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Francesc Xavier Villalba Nicolas

  • Edifici B, Campus UAB

    08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès)

  • Edifici B

    08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès)

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1994 …2020

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Research interests

My research career focuses on Catalan and Spanish grammar, specifically their syntax and connections with semantics, pragmatics and prosody. In this area, my first main line of research has been dislocations, an understudied construction and yet of great theoretical interest. Apart from my 2000 thesis, my research on this construction has been published elsewhere, spreading from the syntactic representation of dislocates (2009) to prosodic (2013d) and information aspects (2013a; 2015a; 2018b), as well as the microparametric differences between Catalan and Spanish (2007, 2011a,c; 2015b). My most recent work in this area has being concerned with the expression of information structure in non-standard sentences, such as Romance binominal constructions (2008, 2010b), interrogatives (2018c), infinitival relatives (2019b), and existential sentences (2013c; 2016b; 2018a).

Education/Academic qualification

Ph. D., Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

Award Date: 9 Jun 2000

External positions

A2.3, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

1 Jan 199731 Dec 1997

Becari de l'I.E.C., Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

1 Jan 19971 Jan 1998

Becari F.P.I., Universitat de Barcelona

1 Jan 19931 Jan 1996

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