Academic positions

 

2018 - 2021

Lecturer, Italian Studies

Australian National University

2016 - 2017

Postdoctoral Fellow in Romance Studies and Classics 

Italian Studies, Stockholm University

2013 - 2014

Assistant Professor, Italian Studies,

The University of Western Australia (0.3 FTE)

 

2011 - 2012

Cassamarca Assistant Professor, Italian Studies,

The University of Western Australia (0.5 FTE)

Qualifications

2011    Ph.D. (Italian Studies)            The University of Western Australia

2007    Bachelor of Arts (Honours)     The University of Western Australia

2007    Bachelor of Economics           The University of Western Australia

Publications

Monographs

2017. Brown, J. Early evidence for Tuscanisation in the letters of Milanese merchants in the Datini Archive, Prato, 1396-1402. Classe di Lettere, Scienze Morali e Storiche, vol. XLVI. (Milan: Istituto Lombardo Accademia di Scienze e Lettere), x + 391 pp. ISBN 9788898634101. http://www.ilasl.org/index.php/Memorie/issue/view/38 

 

2014. John J. Kinder and Joshua J. Brown. Canon Raffaele Martelli in Western Australia 1853-1864: life and letters. (Northcote, Victoria: Morning Star), iv + 334 pp. ISBN: 9781925208498. You can buy a copy here.

 

Edited Volume

2021. Alessandra Petrocchi and Joshua Brown. Languages of Renaissance Italy. (Turnhout: Brepols) [contracted]

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

In Press. Brown, Joshua, “Towards the elaboration of a diastratic model in historical analyses of koineization”. Sociolinguistic Studies.

2020. Brown, J. “Language history from below. Standardization and Koineization in Renaissance Italy”. Journal of Historical Sociolinguistics 6: 1, pp.1-28.

 

2019. Brown, J. “Una memoria quattrocentesca in volgare lombardo”. Invited contribution to the journal La lingua italiana: storia, strutture, testi 15: 57-73. (PDF)

 

2019. Brown, Joshua, Marinella Caruso, Klara Arvidsson, and Fanny Forsberg Lundell. “On ‘Crisis’ and the Pessimism of Disciplinary Discourse in Foreign Languages. An Australian perspective”. Moderna språk 113: 2, pp.40-58. (PDF)

2018. Brown, Joshua. “Il contatto linguistico nel tardo medioevo lombardo”, Revista de Filología Románica 35: 103-118. (PDF)

 

2018. Brown, J. and Verdina, F. “‘Managing expectations: a case study of sessional staff in languages and cultures education in Australian universities”, Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice 6: 1, pp.19-27. (PDF)

 

2017. Brown, J. “The Influence of Milan on the Development of the Lombard Koinè in Fifteenth-Century Italy: the letters of Elisabetta of Pavia”, Quaderni d’Italianistica 38: 1, pp.131-151. (PDF)

2017. Caruso, M. and J. Brown. “Continuity in foreign language education in Australia? The Language Bonus plan” Australian Review of Applied Linguistics 40: 3, pp.280-310. (PDF)

2017. Brown, J. “The multilingual network of a 14th century Tuscan merchant: Francesco di Marco Datini and his correspondence.” In E.-M. Wagner, B. Beinhoff & B. Outhwaite (Eds), Merchants of Innovation. The languages of traders. Studies in Language Change, (Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton), pp.235-251. (PDF)

 

2016. Brown, J. and M. Caruso. “Access Granted: Modern Languages and Issues of Accessibility at University. A case study from Australia”, Language Learning in Higher Education 6: 2, pp.453-471. (PDF)

 

2015. Caruso, M. and J. Brown. “Broadening units to broadened horizons: The impact of New Courses 2012 on enrolments in Italian at the University of Western Australia”, Babel 50: 1, pp.24-37. (PDF)

 

2015. Brown, J. “Testimonianze di una precoce toscanizzazione nelle lettere commerciali del mercante milanese Francesco Tanso in Archivio Datini”, Forum Italicum 49: 3, pp.683-714. (PDF)

 

2014. Caruso, M and J. Brown. “Innovative translation. Dubbing films in Italian with iMovie.” In C. Travis, J. Hajek, C. Nettelbeck, E. Beckmann & A. Lloyd-Smith (Eds), Practices and Policies: Current Research in Languages and Cultures Education. Sydney: Office for Learning and Teaching, pp.507-518. (PDF)

