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Dr Nicoletta Romeo

Lecturer, Bachelor of Indigenous Languages and Linguistics

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island languages, Tibeto-Burman linguistics, English linguistics and the syntax/semantics interface, tense/aspect/modality, translation and interpreting, lexicography


  • Name: Dr Nicoletta Romeo
    Position: Lecturer, Bachelor of Indigenous Languages and Linguistics
    Research focus: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island languages, Tibeto-Burman linguistics, English linguistics and the syntax/semantics interface, tense/aspect/modality, translation and interpreting, lexicography
    Phone: 08 8946 7123
    Email: nicoletta.romeo@batchelor.edu.au
    Qualifications: PhD Linguistics (University of Sydney), BA (Honours) in English Language, Literature and Linguistics (University of Florence), BA (Honours) Interpreting and Translation (School for Interpreters and Translators, Florence)
    Professional memberships and associations
    • Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT)
    • Australian Linguistic Society (ALS)
    • Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE)
    • National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI - Australia)
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS

    Dr. Nicoletta Romeo has worked in the Australian tertiary education sector for the past sixteen years. She graduated in English Language, Literature and Linguistics from Florence University (Italy), and worked as a lexicographer at the same university. She then moved to Sydney, where she was admitted into the doctoral program in Linguistics at Sydney University. After she was awarded a PhD in Linguistics, she worked there as a lecturer in Linguistics, and then moved to the Linguistics Program at the University of New South Wales. In 2013, she joined the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education as the lecturer in the Diploma of Interpreting (VET), and in 2014 she joined the Higher Education Division as the lecturer in the Bachelor of Indigenous Languages and Linguistics (BILL).

    AWARDS & RECOGNITION

    • International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS), University of Sydney, 1997-2000
    • International Postgraduate Award (IPA), University of Sydney, 1997-2000

    PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

    2014 – Present Lecturer, Bachelor of Indigenous Languages and Linguistics – Batchelor Institute
    2013 – 2014 Lecturer, Diploma of Interpreting – Batchelor Institute
    2012 - 2013 Lecturer, English for Academic Purposes – Institute of Languages – University of New South Wales
    2006 – 2011 Lecturer and tutor, Linguistics - Linguistics Program – University of New South Wales
    2000 – 2005 Lecturer and tutor, Linguistics - Department of Linguistics – University of Sydney
    1997 – 2000 Lecturer, Italian language and culture – University of Sydney
    1994 – 1997 Lexicographer, Department of Linguistics – University of Florence (Italy)
  • RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

    (in prep.) The emergence of the future tense in present-day English
    (in prep.) The encoding of change of state events: a cross-linguistic study.
    Romeo, N. (2009). Dizionario Inglese Compatto (inglese-italiano, italiano-inglese)[Compact English Dictionary (English-Italian, Italian-English)]. 2nd edition. Firenze: Le Monnier.
    Romeo, N. (2009). The grammaticalised use of the Burmese verbs la ‘come’ and thwà ‘go’. In: Hogeweg, L., de Hoop H., Malchukov A. (eds). Cross-linguistic Semantics of Tense, Aspect and Modality. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
    Romeo, N. (2008). Aspect in Burmese: Meaning and Function. Studies in Language Companion Series 96. Amsterdam: J. Benjamins.
    Romeo, N. (2004). The grammaticalised use of the Burmese verb ‘finish; come to an end’. In A. Parenti (ed.). Per Alberto Nocentini. Ricerche linguistiche. Firenze: Alinea.
    Romeo, N. (2001). Dizionario Inglese Compatto (inglese-italiano, italiano-inglese)[Compact English Dictionary (English-Italian, Italian-English)]. Firenze: Le Monnier.