Articoli scientifici


Giustolisi, B., Jaber, A., Branchini, C., Geraci, C., & Donati, C. (2023). Processing code-blending beyond the lexical level: evidence for a double syntactic derivation? Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 1-12.



Arioli, M., Segatta, C., Papagno, C., Tettamanti, M., & Cattaneo, Z. (2023). Social perception in deaf individuals: A meta-analysis of neuroimaging studies. Human Brain Mapping, 44(16), 5402–5415.

Beccaluva, E. A., Catania, F., Arosio, F., & Garzotto, F. (2023). Predicting developmental language disorders using artificial intelligence and a speech data analysis tool. Human–Computer Interaction, 1-35.

Beccaluva, E. A., Curreri, M., Da Lisca, G., & Crovari, P. (2023). Using Implicit Measures to Assess User Experience in Children: A Case Study on the Application of the Implicit Association Test (IAT). In International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (pp. 272-281).

Bettelli, G., Guasti, M. T., Ajmone, P., Tenca, E., Arosio, F. (2023). The effect of priming-based training on the peoduction of object clitic pronouns in Italian speaking children with DLDClinical Linguistics and Phonetics. 

Bonandrini, R., Amenta, S., Sulpizio, S.Tettamanti, M., Mazzucchelli, A., & Marelli, M. (2023). Form to meaning mapping and the impact of explicit morpheme combination in novel word processingCognitive Psychology, 145, 101594.

Bosch, J. E. & Foppolo, F. (2023). Prediction during spoken language processing in monolingual and multilingual children: Investigating the role of literacy. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 1-32.

Bosch, J. E. Tsimpli, I., Guasti, M. T. (2023). How English-Medium affects language and learning outcomes of children in the Maldives. Journal of English-Medium Instruction.

Carioti, D.Stucchi, N. A., Toneatto, C., Masia, M. F., Del Monte, M., Stefanelli, S., Travellini, S., Marcelli, A., Tettamanti, M., Vernice, M., Guasti, M. T., & Berlingeri, M. (2023). The ReadFree tool for the identification of poor readers: A validation study based on a machine learning approach in monolingual and minority-language childrenAnnals of Dyslexia.

Driemel, I., Hein, J., Bill, C., Gonzalez, A., Ilić, I., & Jeretič, P. (2023). Negative Concord without Agree: Insights from German, Dutch and English child languageLanguages, 8(3), 179.

Eikerling, M., Andreoletti, M., Secco, M., Luculli, B., Cha, G., Castro, S., Gazzola, S., Sarti, D., Garzotto, F., Guasti, M. T. & Lorusso, M. L. (2023). Remote Screening for Developmental Language Disorder in Bilingual Children: Preliminary Validation in Spanish–Italian Speaking Preschool Children. Applied Sciences13(3), 1442.

Foppolo, F., Mazzaggio, G., Franco, L., & Manzini, M. R. (2023). A group of researchers are testing pseudopartitives in Italian: Notional number is not the key to the facts. Glossa Psycholinguistics, 2, 1-34.

Gonzalez, A. (2023). Interrogative particles in polar questions: the view from Finnish and TurkishGlossa: a journal of general linguistics, 8(1).

Grimaldi, M., De Vincenzi, M., Lorusso, P., Di Russo, F., Di Matteo, R., Rizzi, L. & Guasti, M.T.  (2023). The processing of which-interrogative sentences: A behavioral and ERP study. Journal of Neurolinguistics. 68.

Guasti, M. T., Alexiadou, A., Sauerland U. (2023). Undercompression errors as evidence for conceptual primitives. Frontiers in Psychology.

Hein, J., Bill, C., Driemel, I., Gonzalez, A., Ilić, I., & Jeretič, P. (2023). Negative concord in the acquisition of English and German: Some results from a corpus study. In L. Fagen, S. Gray, Quain, S. Reyes, and I. Tang (eds.), Proceedings of the 58th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society, 167-182.

Meykadeh, S., Khadem, A., Sulpizio, S., & Sommer, W. (2023). Functional Connectivity during Morphosyntactic Processing: An fMRI Study in Balanced Turkish-Persian Bilinguals. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 68, 101162.

Sala, M., Bettelli, G., Giustolisi, B., Vergallito, A., Romero Lauro, L.J., & Cecchetto, C. (2023). Comprehension of double-center embedded relatives in Italian: a case for hierarchical interventionIsogloss.

Scaltritti, M., Giacomoni, F., Job, R., & Sulpizio, S. (2023). Redefining the decisional components of motor responses: Evidence from lexical and object decision tasks. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 49, 835-851.

