Name: Chiara Truppi

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Academic Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Professional Status: Post-doc fellow researcher (FCT)

CLUL's Research Sector: Grammar & Resources

Research Areas: Guinea-Bissau Creole, Syntax, Semantics, Language Documentation and Description, Language Contact

 


Academic Degrees:

  •  2014: PhD in General Linguistics (title: Bare Nouns among and beyond Creoles. A syntactic-semantic study of Kriyol Bare Noun Phrases based on a crosslinguistic comparison and the theoretical implications), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany.
  •  2009: MA in General Linguistics (title: Alcuni aspetti della sintassi del Kriyol di Guinea-Bissau), Universitá degli Studi di Firenze, Italy.
  • 2006: BA in Language Mediation and Intercultural Communication (titles: 1. Franz Rainer’s theoretical premises to La formazione delle parole in italiano: a translation into English; 2. Franz Rainers theoretische Überlegungen zur italienischen Wortbildung. Eine deutsche Übersetzung seiner Premesse teoriche), Universitá degli Studi dell'Aquila, Itália.

Activities:

  • 2019- : invited co-organizer of New Issues in Language Contact Studies (NILCS 2020), University of L’Aquila (Italy), May 28-30, 2019
  • 2019: co-organizer of 19th Annual Conference of the Association of Portuguese and Spanish-Lexified Creoles (ACBLPE) & Summer Conference of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics (SPCL), Universidade de Lisboa, June 17-19, 2019
  • 2017-present: post-doc fellow researcher (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia - FCT)
  • 2016: co-organizer and teacher of the meeting Medienwandel und Medientransfer gestern und heute (Change and transfer of the media yesterday and today). Funded by Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German Academic Scholarship Foundation). University of L’Aquila (Italy). July 26-29, 2016

 

Current project:

  • 'Copulas in Kriyol: Their Syntax and Emergence' (post-doc research project funded by FCT)

 

Projects (as collaborator):


Publications:

Edited volumes

2019

  • Hagemeijer, Tjerk, Chiara Truppi, Fernanda Pratas, Hugo C. Cardoso & Nélia Alexandre (eds.), Lives in contact: A tribute to nine fellow creolinguists, Special volume of Journal of Ibero-Romance Creoles (JIRC) 9.1 (2019).

Articles

2019

  • Truppi, Chiara. 2019. Copulas in contact: Kriyol, Upper Guinea Creoles, and their substrate. In Tjerk Hagemeijer, Chiara Truppi, Fernanda Pratas, Hugo C. Cardoso & Nélia Alexandre (eds.), Lives in contact: A tribute to nine fellow creolinguists, Special volume of Journal of Ibero-Romance Creoles (JIRC) 9.1 (2019), 84-112.
  • Truppi, Chiara. The copula cycle in Kriyol. Submitted to DiGS 20 Special volume of Journal of Historical Syntax (JHS).

Other publications

2015

  • Truppi, Chiara. 2015. Bare Nouns among and beyond Creoles. A syntactic-semantic study of Kriyol Bare Noun Phrases based on a crosslinguistic comparison and the theoretical implications. PhD dissertation, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. https://edoc.hu-berlin.de/handle/18452/17928 

2013

  • Truppi, Chiara. 2013. Review of The Syntax and Semantics of a Determiner System. A case study of Mauritian Creoleby Diana Guillemin, Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2011. In Zeitschrift für französische Sprache und Literatur (ZFSL) 3-2013:293ff.

 

Presentations

Workshop

'Verschriftung einer Kreolsprache: Kriyol von Guinea-Bissau' (Writing a creole language: The case of Guinea-Bissau Creole); within the workshop 'Sprache(n) schreiben - wann, warum und wie?' (Writing language(s)- when, why and how?), Barbara Hans-Bianchi, Chiara Staiti, & Chiara Truppi, Medienwandel und Medientransfer gestern und heute (Change and transfer of the media yesterday and today), University of L'Aquila, Italy, July 2016.

 

Peer-reviewed

'Old and new influence of Portuguese on the copular system of Guinea-Bissau Creole', Workshop Copulas within and across Romance languages (COROLA), University of Alcalá UAH, October 16, 2019. 

(with Patrícia Costa) 'The emergence of ideophones in Atlantic Portuguese creoles: the case of Guinea-Bissau Kriyol and Santome', Societas Linguistica Europaea 2019 (SLE), University of Leipzig, August 21-24, 2019.

'Instances of be in and around Guinea-Bissau',19th Annual Conference of the Association of Portuguese and Spanish-Lexified Creoles (ACBLPE) & Summer Conference of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics (SPCL), Universidade de Lisboa, June 17-19, 2019.

'Copulas in Kriyol: approaching a complex case of intralinguistic variation', Conference on Descriptive Grammars and Typology: The Challenges of Writing Grammars of Underdescribed and Endangered Languages, University of Helsinki, March 27-29, 2019.

(with Tjerk Hagemeijer) 'Grammaticalization of tense in the Upper Guinea Creoles', Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference (DiGS20), University of York, UK, June 18-21, 2018.

'The clitic system of Guinea-Bissau Creole: subjects, objects, and object enclisis', ACBLPE annual meeting 2016, Praia, Cape Verde, June 2016.

'Creoles, Non-creoles, and Number. A linguistic taxonomy of Number based on a crosslinguisic study of bare nouns', FACS IV Formal Approaches to Creole Studies, Paris CNRS, France, November 2014.

'The null/overt copulas in Creoles: the case of Guinea-Bissau Creole', Workshop on Copulas, University of Bologna, Italy, March 2014.

'Bare nouns in Kriyol and the role of specificity', SPCL & ACBLPE joint meeting 2013, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, June 2013.

'Bare Nouns among and beyond Creoles. A syntactic-semantic study of Kriyol Bare Noun Phrases based on a cross-linguistic comparison and some theoretical implications', ÖSKL Österreichische Studierenden-Konferenz der Linguistik, Innsbruck, Austria, November 2011. 

 

Invited talks

Invited speaker at the conference New Insights in Language Contact Studies (NILCS 2020), L'Aquila (IT), May 28-30, 2020. Title of the presentation to be announced.

'A língua guineense como idioma de conhecimento científico', 1ª Conferência sobre as línguas nacionais (1st Conference on National Languages) - Nô Lingu, Nô Balur, Cacheu, Guinea-Bissau, May 10-12, 2019.

'Crioulos da Alta Guiné:O crioulo da Guiné-Bissau', lesson within Nélia Alexandre & Fernanda Pratas seminar Linguística Comparada: Português em Contacto (2º ciclo)/Tópicos Avançados de Linguística: Português em Contacto (3º ciclo), FLUL, December 14, 2018.

'Crioulo, português e línguas nacionais: multilinguismo e política linguística na Guiné-Bissau', Crioulos de Base Portuguesa: Património Linguístico, Comunidade dos Países de Língua Portuguesa (CPLP), Lisbon, June 5, 2018.

'Bare nouns in Kriyol: a syntactic-semantic study of bare nouns in Guinea-Bissau Creole', Research Colloquium, Department for Romance studies, University of Hamburg, Germany, December 2013.

'The clitic system of Guinea-Bissau Creole', lesson within Tonjes Veenstra's seminar Creoles and Typology, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, December 2013.

Presentation on the linguistic situation of Italy (held in Russian and Italian), conference 'Znakom'tjes', Italija!' (Meet Italy), Novosibirsk State Regional Scientific Library, Novosibirsk, Russia, February 2004. 

 

Other presentations

'Cópulas e orações copulativas no Crioulo da Guiné-Bissau.' Grammar & Resources working session, CLUL, Lisbon, December 2017. 

'Selecting the Form of Noun Phrases in Kriyol: syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic conditions', Dissertation defense, Humboldt University of Berlin, September 2014.

'Aspect markers and the interpretation of bare nouns in Guinea-Bissau Creole. Na and ta, and their interaction with (non)genericity', GDRI meeting, University of Westminster, London, UK, June 2014.

'Bare Nouns in Guinea-Bissau Creole', DocSkills, research colloquium, ZAS Berlin, Germany, February 2014.

'Bare nouns in Kriyol. A syntactic-semantic study of bare nouns in Guinea-Bissau Creole', PhD day for linguists, Humboldt University of Berlin, October 2013.

'Bare Nouns in Kriyol', GDRI meeting at ZAS Berlin, May 2013.

'Is something missing in Guinea-Bissau Creole?' (held in German), PhD forum of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, Hannover, Germany, December 2012.

'Bare Nouns among and beyond Creoles. A syntactic-semantic study of Kriyol Bare Noun Phrases based on a cross-linguistic comparison and some theoretical implications', PhD forum of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, November 2011.

 

Poster sessions

(with Barbara Hans-Bianchi) ‘The emergence of writing in multilingual settings: comparing two case studies’, Diversity of writing systems: embracing multiple perspectives (AWLL12), University of Cambridge (UK), March 26-28, 2019.

'The copula cycle in Kriyol', Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference (DiGS20), University of York, UK, June 18-21, 2018.

'Còpulas e orações copulativas em Kriyol: inventàrio, distribuição sintàtica e variação', XXXIII Encontro Nacional da Associação Portuguesa de Linguística (APL), Évora, September 2017. 

'Bare Nouns among and beyond Creoles. A syntactic-semantic study of Kriyol Bare Noun Phrases based on a cross-linguistic comparison and some theoretical implications', PhD day for linguists, Humboldt University of Berlin, October 2011. 

'Bare Nouns among and beyond Creoles. A syntactic-semantic study of Kriyol Bare Noun Phrases based on a cross-linguistic comparison and some theoretical implications', International Creole Conference IV, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, July 2011.

 

Fieldworks (Guinea-Bissau Creole):

  • January-April 2018: Guinea-Bissau
  • February-May 2013: Lisbon 
  • April-June 2012: Berlin (Germany)
  • December 2008- February 2009: Rome and Bologna (Italy)

 

Supervisions:

October 15, 2018-February 14, 2019: Supervision of Rute Gomes, BA student (student's task: transcription and translation into Portuguese of Kriyol recorded audio materials from my 2018 fieldwork) for the realisation of a large-scale annotated, translated, and searchable corpus of spoken and written Kriyol data