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Alessandro Zucchi

Dipartimento di Filosofia
Università degli Studi di Milano
via Festa del Perdono 7
20122 Milano

Tel: (39) 02-503 12388
Email: alessandro.zucchi@unimi.it
Homepage: http://www.filosofia.unimi.it/∼zucchi/index.html

Luogo e data di nascita

Piacenza, 17-07-1954

Studi

Ph.D. in Linguistica, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1989
Dissertazione: The Language of Propositions and Events
Committee: Barbara Hall Partee (chair), Angelika Kratzer, Emmon Bach, David Pesetsky, Edmund Gettier III

M.A. in Filosofia, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1985

Laurea in Filosofia, 110 e lode, Università degli Studi di Milano, 1979

Esperienza di insegnamento e ricerca

Professore ordinario, Università degli Studi di Milano, 2011-oggi
Professore straordinario, Università degli Studi di Milano, 2008-11
Professore associato, Università degli Studi di Milano, 2002-08
Professore associato, Università degli Studi di Salerno, 1998-02
Assistant Professor, Cornell University, 1997-98
Visiting Assistant Professor, Cornell University, 1994-95
Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1992-94
Acting Assistant Professor, Stanford University, 1991-92
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Rochester, 1990-91
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Rochester, 1989-90
Scientific Researcher, Universitaet Stuttgart 1988-89

Corsi a contratto e scuole estive

“Atteggiamenti proposizionali”, 6th Summer School in Mind & Language, Università degli Studi di Siena, 2013
“Atteggiamenti proposizionali”, 5th Summer School in Mind & Language, Università degli Studi di Siena, 2012
“Context Shift in Sign Language”, ESSLLI, the 17th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information at Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, Scotland, 2005
“Lingua dei Segni e Teoria Linguistica”, Universita` degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, 2005
“Lingua dei Segni e Teoria Linguistica”, Universita` degli Studi di Venezia (Ca’ Foscari), 2002-05
“The Theories of Presupposition”, Summer Institute of the Linguistic Society of America, 1997

Area di ricerca

Semantica formale

Pubblicazioni

Libri

Bonomi, A. and Zucchi, A. (2001). Tempo e linguaggio. Bruno Mondadori Editore, Milano

Zucchi, A. (1993). The language of propositions and events. Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy. Kluwer, Dordrecht

Articoli in riviste

Del Prete F. and Zucchi S. (2020) "Gender in conditionals", Linguistics and Philosophy (on line first) https://doi.org/10.1007/s10988-020-09307-6

Zucchi S. (2018) "Sign language iconicity and gradient effects", Theoretical Linguistics, 44(3-4): 203-294

Checchetto A., Cecchetto C., Geraci C., Zucchi S. (2018) "The language instinct in extreme circumstances: The transition to tactile Italian Sign Language (LISt) by Deafblind signers", Glossa, 3(1): 66. 1–28

Zucchi S. (2017) "Games of make-believe and factual information", Theoretical Linguistics, 43(1-2): 95-101

Del Prete, F. and Zucchi S. (2017) “A unified non monstrous semantics for third person pronouns”, Semantics and Pragmatics, 10(10).

Cecchetto C., Checchetto A., Geraci C., Santoro M., and S. Zucchi. (2015) “The syntax of predicate ellipsis in Italian Sign Language (LIS)”, Lingua, 166, 214-235.

Zucchi A. (2015) “Events and situations”, Annual Review of Linguistics, 1, 85-106.

Zucchi, A. (2012). “Formal semantics of sign languages”, Language and Linguistics Compass, 6/11:719- 734.

Cecchetto, C., Geraci, C., and Zucchi, A. (2009). “Another way to mark syntactic dependencies: The case for right-peripheral specifiers in sign languages”. Language, 85(2):278-320.

Zucchi, A. (2009). “Along the time line: Tense and time adverbs in Italian Sign Language”, Natural Language Semantics, 17(2):99-139.

Cecchetto, C., Geraci, C., and Zucchi, A. (2006). “Strategies of relativization in Italian Sign Language”, Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, 24(4):945-975.

Bonomi A. and Zucchi S. (2003) “A pragmatic framework for truth in fiction”, Dialectica, 57:103-120.

Zucchi, A. and White, M. (2001). “Twigs, sequences and the temporal constitution of predicates”. Linguistics and Philosophy, 24(2):223-270.

