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Dr. Teresa Parodi

Dr. Teresa Parodi

University Lecturer, Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

Monolingual and bilingual first language acquisition

Second language acquisition by children and adults


Second language acquisition and language change

Research theme

Multilingualism :

Research Interests

Monolingual and bilingual first language acquisition, second language acquisition by children and adults. Experimental as well as corpus-based research, which focuses on the acquisition of morphosyntax, mainly in Romance, Germanic and Greek. Links between simultaneous and succcessive bilingualism and second language acquisition with language contact and change.


  • Second language acquisition
  • Psycholinguistics
  • First language acquisition
  • Bilingualism
  • Multilingualism

Key Publications

Parodi, T. & N. Novaković. 2014. Feature learning in L2 acquisition: the clitic placement challenge in L2 Serbo-Croatian. In Grohmann, K. & T. Neokleous (eds.), Developments in the Acquisition of Clitics. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 249-275.                     

Neokleous, T. & T. Parodi. 2013. Clitic Placement in Early Grammars: The case of Cypriot Greek. In Lavidas, N et al (eds.), Major Trends in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics: Selected Papers from the 20th International Symposium on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics (April 1-3, 2011). London: Versita. 331-348.          

Parodi, T. 2012. Universal Grammar and second language acquisition. In Chapelle, C. (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Wiley-Blackwell.

Parodi, T. 2009. Clitic doubling and clitic-left dislocation in Spanish and Greek L2 grammars. In Snape, N., Y-K I Leung & M. Sharwood-Smith (eds.), Representational deficits in SLA. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 167-185.

Parodi, T. (1998). Der Erwerb funktionaler Kategorien im Deutschen, G. Narr, Tubingen