Profile

Manuela Pinto is assistant professor Italian Language and Linguistics at the department of Modern Languages. She received a MA degree in German Language and Literature from the Istituto Universitario di Lingue Moderne (Milano/Feltre) and a MA degree in General Linguistics from Utrecht University. In 1997 she received her PhD in Linguistics from Utrecht University on the project Licensing and Interpretation of Inverted Subjects in Italian.

She has a solid theoretical background in generative grammar, but her research interests go far beyond syntax and include semantics, discourse-pragmatics, and language development. Since her appointment at Utrecht University she has been developing and teaching a number of courses on both Italian language and (Italian) linguistics. Her expertise and her work experience range from formal linguistics (syntax/pragmatics/semantics interface, grammatical development in L1, L2 and 2L1) to applied linguistics, intercultural communication and language teaching. Her current research interests focus on grammatical development in L1 and 2L1, particularly with respect to the acquisition of reference and of discourse-tracking devices. She is also committed to making scientific knowledge accessible to common people: together with colleagues Sharon Unsworth and Ivana Brasileiro she offers workshop about raising children bilingually and she is creating a virtual information service for bilingual families and other people interested in raising children bilingually.

Strategic themes / Focus areas
Scientific expertise
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Curriculum vitae

Education

1992-1997 Ph.D. Linguistics, UiL-OTS, Utrecht University
Ph.D. Thesis: Licensing and Interpretation of Inverted Subjects in Italian
http://www.library.uu.nl/digiarchief/dip/diss/01751455/inhoud.htm  defended June 19, 1997.

1987-1991 M.A. General Linguistics with specialization in generative syntax and Italian syntax, Utrecht University

1980-1986 M.A. German Language and Literature with minors in English Language and Literature and in History of Art, Istituto Universitario di Lingue Moderne, Feltre/Milano, Italy

1975-1980 Liceo Scientifico “Galileo Galilei”, Belluno, Italy


Academic Positions

2012 Feb.- July: Visiting scholar at Linguistics, University of Florida, Gainesville, (Fl), affiliation Language Development Lab at UF http://plaza.ufl.edu/jrothman/LDL/research.html 

2009 Oct.-Dec.: Visiting scholar at Linguistics, University of Florida, Gainesville (Fl)

2008 Aug.- Dec.: Visiting professor at Linguistics, University of Florida, Gainesville (Fl)

2002-present: Assistant professor Italian Linguistics and Italian language, Utrecht University

2001- present: Co-coordinator language curriculum, dept. of Italian language and culture, Utrecht University

2001-2002: Lecturer Italian linguistics, dept. of Italian language and culture, Utrecht University

2000-2001: Co-coordinator Typological Database System Project:
http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/td/index.html , LOT, Utrecht University

1998-1999 Junior lecturer Italian language, Leiden University

1998-1999 Junior lecturer Italian language and linguistics, University of Groningen

1992-1997 Ph.D. student, UiL-OTS, Utrecht University

1992 Junior lecturer Italian language, Leiden University

1989-1991 Teaching assistant General Linguistics, Utrecht University


Academic Teaching Experience

2008 FALL Semester at University of Florida:
LIN 4930, First Language Acquisition
LIN 6622, Bilingualism

2001- present
BA curriculum Italian language and culture:
Introduction to Italian Linguistics
Language Variation in Italian
The Structure of Italian
Language Acquisition & Bilingualism
Language course Italian for beginners
Language course Italian for beginners for the Minor program
Language course Italian IV (intermediate level)
Language course Italian V (intermediate level)
Language course Italian VI (advanced level)
MA curriculum Italian Language and Culture:
Intercultural Communication Lab
Italy-Netherlands : Intercultural Perspectives
Discourse Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics of the Romance Languages
Linguistic Aspects of Intercultural Communication
Bilingualism
Tutorials on Bilingualism

1998-1999
University of Groningen
Introduction to Italian Linguistics
Introduction to Italian Semantics
Language course Italian for beginners

Leiden University
Italian Grammar for advanced
Language course Italian for beginners


Organization workshops, conferences, colloquia, etc.
- Going Romance 2011, 25th Symposium on Romance Linguistics, forthcoming
- ISB7, International Symposium on Bilingualism, July 8-11 2009
- The Romance Turn II, Workshop on the Acquisition of Romance Languages. Utrecht September 7-9 2006
- Going Romance 2005, 19th  Symposium on Romance Linguistics, Utrecht December 8-10 2005


