Professor Raffaella Folli

Provost of the Belfast/Jordanstown campus

School/Department
Provost J/town & Belfast
Research Institute
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Campus
Jordanstown campus
Telephone
+44 28 9536 7574
Email
r.folli@ulster.ac.uk
Location
Room BA-05-014
Shore Road
Newtownabbey
Co. Antrim
BT37 0QB

Professor Raffaella Folli studied Philosophy at the University of Milan. In 1998 she completed an MPhil in Linguistics at the University of Oxford and in 2001 a DPhil in Linguistics, also at the University of Oxford. She joined Ulster University in 2005 having previously held research positions at the University of Arizona and then the University of Cambridge.

Her main research area is theoretical syntax. Her standing in linguistics is evidenced by her extensive publications in top journals in the field, various grants from different research councils and extensive collaborations with academics in the UK and the US. In 2011 she was awarded a Distinguished Research Fellowship award in recognition of her research achievements.

Raffaella is part of the linguistics team that in 2012 established the Ulster Centre on Multilingualism (UCoM), an information service for people raising or working with children growing up with more than one language. As part of UCoM, she is involved in Language Made Fun, a programme designed to support the language needs of multilingual children or migrant children in Northern Ireland. It is delivered in collaboration with Barnardo’s and funded by a grant from the Big Lottery Fund.

Against deficiency-based typologies. Manner-alternation parameters in Italian and English. / Folli, Raffaella; Heidi, Harley.

Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 10. Selected papers from 'Going Romance' 28. ed. / Ernestina Carrilho; Alexandra Fiéis; Maria Lobo; Sandra Perei. Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins, 2016. p. 103-120.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter

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Indefinite topics and the syntax of nominals in Italian and Greek. / Alexopoulou, Theodora; Folli, Raffaella.

In: WCCFL 28 Online Proceedings, Vol. 1, 2011, p. 1-12.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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On the licensing of causatives of directed motion: Waltzing Matilda all over. / Folli, Raffaella; Harley, Heidi.

In: Studia Linguistica, Vol. 60, No. 2, 08.2006, p. 121-155.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Causation, Obligation, and Argument Structure: On the Nature of Little v. / Folli, Raffaella; Harley, Heidi.

In: Linguistic Inquiry, Vol. 38, No. 2, 2007, p. 197-238.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Clitic Left Dislocation in Absence of Clitics: a Study in Trilingual Acquisition. / Devlin, Megan MD; Folli, Raffaella; Henry, Alison; Sevdali, Christina.

Unknown Host Publication. ed. / Josef Fruehwald. Penn Linguistics Club, 2012. p. 41-50.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewConference contribution

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The syntax of argument structure: Evidence from Italian complex predicates. / Folli, Raffaella; Harley, Heidi.

In: Journal of Linguistics, Vol. 48, 20.03.2012, p. 1-33.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Syntax and its limits. / Folli, Raffaella (Editor); Sevdali, Christina (Editor); Truswell, Robert (Editor).

Oxford University Press, 2013. 480 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewAnthology

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Vulnerable Domains and Cross-Linguistic Influence: The View from Trilingual Acquisition. / Devlin, Megan; Folli, Raffaella; Henry, Alison; Sevdali, Christina.

Advances in Language Acquisition. ed. / S Stavrakaki; M Lalioti; X Konstantinopoulou. Cambridge : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013. p. 309-319.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter

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Lexical vs. Functional: Complex Predicates in Italian. / Folli, Raffaella; Harley, Heidi.

In: NELS 41, Vol. 1, 2014, p. 191-204.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Introduction. / Folli, Raffaella; Sevdali, Christina; Truswell, Robert.

Syntax and its limits. Oxford University Press, 2013. p. 1-15.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter

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