Dr Anna Paradís

Lecturer in Catalan studies

Catalan Studies

Anna Paradís holds a BA in Catalan Philology (Universitat de Barcelona) and a MA in Advanced Studies in Catalan Language and Literature (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona — Universitat de Barcelona). She completed a PhD on Romance syntax at the Centre de Lingüística Teòrica (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona). Her main areas of research are Romance syntax, linguistic theory, and comparative grammar. She is also interested in Sociolinguistics and Language teaching.


Her main research topics are Romance clitics and non-finite complement clauses. She is interested in exploring the mechanisms offered by Universal Grammar to establish long-distance dependencies and interclausal phenomena. In particular, she studies Clitic Climbing and how it correlates with Restructuring and Control phenomena.

Her current research also includes Second Language acquisition and Language teaching in multilingual contexts. She is interested in the interweaving of theoretical linguistics and language teaching, and she is the author of L1 and L2 teaching materials published by well-known Spanish publishing companies.


At the Sub-faculty of Spanish, she teaches Catalan language and culture, grammar, translation, writing skills and oral skills.

She also teaches FHS papers: Paper VIII (Catalan Poetry/Prose), Paper XII (Modern Catalan and Contemporary Catalan literature) and Extended essay in Catalan literature and linguistics.

At Trinity College, she teaches Spanish (grammar and oral skills) to undergraduate students.

Selected Publications

Forth. Clitic climbing and presuppositional negative markers in Occitano-Romance verbal complexes. Exploring the crossroads of micro-syntactic phenomena. Catalan Journal of Linguistics, Special issue Language contact in Theoretical syntax: Methhodological issues and recent trends, E. Gutiérrez and I. Ortega-Santos (eds.). (With Ares Llop-Naya)

2022. (co-edited with Lorena Castillo-Ros). 2018 Barcelona Workshop on Syntax, Semantics, and Phonology. Linguistic Analysis, 43, 1-2.

2019. ‘The position of clitics and presuppositional negative markers in restructuring contexts’. Caplletra [International journal of Philology], 66, 153—178. (With Ares Llop-Naya)

2018. New speakers’ ideologies and trajectories in bilingual families in Catalonia. In: Family Multilingualism in Medium-Sized Linguistic Communities, Peter Lang, 193—222. (With Emili Boix-Fuster).

2018. Variation in the scope of clitic climbing: evidence from Catalan dialectal data. Revue Roumaine de Linguistique, LXIII-3, 281—295, 2018.

2016. Més enllà dels verbs de reestructuració. Miscel·lània homenatge a Jordi Bruguera. Estudis de Llengua i Literatura Catalanes, vol. 4, 209—229. Barcelona: Publicacions de l’Abadia de Montserrat.

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