• The University of Western Australia (M500), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Personal profile

Biography

I am a PhD candidate in European Languages and Studies at The University of Western Australia. I completed my bachelor’s degree in Modern Letters and my master’s degree in Modern Philology at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan in 2011 and in 2013. My PhD project investigates the construction and expression of friendship networks in the correspondence of nineteenth-century missionaries in Australia. Adopting a linguistic perspective, my study describes the interaction between the epistolary form, politeness and deference, and the expression of emotions. As part of my research, I am developing an original approach to the historical-linguistic analysis of emotions. Other research interest of mine are the semantic history of emotion words, and e-learning technologies for langauge education.

Education/Academic qualification

Catholic University of the Sacred Heart

Catholic University of the Sacred Heart

Research Output 2011 2019

  • 2 Chapter
  • 2 Article
  • 1 Conference paper
  • 1 Book/Film/Article review

Adaptive and mobile learning for language education at university: an analysis of students’ experience in Italian language beginner classes, with some recommendations

De Toni, F., Verdina, F., Caruso, M. & Kinder, J. J., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Intersections: collaboration and the future for languages and cultures: proceedings of the 4th Biennial Colloquium of LCNAU (Adelaide, 27-29 November 2017). Australia: University of Adelaide Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

Lessico e semantica delle emozioni: testimonianze di evoluzione storica in dizionari ed enciclopedie sette-ottocenteschi

De Toni, F., 2018, Etimologia e storia delle parole: atti del XII Convegno ASLI, Associazione per la storia della lingua italiana (Firenze, 3-5 novembre 2016). Firenze: Franco Cesati Editore, p. 289-305

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Prizes

Italian language
learning
education
research project
language
Colonies
Repository
Transnational Networks
Research Collaboration
Missionaries