Scaltritti, M., Greatti, E., & Sulpizio, S. (2023). Discontinuities in the Propagation of Lexical Decision Processes Across the Motor Hierarchy Revealed by Electrophysiological Indexes of Motor Response Implementation. Neuropsychologia, 188, 108630.

Schaeffer, J., El-Raziq, A., Castroviejo, E., …, Panzeri, F., …, Silleresi, S., … & Tuller, L. (2023). Language in autism: domains, profiles and co-occurring conditionsJournal of Neural Transmission, 130: 433–457.

Sun, Y. (2023). The Syntax of de (的)-Omission in Post-Numeral Positions. In Studies on Chinese Language and Linguistics in Italy, Bologna University Press. pp. 325-346.

Zorzi, G., Aristodemo, V., Giustolisi, B., Hauser, C., Donati, C., & Cecchetto, C. (2023). Assessing Lexical and Syntactic Comprehension in Deaf Signing Adults. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education.


Arioli, M., Cattaneo, Z., Rusconi, M. L., Blandini, F., & Tettamanti, M. (2022). Action and emotion perception in Parkinson’s disease: A neuroimaging meta-analysis. Neuroimage Clinical.

Aristodemo, V.*, Giustolisi, B.*, Zorzi, G., Gras, D., Hauser, C., Sala, R., Sánchez Amat, J., Donati, C., & Cecchetto C. (2022). On the nature of role shift: insights from a comprehension study in different populations of LIS, LSC and LSF signersNatural Language and Linguistic Theory. *entrambe le autrici hanno contribuito in maniera equa

Bas-Hoogendam, J. M., Bernstein, R., Benson, B. E., Buss, K. A., Gunther, K. E., Pérez-Edgar, K., Salum, G. A., … Tettamanti, M., … Pine, D. S. (2022). Structural Brain Correlates of Childhood Inhibited Temperament: An ENIGMA-Anxiety Mega-analysis. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

Bill, C.*, Gonzalez, A.*, Driemel, I., & Makharoblidze, T. (2022). As complex as they appear: Children’s comprehension of conjunctive expressions. In Proceedings of the 23rd Amsterdam Colloquium. *entrambi gli autori hanno contribuito in maniera equa

Bimpeh, A., Driemel, I., Bassi, I., Silleresi, S., (to appear). Obligatory de se logophors in Ewe, Yoruba, and Igbo: variation and competition. In WCCFL47 Proceedings.

Bosch, J. & Foppolo, F. (2022). Predictive processing of grammatical gender in bilingual children: The effect of cross-linguistic incongruency and language dominance. In Kupisch, T. (ed), Lingue e Linguaggio, Special Issue on the acquisition of Italian in multilingual settings, XXI(1), 5-27.

Briend, F., David, C., Silleresi, S., Malvy, J., Ferré, S., Latinus, M. (accepted). Voice acoustics as a biomarker for autismTranslational Psychiatry.

Carioti, D., Stucchi, N., Toneatto, C., Masia, M. F., Broccoli, M., Carbonari, S., Travellini, S., Del Monte, M., Riccioni, R., Marcelli, A., Vernice, M., Guasti, M. T., & Berlingeri, M. (2022). Rapid Automatized Naming as a Universal Marker of Developmental Dyslexia in Italian Monolingual and Minority-Language ChildrenFrontiers in psychology.

Carioti, D., Stucchi, N., Toneatto, C., Masia, M. F., Monte, M. D., Stefanelli, S., Travellini, S., Marcelli, A., Tettamanti, M., Vernice, M., Guasti, M. T., & Berlingeri, M. (2022). The ReadFree tool for the identification of poor readers. In PsyArXiv.

Carstensen, A.*, Saponaro, C.*, Frank, M. C, & Walker, C. M. (2022). Bridging cultural and cognitive perspectives on similarity reasoning. In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society*entrambe le autrici hanno contribuito in maniera equa

Curti, S. & Sanfelici, E. (2022). The Morphosyntax Interface in Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease. In Studies in Language and Mind.

Del Maschio, N., Crespi, F., Peressotti, F., Abutalebi, J., & Sulpizio, S. (2022). Decision-making depends on language: A meta-analysis of the Foreign Language EffectBilingualism: Language & Cognition.

Del Maschio, N., Del Mauro, G., Bellini, C., Abutalebi, J., & Sulpizio, S. (2022). Foreign to whom? Constraining the moral foreign language effect with bilinguals’ language experienceLanguage & Cognition.

