Caterina Donati

Enseignant-chercheur

Caterina Donati

Status : Professeur "Syntaxe et Interfaces", Paris-Diderot

Address :

LLF, CNRS – UMR 7110
Université de Paris

Case 7031 – 5, rue Thomas Mann,
75205 Paris cedex 13

Mail : pngrevan.qbangv@h-cnevf.se

Domains :
  La phrase

Research projects

- Movement and Labels in syntax

- Theory and typology of relativization strategies: language variation, acquisition, parsing, pathologies

- Grammatical description of sign languages

- Parsing of ambiguous structures: experimental and theoretical approach

- Bilingualism: formal properties of bimodal mixed utterances and their consequences for the architecture of language

 

Teaching

UFR de linguistique

- Morphologie (M1), 1er semestre

- Syntaxe (M1), 1er semestre

- Théories syntaxiques (L3), 2nd semestre

- Syntaxe générative (M1), 2nd semestre

- Questions fondamentales dans la théorie syntaxique, 2nd semestre

- Séminaire doctoral: Labels, movement, and the typology of relativization strategies 

Bibliography

Books

Quer, J. , C. Cecchetto, C. Donati, , C. Geraci, M. Kelepir,  R. Pfau,  M. Steinbach. 2018. The SignGram Blueprint. A Guide to the Preparation of Comprehensive Reference Grammars for Sign Languages. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.

C. Cecchetto et C. Donati. (2015). « On (re)labelling ». In Press. Linguistic Inquiry Monographs. Cambridge, Mass : The MIT Press.

C. Donati (2008). Sintassi. Regole e strutture. Bologna: Il Mulino.

C. Donati (2002). Sintassi elementare. pp. 11-194, Roma: Carocci.

C. Donati (2000). La sintassi della comparazione, Padova: Unipress. Padova: Unipress.

Articles in journals

In preparation/submitted

Reintges, C.  & C. Donati. The Typology of Participial Relative Clauses: Diagnosing Phase Boundaries.

Cecchetto, C.  & C. Donati. Unprobed movement: three case studies.

Cecchetto, C. &C. Donati. Radically reduced participial clauses. Isogloss.

Donati, C., V. Aristodemo, C. Cecchetto, B. Giustolisi, C. Hauser, J. Sanchez, G. Zorzi, J. Quer. On the reliability of the notion of Native speaker, and its risks. Submitted to Frontiers Psychology, Special issue on the Notion of the native speaker put to the test: recent research advances.

Hauser, C. , V. Aristodemo, B. Giustolisi, G. Zorzi, C. Cecchetto, C. Donati. Relative clause comprehension in three sign languages. In revision. Glossa.

Aristodemo, V. B. Giustolisi, C. Donati, C. Hauser, G. Zorzi, C. Cecchetto. Is role shift direct quotation? An argument coming from effects of age of first exposure to (sign) language. In revision.  Natural Language and Linguistic Theory.

Hauser, C. V. Aristodemo, C. Donati. Subject advantage in covert dependencies: the case of wh-questions comprehension in French Sign Language. Submitted to Syntax.

Published

Armstrong G., K. Arregi, K. De Clercq, C. Donati, A. Fábregas, L. Rizzi, A. Saab, N. Schifano. 2021. The Romance Inter-Views: Syntax. Isogloss 7/2: 1-11.

Donati C., F. Foppolo, I. Konrad, C. Cecchetto. 2021. Whatever his arguments, whatever relatives are headed relatives. A reply to Caponigro’s reply. Linguistic Inquiry.

Konrad, I., M. Burattini, C. Cecchetto, F. Foppolo, A. Staub, C. Donati. 2021. Avoiding gaps in Romance:  a processing foundation for the Merge over Move principle? Syntax.

Cecchetto, C.  & C. Donati. 2019.  Against the parallelism between the NP and the clause: Evidence from idioms. Linguistics 1-38.

Huang, J.  & C. Donati. 2019. Subject object asymmetries in the production of relative clauses in Cantonese. Studies in Chinese linguistics 40; 168-202.

