Associate Professor Antonia Rubino

PhD, MA, Dip.Ed., BA (Florence)
Chair of Department

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 4608

Biographical details

Antonia Rubino has research interests in Sociolinguistics, Applied Linguistics and Linguistics. She has conducted extensive research in the Italo-Australian community, focussing on the changes occurring in the Italian language and dialects in the transition from the first to subsequent generations. She has published extensively in this area, and has presented seminars at a number of Universities (Australia, Italy, USA). She has co-authored a junior course of Italian in use in Australian secondary schools.

She is a member of the Language and Identity Research Network at the University of Sydney and was the Editor of the Australian Review of Applied Linguistics from 2004 to 2006 and one of the Vice-Presidents of the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia from 2006 to 2008.

Research interests

  • Multilingualism in migration contexts
  • Language maintenance/shift
  • Language and identity
  • Languages in education

Teaching and supervision

  • Italian Sociolinguistics
  • Language and migration
  • Language use through different mediums
  • Italian language

In 2005 Dr Rubino was the recipient of one of a Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Teaching Award.

Recently Completed Theses - PhD

  • F. Ricatti: Embodying Italian Migrants: Impossible dialogues, spectral fantasies and the body. Letters to Mamma Lena (La Fiamma, Australia, 1956-1964).
  • M. Santello: Advertising to Italian bilinguals: the role of language dominance and language attitudes in the evaluation of advertising in Italian and in English.
  • A. Strambi: The impact of Web-enhanced interaction and collaboration on the language learner. A longitudinal study of beginning learners of Italian at tertiary level.
  • M. Zanoletti: Brett Whiteley's words and images: A translation studies approach.

Antonia Rubino is currently supervising the following projects:

  • Community and identity: A study of the motivations of adult Australians to learn Italian in Sydney (Cristiana Palmieri, PhD)
  • Interactional resources in L2 Italian classrooms (Francesco Possemato, PhD)
  • The language choices of siblings raised in bilingual and multilingual families (Daniela Panico, PhD)
  • The influence of social media on newly arrived Italian migrants in Australia (Catherine Davis, MPhil)
  • The impact of learning standard Italian among dialectophone speakers (Rita Frangiosa, MA Research)

Current projects

  • Transnational identities and linguistic practices of recent Italian migrants
  • Multilingualism on ethnic media
  • WUN funded international project on “Multilingualism & Mobility in the Northern & Southern Hemispheres” (Project Leader: Dr Kristine Horner, University of Sheffield, UK)
  • AILA Research Network on “Social and Affective Factors in Home Language Maintenance and Development” (Network Leaders: Drs Andrea Schalley and Susana Eisenchlas, Griffith University, Brisbane)

Associations

  • Vice President of the Applied Linguistics and member of the Executive Committee of the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (2006-2010).
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, Rivista Italiana di Dialettologia and Studi Italiani di Linguistica Teorica e Applicata (SILTA), Pisa.
  • Member of the Management Committee of ACIS (Australasian Centre for Italian Studies)
  • Elected member of Comites (Comitati degli Italian all'estero) of New South Wales (until 2015)

Selected grants

2010

  • The Language and Identity Research Group; Rubino A, Bednarek M, Cruickshank K, Djenar D, Jarkey N, Lipovsky C, Mahboob A, Paltridge B, Tsung L, Wang W, Yilmaz D, Zhang Z; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/FASS Collaborative Research Scheme.

2007

  • Linguistic practices of new migrants from Italy: Same old story or a new chapter?; Rubino A; University of Sydney/Research & Development.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Rubino, A. (2014). Trilingual Talk in Sicilian-Australian Migrant Families: Playing Out Identities Through Language Alternation. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Bettoni, C., Rubino, A. (1996). Emigrazione e comportamento linguistico: un'indagine sul trilinguismo dei siciliani e dei veneti in Australia. Galatina: Congedo Editore.