Di Dona, G., Mantione, F., Alber, B., Sulpizio, S., & Vespignani, F. (2022). Allophonic familiarity differentiates word representations in the brain of native speakers of regional linguistic varietiesBrain & Language.

Eikerling, M., Secco, M., Marchesi, G., Guasti, M. T., Vona, F., Garzotto, F., & Lorusso, M. L. (2022). Remote Dyslexia Screening for Bilingual Children. Multimodal Technologies and Interaction6(1).

Fukumura, K., Herve, C., Villata, S., Zhang, S., & Foppolo, F. (2022). Representations underlying pronoun choice in Italian and English. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 75 (8), 1428-1447.

Ghio, M., Conca, F., Bellebaum, C., Perani, D., & Tettamanti, M. (2022). Effective connectivity within the neural system for object-directed action representation during aware and unaware tool processingCortex.

Ghislandi S., Panzeri F. (2022). Tratto da una storia veraRivista Italiana di Filosofia del Linguaggio.

Giustolisi, B., Mantovan, L., & Panzeri, F. (2022) The Roles of Manual and non-manual Cues in Recognizing Irony in Italian Sign LanguageMetaphor and Symbol.

Giustolisi, B., Martin, J.S., Westphal-Fitch, G., Fitch, W.T. and Cecchetto, C. (2022). Performance of Deaf Participants in an Abstract Visual Grammar Learning Task at Multiple Formal Levels: Evaluating the Auditory Scaffolding Hypothesis. Cognitive Science.

Gonzalez, A.* & Royer, J.* (2022). An expletive negation unlike any other in Québec French: Exploring a ‘complex NPI’ analysisIsogloss. *entrambi gli autori hanno contribuito in maniera equa

Guasti, M.T. (2022). The “what” and “how” of measuring. in Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism.

Ippolito, M., Foppolo, F. F., & Panzeri, F. (2022). Is the Mano a Tulipano gesture compatible with canonical questions? An empirical study of a speech act marking gesture. In Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung (Vol. 26, pp. 451-464).

Mertz, J., Annucci, C., Aristodemo, V., Giustolisi, B., Gras, D., Turco, G., Geraci, C., & Donati, C., (2022). Measuring sign complexity: Comparing a model-driven and an error-driven approachLaboratory Phonology.

Pagliarini, E., Stucchi, N., Vernice, M., & Guasti, M. T. (2022). Reading, phonological memory and handwriting develop in parallel in the first years of school: evidence from a cross-sectional studyGraphos. Rivista Internazionale Di Pedagogia E Didattica Della Scrittura.

Panzeri, F., Mazzaggio, G., Giustolisi, B., Silleresi, S., & Surian, L, (2022). The atypical pattern of irony comprehension in autistic childrenApplied Psycholinguistics.

Peristeri, E., Silleresi, S. & Tsimpli, I. (2022), Bilingualism effects on cognition in autistic children are not all-or-nothing: The role of socioeconomic status in intellectual skills in bilingual autistic childrenSage: Autism.

Sansavini, A., Riva, M., Zuccarini, M., Aceti, A., Corvaglia, L., Scher, A., Guarini, A. (2022). Night Sleep and Parental Bedtime Practices in Low-Risk Preterm and Full-Term Late Talkers. Children, 9, 1813.

Spitale, M., Silleresi, S., Garzotto, F., Matari, M. (accepted). Using Socially Assistive Robots In Speech-Language Therapy For Children With Language Impairments. International Journal of Social Robotics.

Taha, J., Carioti, D., Stucchi, N., Chailleux, M., Granocchio, E., Sarti, D., De Salvatore, M., & Guasti, M. T. (2022). Identifying the risk of dyslexia in bilingual children: The potential of language-dependent and language-independent tasksFrontiers in psychology.

Yatsushiro, K., Dal Farra, C., Gonzalez, A., Hein, J., Silleresi, S., Avellana, A., Huang, A., Ilori, J., Gayathri, G., Pintér, L., Guasti, M.T., Sauerland, U. (2022). Children’s Wh-Questions across Languages: Some Preliminary Results. In BUCLD 46 Proceedings.

Zorzi, G., Giustolisi, B., Aristodemo, V., Cecchetto, C., Hauser, C., Quer, J., Sánchez Amat, J., & Donati, C. (2022). On the reliability of the notion of native signer and its risksFrontiers in Psychology.


Abbondanza, M., Rinaldi, L., Foppolo, F., & Marelli, M. (2021). The mental representation of nonnumerical quantifiers: The Spatial-Linguistic Association of Response Codes (SLARC) effect. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.

