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Assoc Professor

Paolo Acquaviva

Associate Professor
School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
01 716 8655
University College Dublin, School of Languages Cultures and Linguistics, Newman Building Belfield Dublin 4

BIO

Paolo Acquaviva is a graduate of the University of Pisa and of the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, where he obtained his doctorate in 1993. He worked at UCD from 1990 to 1996, and then again since 1999, after 3 years at the University of Venice. He won an IRCHSS Senior Fellowship (2004-5) and a Humboldt Fellowship in (2007-8). His research has developed from generative syntax to theoretical morphology, especially in its relation with semantics and theories of the lexicon. His main areas of interest are the morphology and semantics of plurality, for which he published the monograph Lexical Plurals (OUP, 2008), the theory of morphological roots and lexical categories, and the conceptual bases of nominality.

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Lecturer
    University College Dublin, Italian department1 Oct 1990 - 30 Dec 1996
  • Ricercatore
    Universita di Venezia1 Jan 1997 - 31 Aug 1999
  • Lecturer
    University College Dublin, Italian department1 Sep 1999 - 31 Dec 2004
  • Senior Lecturer
    University College Dublin, School of languages, literatures and film1 Jan 2005 - 30 Dec 1999

DEGREES

  • Laurea in Lettere
    University of Pisa
  • PhD
    University of Pisa

LANGUAGES

  • English
    Can read, write, speak and understand
  • French
    Can read, write, speak and understand
  • German
    Can read, speak and understand
  • Irish
    Can read
  • Italian
    Can read, write, speak and understand