Teachers in Pavia are engaged in an intensive research program on the acquisition of L2 Italian by Chinese learners. Both experimental psycholinguistic and corpus-driven research projects are aimed at shading light over the developmental paths of Chinese students of Italian. The relationship between the acquisitional hypotheses and the teaching techniques and methods is a topic of research as well.

All publications, abstracts an posters in the following list are downloadable.

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(2013) Zuanazzi, A. – Rastelli, S. “Memory and second language processing: A cross-modal primig study on L1 Chinese learners of Italian” (abstract)

Rastelli, S. – Zuanazzi, A. (2012) “Pronouns drop but soon are on their feet again: Complicating the syntax-discourse interface in L2 Italian” (Poster presented at Incontro di Grammatica Generativa 38)

Rastelli, S. (2011) “Declarative and Procedural knowledge on auxiliaries in L2 Italian: An eye-tracking study on alphabetical and non-alphabetical readers of Italian” (Oral presentation- Going Romance 2011)

Rastelli, S. (2010), ” L’italiano L2 per cinesi è più difficile? La distinzione tra grammatica e processing nella glottodidattica sperimentale”, in E. Bonvino – S. Rastelli (eds.), Il progetto Marco Polo e la didattica dell’italiano a cinesi, Pavia, Pavia University Press (full paper)

Chiapedi N., (2010), “L’articolo italiano nell’interlingua di apprendimenti sinofoni: problematiche acquisizionali e considerazioni glottodidattiche” Italiano LinguaDue, 2, pag. 53-74.

Biazzi, M., Matteini, I., Referential and Topic Movement in Chinese Learners of Italian – A Longitudinal Account