Bloder, T., Eikerling, M., Rinker, T., & Lorusso, M.L. (2021). Speech and Language Therapy Service for Multilingual Children: Attitudes and Approaches across Four European Countries. Sustainability.

Bosch, J.E., Chailleux, M.A. & Foppolo, F. (2021). Incremental processing of telicity in Italian children. In Andrea Beltrama, A., Schwarz, F. & Papafragou, A. (Eds.), Proceedings of Experiments in Linguistic Meaning. Vol. 1. Linguistic Society of America.

Bosch, J.E., Chailleux, M.A., Yee, J., Guasti, M.T., & Arosio, F. (to appear in December 2021). Prediction on the basis of gender and number in Mandarin-Italian bilingual children. In Ayoun, D. (Ed.), The expression and acquisition of gender. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing.

Costa, F., & Guasti, M. T. (2021). Is Bilingual Education Sustainable? Sustainability13(24), 13766.

Cecchetto, C. (2021). Null Arguments and Ellipsis – Theoretical Perspectives. In J. Quer, R. Pfau and A. Herrmann (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Theoretical and Experimental Sign Language Research, London, Routledge.

Cecchetto, C., Checchetto, A., Giustolisi, B., & Santoro, M. (in press). Age of exposure and subject/object asymmetries when wh-movement goes rightward: the case of LIS interrogatives. Sign Language & Linguistics.

Fedeli D., Del Maschio, N., Sulpizio, S., Rothman, J., & Abutalebi, J. (2021). The Bilingual Structural Connectome: Dual-language experiential factors modulate distinct cerebral networks. Brain & Language.

Foppolo F., Bosch J., Greco C., Carminati M.N., & Panzeri F. (2021). Draw a star and make it perfect: Incremental processing of telicity. Cognitive Science.

Foppolo, F., Mazzaggio, G., Panzeri, F., & Surian, L. (2021). Scalar vs ad-hoc implicatures. Guess which one is easier. Journal of Child Language.

Giustolisi, B., Guasti, M. T., Nicastri, M., Mancini, P., Palma, S., Genovese, E., Arosio, F. (2021). Production of third-person direct object clitics in children with cochlear implants speaking Italian. Journal of clinical linguistics and Phonetics.

Hauser, C., Zorzi, G., Aristodemo, V., Giustolisi, B., Gras, D., Sala, R., … & Donati, C. (2021). Asymmetries in relative clause comprehension in three European sign languages. Glossa: A Journal of General Linguistics.

Hu, S., Toneatto, C., Pozzi, S., & Guasti, M.T. (2021). Processing Chinese relative clauses in context by Italian L3 learners. Second Language Research.

Konrad, I., Burattin, M., Cecchetto, C., Foppolo, F., Staub, A., & Donati, C. (2021). Avoiding Gaps in Romance: Evidence from Italian and French for a Structural Parsing Principle. Syntax.

Lungu, O., Fălăuş, A., & Panzeri, F. (2021). Disjunction in negative contexts: a cross-linguistic experimental study. Journal of Semantics

Mazzaggio, G., Foppolo, F., Job, R., & Surian, L. (2021). Ad-hoc and scalar implicatures in children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Communication Disorders. 

Pagliarini, E., Guasti, M. T., Crain, S., & Gavarrò, A. (2021). Negative sentences with disjunction in child Catalan. Language Acquisition.

Pagliarini, E., Longu, O., van Hout, A., Pintér, L., Surányi, B., Crain, S., & Guasti, M. T. (2021). How adults and children interpret disjunction under negation in Dutch, French, Hungarian and Italian: a crosslinguistic comparison. Language, Learning and Development.

Panzeri F., Cavicchiolo S., Giustolisi B., Di Berardino F., Ajmone P.F., Vizziello P., Donnini V., & Zanetti D. (2021). Irony comprehension in children with cochlear implants: the role of language competence, Theory of Mind and prosody recognition. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research.

Panzeri, F., Domaneschi, F., & Di Paola, S. (2021). Does the COVID-19 war metaphor influence reasoning? PLoS ONE. 

Panzeri, F., & Foppolo, F. (2021). Children’s and Adults’ Sensitivity to Gricean Maxims and to the Maximize Presupposition Principle. Frontiers in Psychology. 

Raminelli, L. & Belletti, A. (2021). On the comprehension of (reflexive) si in preschool Italian-speaking children. RGG. Rivista di Grammatica Generativa.