Other Relevant (Work) Experience

2010 - present Growingupbilingual.org information service on raising children bilingually (workshops for bilingual families and for professionals working with young children) with S.Unsworth and I.Brasileiro

2002 – 2008 President cultural association Dante Alighieri, Utrecht, www.danteutrecht.nl  

1998 - 2001 Research librarian for Romance languages, Utrecht University Library

1998 – 1999 Research librarian for Linguistics, Utrecht University Library

1986 – present Self-employed language instructor (Italian)

1984 - 1986 Language instructor (Italian), Volkshochschule, Köln (Germany)


Language Skills

Italian
oral: mother tongue, written: mother tongue
Dutch
oral: fluent, written: fluent
English
oral: fluent; written: fluent
German
oral: good; written: good
French
oral: fluent; written: basic

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All publications
  2016 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
Zuckerman, S., Pinto, M., Koutamanis, Elly & van Spijk, Yoïn (2016). A New Method for Testing Language Comprehension Reveals Better Performance on Passive and Principle B Constructions. In Jennifer Scott & Deb Waughtal (Eds.), BUCLD 40: Proceedings of the 40th annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 443-456).
  2016 - Lectures
Blom, W.B.T., Pinto, M. & Zuckerman, S. (01.10.2016). Taaltesten voor meertalige kinderen.
  2016 - Paper
Pinto, M. & Zuckerman, S. (2016). Ecological Validity in Testing Language Comprehension. A New Coloring Task.
Pinto, M. & Zuckerman, S. (01.07.2016). Testing Vocabulary with the Coloring Book Method.
Pinto, M. & Zuckerman, S. (08.09.2016). The Coloring Book Method: Language Comprehension Testing and Ecological Validity.
  2015 - Book parts / chapters
Pinto, M. & Guerra Rivera, A.N.E.R. (2015). Adjectival constructions in Dutch L1 Spanish L2: what is the role of the L1?. In T. Judy & S. Perpiñan (Eds.), The Acquisition of Spanish as a Second Language: Data from Understudied Language Pairings Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Valenzuela, Elena, Iverson, Michael, Rothman, Jason, Borg, Kristina, Pascual y Cabo, Diego & Pinto, Manuela (2015). Heritage Spanish in Canada and the US: Ser & Estar at the Interfaces. In I. Pérez, M. Leonetti & S. Gumiel (Eds.), Ser and estar at the interfaces John Benjamins.
  2015 - Television or radio appearances
M. Pinto (10.01.2015) Antwoord op vraag over tweetaligheid voor Lezersrubriek Telegraaf
M. Pinto (28.04.2015) Interview about the advantages of raising children with two or more languages.
M. Pinto (25.09.2015) Presentation of the Coloring Book app
  2015 - Lectures
M. Pinto (09.05.2015) Workshop over tweetalig opvoeden
  2015 - Paper
Zuckerman, S., Pinto, M., Koutamanis, Elly & van Spijk, Yoïn (2015). A new method for language comprehension reveals better performance on passive and principle B constructions.
Schuiringa, Mathilde & Pinto, M. (26.06.2015). Dirlo o non dirlo? Una ricerca contrastiva sugli atti linguistici riguardo la discrezione da parte di italiani e olandesi.
Pinto, M. (12.03.2015). Meertalig Opgroeien.
Pinto, M., Guerra Rivera, A.N.E.R., Coopmans, P.H.A. & Baauw, S. (04.03.2015). On the L2 Acquisition of Spanish Articles by Dutch Speakers.
Pinto, M. & Zuckerman, S. (10.04.2015). Subject pronouns and the form/meaning mapping issue.
Pinto, M. & Zuckerman, S. (13.02.2015). Testing Language Beyond Words. The Coloring Book Project.
Pinto, M. & Zuckerman, S. (09.09.2015). The Coloring Book. A new method for testing language comprehension.
Pinto, M. & Zuckerman, S. (07.10.2015). The Coloring Task. A new method for testing language comprehension.
van Spijk, Yoïn, Meroni, L. & Pinto, M. (26.06.2015). Un'analisi contrastiva dell'uso dei tempi verbali passati in italiano e olandese.
  2015 - Poster
Baauw, S., Guerra Rivera, A.N.E.R., Coopmans, P.H.A. & Pinto, M. (10.09.2015). On the L2 acquisition of genericity.
  2014 - Book parts / chapters