Book Chapters

  • Rubino, A. (2015). Performing identities in intergenerational conflict talk: A study of a Sicilian-Australian family. In Dwi Noverini Djenar, Ahmar Mahboob, Ken Cruickshank (Eds.), Language and Identity Across Modes of Communication, (pp. 125-151). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Piazza, R., Rubino, A. (2015). Racial Laws Turned Our Lives Positively: Agentivity and Chorality in the Identity of a Group of Italian Jewish Witnesses. In Roberta Piazza, Alessandra Fasulo (Eds.), Marked Identities: Narrating Lives Between Social Labels and Individual Biographies, (pp. 98-122). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Rubino, A. (2014). I Nuovi Italiani All’Estero e la 'Vecchia' Migrazione: Incontro o Scontro Identitario? (The new Italians abroad and the 'old' migration: encounter or identity conflict?). In Raffaella Bombi, Vincenzo Orioles (Eds.), Essere Italiani Nel Mondo Globale Oggi, (pp. 125-140). Udine: Forum Editrice Universitaria Udinese.
  • Rubino, A. (2014). Insegnare l'italiano in Australia (Sidney). In Adriana Arcuri, Egle Mocciaro (Eds.), Verso una didattica linguistica riflessiva: Percorsi di formazione iniziale per insegnanti di italiano lingua non materna, (pp. 478-482). Palermo: Universita' di Palermo.
  • Rubino, A. (2013). Dialect between old and new Italian migration in Australia (Il dialetto tra la vecchia e la nuova emigrazione italiana in Australia). In Giovanni Ruffino (Eds.), Language And Culture In Sicily (Lingue E Culture In Sicilia), (pp. 1256-1271). Palermo, Sicily: Centro di Studi Filologici e Linguistici Siciliani.
  • Rubino, A. (2011). Shifting Representations of Italian in Australia. In David Moss and Gino Moliterno (Eds.), Italy under the Southern Cross: an Australasian celebration of Dino de Poli and the Cassamarca Foundation, (pp. 156-172). Australia: Australasian Centre for Italian Studies.
  • Rubino, A. (2009). Language maintenance strategies and language attitudes of new migrants from Italy. In Ahmar Mahboob, Caroline Lipovsky (Eds.), Studies in applied linguistics and language learning, (pp. 203-223). UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Rubino, A. (2007). Bilingual Instruction and Revitalization of Italian: The Case of the Italian Bilingual School in Sydney. In Matteo Santipolo (Eds.), Rivista Itals: Anno V, N. 14/2007 Didattica e linguistica dell'italiano come lingua straniera (Year V, No. 14/2007 Curriculum and language as a foreign language), (pp. 29-48). Perugia, Italy: Guerra Edizioni.
  • Rubino, A. (2007). Immigrant minorities: Australia. In Hellinger, Marlis and Pauwels, Anne (Eds.), Handbook of Language and Communication: Diversity and Change, (pp. 87-122). Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Rubino, A. (2003). Trilinguismo e monolinguismo tra gli itali-australia-ni: due famiglie a confronto -Trilingualism and monolingualism among Italio-Australians: the case of two families. In De Fina, Bizzoni (Eds.), Italiano E Italiani Fuori DItalia: Italian and Italians outside Italy, (pp. 145-176). Perugia: Guerra Edizioni.

Journals

  • Rubino, A. (2012). Negotiating Repairs in an Italo-Australian Phone-In Radio Program. Studi Italiani Di Linguistica Teorica E Applicata, XLI(2), 293-316.
  • Rubino, A. (2011). Changes in the speech act of complaint in a migration context: Italo-Australians vs Italians and Anglo-Australians. Italica, 88(1), 115-139.
  • Rubino, A. (2011). Italiano e dialetti italiani fuori d'Italia (reviews). Rivista Italiana di Dialettologia: scuola societa territorio, (35), 497-531.
  • Bettoni, C., Rubino, A. (2010). Liitaliano dell'emigrazione: temi, approcci teorici e metodologie d'indagine. Studi Italiani di Linguistica Teorica ed Applicata, 39(3), 457-489.
  • Rubino, A. (2010). Multilingualism in Australia: reflections on current and future research trends. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 33(2), 17.1-17.21. [More Information]
  • Rubino, A. (2010). Review of B. E. Lambert's "Family language transmission: actors, issues, outcomes". Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 33(2), 22.1-22.4.
  • Rubino, A. (2007). Bilingual Instruction and Revitalization of Italian: The Case of the Italian Bilingual School in Sydney. Didattica e linguistica dell'italiano come lingua straniera, V(14), 29-48.
  • Rubino, A. (2007). Introduzione. Studi Italiani di Linguistica Teorica ed Applicata, 36(3), 395-399.
  • Bettoni, C., Rubino, A. (2007). Reacting to Complaints: Italians vs Anglo-Australians. Studi Italiani di Linguistica Teorica ed Applicata, 36, 2007(3), 483-498.
  • Rubino, A., Bettoni, C. (2006). Handling Complaints Cross-Culturally: Italians vs Anglo-Australians. Studi Italiani di Linguistica Teorica ed Applicata, 35(2), 339-358.
  • Rubino, A. (2006). Linguistic practices and language attitudes of second-generation Italo-Australians. International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 2006 (180), 71-88.
  • Rubino, A. (2004). Teaching Mixed-Ability Groups At Tertiary Level: The Case Of Italian. Flinders University Languages Group Online Review, 2(1), 22-42.
  • Rubino, A. (2004). Trilingual Women As Language Mediators In The Family. A Sicilian-Australian Case-Study. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, Series S(18), 25-49.
  • Rubino, A. (2002). Due famiglie fra tre lingue. Italiano and oltre, 17, 47-52.
  • Rubino, A. (2001). Cosa Succede all'italiano in Australia? Italiano e Scuola, 6, 5-8.

