Books and edited books

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

 

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.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

In Press. Brown, Joshua. “Historical linguistics and Italian at university: a marriage made in heaven or a problem to be solved?”. In Alberto Regagliolo (Ed.). Italian as a Foreign Language: Teaching and Acquisition in Higher Education. Wilmington, Delaware: Vernon Press.

 

In Press. Marinella Caruso & Joshua Brown. “L’italiano all’università tra aspirazioni di cittadinanza globale e il magnetismo dell’Italia contemporanea”. In Antonia Rubino, Anna Rita Tamponi & John Hajek (Eds.). L’italiano in Australia: lingua e cultura nell’attuale panorama dell’insegnamento dell’italiano. Rome: Franco Cesati.

In Press. Brown, Joshua, “On the existence of a Mediterranean lingua franca and the persistence of language myths”. In Karen Bennett and Angelo Cattaneo (Eds.). Volume 1. Language Dynamics in the Early Modern Period. (Routledge)

 

In Press. Brown, Joshua. “Untraced polymorphy and vernaculars in contact in Renaissance Italy”. In Alessandra Petrocchi and Joshua J. Brown. Languages of Renaissance Italy (Turnhout: Brepols)

 

In Press. Petrocchi, Alessandra and Joshua Brown. “Languages of Renaissance Italy”. In Alessandra Petrocchi and Joshua J. Brown. Languages of Renaissance Italy (Turnhout: Brepols)

 

2021. Brown, Joshua, "Women’s Literacy in a Late Medieval Religious Community: Organisation and Memorialization at Santa Marta in Milan, 1405-1454". Journal of Religious History. 1-20. Online first.

2020. Brown, Joshua, “Towards the elaboration of a diastratic model in historical analyses of koineization”. Sociolinguistic Studies 14 (4): 505-529

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

 

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): 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): 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): 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): 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): 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): 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): 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): 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): 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: 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): 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: 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: 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: 150-151.

Media and Blog posts

2021. SBS Italian radio interview about screening of “Visioni sarde” in Canberra.

Available at: https://tinyurl.com/2j2ksa7m

2021. Newspaper Unione sarda article on “Visioni sarde” in Canberra.

Available at: https://tinyurl.com/fx5a6w

2020. Discovering humanity in triviality: from toilet paper to sunshine.

Available at: https://tinyurl.com/3sawynem

2020. SBS Italian radio interview on the future of Italian in Australian Universities.

Available at: https://tinyurl.com/yykg7f3q

2020. ANU Learning Communities panel session on “University Funding Changes and the Humanities”.

Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zJYNboUn2s

2020. Transitioning to university. Australasian Centre for Italian Studies.

Available at: https://acis.org.au

 

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

 

2019. ANU Podcast “This Academic’s Life”.

Available at: https://this-academics-life.simplecast.com/episodes/this-italian-life

2018. “Work and culture among sessional staff in language departments”, Australasian Centre for Italian Studies website.

Available at: https://tinyurl.com/42pu7z6a

2018. Presentation on ‘languages in crisis’: Modern Language Teaching Association Italian Network.

Available at: https://www.mltaact.asn.au/docs/Contact_2018_Nr_2.pdf

2018. Visit to Gunghalin College, Canberra:

Available at: https://tinyurl.com/r79z27ud

2018. Visit to Narrabundah College, Canberra:

Available at: https://tinyurl.com/4k5vw7kh 

 

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: https://tinyurl.com/4vvm4wvt

2015. Book launch for Canon Raffaele Martelli: “Recognition due for Salvado”. https://www.perthnow.com.au/community-news/joondalup-times/recognition-due-for-salvado-c-908539

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/