 

2014. Brown, J. and M. Caruso. “New Courses 2012: the impact on enrolments in Italian at the University of Western Australia.” In C. Travis, J. Hajek, C. Nettelbeck, E. Beckmann & A. Lloyd-Smith (Eds), Practices and Policies: Current Research in Languages and Cultures Education. Sydney: Office for Learning and Teaching, pp.39-53. (PDF)

 

2013. Brown, J. “Language variation in 15th century Milan: evidence of koineization in the letters (1397-1402) of the Milanese merchant Giovanni da Pessano”, Italian Studies 68: 1, pp.57-77. (PDF)

 

2012. Brown, J. “Evidence for early Tuscanisation in the commercial letters from the Milanese merchant Giovannino da Dugnano (?-1398) in the Datini Archive in Prato”, Italica 89: 4, pp.464-488. (PDF)

 

Reviews and non-refereed writing

2018. Review of: Michele Colombo (ed.). 2016. Passione Trivulziana. Armonia evangelica volgarizzata in milanese antico. Edizione critica e commentata, analisi linguistica e glossario (Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie, 406). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. Published in: Italian Studies 73: 1. (PDF)

2016. Review of: Stefano Girola (ed.), Report of Rosendo Salvado to Propaganda Fide in 1883 (Northcote, Victoria: Morning Star Publishing, 2015) in The Record. Available here.

 

2013. Brown, J. “Transcribing the Italian Correspondence of Canon Raffaele Martelli in the New Norcia Archives, 1853-1864”, New Norcia Studies 21, pp.73-82. (PDF)

 

2013. Review of Elizabeth Tyler (ed.), Conceptualizing Multilingualism in Medieval England, c. 800-c.1250 (Brepols, Turnhout, 2012). in Parergon 30, 2, pp.254-256.

 

2012. Review of Filippo Salvatore, “La presenza dell’italiano nel Canada francese”. In Identità e diversità nella lingua e nella letteratura italiana (Firenze: Cesati, 2007), pp.413-430 in Rivista italiana di dialettologia 35, p.520.

 

2012. Review of Lorenzo Rocchi, “La lingua di chi è emigrato. Un’indagine tra la Sicilia e l’Inghilterra”, Altreitalie, pp.129-156 in Rivista italiana di dialettologia 35, p.510.

 

2011. Report on Australasian Centre for Italian Studies-Cassamarca Scholarship, in Italy under the Southern Cross, ed. Gino Moliterno and David Moss, Panada Press, p.262.

 

2008. Review of Richard Freadman, This Crazy Thing a Life, Perth, UWA Press, Limina: a journal of historical and cultural studies 14, pp.150-151.

Blog posts

2020. “Transitioning to university”, Australasian Centre for Italian Studies website. Available at: https://acis.org.au/2020/01/08/transitioning-to-university-online-video-resources-for-language-students/

 

2019. “Transitioning to university: managing expectations in language classes”, Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities. Available at: www.lcnau.org

 

2018. “Work and culture among sessional staff in language departments”, Australasian Centre for Italian Studies website. Available at: https://acis.org.au/2018/05/03/work-and-culture-among-sessional-staff-in-language-departments/

2017. “Language Variation in Renaissance Italy”, Australasian Centre for Italian Studies website. Available at: https://acis.org.au/2017/03/25/language-variation-in-renaissance-italy/ 

 

2017. “Remove Barriers and Languages will flourish”, Humtank (Swedish think tank for the Humanities) website. Available at: http://humtank.se/josh-brown-remove-barriers-languages-will-flourish/

 

2015. “Access Granted: Modern Languages and Issues of Accessibility at University”, Australasian Centre for Italian Studies website. Available at: http://acis.org.au/2016/01/14/access-granted-modern-languages-and-issues-of-accessibility-at-university/

 

2013. “Tuscany Meets Milan @ Datini Office™ 1382”, Australasian Centre for Italian Studies website. Available at: http://acis.org.au/2013/10/07/tuscany-meets-milan-datini-office%E2%98%9E-1382/

 

 

Almost all publications listed below are available as PDF files.

"Italy holds especial treasures for linguists. There is probably no other area of Europe in which such a profusion of linguistic variation is concentrated into so small a geographical area".

M. Maiden & M. Parry. 1997. The Dialects of Italy, p.1

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