Staub, A., C. Donati. F. Foppolo, C. Cecchetto. 2018. Clause avoidance: evidence for a structural parsing principle. Journal of memory and language 98: 26-44. 

Branchini, C.  & C. Donati. 2016. Assessing Lexicalism through bimodal eyes. Glossa, 1:48: 1-30.

Donati, C.  & C. Branchini. 2016. The extent of language co-activation in bimodal bilinguals. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 6(6):763-767.

Vernice, M., C. Cecchetto, C. Donati, E. Moscati. 2016. Relative clauses are not adjuncts: an experimental investigation of a corollary of the raising analysis . Linguistische Berichte 246 : 139-169.

Geraci, R. Bayley, Cardinaletti A., C. Cecchetto & C. Donati. 2015. The Case of Wh-signs. Sign Language Linguistics 53: 125-151.

C. Branchini, C. Cecchetto, A. Cardinaletti, C., C. Donati,, C. Geraci (2013). « WH-duplication in Italian Sign Language (LIS) ».  Sign Language and Linguistics. 16 : pp. 157-188.

C. Geraci, K. Battaglia, A. Cardinaletti, C. Cecchetto, C. Donati, S. Giudice, E. Mereghetti (2011). « The LIS corpus project. A discussion of sociolinguistic variation in the lexicon ». Sign Language studies, 11 : pp. 528-574.

C. Donati, C. Cecchetto (2011). « Relabeling Heads: A Unified Account for Relativization Structures ». Linguistic Inquiry, 42 : pp. 519-560.

C. Cecchetto, C. Donati (2010). « On Labeling. Principle C and Head Movement. » Syntax, 13 : pp. 241-278.

M. Nespor, M. Shukla, R. van de Vijver, C. Avesani, H. Schraudolf, C. Donati (2008). « Different phrasal prominence realizations in VO and OV languages » Lingue e linguaggio :  pp. 139-165.

C. Donati M. Nespor (2003). « From Focus to Syntax ».  Lingua : pp. 821-845.

A. Moro, M. Tettamanti, C. Donati, D. Perani, S. Cappa, F. Fazio (2001). « Syntax and the Brain: Disentangling Grammar by Selective Anomalies. » Neuroimage.  13 : pp. 110-118.

C. Donati (1997). « Comparative clauses as free relatives: a raising analysis. » Probus 9 : pp. 145-166.

C. Donati (2000). « Negation in Comparison ». Quaderni del dipartimento di linguistica. Università di Firenze : pp. 55-68.

C. Donati (1999). « Movimento e proiezione ». Rivista di Grammatica Generativa : pp. 27-44.

C. Donati (1998). « Le comparative frasali in italiano: una postilla al dibattito Bresnan-Chomsky ». Quaderni del dipartimento di linguistica. Università di Firenze. 8 : pp. 35-63.

C. Donati, A. Tomaselli (1997). « La sintassi del soggetto nel quadro minimalista ». Lingua e Stile, 32 : pp. 223-245.

C. Donati (1995). « Il que relativo spagnolo ». Lingua e Stile, 23 : pp. 565-595.

Chapters in books

To appear (accepted)

Cecchetto C. and C. Donati. 2020. Relative clauses in the Romance languages. Oxford Research Enclyclopedia of Linguistics. To appear.

Donati, C. 2020. Bimodal bilingual grammars. Theoretical and empirical perspectives.  In Hermann, Pfau and Quer (eds.), Handbook of theoretical and experimental sign language research, Routledge. To appear.

Published

Cecchetto C.  & C. Donati. 2020. Relabeling participial Construction. In Linguistic Variation: Structure and Interpretation – A Festschrift in Honour of M. Rita Manzini in occasion of her 60th birthday. Berlin, Mouton De Gruyter.

Donati C. 2020. A contrastive analysis of interrogative constructions in Romance: microvariation and theory. In M. Georgiafentis, G. Giannoulopoulou, M. Koliopoulou,A. Tsokoglou (eds.), Contrastive Studies in Morphology and Syntax. Bloomsbury.

