Elena Callegaro

Elena Callegaro, M.A.

PhD student

Phone: +41 44 634 39 37

elena.callegaro@es.uzh.ch

Portrait

Elena completed her PhD in English Linguistics at the University of Zurich. Before that, she studied European and American Languages and Literatures at the University of Padua (Italy) and graduated in March 2012. During her academic studies, she spent one semester at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (Germany) and one year at UCSB University of California Santa Barbara (US). Her doctoral dissertation, Parallel Corpora for the Investigation of (Variable) Article Use in English – A Construction Grammar Approach, was supervised by Prof. Dr. Marianne Hundt and was part of the SPARCLING project (large-Scale annotation and alignment of PARallel Corpora for the investigation of LINGuistic variation).

Publications

Callegaro, Elena, Clematide, Simon, Hundt, Marianne, and Wick, Sara. 2018. Variable article use with acronyms and initialisms - a contrastive analysis of English, German and Italian. Languages in Contrast.
http://www.jbe-platform.com/content/journals/10.1075/lic.16021.cal

Volk, Martin, Graën, Johannes, Callegaro, Elena. 2014. Innovations in parallel corpus search tools. In: Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'14), Reykjavik, 26 May 2014 - 31 May 2014.
http://www.zora.uzh.ch/97282/

Presentation of work

ICAME 38 – Corpus et Orbis: Interpreting the World through Corpora
24-28 May 2017, Prague, Czech Republic
“The validity of large data-driven and constructional approaches for the investigation of variable article use in English” (work-in-progress report)
 

ICAME 37 – Corpus Linguistics across Cultures
25-29 May 2016, Sha Tin, Hong Kong
“Variable article use with acronyms and initialisms – A contrastive analysis on English, German and Italian” (talk)
 

SWELL 2016 - Swiss Works in English Language and Linguistics
11 March 2016, Fribourg, Switzerland
“Variable article use: A contrastive study of English and German – a work in progress report on the application of a largely data-driven approach” (talk)


Linguistic Afternoon 2015
6 November 2015, Zurich, Switzerland
“The effect of translation on article use” (poster presentation)
 

SpuR – Sprache und Raum
27 October 2015, Zurich, Switzerland
“SPARCLING: Large-scale Annotation and Alignment of Parallel Corpora for the Investigation of Linguistic Variation” (poster presentation)
 

ICAME 36 – Words, words, words – corpora and lexis
27-31 May 2015, Trier, Germany
“Multi-word organization names – A contrastive study of article use in English and German” (work-in-progress report)
 

VariaForMea Winter School 2014
1-3 December 2014, Macolin, Switzerland
“Variable article use: A contrastive study of English and German” (talk)


Linguistic Afternoon 2014
21 February 2014, Zurich, Switzerland
“SPARCLING: Large-scale Annotation and Alignment of Parallel Corpora for the Investigation of Linguistic Variation” (poster presentation)

Teaching

  • Course (BA seminar): Contrastive Linguistics (Spring 2018)
  • Lecture: "Corpus Linguistics", 45-minute session of the BA module “Introduction to Linguistics” (Autumn  2017)
  • "Corpus Linguistics as a Tool for Learning and Teaching", 60-minute session in the ES Alumni Colloquia 2017
  • Lecture: “Morphology I”, 45-minute session of the BA module “Introduction to Linguistics” (Autumn 2016)

Memberships

SWELL
Swiss Works in English Language and Linguistics