Matteo Greco
Matteo Greco is a is a Research Associate at the University School for Advanced Studies (IUSS) of Pavia. In 2017 he obtained a PhD in Cognitive Neurosciences and Philosophy of Mind in a joint program between the University Vita e Salute-San Raffaele (Milan) and IUSS. He graduated in Modern Philology in 2012 (Master Degree) and in Modern Literature in 2010 (bachelor degree) at the University of Pavia. He was a research scholar at the University of Pennsylvania (September 2016 - June 2017) and a visiting assistant in research at the Yale University (January 2014 - June 2014). His main fields of research are theoretical and experimental linguistics with a particular interest in syntax and in the syntactic-pragmatic interface. He focused on the linguistic negation and he has recently been working on the copular sentences.
Selected publications
  • Greco M. (2020) The syntax of surprise: expletive negation and the left periphery. Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Chomsky N. , . (a cura di) , M. Greco (2018) Il mistero del linguaggio. Nuove prospettive. Milano, Raffaello Cortina Editore
  • Greco M. (2021) Function words and polarity: the case of negation. Expressive Meanings across Levels and Frameworks. Oxford: Oxford University press.
  • Greco M. (2021) A brief practical-guide for L2-Teachers: k-2 American children learn Italian . Italiano LinguaDue
  • Greco M., P. Canal, V. Bambini, A. Moro (2020) Modulating “Surprise” with Syntax: A Study on Negative Sentences and Eye-Movement Recording. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research 49:415–434
  • Greco M., P. Canal, V. Bambini, A. Moro (2020) Expletive Negation: from syntax to eye-movements. Proceedings of the 55th annual meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society
  • Greco M., P. Lorusso, C. Chesi, A. Moro (2020) Asymmetries in nominal copular sentences: psycholinguistic evidence in favor of the raising analysis.. «Lingua»;
  • Greco M. (2020) Insegnare italiano a giovani studenti americani: resoconto di un progetto oltreoceano. «Babylonia: Zeitschrift für Sprachunterricht und Sprachenlernen»; ISSN: 1420-0007.
  • Greco M. (2019) A Twofold Classification of Expletive Negation. Proceedings of the 36° West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics – UCLA, Los Angeles
  • Greco M. (2019) Is Expletive Negation a unitary phenomenon. «Lingue e Linguaggio», (1): 25–58.
  • Lorusso P., M. Greco, C. Chesi, A. Moro (2019) Asymmetries in Extraction From Nominal Copular Sentences: a Challenging Case Study for NLP Tools. Proceedings of the Sixth Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics (CLiC-it 2019). In CEUR WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS - ISSN:1613-0073.
  • Greco M. (2019) On the syntax of Surprise Negation Sentences: a case study on Expletive Negation. Natural Language & Linguistic Theory (10.1007/s11049-019-09459-6.)