The Department of French and Italian

Italian Placement Testing on 08/28 in HRH 2.106B @ 1:30 pm

FIGSO Working Paper Series

Fri, March 23, 2012 | HRH 2.118 (Lounge)

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

FIGSO Working Paper Series

Good Enough Processing in French as a First and Second Language

by Libby Mallonee Gertken and Laura Boswell Ambrosetti 

We investigate the use of parsing heuristics by native (NS) and second language (L2) speakers of French during processing of plausible and implausible transitive and cleft sentences. Our findings suggest that both NS and L2 users make use of parsing heuristics albeit to different extents.

Méditerranée sans Midi: Reconstructing the Sunna in A. Kechiche’s  L’Esquive

by Martino Lovato

Abdellatif Kechiche’s L’Esquive (2003) portrays a group of adolescents attending French public school in a sunless banlieue.  In this presentation I will analyze Khechiche’s narrative “dodging” between European and Arabic habits in conflict.  

More on Fuzzy Prosody

by Nicholas Bacuez

In my research I am working with the concepts of frequency and similarity and the principles of fuzzy set theory to generate intonation contours from the variation between instances of these contours. Intonation contours are considered as categories within which elements are distributed from the core to the peripheral edges depending on their degree of membership. 

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Tavola Italiana

Informal Italian conversation practice Fridays 3-4pm at the Texas Union's Cactus Café. Open to all students of Italian. Contact Antonella Olson for more information.

Le Cercle français

Informal French conversation practice Fridays in the Texas Union's Cactus Café from 3-4pm. Open to all students of French. Contact Nancy Guilloteau for more information.


Italian Placement Testing 

Professor Antonella will be administering placement exams on Monday, August 28th in HRH 2.106B at 1:30 pm. If you are seeking to take an Italian Language Placement Test, please attend this session. Due to time constraints makeups are not guranteed.

Cineforum Italiano

Hosting Italian films with English subtitles every Thursdays at 8:00 pm in Mezes B0.306. 

  • Department of French and Italian

    University of Texas at Austin
    201 W 21st Street STOP B7600
    HRH 2.114A
    Austin, TX 78712-1800