Edited Journals

  • Rubino, A. (2007). Lingua, identità e comunicazione in contesti anglofoni e italiani. Studi Italiani di Linguistica Teorica ed Applicata, 3.
  • Rubino, A. (2004). Using and learning Italian in Australia (Special issue of the Australian Review of Applied Linguistics). Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, Special issue-Using and learning Italian in Austra.

Conferences

  • Rubino, A. (2014). L'italiano in Australia tra lingua immigrata e lingua seconda. XIII Congresso Internazionale di Studi dell’Associazione Italiana di Linguistica Applicata, Bologna: Associazione Italiana di Linguistica Applicata.
  • Rubino, A. (2006). From the Image of Language to Language Politics: Italian in Australia. The 31st Annual Conference American Italian Historical Association, Illinois, USA: The American Italian Historical Association.
  • Rubino, A. (2003). Prospettive di mantenimento linguisticl: fase di vita e di comunità come fattori di variabilita tra gli italiani in Australia. Atti del XXXVI congresso Internazionale di Studi Della Societa di Linguistica Italiana(SLI), Rome: Coin/Acoft.
  • Rubino, A. (2002). Italian in Australia: past and new trends. Innovations in Italian Teaching Workshop, Brisbane: Griffith University.

2015

  • Rubino, A. (2015). Performing identities in intergenerational conflict talk: A study of a Sicilian-Australian family. In Dwi Noverini Djenar, Ahmar Mahboob, Ken Cruickshank (Eds.), Language and Identity Across Modes of Communication, (pp. 125-151). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Piazza, R., Rubino, A. (2015). Racial Laws Turned Our Lives Positively: Agentivity and Chorality in the Identity of a Group of Italian Jewish Witnesses. In Roberta Piazza, Alessandra Fasulo (Eds.), Marked Identities: Narrating Lives Between Social Labels and Individual Biographies, (pp. 98-122). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

2014

  • Rubino, A. (2014). I Nuovi Italiani All’Estero e la 'Vecchia' Migrazione: Incontro o Scontro Identitario? (The new Italians abroad and the 'old' migration: encounter or identity conflict?). In Raffaella Bombi, Vincenzo Orioles (Eds.), Essere Italiani Nel Mondo Globale Oggi, (pp. 125-140). Udine: Forum Editrice Universitaria Udinese.
  • Rubino, A. (2014). Insegnare l'italiano in Australia (Sidney). In Adriana Arcuri, Egle Mocciaro (Eds.), Verso una didattica linguistica riflessiva: Percorsi di formazione iniziale per insegnanti di italiano lingua non materna, (pp. 478-482). Palermo: Universita' di Palermo.
  • Rubino, A. (2014). L'italiano in Australia tra lingua immigrata e lingua seconda. XIII Congresso Internazionale di Studi dell’Associazione Italiana di Linguistica Applicata, Bologna: Associazione Italiana di Linguistica Applicata.
  • Rubino, A. (2014). Trilingual Talk in Sicilian-Australian Migrant Families: Playing Out Identities Through Language Alternation. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan.

2013

  • Rubino, A. (2013). Dialect between old and new Italian migration in Australia (Il dialetto tra la vecchia e la nuova emigrazione italiana in Australia). In Giovanni Ruffino (Eds.), Language And Culture In Sicily (Lingue E Culture In Sicilia), (pp. 1256-1271). Palermo, Sicily: Centro di Studi Filologici e Linguistici Siciliani.

2012

  • Rubino, A. (2012). Negotiating Repairs in an Italo-Australian Phone-In Radio Program. Studi Italiani Di Linguistica Teorica E Applicata, XLI(2), 293-316.

2011

  • Rubino, A. (2011). Changes in the speech act of complaint in a migration context: Italo-Australians vs Italians and Anglo-Australians. Italica, 88(1), 115-139.
  • Rubino, A. (2011). Italiano e dialetti italiani fuori d'Italia (reviews). Rivista Italiana di Dialettologia: scuola societa territorio, (35), 497-531.
  • Rubino, A. (2011). Shifting Representations of Italian in Australia. In David Moss and Gino Moliterno (Eds.), Italy under the Southern Cross: an Australasian celebration of Dino de Poli and the Cassamarca Foundation, (pp. 156-172). Australia: Australasian Centre for Italian Studies.

