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Federica Verdina

Federica Verdina

Casual Lecturer
European Languages and Studies

Contact details
Address
European Languages and Studies
The University of Western Australia (M204)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Email
federica.verdina@uwa.edu.au
Biography
Federica completed a BA (Laurea Triennale) in Arts, a MA (Laurea Specialistica) in Modern Philology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching Italian as a second language at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy. In 2017 she completed her PhD (Passed with no revisions) in Italian linguistics at UWA, with a project on the role of Italian as a language of international communication in the Catholic missionary Church (The correspondence in Italian of Rosendo Salvado, the Spanish founder of the New Norcia, Western Australia. A linguistic analysis on Italian as lingua franca in the 19th century).
Key research
Italian Studies; Italian Linguistics; History of the Italian language; 19th century Italian; Historical Linguistics; Language in contact; Missionary Linguistics; Missionary History; Letter writing; Language acquisition
Publications
ARTICLES

(2017) "Sull’italiano lingua franca nella Chiesa cattolica missionaria. La corrispondenza epistolare di Rosendo Salvado, fondatore di New Norcia, Western Australia (1849-1860)" in Aevum, 90.3: 645-670.

(2017) "Voicing a language. Italian and Italians in the New Norcia Archives" in New Norcia Studies, 23: 25-37.


REVIEWS

(2016) Report of Rosendo Salvado to Propaganda Fide in 1883, translated and edited by Stefano Girola, Northcote, Abbey Press, 2015. In Pacifica: 3015-317.

(2015) Matteo Soranzo, Poetry and Identity in Quattrocento Naples, Farnham, Ashgate 2014. In Parengon, 32.1 (2015): 305-306.

(2014) Sandro Bianconi, L’italiano lingua popolare. La comunicazione scritta e parlata dei "senza lettere" nella Svizzera italiana dal Cinquecento al Novecento, Firenze, Accademia della Crusca - Edizioni Casagrande, 2013. In Archivio Storico Lombardo, 19: 444-448.



Funding received
Grants
2017. UWA Summer School Unit Scholarship. $7,400.00. Redesign of Italian beginner summer school units.

2016. Education Futures Grant. $9,940.00. Personalised and flexible language learning: optimising adaptive and mobile learning in Italian language beginner classes.

Scholarships
Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship (2014-2017)
International Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset Scholarships (2014-2017)
Languages
Italian (native)
English (near-native)
French (reading)
Spanish (reading)
Latin (reading)
Memberships
Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities (LCNAU)
Società di Linguistica Italiana (SLI)
Modern Language Teachers' Association of WA (MLTAWA)
Western Australian Association of Teachers of Italian (WAATI - Member of the Committee)
Teaching
2018
ITAL1401 Italian Studies 1 Summer School - Unit Coordinator/Lecturer

2017
ITAL1402 Italian Studies 2 - Unit Coordinator/Lecturer (SURF score 3.878 out of 4)
ITAL1401 Italian Studies 1

2016
ITAL1401 Italian Studies 1

2015
ITAL1402 Italian Studies 2
ITAL2403 Italian Studies 3 - UWA Award Teaching Excellence finalist
ITAL3813 Sociolinguistics of modern Italy

2014
ITAL2404 Italian Studies 4
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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