Dr. C. (Claudio) Di Felice

Position:
  • Lecturer
Expertise:
  • History of Italian


Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2187
E-Mail: c.di.felice@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Leiden Univ Centre for Linguistics, LUCL Italiaans
Office Address: Witte Singel-complex
van Wijkplaats 3
2311 BX Leiden
Room number 1.04a
Personal Homepage: hum.leiden.edu/​lucl/​organisation/​members/​difelicec.html


Fields of interest

XVI century Italian grammar codification, Textual Bibliography, Italian minorities language, Italian second language acquisition.

Research

Starting from the Renaissance linguists’ works on Italian vernaculars, my research interests have spread out to the study of the ethnic minority languages of Italy and of the dialect.
Here I shortly outline my principal lines of research throught two edited works:

1) The critic edition of Alessandro Citolini’s linguistic works in 2003 is still today well-received by the community of the historians of Italian. It is based on the principles of the Textual Bibliography and the collation of the printed existing exemplars.
The edition principally revolves round the relevance of Citolini (1500-1584) in XVI century “questione della lingua”, the intellectual debate conceiving emergent Italian and its grammaticalization and the role played by two works of him: the first is the Lettera in difesa de la lingua volgare, an apology for the Italian language against the dead Latin, known among scholars for its originality, in which the author promoted a practical language enriched through the contribution of all vernaculars of Italy. The second work of Citolini is the manuscript of Grammatica italiana preserved in the British Library, which appears extremely interesting for the innovative didactic structure and the orthophonic handwriting that permits to read Italian exactly as it was pronounced.

2) In 2008 I edited the critical edition of LIA Lessico Italiano-Abruzzese by Ernesto Giammarco. This lexicon is the 7th volume of DAM Dizionario Abruzzese e Molisano (one of the richest among the Italian dialects’ vocabularies) and it was left unfinished and unpublished because of the death of the author, the most relevant dialectologist that Abruzzo has ever had, in 1987.


Curriculum vitae

Education:  

2004-2007

University of Chieti-Pescara
PhD in Language, Text and Literary analysis

2002-2003
University of Chieti-Pescara 
Master in Teaching Italian as a 2nd language

1993-1999
Degree in Arts - University of Chieti-Pescara 

Work:

2011 - Present
Universitair docent (assistant professor), Leiden University

September 2009- 2011
Leiden University, LUCL, Postdoc Researcher

2006-2009
University of Macerata, Lecturer of Italian Linguistics  

2004-2007
University of Siena for Foreigners, 'Collaboratore ed esperto linguistico di lingua madre' (Italian language teacher)

1999-2006
University of Chieti-Pescara, 'Cultore della materia' (formal collaborator) for the chair of History of Italian

Teaching activities

Diachronic Italian grammar

Synchronic Italian grammar (with E. Odelli)

History of Italian

Italian Philology

Italiano in musica (with R. D’Alessandro).

Italian Culture (with R. D'Alessandro and M.J. Heijkant)

Publications

Books  

Di Felice, C. (2008). Ernesto Giammarco,LIA Lessico Italiano Abruzzese (critical edition), Pescara: Edizioni Tracce

Di Felice, C. & Giovanardi C. (2005). G. F. Achillini, Annotationi della volgar lingua, Pescara: Libreria dell’Università Editrice 

Di Felice, C., (2003). A. Citolini, Scritti linguistici (critical edition), Pescara: Libreria dell’Università Editrice 

Articles:

Di Felice, C. (2008). ‘Sull’edizione della Lettera di Alessandro Citolini. L’importanza delle dediche e una questione di ornamento’. Tipofilologia 1:  151-163 

Di Felice, C. (2006). ‘L’esemplare di lavoro del Viridario di Giovanni Filoteo Achillini (Bologna 1513)’. La lingua italiana. Storia, strutture, testi, 2: 43-60

Last Modified: 11-12-2015