Pinto, M. (2014). Effects of L2 Exposure on L1 Grammar. In Chia-Ying Chu, Caitlin E. Coughlin, Beatriz Lopez Prego, Utako Minai & Annie Tremblay (Eds.), Selected Proceedings of the 5th Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition North America (GALANA 2012) (pp. 79-89). Cascadilla Proceedings Project.
  2014 - Television or radio appearances
M. Pinto (11.03.2014) Ingezonden brief.
  2014 - Lectures
M. Pinto (01.02.2014) Visibility of aspectual properties in the L2
  2014 - Paper
Pinto, Manuela & Guerra Rivera, Alexia (02.05.2014). Aspectual Properties of Copulas and L2 Acquisition.
Pinto, Manuela & Guerra Rivera, Alexia (18.09.2014). Copulas in Spanish L2 and the accessibility of inherent semantic properties.
Pinto, Manuela (12.06.2014). Dutch vs. Italian and Null Subjects.
Pinto, Manuela & Guerra Rivera, Alexia (13.03.2014). The role of Aspect in L2 acquisition of ser and estar.
Pinto, Manuela & Guerra Rivera, Alexia (01.02.2014). Visibility of Aspectual Properties in the L2.
  2013 - Book editorship
Baauw, S., Drijkoningen, F.A.C., Meroni, L. & Pinto, M. (2013). Selected Papers from Going Romance 2011. (269 p.). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
  2013 - Articles
Pinto, M. (2013). Tracking reference with null subjects. Linguistics in the Netherlands, 30, (pp. 131-145) (15 p.).
  2013 - Lectures
M. Pinto (30.11.2013) Aspectual Properties in Spanish L2
M. Pinto (14.11.2013) Facts and Myths about Bilingualism
M. Pinto (30.10.2013) Facts and Myths about Bilingualism
M. Pinto (09.09.2013) Interpreting Null Subjects
M. Pinto (26.04.2013) Keeping Track of Reference in Italian
M. Pinto (05.09.2013) Null Subjects and Reference
M. Pinto (25.10.2013) The Referential Properties of Null Subjects
M. Pinto (28.11.2013) The role of aspect in L2 adjectives
M. Pinto (09.02.2013) Tracking Reference
M. Pinto (31.05.2013) Tracking Reference in Italian
  2013 - Paper
Pinto, M. (30.11.2013). Aspectual properties in Spanish L2.
Pinto, M. & Guerra Rivera, A.N.E.R. (2013). The role of aspect in L2 adjectives.
Pinto, M. (2013). Tracking Reference.
  2013 - Websites / portals
  2013 - Poster
Pinto, M. (2013). Keeping track of reference in Italian.
Pinto, M. (05.09.2013). Null Subjects and Reference.
  2012 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
Pinto, M. (2012). Delay in the Acquisition of Subject Pronouns. In S. Ferré, P. Prévost, L. Tuller & R Zebib (Eds.), Selected Proceedings of the Romance Turn IV Workshop on the Acquisition of Romance Languages (pp. 284-305). Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, The Romance Turn IV Workshop on the Acquisition of Romance Languages.
  2012 - Lectures
M. Pinto (31.01.2012) Double the trouble
M. Pinto (25.10.2012) Examining Variable Outcomes in the Grammar of Canadian and US Heritage Speakers
M. Pinto (19.04.2012) L1 Attrition and Interface Issues
M. Pinto (04.02.2012) L1 attrition in L1 Italian L2 Dutch
M. Pinto (11.10.2012) L1 Attrition: Representational Account vs. Interface Issues
M. Pinto (18.10.2012) Mechanisms of Anaphora Resolution in Italian L1 and L1 Attrited Varieties
M. Pinto (09.11.2012) Tweetaligheid: taalontwikkeling of taalstoornis?
M. Pinto (30.11.2012) What's behind a covert translation? How different words betray different cultural values.
  2012 - Paper
Pinto, M. (2012). Mechanism of Anaphora Resolution in Italian L1 and L1 Attrited Varieties.
Pinto, M. (09.11.2012). Tweetaligheid: taalontwikkeling of taalstoornis?.
  2012 - Websites / portals
Brasileiro Reis Pereira, I., Pinto, M. & Unsworth, S. (2012). Growing Up Bilingual.
  2012 - Poster
Pinto, M. (2012). L1 Attrition: Representational Account vs. Interface Issues.
  2011 - Articles
Pinto, M. (2011). Competenze linguistiche all'interfaccia. Incontri, 26, (pp. 105-106) (2 p.).
ten Thije, J.D. & Pinto, M. (2011). Twee IKEA-catalogi, een Italiaanse en een Nederlandse. Lezerswaardering van een 'covert translation'. Filter, 18 (4), (pp. 67-80) (13 p.).