Konrad I., Y. Haendler & C. Donati. 2018. The acquisition of French ambiguous embedded structures introduce by ce que. In A.B. Bertolini and M.J. Kaplan (eds.), Proceedings of the 42nd Boston University Conference on Language Development. MA: Cascadilla Press.

Donati C. & K. Antzakas. 2017. Declaratives. In J. Quer, C. Cecchetto, C. Donati, C. Geraci, M. Kelepir, R. Pfau, M. Steinbach (eds). The SignGram Blueprint. A Guide to the Preparation of Comprehensive Reference Grammars for Sign Languages, 287-290. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.

Donati C. & K. Antzakas. 2017. Exclamatives. In J. Quer, C. Cecchetto, C. Donati, C. Geraci, M. Kelepir,  R. Pfau,  M. Steinbach (eds.). The SignGram Blueprint. A Guide to the Preparation of Comprehensive Reference Grammars for Sign Languages. 315-321. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.

Donati C. & C. Branchini. 2017. Imperatives. In J. Quer, C. Cecchetto, C. Donati, C. Geraci, M. Kelepir, R. Pfau, M. Steinbach. (eds.). The SignGram Blueprint. A Guide to the Preparation of Comprehensive Reference Grammars for Sign Languages. 304-315. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.

Donati, C. , K. Antzakas & J. Quer. 2017. Negatives. In J. Quer, C. Cecchetto, C. Donati, C. Geraci, M. Kelepir,  R. Pfau,  M. Steinbach (eds). The SignGram Blueprint. A Guide to the Preparation of Comprehensive Reference Grammars for Sign Languages. 321-332. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.

Donati C., J. Jónsson & C. Cecchetto. 2017. Grammatical functions. In J. Quer, C. Cecchetto, C. Donati, , C. Geraci, M. Kelepir,  R. Pfau,  M. Steinbach. 2018. The SignGram Blueprint. A Guide to the Preparation of Comprehensive Reference Grammars for Sign Languages. 366-375. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.

Donati C.  & C. Cecchetto. 2017. Clausal Ellipsis.In J. Quer, C. Cecchetto, C. Donati, , C. Geraci, M. Kelepir,  R. Pfau,  M. Steinbach (eds). The SignGram Blueprint. A Guide to the Preparation of Comprehensive Reference Grammars for Sign Languages. 396-398. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.

Donati C. & S. Özsoy. 2017. Pronoun copying. In J. Quer, C. Cecchetto, C. Donati, C. Geraci, M. Kelepir, R. Pfau, M. Steinbach (eds.). The SignGram Blueprint. A Guide to the Preparation of Comprehensive Reference Grammars for Sign Languages. 398-403. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.

Donati C., S. Ozsoy & A. Göksel 2017. Argument clauses. In J. Quer, C. Cecchetto, C. Donati, C. Geraci, M. Kelepir, R. Pfau,  M. Steinbach (eds.). The SignGram Blueprint. A Guide to the Preparation of Comprehensive Reference Grammars for Sign Languages. 427-442. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.

Donati C. 2017. Comparative clauses. In  J. Quer, C. Cecchetto, C. Donati, C. Geraci, M. Kelepir, R. Pfau,  M. Steinbach (eds.). The SignGram Blueprint. A Guide to the Preparation of Comprehensive Reference Grammars for Sign Languages. 486-491.Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.

Donati C. & S. Özsoy. 2017. The structure of adjectival phrase. In J. Quer, C. Cecchetto, C. Donati, C. Geraci, M. Kelepir, R. Pfau, M. Steinbach (eds.). The SignGram Blueprint. A Guide to the Preparation of Comprehensive Reference Grammars for Sign Languages. 523-527. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.

Donati C., G. Barbera, C. Branchini, C. Cecchetto, C. Geraci, J. Quer. 2017. Searching for imperative in European sign languages. In Van Olmen, D. and S. Heinold (eds.). Imperatives and Other Directive Strategies, 111- 155. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Cecchetto C.  & C. Donati. 2015. Relativization in Italian Sign Language (LIS): The missing link of relativization. In H. Hermann, R. Pfau and M. Steinbach (eds.), Complex sentences and beyond, 93-128. Berlin: De Gruyter.

