Wendy D’Angelo, Ph.D. (Toronto)
Phone: 905-525-9140, ext. 24780
Office: Togo Salmon Hall 504
Wendy D’Angelo is Assistant Professor (Teaching Track) of Italian and Applied Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics and Languages. A lover of words, she completed her doctoral (University of Toronto) thesis in the area of lexicology where she explored the effects of English language globalization on the Italian language where she examined the lexical choices made by Italian speakers on the Internet in order to understand the conceptual structuring of Italian Internet terminology. She concludes that Italian Internet terminology is governed by a systematic set of morpho-syntactic rules in which Italian selects, uses, and lexicalizes terms based on core units of meaning.
Areas of interest: second language teaching and learning, second language acquisition, applied linguistics, discourse analysis, lexicology, Italian music and film, Italian cultural studies, dialectology, translation.
She currently holds a seat on the Council of Instructors for the Arts and Science Program (2019-2022). She is a Teaching and Learning Fellow at the McPherson Institute and a recipient of the MSU Teaching Award for the Faculty of Humanities (2008-2009). Prior to teaching at McMaster, she taught Italian language and linguistics courses in the Department of Language Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga.