Francesco De Toni


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

    6009 Perth


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I completed my PhD in European Languages and Studies at The University of Western Australia in July 2019. My PhD project investigated the construction and expression of friendship networks in the correspondence of nineteenth-century missionaries in Australia. Adopting a linguistic perspective, my study described 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

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Research Output 2011 2019

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

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Forme linguistiche e funzioni pragmatiche nell’italiano epistolare: l’espressione delle emozioni in chiave diacronica

De Toni, F. & Kinder, J., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Pragmatica storica dell’italiano: modelli e usi comunicativi del passato. Alfieri, G. (ed.). Florence: Franco Cesati Editore

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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

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Italian language
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