Samo, G., Zhao, Y., Guasti, M. T., Utunen, H., Stucke, O., & Gamhewage, G. (2021). Could linguistic complexity be automatically evaluated? A multilingual study on WHO’s Emergency Learning Platform. Proceedings of ICMTH.

Sansavini, A., Favilla, E., Guasti, M.T., Marini, A., et al. (2021). Developmental Language Disorder: Early Predictors, Age for the Diagnosis, and Diagnostic Tools. A Scoping Review. Brain Sci. 

Spitale, M., Silleresi, S., Leonardi, G., Arosio, F., Giustolisi, B., Guasti, MT. & Garzotto, F. (2021). Design Patterns of Technology-based Therapeutic Activities for Children with Language Impairments: A Psycholinguistic-Driven Approach. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Short paper (CHI ’21), May 8–13 2021, Yokohama, Japan. ACM, New York, NY, USA.

Vogelanz, M., Guasti, M. T., van Rijn, H., & Hendriks, P. (2021). How Children Process Reduced Forms: A Computational Cognitive Modeling Approach to Pronoun Processing in Discourse. Cognitive Science.

Zanchi, P., Zampini, L., & Panzeri, F. (2021). Narrative and prosodic skills in children and adolescents with Down syndrome and typically developing children. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.


Abbondanza, M., Passarini, L., Meneghello, F., Laratta, S., Burgio, F., D’Imperio, D., & Semenza, C. (2020). The left periphery in neglect dyslexia. Aphasiology.

Bosch, J.E., & Unsworth, S. (2020). Cross-linguistic influence in word order: Effects of age, dominance and surface overlap. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism.

Costa, F., Guasti, M. T., & Sharley, S. (2020). Double literacy effects on language and reading skills in Italian-English primary school children. Journal of Monolingual and Bilingual Speech.

Del Maschio, N., Sulpizio, S., & Abutalebi, J. (2020). Thinking outside the box: The brain-bilingualism relationship in the light of early neurobiological variability. Brain & Language.

Donati, C., Foppolo, F., Konrad, I., & Cecchetto, C. (2020). Whatever His Arguments, Whatever Relatives Are Not Free Relatives: A Reply to Caponigro’s Reply. Linguistic Inquiry.

Fedeli, D., Del Maschio, N., Caprioglio, C., Sulpizio, S., & Abutalebi, J. (2020). Sulcal pattern variability predicts dACC functional connectivity across adult age. Brain Connectivity.

Foppolo, F., & Staub, A. (2020). The puzzle of number agreement with disjunction. Cognition.

Guasti, M. T. (2020). Some notes on language, memory and bilingualism. First Language (special Issue).

Guasti, M. T., White, M., Bianco, G., Arosio, F., Camilleri, B., Hasson, N. (2020). Two clinical markers of DLD in monolingual Italian speakers: what can they tell us about second language learners with DLD? Journal of clinical linguistics and Phonetics.

Hu, S., Costa, F., & Guasti, M. T. (2020). Mandarin-Italian dual-language children’s comprehension of head-final and head-initial relative clauses. Frontiers in Psychology.

Luna, S., Joubert, S., Blondel, M., Cecchetto, C., & Gagné, J-P (2020). The Impact of Aging on Spatial Abilities in Deaf Users of a Sign Language, Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education.

Moscati, V., Rizzi, L., Vottari, I., Chilosi, A.M., Salvadorini, R., Guasti, M.T. (2020). Morpho-syntactic weaknesses in Developmental Language Disorder: the role of structure and agreement configurations. Journal of Child Language.

Pagliarini, E., Scocchia, L., Sarti, D., Granocchio, E., Stucchi, N., & Guasti, M.T. (2020). Timing anticipation in adults and children with Developmental Dyslexia: evidence of an inefficient mechanism. Scientific Report.

Panzeri F., Giustolisi B. & Zampini L. (2020). The comprehension of ironic criticisms and ironic compliments in individuals with Down syndrome: Adding another piece to the puzzle. Journal of Pragmatics.

Panzeri, F., & Foppolo, F. (2020). Figurative language comprehension in deaf children with hearing aids. In A. Cardinaletti, C. Branchini, G. Giusti, F. Volpato (eds.), Language Acquisition, Processing and Bilingualism. Selected Papers from the Romance Turn VII, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Spitale, M., Silleresi, S., Cosentino, G., Panzeri, F., Garzotto, F. (2020). “Whom would you like to talk with?” Exploring Conversational Agents for Children’s Linguistic Assessment. In IDC ’20: Proceedings of the 19th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children.