2010

  • Bettoni, C., Rubino, A. (2010). Liitaliano dell'emigrazione: temi, approcci teorici e metodologie d'indagine. Studi Italiani di Linguistica Teorica ed Applicata, 39(3), 457-489.
  • Rubino, A. (2010). Multilingualism in Australia: reflections on current and future research trends. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 33(2), 17.1-17.21. [More Information]
  • Rubino, A. (2010). Review of B. E. Lambert's "Family language transmission: actors, issues, outcomes". Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 33(2), 22.1-22.4.

2009

  • Rubino, A. (2009). Language maintenance strategies and language attitudes of new migrants from Italy. In Ahmar Mahboob, Caroline Lipovsky (Eds.), Studies in applied linguistics and language learning, (pp. 203-223). UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

2007

  • Rubino, A. (2007). Bilingual Instruction and Revitalization of Italian: The Case of the Italian Bilingual School in Sydney. In Matteo Santipolo (Eds.), Rivista Itals: Anno V, N. 14/2007 Didattica e linguistica dell'italiano come lingua straniera (Year V, No. 14/2007 Curriculum and language as a foreign language), (pp. 29-48). Perugia, Italy: Guerra Edizioni.
  • Rubino, A. (2007). Bilingual Instruction and Revitalization of Italian: The Case of the Italian Bilingual School in Sydney. Didattica e linguistica dell'italiano come lingua straniera, V(14), 29-48.
  • Rubino, A. (2007). Immigrant minorities: Australia. In Hellinger, Marlis and Pauwels, Anne (Eds.), Handbook of Language and Communication: Diversity and Change, (pp. 87-122). Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Rubino, A. (2007). Introduzione. Studi Italiani di Linguistica Teorica ed Applicata, 36(3), 395-399.
  • Rubino, A. (2007). Lingua, identità e comunicazione in contesti anglofoni e italiani. Studi Italiani di Linguistica Teorica ed Applicata, 3.
  • Bettoni, C., Rubino, A. (2007). Reacting to Complaints: Italians vs Anglo-Australians. Studi Italiani di Linguistica Teorica ed Applicata, 36, 2007(3), 483-498.

2006

  • Rubino, A. (2006). From the Image of Language to Language Politics: Italian in Australia. The 31st Annual Conference American Italian Historical Association, Illinois, USA: The American Italian Historical Association.
  • Rubino, A., Bettoni, C. (2006). Handling Complaints Cross-Culturally: Italians vs Anglo-Australians. Studi Italiani di Linguistica Teorica ed Applicata, 35(2), 339-358.
  • Rubino, A. (2006). Linguistic practices and language attitudes of second-generation Italo-Australians. International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 2006 (180), 71-88.

2004

  • Rubino, A. (2004). Teaching Mixed-Ability Groups At Tertiary Level: The Case Of Italian. Flinders University Languages Group Online Review, 2(1), 22-42.
  • Rubino, A. (2004). Trilingual Women As Language Mediators In The Family. A Sicilian-Australian Case-Study. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, Series S(18), 25-49.
  • Rubino, A. (2004). Using and learning Italian in Australia (Special issue of the Australian Review of Applied Linguistics). Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, Special issue-Using and learning Italian in Austra.

2003

  • Rubino, A. (2003). Prospettive di mantenimento linguisticl: fase di vita e di comunità come fattori di variabilita tra gli italiani in Australia. Atti del XXXVI congresso Internazionale di Studi Della Societa di Linguistica Italiana(SLI), Rome: Coin/Acoft.
  • Rubino, A. (2003). Trilinguismo e monolinguismo tra gli itali-australia-ni: due famiglie a confronto -Trilingualism and monolingualism among Italio-Australians: the case of two families. In De Fina, Bizzoni (Eds.), Italiano E Italiani Fuori DItalia: Italian and Italians outside Italy, (pp. 145-176). Perugia: Guerra Edizioni.

2002

  • Rubino, A. (2002). Due famiglie fra tre lingue. Italiano and oltre, 17, 47-52.
  • Rubino, A. (2002). Italian in Australia: past and new trends. Innovations in Italian Teaching Workshop, Brisbane: Griffith University.

2001

  • Rubino, A. (2001). Cosa Succede all'italiano in Australia? Italiano e Scuola, 6, 5-8.

1996

  • Bettoni, C., Rubino, A. (1996). Emigrazione e comportamento linguistico: un'indagine sul trilinguismo dei siciliani e dei veneti in Australia. Galatina: Congedo Editore.

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