Emily Romanello

Emily Romanello
Graduate Student
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Office Hours: 
Spring 2015: Monday 4-5; Thursday 1-2


Emily Romanello graduated summa cum laude from Stony Brook University in May 2010 with a BA in Italian and linguistics with an honors thesis on Italian sociolinguistics and pragmatics.  Upon graduation, she was a recipient of the De Luca Scholarship for excellence in Italian. She completed her MA in Italian in May 2012 with a dissertation on the syntax of clitics in the imperative in Italian dialects, also at Stony Brook University, receiving the Italian Recognition Award from the European Languages Department.

After graduation, Emily was a temporary lecturer at Stony Brook University for a graduate Romance linguistics course in September 2012. She has also been a database administrator and research assistant since 2010 for Clitics of Romance Languages, a database focusing on rare linguistic phenomena involving clitics in minor Romance languages.  Her research interests include various aspects of Italian linguistics, especially sociolinguistics, bilingualism, syntax, and Italian dialects.  She is also interested in Italian immigration and the Southern Question.

Awards and Honors:

Italian Recognition Award (2012)                               

Phi Sigma Iota Honor Society (2011)                          

De Luca Scholarship for excellence in Italian (2010)

Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society (2010)

Golden Key International Honor Society (2007)


MA thesis: L’imperativo vero e suppletivo nei dialetti italiani (5/2012) <<http://dspace.sunyconnect.suny.edu/bitstream/handle/1951/59841/Romanello_grad.sunysb_0771M_10889.pdf?sequence=1>>.


Undergraduate Honors Thesis: The Use of Italian and Dialect as a Politeness Strategy (5/2010)

<< http://www.linguistics.stonybrook.edu/files/undergrad_theses/romanello.pdf>>.

“Special Characteristics Involving Imperatives in Romance Varieties Spoken in Italy” (co-authored with Lori Repetti), Italian Journal of Linguistics, forthcoming.


“Venice: City of Reflections, City of Love” (co-authored with Giuseppe Gazzola), in: World Film Locations: Venice, edited by Michael Piggott. Bristol and Chicago: Intellect Books/The University of Chicago Press, 2013, pp. 104-105.

Conference Talks:

“Language Choice as an Expression of Solidarity.” Associazione Internazionale per gli Studi di Lingua e Letteratura Italiana (AISLLI) Philadelphia, PA, Apr. 3-5, 2013.


Pino Aprile.  Giù al Sud: Perché i Terroni salveranno l’Italia. Milan: Piemme SPA, 2011. Pp. 473, in Forum Italicum: A Journal of Italian Studies. May 2013, vol. 47 no. 1, pp. 220-221.


Vedovelli, Massimo (a cura di).  Storia linguistica dell’emigrazione italiana nel mondo.  Roma: Carocci SPA, 2011.  pp. 567, in Forum Italicum: A Journal of Italian Studies. forthcoming.