M.A. in Linguistics, University of Padua
Ms. Tania Ferronato is an Instructor of Italian in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Mississippi. She holds degrees from the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and the University of Padua (M.A. in Linguistics). Her dissertation “Complex consonant clusters: how and when are they acquired? A cross linguistic study” examines and compares the acquisition of three languages (Italian, English and Portuguese) focusing on some specific phonological patterns and syllables. Ferronato’s interests include applied linguistics in the field of second language acquisition.
Ferronato was a Fulbright scholar in the academic year 2019/20; she took part in the Foreing Language Teaching Assistant program at Northern Arizona University.