Sulpizio, S., Del Maschio, N., Del Mauro, G., Fedeli, D., & Abutalebi, J. (2020). Bilingualism as a gradient measure modulates functional connectivity of language and control networks. NeuroImage.

Sulpizio, S., Del Maschio, N., Fedeli, D., & Abutalebi J. (2020). Bilingual language processing: A meta-analysis of functional neuroimaging studies. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Review.

Vergallito, A., Varoli, E., Giustolisi, B., Cecchetto, C., Del Mauro, L., & Romero Lauro, L.J. (2020). Mind the stimulation site: enhancing and diminishing sentence comprehension with anodal tDCS. Brain and Language.

Vogelzang, M., Foppolo, F., Guasti, M. T., van Rijn, H., & Hendriks, P. (2020). Reasoning about alternative forms is costly: The processing of null and overt pronouns in Italian using pupillary responses. Discourse Processes.


Arosio, F., & Giustolisi, B. (2019). Interference in direct object clitic production in Italian monolingual children. Frontiers in Communication.

Arosio, F., Guasti M.T. (2019). The production of wh-questions by Italian-speaking children with SLI. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics.

Carioti, D., Danelli, L., Guasti, M. T., Gallucci, M., Perugini, M., Steca, P., Stucchi, N., Maffezzoli, A., Majno, M., Berlingeri, E., Paulesu, E. (2019). Music Education at School: Too Little and Too Late? Evidence From a Longitudinal Study on Music Training in Preadolescents. Frontiers in Psychology.

Cecchetto, C., & Donati, C. (2019). Against the parallelism between the NP and the clause: evidence from idioms. Linguistics.

Costa, F., Sharley, S., & Guasti, M.T. (2019). Does English delay learning to read Italian in primary school children? Rivista di grammatica generation.

Garraffa, M., Vender, M., Sorace, A., & Guasti, M. T. (2019). Is it possible to differentiate multilingual children and children with DLD? Policy paper for Languages, Society and Policy. Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies (MEITS).

Giustolisi, B., Vernice, M., Cecchetto, C., Papagno, C., Burdo, S., Giuliani, A., & Guasti, M. T. (2019). Narrative skills in Italian pre-school deaf children with cochlear implant. Effects of late linguistic exposure on a late acquired domain. Lingue e Linguaggio.

Guasti, M. T. & Costa, F. (2019). Lo sviluppo morfosintattico nel bambino che impara una seconda lingua. In Levorato, C. & A. Marini (eds), Il bilinguismo in età evolutiva. Erikson: Trento.

Hu, S., Zhou, P., Foppolo, F., Vender, M., & Delfitto, D. (2019). Scalar implicatures in Chinese children with reading difficulties. First Language.

Mantovan, L., Giustolisi, B., & Panzeri, F. (2019). Signing something while meaning its opposite: the expression of irony in LIS. Journal of Pragmatics.

Panzeri F., Giustolisi B., Mantovan L. & Calderone, C. (2019). Joker face. Recognizing irony in the visual mode in spoken and signed language. In Julian J. Schloeder, Dean McHugh & Floris Roelofsen (Eds.) Proceedings of the 22nd Amsterdam Colloquium.

Panzeri, F. (2019). Stai scherzando? (Non) riconoscere l’ironia nei social networks. Sistemi intelligenti.

Vernice, M., Matta, M., Tironi, M., Caccia, M., Lombardi, E., Guasti, M. T., … & Lang, M. (2019). An online tool to assess sentence comprehension in teenagers at risk for school exclusion: evidence from L2 Italian students. Frontiers in Psychology.

Vogelzang, M., Foppolo, F., Guasti, M. T., van Rijn, H., & Hendriks, P. (2019). Reasoning about alternative forms is costly: The processing of null and overt pronouns in Italian using pupillary responses. Discourse Processes.


Arosio, F., & Guasti M.T. (2018) The production of wh-questions by Italian-speaking children with SLI. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics.

Papagno, C., & Cecchetto, C. (2018) “Is auditory-verbal short-term memory involved in sentence comprehension?”. Cortex.

Cattaneo, Z., Rinaldi, L., Geraci, C., Cecchetto, C., Papagno. C. (2018) Spatial biases in deaf, blind and deafblind individuals as revealed by a haptic line bisection task. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 

Checchetto, A., Geraci, C., Cecchetto, C., & Zucchi, S. (2018). The language instinct in extreme circumstances: The transition to tactile Italian Sign Language (LISt) by Deafblind signers. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics.

Garraffa, M.,  Guasti, M. T., Marinis, T., & Morgan, G. (2018) Editorial: Language Acquisition in Diverse Linguistic, Social and Cognitive Circumstances. Frontiers in Psychology.

