Professor Raffaella Folli
Provost of the Belfast/Jordanstown campus
- Provost J/town & Belfast
- Research Institute
- Institute for Research in Social Sciences
- Jordanstown campus
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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.
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- Topic-strategies and the internal structure of nominal arguments in Greek and ItalianLinguistic InquiryDate: (2019)
- Against deficiency-based typologies. Manner-alternation parameters in Italian and English.Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 10. Selected papers from 'Going Romance' 28Date: (2016)
- A scalar implicature-based account of the inference of pluralizedmass (and count) nounsProceedings of CLS 51Date: (2016)
- Testing the QUD approach: Children's comprehension of scopally ambiguous questionsDate: (2016)
- Scalar implicatures vs. Presuppositions: the view from Broca’s aphasiDate: (2015)
- Clitic right dislocation in English: cross-linguistic influence in multilingual acquisitionLinguaDate: (2015)
- Causatives and Inchoatives in the Lexicon and in the Syntax:Evidence from ItalianForces in grammatical structureDate: (2015)
- Lexical vs. Functional: Complex Predicates in ItalianNELS 41Date: (2014)
- Syntax and its limitsDate: (2013)
- Vulnerable Domains and Cross-Linguistic Influence: The View from Trilingual Acquisition.Advances in Language AcquisitionDate: (2013)