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Undergraduate and graduate theses in the area of research
University of Florence

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Theses already defended

Sabrina Antognoli, The criminal trial as a 'linguistic event'. Sociolinguistic analysis of a mafia trial in Toscany, Four-year degree thesis in "Political parties and pressure groups", School of Political Science at the University of Florence (Advisor I: Franco Cazzola; Advisor II: Patrizia Bellucci), June 10, 1996 (110).

Joseph Chircop, The Italian lexis of Malta's justice system. Sociolinguistic analysis, Four-year degree thesis in Sociolinguistics (Advisor I: Patrizia Bellucci; Advisor II: Nicoletta Maraschio), June 26, 1997 (110 with honors).

Maria Palmerini, Sociolinguistic analysis of a criminal trial: the Saponaro case, Four-year degree thesis in Sociolinguistics (Advisor I: Patrizia Bellucci; Advisor II: Nicoletta Maraschio), July 10, 2000 (110 with honors).

Alessandra Marilli, Hidden consumption: ethnographic analysis of mass media consumption. A survey of three Florentine high schools, Four-year degree thesis in "Theory and techniques of mass communication", School of Political Science at the University of Florence (Advisor I: Carlo Sorrentino), October 2, 2002 (110 with honors).

Carmen Lucia, The criminal trial in Italy. Sociolinguistic analysis of a homicide trial, Four-year degree thesis in Sociolinguistics (Advisor I: Patrizia Bellucci, Advisor II: Nicoletta Maraschio), November 21, 2002 (110).

Maria Cristina Torchia, Newspaper layout and phraseology on the first day of the G8 in Genoa. Linguistic-textual analysis of the headlines and front pages of selected Italian newspapers, Four-year degree thesis in Sociolinguistics (Advisor I: Patrizia Bellucci; Advisor II: Luciana Brandi), April 29, 2004 (110 with honors).

Vera Beatrice Massaro, The Corazzin case on "Chi l'ha visto?": the part of the Prosecuting Attorney. Sociolinguistic analysis, Three-year degree thesis in Sociolinguistics (Advisor I: Patrizia Bellucci; Advisor II: Marco Biffi), December 15, 2004 (108).

Sara Panichi, The Corazzin case on "Chi l'ha visto?": the part of the TV audience. Sociolinguistic analysis, Three-year degree thesis in Sociolinguistics (Advisor I: Patrizia Bellucci; Advisor II: Neri Binazzi), December 15, 2004 (110 with honors).

Veronica Santini, The film, "I centi passi" (One-hundred steps) by M.T. Giordana. Sociolinguistic analysis, Three-year degree thesis in Sociolinguistics (Advisor I: Patrizia Bellucci; Advisor II: Neri Binazzi), March 2, 2005 (110 with honors).

Paola Giovine, Crime reporting in selected newspapers of Southern Italy ("Il Quotidiano di Brindisi" and "La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno"), Four-year degree thesis in Sociolinguistics (Advisor I: Patrizia Bellucci; Advisor II: Luciana Brandi), April 26, 2005 (108).

Valentina Surico, The terrorist attack on Via dei Georgofili. Sociolinguistic analysis of the first-level criminal trial, Four-year degree thesis in Sociolinguistics (Advisor I: Patrizia Bellucci; Advisor II: Nicoletta Maraschio; Advisor III: Neri Binazzi), June 16, 2005 (110 with honors).

Pamela Megali, State communication: applied analysis of texts produced by the Commune of Scandicci (FI), Three-year degree thesis in Sociolinguistics (Advisor I: Patrizia Bellucci; Advisor II: Neri Binazzi), July 12, 2005 (108).

Lucia Niccolini, State communication: applied analysis of texts produced by the Commune of Poppi (AR), Three-year degree thesis in Sociolinguistics (Advisor I: Patrizia Bellucci; Advisor II: Neri Binazzi), July 12, 2005 (107).

Giulia Piccardi, : Operating instructions for the electoral offices (Elections for the Consiglio Regionale (Regional Board) and the Giunta Regionale (Regional Council), 2005). A sociolinguistic analysis, Three-year degree thesis in Sociolinguistics (Advisor I: Patrizia Bellucci; Advisor II: Neri Binazzi), July 12, 2005 (108).

Giulia Scarpelli, Civil sentences of merits. Sociolinguistic analysis, Three-year degree thesis in Sociolinguistics (Advisor I: Patrizia Bellucci; Advisor II: Neri Binazzi), July 12, 2005 (110 with honors).

Erica Romagnoli, Sociolinguistic analysis of a civil trial, Four-year degree thesis in Sociolinguistics (Advisor I: Patrizia Bellucci; Advisor II: Nicoletta Marschio; Advisor III: Marco Biffi).October 26, 2005 (110 with honors).

Veronica Marini, Local law reports. A Sociolinguistic Analysis, Three-year degree thesis in Sociolinguistics (I Advisor: Patrizia Bellucci; II Advisor: Neri Binazzi, III Advisor: Maria Cristina Torchia), May 11, 2006, (108).

