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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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)