Cecchetto C. & C. Donati. 2015. Subject Intervention in free relatives. In E. Di Domenico, C. and S. Hamann Matteini (eds.). Structures, strategies and beyond, 369-392. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

Cecchetto C. & C. Donati. 2015. Please do not Move That remnant too much! . In Grewendorf (ed), Remnant Movement, 179-200. Berlin: De Gruyter.

C. Cecchetto et C. Donati (2013). « Nouns do not take complements: A theoretical claim and a psycholinguistic experiment » . In Y. Otsu (ed.), The Proceedings of the 14th Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics, Tokyo, Hituzi Syobo Publishing: pp.1-16.

C. Cecchetto and C. Donati. (2014). Subject intervention in free relatives. Soumis. In E. Di Domenico (ed. ).. Amsterdam : Benjamins.

C. Donati, G. Barberà, C. Branchini, C. Cecchetto, C. Geraci, J. Quer, (2014b). Searching for imperatives in European sign languages. Soumis. In Heinold and van Olmen (eds), Imperatives and other directives. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

C. Cecchetto et C. Donati. (2014). « Relativization in Italian Sign Language (LIS): The missing link of relativization ». In press. In Herrmann, Pfau and Steinbach (eds.), Complex sentences and beyond. Berlin : De Gruyter.

C. Cecchetto et Caterina Donati (2014). « Please do not move the remnant too much ! ». In press. In Grewendorf (ed.). On Remnant movement. Berlin : De Gruyter.

C. Donati, C. Branchini (2012). « Challenging linearization: simultaneous mixing in the production of bimodal bilinguals. » In: T. Biberauer; I. Roberts (ed.). Challenges to linearization. Berlin : Mouton De Gruyter,  pp. 93-128.

K. Battaglia, A. Cardinaletti, C. Cecchetto, C. Donati, C. Geraci, E. Merghetti (2012). « La variazione nel lessico della Lingua dei Segni Italiana ». In: Silvana Ferreri (ed.). Atti del Congresso SLI Università di Viterbo. Roma: Bulzoni, pp. 271-280.

C. Cecchetto, C. Donati (2012). « Perché  Rizzi is right ». In: Bianchi, V. e C. Chesi (ed.). Enjoy linguistics! Papers offered to Luigi Rizzi on the occasion of his 60th birthday. CISCL Press, pp. 53-61.

A. Cardinaletti, C. Cecchetto, C. Donati (2011). Le ragioni di questo libro. In: 35. Milano : Franco Angeli, pp. 9-26.

C. Donati, A. Tomaselli (2010). « La nozione di accordo in grammatica generativa. Dalle strutture della sintassi al programma minimalista ». In: P. Cotticelli Kurras E A. Tomaselli (ed.). La grammatica tra storia e teoria. Scritti in onore di Giorgio Graffi. Alessandria: Edizioni dell'Orso, pp. 27-66.

C. Branchini, C. Donati (2009). « Relatively different: Italian Sign Language relative clauses in a typological perspective ». In:A. Liptak. (ed.) Correlatives crosslinguistically. Amsterdam : Benjamins, pp. 157-194.

C. Donati, C. Pierantozzi, L. Bontempi, L. Gasperoni (2006). « The puzzle of mixed agreement in early code mixing ». In: A. Belletti (ed.). Language acquisition and development. Proceedings of GALA. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press/CSP, pp. 437-449.

C. Donati, C (2006). « On WH head movement ». In: L. Cheng; N. Corver (ed.). Wh- Movement moving on. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, pp. 21-46.

C. Donati (2003). « Merge Copy ».  In: K.  Schwabe et S.  Winkler (ed.) The Interfaces. Amsterdam : Benjamins, pp. 177-204.

C. Donati, A. Tomaselli (1997). « Language Types in Generative Grammar ». In: Beerman; Leblanc; van Riemsdijk (ed.). Rightward Movement. Amsterdam : Benjamins, pp. 332-355.