Giustolisi, B., & Emmorey, K. (2018). Visual statistical learning with stimuli presented sequentially across space and time in deaf and hearing adults. Cognitive Science.

Giustolisi, B., Vergallito, A., Cecchetto, C., Varoli, E., & Romero Lauro, J.L. (2018). Anodal transcranial direct current stimulation over left inferior frontal gyrus enhances sentence comprehension. Brain and Language.

Guasti, M.T., Pagliarini, E., & Stucchi, N. (2018). The rhythm of handwriting. Response to Vivian Cook’s comment on Children’s first handwriting productions show a timing structures. Inference.

Guasti, M.T., Pagliarini, E., & Stucchi, N. (2018). Language, reading and motor control: get rhythm! Biolinguistics.

Guasti, M.T., Vernice, M., & Franck, J. (2018). Continuity in the Adult and Children’s Comprehension of Subject and Object Relative Clauses in French and Italian. Languages.

Hu, S., Gavarrò, A., & Guasti, M.T. (2018). Chinese children’s knowledge of topicalization. Experimental evidence from a comprehension study. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research.

Hu, S., Cecchetto, C. & Guasti, M. T. (2018) A new case for structural intervention: Evidence from Wenzhounese relative clauses. Journal of East Asian Linguistics.

Pagliarini, E., Crain, S. & Guasti, M. T. (2018) The compositionality of logical connectives in Italian. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research.

Staub, A., Foppolo, F., Donati, C., & Cecchetto, C. (2018). Relative clause avoidance: Evidence for a structural parsing principle. Journal of Memory and Language.

Vernice, M., & Pagliarini, E. (2018). Is Morphological Awareness a Relevant Predictor of Reading Fluency and Comprehension? New Evidence From Italian Monolingual and Arabic-Italian Bilingual Children. Frontiers in Communication.

Westphal-Fitch, G., Giustolisi, B., Cecchetto, C., Martin, J.S., & Fitch, W.T. (2018). Artificial Grammar Learning Capabilities in an Abstract Visual Task Match Requirements for Linguistic Syntax. Frontiers in Psychology.


Arosio, F., Foppolo, F., Pagliarini, E., Perugini, M., & Guasti M.T. (2017). Semantic and pragmatic abilities can be spared in Italian children with SLI. Language learning and development.

Arosio, F., Panzeri, F., Molteni, B., Magazù, S. & Guasti, M.T. (2017). The Comprehension of Italian relative clauses in poor readers and in children with Specific Language Impairment. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics. 

Foppolo, F. & Marelli, M. (2017). No delay for some inferences. Journal of Semantics. 

Foppolo, F.Panzeri, F. (2017). Presuppositions are challenging not only for preschoolers, but also for school-aged children. In S. Pistoia-Reda, F. Domaneschi (eds.), Linguistic and Psycholinguistic Approaches on Implicatures and Presuppositions, Palgrave Studies in Pragmatics, Language and Cognition.

Giustolisi, B., Mereghetti, E., & Cecchetto, C. (2017). Phonological blending or code mixing? Why mouthing is not a core component of sign language grammar. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory.

Guasti, M. T. (2017). Comparison of two types of omission in child language: Articles and Third Person Direct Object Clitics. Lingue e Linguaggio.

Guasti, M. T. (2017). I disturbi specifici del linguaggio nei bambini con italiano L2. Giornale di Neuropsichiatria dell’età evolutiva.

Hu, S., & Guasti, M. T. (2017). Complexity in the Acquisition of Relative Clauses from School-age sequential Mandarin-Italian Bilingual Children. International Journal of Chinese education.

Pagliarini, E., Scocchia, L., Vernice, M., Zoppello, M., Balottin, U., Bouamama, S., Guasti, M.T., & Stucchi, N. (2017). Children’s first handwriting productions show a rhythmic structure. Scientific Reports.


Arosio, F., Pagliarini, E., Perugini, M., Barbieri, L., & Guasti, M. T. (2016). Morphosyntax and logical abilities in Italian poor readers: The problem of SLI under-identification. First Language.

Cattaneo Z., Cecchetto, C. & Papagno, C. (2016). Deaf individuals show a leftward bias in numerical bisection. Perception.

Cecchetto, C., Giustolisi, B., & Mantovan, L. (2016). Short-term memory and sign languages. Sign span and its linguistic implications. Linguística: Revista de Estudos Linguísticos da Universidade do Porto.

