Successful viva for Roisin Cosnahan 

Posted on July 1, 2022 by



Congratulations to Roisin Cosnahan, who has passed her viva this morning!

The title of Roisin’s dissertation is “The Role of Pragmatics in the Evolution of Negation in Northern Italian Dialects”. She’s been focusing on the uses and diachronic evolution of postverbal negative markers in Lombardian and Venetian varieties from the 13th to the 20th c., and has modelled her results in the Construction Grammar framework.

The featured photo shows Roisin with her supervisors, Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen (right) and Delia Bentley (left).

The photo below shows Roisin (right) with the examiners:, LEL’s Eva Schultze-Berndt, and Richard Waltereit (Humboldt University Berlin).