  2011 - Lectures
M. Pinto (28.09.2011) Early bilingualism
M. Pinto (12.01.2011) Facts and myths about bilingualism
M. Pinto (20.06.2011) Facts and myths about bilingualism
M. Pinto (28.01.2011) Networking Cities Meeting
M. Pinto (15.06.2011) Overt Subjects in Bilinguals: a Qualitative Analysis
  2010 - Paper
Pinto, M. (01.11.2010). Early Bilingualism: Myths, Facts and the Role of the Linguist. Seminar “Plural Research on Multilingualism & Multiculturalism”.
Pinto, M. (09.12.2010). The Acquisition of Subject Pronouns in Italian: A Theoretical Approach. Going Romance 24.
  2010 - Poster
Pinto, M. (25.08.2010). Delay in the Acquisitional Schedule of Subject Pronouns. Romance Turn IV.
Pinto, M. (06.09.2010). The Acquisition of Subject Pronouns: Why is the Third Person Late?. 6th International Conference on Language Acquisition.
  2009 - Lectures
M. Pinto (08.07.2009) Co-coördinator International Symposium in Bilingualism
M. Pinto (13.03.2009) Unraveling the acquisition of third person subject pronouns in bilinguals
M. Pinto (24.11.2009) Workshops over tweetaligheid en tweetalige kinderen
  2009 - Paper
Pinto, M. (31.10.2009). Subject Pronouns: How Lexical Properties Affect the Acquisitional Schedule. Michigan Linguistic Society 39.
Pinto, M. (2009). Unraveling the acquisition of third person subject pronoun in bilinguals.
  2008 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
van Kampen, N.J. & Pinto, M. (2008). Germanic and Romance topic-shifting. In A. Gavarro & J. Freitas (Eds.), Language Acquisition and Language Development (pp. 325-331) (7 p.). Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  2007 - Book editorship
Baauw, S., Drijkoningen, F.A.C. & Pinto, M. (2007). Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2005. Selected papers from Going Romance. Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 291. (338 p.). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
Baauw, S., van Kampen, N.J. & Pinto, M. (2007). The Acquisition of Romance Languages. Selected Papers of the Romance Turn II 2006. (213 p.). Utrecht: LOT.
  2007 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
van Kampen, N.J. & Pinto, M. (2007). Germanic and Romance discourse devices in acquisition. In S. Baauw & J. van Kampen (Eds.), The Acquisition of Romance Languages. Selected Papers from The Romance Turn II (pp. 73-96) (24 p.). Utrecht: LOT (LOT Occasional Series 8).
  2007 - Lectures
M. Pinto (01.03.2007) A-bar anaphoric pronouns for topic-shift
M. Pinto (03.02.2007) Anaphoric pronouns for topic maintenance and topic switched
M. Pinto (07.09.2007) The acquisition of (Germanic/Romance)
M. Pinto (23.02.2007) The acquisition of discourse-related pronouns in Dutch, French and Italian
  2007 - Paper
van Kampen, N.J. & Pinto, M. (23.02.2007). A-bar anaphoric pronouns for topic-shift Dutch-French-Italian.
van Kampen, N.J. & Pinto, M. (01.03.2007). A-bar anaphoric pronouns for topic-shift Dutch-French-Italian.
Pinto, M. & van Kampen, N.J. (2007). L´acquisizione dell´anaforicità nel bilinguismo precoce.
  2007 - Poster
van Kampen, N.J. & Pinto, M. (2007). The acquisition of the referential system.
  2006 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
Pinto, M. (2006). Subject pronouns in bilinguals: interference or maturation. In L. Escobar & V. Torrens (Eds.), The acquisition of syntax in Romance languages (pp. 331-352) (22 p.). Amsterdam [etc.]: Benjamins.
  2006 - Lectures
M. Pinto (01.05.2006) Co-coördinator congres
M. Pinto (19.05.2006) Pragmatic errors in bilingual acquisition
  2005 - Lectures
M. Pinto (20.03.2005) Anaphora resolution: a problem for bilinguals?
M. Pinto (08.12.2005) Coördinator Going Romance XIX
  2005 - Paper
Pinto, M. (2005). Anaphora resolution: a problem for bilinguals?.
Pinto, M. & van Oosten, Antje (2005). Economy considerations in bilingual acquisition.
  2004 - Articles
Pinto, M. (2004). De subjecten in het Italiaans en het Nederlands van een tweetalig kind. Incontri, 19 (1), (pp. 63-74) (12 p.).