Guasti, M.T., Palma, S., Genovese, E., Stagi, P., Saladini, G., & Arosio, F. (2016). The production of direct object clitics in pre-school and primary school-aged children with specific language impairments. Clinical linguistics and Phonetics.

Hu, S., Gavarró, A., & Guasti, M.T. (2016). Children’s production of head-final relative clauses: The case of Mandarin. Applied Psycholinguistics.

Hu, S., Gavarró, A., Vernice, M., & Guasti, M.T. (2016). The acquisition of Chinese relative clauses: Contrasting two theoretical approaches. Journal of Child Language.

Mantovan L., Duarte, K., Geraci, C., Cardinaletti, A. (2016). Access to knowledge: the issue of deaf students and more. Annali di Ca’ Foscari, serie Occidentale. 

Panzeri, F. & Foppolo, F. (2016). Not only task matters, position also. Rivista di Grammatica Generativa.

Panzeri, F. (2016). The slurs between philosophy of language and linguistics. Rivista italiana di filosofia del linguaggio.

Papagno C., Minniti, G., Mattavelli,  G. C., Mantovan, L.,  & Cecchetto, C. (2016). Tactile short-term memory in sensory deprived individuals. Experimental Brain Research.

Sprouse, J., Caponigro I., Greco, C., & Cecchetto, C. (2016). Experimental syntax and the variation of island effects in English and Italian. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory.

Vender, M., Garaffa, M., Sorace, A. & Guasti, M. T. (2106). Child L2 learning and Specific Language Impairment: superficially similar but linguistically different. Clinical linguistics & phonetics.

Vernice, M., Cecchetto, C., Donati, C., & Moscati, V. (2016). Relative clauses are not adjuncts: an experimental investigation of a corollary of the raising analyses. Linguistische Berichte.

Sauerland, U., Grohmann, K., Guasti, M. T., et al. (2016). How 5 year olds understand questions? Differences in languages across Europe. First Language.


Pagliarini, E., Guasti, M.T., Toneatto, C., Granocchio, E., Riva, F., Sarti, D., Molteni, D.B., & Stucchi, N. (2015) Dyslexic children fail in complying with rhythmic constraints of handwriting. Human Movement Science.

Arcodia, G.F. (2015). More on the morphological typology of Sinitic. Bulletin of Chinese Linguistics.

Arcodia, G.F., Basciano, B., & Melloni, C. (2015). Areal perspectives on total reduplication of verbs in Sinitic. Studies in Language.

Cantiani, C., Lorusso, M.L., Perego, P., Molteni, M. & Guasti, M.T. (2015). Developmental Dyslexia with and without language impairment: ERPs reveal qualitative differences in morphosyntactic processing. Developmental Neuropsychology.

Cecchetto, C., Checchetto A., Geraci, C.,  Santoro, M., & Zucchi, S. (2015) .The Syntax of Predicate Ellipsis in Italian Sign Language (LIS). Lingua.

Foppolo, F., Marelli, M., Meroni, L., & Gualmini, A. (2015). Hey Little Sister, Who’s the Only One? Modulating Informativeness in the Resolution of Privative Ambiguity. Cognitive science.

Katsos, N., Guasti, M. T. et al. (2016). Cross-linguistic patterns in the order of acquisition of quantifiers. PNAS.

Varlokosta, S., Belletti, A., Costa, J., Friedemann, N., Gavarrò, A., Grohmann, K., Guasti, M.T., Tuller, L., Lobo, M., et al. (2015). A Cross-Linguistic Study of the Acquisition of Clitic and Pronoun Production. Language Acquisition.

Vernice, M., & Guasti, M. T. (2015). The acquisition of SV order in unaccusatives: manipulating the definiteness of the NP argument. Journal of Child Language.

Stavrakaki, S., Tasioudi, M., & Guasti, M. T. (2015). Morphological cues in the comprehension of relative clauses by Greek children with Specific Language Impairment and typical development: A comparative study. International Journal of Speech and Language Pathology.


Arcodia, G.F. (2014). Grammaticalisation with coevolution of form and meaning in East Asia? Evidence from Sinitic. Language Sciences.

Guasti, M.T., Papagno, C., Vernice, M., Cecchetto, C., Giuliani, C., & Burdo S. (2014). The effect of language structure on linguistic strengths and weaknesses in children with cochlear implants: Evidence from Italian. Applied Psycholinguistics.

Foppolo, F., Meroni, L., Marelli, M., & Gualmini, A. (2014). The only one strategy in context. Lingua.


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Nothing from luglio 12, 2024 to luglio 12, 2025.