Associate Professor Antonia Rubino

PhD, MA, Dip.Ed., BA (Florence)
Associate Professor

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, exploring the process of language maintenance/shift in the transition from the first to subsequent generations of Italians, and analysing linguistic practices of Italo-Australians in the family, education and the media.

Currently she is working on projects about multilingualism and identity among second and third generation Italo-Australian youth (2015 FASS Grant); and about multilingualism and mobility among recent Italian migrants, as part of a WUN funded international project on “Multilingualism & Mobility in the Northern & Southern Hemispheres” led by Dr Kristine Horner (University of Sheffield). She is a team member of the OLT funded project ‘Helping first–year students flourish through languages’, led by Dr Antonella Strambi (Flinders University).

Research interests

  • Multilingualism and mobility in migration contexts
  • Language maintenance/shift
  • Language and identity
  • Intercultural pragmatics
  • 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

  • C. Palmieri: “Under the spell”: A study of the motivations of adult Australians to learn Italian in Sydney.
  • M. Santello: Advertising to Italian bilinguals: The role of language dominance and language attitudes in the evaluation of advertising in Italian and in English.
  • M. Zanoletti: Brett Whiteley's words and images: A translation studies approach.
  • F. Ricatti: Embodying Italian Migrants: Impossible dialogues, spectral fantasies and the body. Letters to Mamma Lena (La Fiamma, Australia, 1956-1964).
  • 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.

Antonia Rubino is currently supervising the following projects:

  • The influence of social media on newly arrived Italian migrants in Australia (Catherine Davis, 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 impact of learning standard Italian among dialectophone speakers (Rita Frangiosa, MA Research)

Current projects

  • Multilingualism, mobility and identity among second and third generation Italo-Australian youth
  • Transnational identities and linguistic practices of recent Italian migrants
  • WUN funded international project on “Multilingualism and Mobility in the Northern & Southern Hemispheres” (Project Leader: Dr Kristine Horner, University of Sheffield, UK)
  • ‘Helping first–year students flourish through languages’, (with Drs Antonella Strambi and Ann Luzeckyj, Flinders University). http://www.l2flourish.org/
  • Multilingualism on ethnic media
  • 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

Faculty grants

2015

  • Multilingualism, mobility and identity among second and third generation Italo-Australian youth; Rubino, A. (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Research Support Scheme)

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 degli Studi 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. (2016). Constructing Pseudo-intimacy in an Italo-Australian Phone-in Radio Program. Journal of Pragmatics, 103, 33-48. [More Information]
  • Rubino, A., Cruickshank, K. (2016). Exploring language choice and identity construction in 'in-between' sites: Ethnic media and Community Languages schools in Australia (in press). Australian Review of Applied Linguistics.
  • Rubino, A. (2016). Review of A. Phipps & R. Kay (eds.), Languages in Migratory Settings: Place, Politics and Aesthetics. Journal of Linguistics, 52(2), 471-475. [More Information]
  • 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 E 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 E Applicata, 36(3), 395-399.
  • Bettoni, C., Rubino, A. (2007). Reacting to Complaints: Italians vs Anglo-Australians. Studi Italiani Di Linguistica Teorica E Applicata, 36, 2007(3), 483-498.
  • Rubino, A., Bettoni, C. (2006). Handling Complaints Cross-Culturally: Italians vs Anglo-Australians. Studi Italiani Di Linguistica Teorica E 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 E 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.

2016

  • Rubino, A. (2016). Constructing Pseudo-intimacy in an Italo-Australian Phone-in Radio Program. Journal of Pragmatics, 103, 33-48. [More Information]
  • Rubino, A., Cruickshank, K. (2016). Exploring language choice and identity construction in 'in-between' sites: Ethnic media and Community Languages schools in Australia (in press). Australian Review of Applied Linguistics.
  • Rubino, A. (2016). Review of A. Phipps & R. Kay (eds.), Languages in Migratory Settings: Place, Politics and Aesthetics. Journal of Linguistics, 52(2), 471-475. [More Information]

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 degli Studi 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 E 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 E Applicata, 36(3), 395-399.
  • Rubino, A. (2007). Lingua, identità e comunicazione in contesti anglofoni e italiani. Studi Italiani Di Linguistica Teorica E Applicata, 3.
  • Bettoni, C., Rubino, A. (2007). Reacting to Complaints: Italians vs Anglo-Australians. Studi Italiani Di Linguistica Teorica E 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 E 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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