  2004 - Lectures
M. Pinto (07.02.2004) The syntax and pragmatics of subjects in early Italian-Dutch
  2004 - Paper
Pinto, M. (16.09.2004). Cross-linguistic influence in Italian-Dutch bilingual subjects. The Romance Turn. Workshop on the Acquisition of Syntax of Romance Languages.
  2003 - Lectures
M. Pinto (28.11.2003) De subjecten van een tweetalig kind
M. Pinto (03.02.2003) Information-stucture and the word order in monolingual (and bilingual) children
M. Pinto (19.11.2003) Subjects in early Italian- Dutch bilingualism
M. Pinto (14.03.2003) Topic markering in het Italiaans
  2003 - Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary
Hendrix, H.A., Jansen, M.M. & Pinto, M. (2003). 105 bibliografische lemmata betrekking hebbend op Nederland, België en Luxemburg. In E. Malato (Eds.), Bibliografia Generale della Lingua e della Letteratura Italiana, vol. X (2000) (pp. passim). Roma: Salerno Editrice.
  2002 - Book parts / chapters
Hendrix, H.A., Jansen, M.M. & Pinto, M. (2002). 124 bibliografische vermeldingen met betrekking tot Nederland, Belgie en Luxemburg. In E. Malato (Eds.), Bibliografia generale della lingua e della letteratura italiana, volume IX (1999) Roma: Salerno Editrice.
  2001 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
Monachesi, P., Dimitriadis, A., Goedemans, R.W.N., Mineur, A.C. & Pinto, M. (2001). The Typological Database System. In S. Bird, P. Buneman & M. Liberman (Eds.), Proceedings of the IRCS workshop on linguistic databases (pp. 181-186) (6 p.). Philadelphia: IRCS.
  2001 - Reports
Goedemans, R.W.N., Mineur, A.C., Dimitriadis, A., Monachesi, P. & Pinto, M. (2001). Typological Database Project. (15 p.). Utrecht: UiL OTS.
  2001 - Lectures
M. Pinto (19.07.2001) Developing a meta language for a "Typological Database System"
M. Pinto (29.06.2001) The Linguistic Component
M. Pinto (29.06.2001) Workshop Typological Database System
  1999 - Book parts / chapters
Pinto, M. (1999). Information Focus: Between Core and Periphery. In Esthela Treviño & José Lema (Eds.), Semantic Issues in Romance Syntax (pp. 179-191). John Benjamins.
  1999 - Articles
Pinto, M. (1999). Licensing and Interpretation of Inverted Subjects in Italian. A Summary. Glot international
  1997 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
Pinto, M. (1997). Definite Subjects and Inversion. In Paul Dekker, Jaap van der Does & Helen de Hoop (Eds.), De Dag, Proceedings of the Workshop on Definites (pp. 113-124).
  1997 - Doctoral thesis 1 (Research UU / Graduation UU)
Pinto, M. (19.06.1997). Licensing and interpretation of inverted subjects in Italian.
  1994 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
Pinto, M. (1994). Subjects in Italian: Distribution and Interpretation. In Reineke Bok-Bennema & Crit Cremers (Eds.), Linguistics in the Netherlands (pp. 175-186). John Benjamins.
  0 - Television or radio appearances
M. Pinto () Research proposal for Alfa Meerwaarde grant
  0 - Lectures
M. Pinto () Coordinator van de Linguistic Task Force
M. Pinto () IALIC (Durham)
M. Pinto () In functie bij: Bibliografia generale della lingua e della letteratura italiana (bibliografie)
M. Pinto () Tweetalig opgroeien is een cadeau
  0 - Editorial activity
M. Pinto () Bibliografia generale della lingua e della letteratura italiana
M. Pinto () Bibliografia generale della lingua e della letteratura italiana
M. Pinto () Bibliografia generale della lingua e della letteratura italiana
  0 - National/international honour
M. Pinto () Alfa Meerwaarde € 18.000
  0 - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups
M. Pinto () Organisator conferentie Going Romance
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The Netherlands


Phone number (direct) +31 30 253 6435
Phone number (department) +31 30 253 8132
E-mail
M.Pinto@uu.nl
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The Netherlands
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