyclicity: From the Latin temporal phrase illa hora to the Italian discourse marker allora The Role of Pragmatics in Cyclic Language Change, Mosegaard Hansen, Maj-Britt (ed.), pp. 208–235 | Article
This paper focuses on the formal and functional development of Italian allora (< Latin ad illa(m) hora(m) [‘in that hour’]) ‘at that time, then, well’ considering its polyfunctionality and its relationship with the functional space of dunque (‘then, therefore’). The developments of both forms… read more
Beeching, Kate, Chiara Ghezzi and Piera Molinelli 2018 Chapter 1. IntroductionPositioning the Self and Others: Linguistic perspectives, Beeching, Kate, Chiara Ghezzi and Piera Molinelli (eds.), pp. 1–18 | Chapter
Ghezzi, Chiara 2018 Chapter 9. Constellation of indexicalities and social meaning: The evolution of cioè in Contemporary ItalianPositioning the Self and Others: Linguistic perspectives, Beeching, Kate, Chiara Ghezzi and Piera Molinelli (eds.), pp. 197–218 | Chapter
This chapter analyses the evolution of Italian cioè lit. ‘that is’ in recent diachrony. Cioè developed a social indexicality as in the 1980s it was associated with a young speech style. Through a corpus-based analysis of listeners’ phone-ins to a radio station, this study analyses the functions of… read more
Ghezzi, Chiara and Piera Molinelli 2016 Politeness markers from Latin to Italian: Periphery, discourse structure and cyclicityPeriphery – Diachronic and Cross-Linguistic Approaches, Higashiizumi, Yuko, Noriko O. Onodera and Sung-Ock S. Sohn (eds.), pp. 307–337 | Article
This study compares the development of the Latin and Italian politeness markers quaeso and prego (‘please’). The markers, originally performative verbs meaning ‘I ask, I pray’, have developed politeness-related functions which index the action structure (i.e., polite requests) and the exchange… read more