Elisa Masconni, A homicide trial broadcast on "Un giorno in Pretura" (A day in Pretura). Sociolinguistic analysis, Three-year degree thesis in Sociolinguistics (Advisor I: Patrizia Bellucci; Advisor II: Neri Binazzi; Advisor III: Maria Cristina Torchia), June 22, 2006 (105).

Caterina Albani, Sociolinguistic analysis of a criminal trial for organized crime, Four-years degree thesis in Sociolinguistics (Advisor I: Patrizia Bellucci; Advisor II: Neri Binazzi; Advisor III: Maria Cristina Torchia), April 21, 2008, (110 e lode).

 

Theses in preparation

David Baldanzi, in preparation, Sociolinguistic analysis of a criminal trial, Four-year degree with thesis, Sociolinguistics (Advisor I: Patrizia Bellucci; Advisor II: Neri Binazzi; Advisor III: Maria Cristina Torchia).

Martina Giangarè, in preparation, The languages of Controradio. A Sociolinguistic Analysis, Three-year degree thesis in Sociolinguistics (I. Advisor: Patrizia Bellucci; II Advisor: Neri Binazzi, III Advisor: Maria Cristina Torchia).

Antonio Palma, in preparation, Process of simplification of the language of public communication of Florence's INPS, Three-year degree thesis in Sociolinguistics (Advisor I: Patrizia Bellucci; Advisor II: Luciana Brandi).

Eleonora Piccini, in preparation, A made-for-TV movie about Paolo Borsellino. Sociolinguistic Analysis, Three-year degree thesis in Sociolinguistics (I. Advisor: Patrizia Bellucci; II Advisor: Neri Binazzi, III Advisor: Maria Cristina Torchia).

Maurizio Sarcoli, in preparation, The "Network of Literacy Centers" in the municipal district of Florence, Three-year degree thesis in Sociolinguistics (I Advisor: P. Bellucci; II Advisor: Neri Binazzi, III Advisor: Maria Cristina Torchia).

 


Doctorate theses in
"Linguistics and Italian Linguistics"
Linguistics Department of the University of Florence

Maria Palmerini, 2005, Trial examinations and judicial transcriptions. A sociolinguistic analysis of criminal trials, Supervisor I: Patrizia Bellucci; Supervisor II: Nicoletta Maraschio.

Vera Gheno, 2006, Sociolinguistic Analysis of an italian newsgroup corpus, Supervisor I: Patrizia Bellucci; Supervisor II: Nicoletta Maraschio.

Maria Cristina Torchia, in preparation, "Abnormals" in Court: analysis of the sociolinguistic and sociocultural disadvantages of people with psychic deficits/disturbances in judicial interaction, Supervisor I: Patrizia Bellucci; Supervisor II: Luciana Brandi.

 

 

Other Doctorate Theses

Alessandra Marilli, in preparation, Young adults and mass media consumption: a journey of symbolic appropriation of indirect information and opinions of public life, University of Siena, Graduate Degree in "Communications, media, and public life", Supervisor I: Carlo Sorrentino.


Masters degrees and Schools of specialization
or relevant certification courses

Alessandra Marilli, First-Level Masters in "On-line journalism", attained through the School of Political Science at the University of Florence; Academic year 2003-2004. Thesis presented: Television report entitled Mors tua vita mea (Your death my life) broadcast by Report, RAI3, on 03/14/04. Grade awarded: 108/110. Course on video-journalism and televised communication, organized by the Vigorelli center for professional education of Milan Province [Director: Paolo Liguori; Coordinator: Milo Infante].

Cristina Aiolli, Training course for evaluators and administers of CILS (Certificate of Italian as a Foreign Language) examinations University for Foreigners of Siena, 1996. Second-Level Certification course in Italian Language and Culture course of study: Didactic-Linguistic, University for Foreigners of Siena, with treatise entitled Standard, sub-standard and analysis of the errors of Germanophile students of Italian as a foreign language, Advisor: Dr. Antonella Benucci, Academic Year 1997-1998. Specialization in the Teaching of Italian as a Foreign Language, University for Foreigners of Siena, Thesis: Sociolinguistic and psycholinguistic components of errors. A study of Germanophile students. Grade awarded: 70/70 with honors. Advisor: Prof. Antonella Benucci, 2004.

Angela Cavallaro, Specialization in Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language, University for Foreigners of Siena, grade awarded: 64/70, 2003. Teaching qualification for examination classes 43/A and 50/A, 2001. Certification course in Informatics for history and the humanities, University of Florence.

Carmen Lucia, Second-Level Masters in "European Parliamentary Institutions and Constitutional History", attained through the Political Science Degree Program at the University of Rome "La Sapienza"; Academic year 2002-2003. Thesis presented: "The electoral system in Italy and the elections of the European Parliament representatives", Supervisor: Prof. Oreste Massari, Grade awarded: Distinta, Credits received: 60 [The Masters involved a theoretical-practical internship with the House of Deputies - First Commission of Constitutional Affairs].

 

 

Note

i) Only the theses titles have been translated into English. All theses are available only in Italian. Original titles are viewable in the Italian version of this webpage.

 

 

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