Zucchi, A. (1999). “Incomplete events, intensionality and imperfective aspect”, Natural Language Semantics, 7:179-215
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Zucchi, A. (1995). “The ingredients of definiteness and the definiteness effect”, Natural Language Semantics, 3:33-78.

Articoli in volumi

Zucchi S. (2019) "Did Socrates die? A note on the moment of change" in Altshuler D. and Rett J. (eds.) The Semantics of Plurals, Focus, Degrees, and Times. Essays in Honor of Roger Schwarzschild, Springer, pp. 259-281

Zucchi S. (2017) “Event categorization in sign languages”. In Cohen H. and Lefebvre C, editors, The Handbook of Categorization in Cognitive Science, 2nd edition, pages 377-396, Elsevier, Amsterdam.

Zucchi, A., Neidle, C., Geraci, C., Duffy, Q., and Cecchetto, C. (2010). “Functional markers in sign languages: the case of FATTO and FINISH”. In Brentari, D., editor, Sign Languages: A Cambridge Language Survey, pages 197-224. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Zucchi, A. (2005). “The present mode”. In Carlson, G. N. and Pelletier, F. J., editors, Reference and quantification: the Partee effect, pages 1-28. CSLI Publications, Stanford.

Zucchi, S. (2001). “Tense in fiction”. In Cecchetto, C., Chierchia, G., and Guasti, M. T., editors, Semantic interfaces: Reference, anaphora and aspect, pages 320-356. CSLI Publications, Stanford.

Zucchi, A. (1998). “Aspect shift”. In Rothstein, S., editor, Events and grammar, Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy, pages 349-370. Kluwer, Dordrecht.

Articoli in atti di convegni

Geraci, C., Cecchetto, C., and Zucchi, A. (2008). “Sentential complementation in Italian Sign Language”. In Grosvald, M. and Soares, D., editors, Proceedings of the thirty-eighth Western Conference On Linguistics (WECOL), volume 19, pages 46-58. Department of Linguistics, California State University, Fresno.

Zucchi, A. and White, M. (1996). “Twigs, sequences and the temporal constitution of predicates”. In Galloway, T. and Spence, J., editors, Proceedings from Semantics and Linguistic Theory VI.

Zucchi, A. (1995). “Aspect shift, quantity implicatures and extra-linguistic context”. In Proceedings of the conference ‘Langues et grammaire’, Université Paris 8.

Poesio, M. and Zucchi, A. (1992). “On telescoping”. In Barker, C. and Dowty, D., editors, Proceedings from Semantics and Linguistic Theory II.

Zucchi, A. (1992). “Existential sentences and predication”. In Dekker, P. and Stokhof, M., editors, Proceedings of the Eighth Amsterdam Colloquium
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Zucchi, A. (1991). “Negation and aspect”. In Proceedings of the Seventh Eastern States Conference on Linguistics (ESCOL).

Zucchi, A. (1990). “The propositional interpretation of Noun Phrases”. In Stokhof, M. and Torenvliet, L., editors, Proceedings of the Seventh Amsterdam Colloquium.

Zucchi, A. (1989). “On the syntactic and semantic status of the by -phrase and the of -phrase”. In Carter, J. and Dechaine, R.-M., editors, Proceedings of the North Eastern Linguistic Society (NELS), 19.

Interventi a convegni (invited speaker)

Workshop The language of fiction, University of Uppsala. Titolo dell'intervento: "On the generation of content", 2019

Workshop Once upon a time: semantic approaches to fiction, literature, and narrative, University of Groningen.Titolo dell'intervento: "Reporting on content", 2018

10th Sinn und Bedeutung Conference, Humboldt University, Berlino. Titolo dell’intervento: “Monsters in the visual mode”, 2005

Fourteenth Amsterdam Colloquium, University of Amsterdam. Titolo dell’intervento: “The semantics of FATTO: a case of grammaticalization”, 2003

Going Romance, University of Groningen. Titolo dell’intervento: “Tense, time, and adverbs in Italian and LIS”, 2002

Tavola rotonda internazionale The Syntax of Tense and Aspect, Université Paris VII. Titolo dell’intervento: “The present mode”, 2000

Altre attività accademiche

Referee per le riviste Natural Language Semantics, Linguistics and Philosophy, Language, Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics, Mind and Language

Membro dell’Editorial Board della Rivista di Linguistica dal 1999 al 2004

Membro dell'Editorial Board di Semantics and Pragmatics dal 2007

Direttore del Dipartimento di Filosofia 2014-17

Presidente del Collegio didattico di Filosofia e Scienze Filosofiche 2013-14

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