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Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici - Sez. di Linguistica Teorica e Applicata

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Digital Humanities (in inglese) (Collegio Ghislier [...]

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Erica Biagetti is postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Pavia, where she teaches Digital Humanities (Master of Arts in Theoretical, Applied and Modern Languages Linguistics; Master of Arts ‘The Ancient Mediterranean World: History, Archaeology and Art’). In the academic year 2021-2022, she was contract professor at the University of Padua, where she taught Computational Linguistics (Master of Arts in Linguistics) and Laboratory of Analysis and Management of Linguistic Data (Master of Arts in Linguistics). She earned her PhD in 2021 from the University of Pavia and the University of Bergamo with a thesis on comparative constructions in Vedic (Title: “R?gvedic similes: a corpus-based analysis of their forms and functions”).

Temi di ricerca

Her main research interests are in the fields of Indo-European linguistics (with a focus on Vedic Sanskrit), corpus and computational linguistics, language resource construction, and cognitive linguistics.

Progetti di ricerca

  1. 2020 – present: Technical coordinator, The Sanskrit WordNetCoordinators: Prof. Silvia Luraghi, Prof. William M. Short; University of Pavia (Italy), University of Exeter (UK). https://sanskritwordnet.unipv.it.
  2. 2020 – 2021: PhD collaborator, The Vedic Treebank. Coordinators: Prof. Oliver Hellwig, Prof. Paul Widmer, Indo-European Study Group, Department of Comparative Language Science (DCLS), University of Zu?rich.
  3. 2018 – 2020: PhD research associate, Transitivity and Argument structure in Flux. Coordinators: Prof. Michela Cennamo, Prof. Silvia; Luraghi University of Naples “Federico II” \ University of Pavia (Italy), 2015PRIN call, grant n. 20159M7X5P, https://sites.google.com/universitadipavia.it/tasf/home?authuser=0


PhD Thesis

  1. Rigvedic similes: a corpus-based analysis of their forms and functions. University of Pavia, 2021. 

Edited volumes

  1. Biagetti, Erica, Chiara Zanchi and Silvia Luraghi (eds.) 2021. Building new resources for historical linguistics. Pavia: Pavia University Press. 

Journal articles

  1. Biagetti, Erica. 2023. Early Vedic Compounds: a Typological Reappraisal. Studies in Language. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1075/sl.20069.bia
  2. Biagetti, Erica, Guglielmo Inglese, Chiara Zanchi, and Silvia Luraghi (2023). Reconstructing variation in Indo-European word order: a treebank-based quantitative study. Language Dynamics and Change 13 (2023). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1163/22105832-bja10025
  3. Biagetti, Erica. 2022. From Standard Marker to Adaptor: the case of Vedic ivaBhasha Journal of South Asian Linguistics, Philology and Grammatical Traditions, Vol. 1(2). DOI: http://doi.org/10.30687/bhasha/2785-5953/2022/01/002
  4. Biagetti, Erica, Oliver Hellwig, Salvatore Scarlata, Elia Hackermann and Paul Widmer. 2021. Evaluating syntactic annotation of ancient languages. Lessons from the Vedic Treebank. Old World, Vol. 1. DOI: 10.1163/26670755-01010003.


Conference proceedings


  1. Biagetti, Erica, Luca Brigadaa Villa, Chiara Zanchi and Silvia Luraghi (submitted). Enhancing the semantic and conceptual description of Ancient Greek verbs in WordNet: a treebank-based study with VerbNet and FrameNet. Dialogue 2023.
  2. Biagetti, Erica, Oliver Hellwig, and Sven Sellmer. 2023. Hedging in diachrony: the case of Vedic iva. In Proceedings of The Georgetown University Round Table on Linguistics (GURT 2023).
  3. Biagetti, Erica, Chiara Zanchi and Silvia Luraghi (forthc.). Linking the Sanskrit WordNet to the Vedic Dependency Treebank: a pilot study. In Proceeding of the 12th Global WordNet Conference, Donostia/San Sebastián.
  4. Brigada Villa, Luca, Erica Biagetti, Riccardo Ginevra and Chiara Zanchi (forthc.). Combining WordNets with Treebanks to study idiomatic language: A pilot study on Rigvedic formulas through the lenses of the Sanskrit WordNet and the Vedic Treebank. In Proceeding of the 12th Global WordNet Conference, Donostia/San Sebastián.
  5. Luca Brigada Villa, Erica Biagetti and Chiara Zanchi (2022). Annotating “Absolute” Preverbs in the Homeric and Vedic Treebanks. In Proceeding of the Workshop on Language Technologies for Historical and Ancient Languages (LT4HALA 2022; Marseille, June 25, 2022).
  6. Biagetti, Erica2021. The RigVeda goes “universal”: annotation and analysis of equative constructions in Vedic and beyond. In Proceeding of the 20th International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories (TLT, SyntaxFest 2021 Sophia, March 22-25, 2022).
  7. Zanchi, Chiara, Silvia Luraghi and Erica Biagetti2021. Linking the Ancient Greek WordNet to the Homeric Dependency Lexicon. In Computational Linguistics and Intellectual Technologies. Papers from the Annual International Conference “Dialogue”, Vol. 20. DOI: 10.28995/2075-7182-2021-20-XX-XX
  8. Biagetti, Erica, Chiara Zanchi and William M. Short. 2021. Toward the creation of WordNets for ancient Indo-European languages. In Vossen, Piek and Christiane Fellbaum (eds.), Proceeding of the 11th Global WordNet Conference, 258-266. University of South Africa (UNISA): Global Wordnet Association. https://aclanthology.org/2021.gwc-1.30



Book chapters

  1. Biagetti, Erica, Chiara Zanchi e Silvia Luraghi (2021). Introduction: The value of digital resources for historical linguistics. In: E. Biagetti, C. Zanchi e S. Luraghi (a cura di), Building new resources for historical linguistics. Pavia: Pavia University Press.
  2. Biagetti, Erica (2021). Annotating the RigVeda: Challenges and methodology in parsing the earliest religious poetry of India. In: Erica Biagetti, Chiara Zanchi and Silvia Luraghi (eds.), Building new resources for historical linguistics. Pavia: Pavia University Press.
  3. Biagetti, Erica (forthc.). Integrare Sanskrit WordNet e Vedic TreeBank: uno studio pilota sulla formularità del Rigveda tra semantica e sintassi. (En: Linking the Sanskrit WordNet with the Vedic Treebank: a pilot study on formulaicy in the R?igveda between syntax and semantics). In Bossolino, Isabella and Chiara Zanchi (eds.). Published on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the initiative Cantieri d’Autunno. Pavia University Press.


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