Photographer: Dana Niculescu

dr. D.I. (Dana) Niculescu


  • Faculty of Humanities
    Capaciteitsgroep Romaanse talen en culturen
  • Visiting address
    Spuistraat 134  
  • Postal address:
    Spuistraat  134
    1012 VB  Amsterdam
  • D.I.Niculescu@uva.nl

Profile

Dana Niculescu is a lecturer at the Department of Romance Languages and Cultures of the University of Amsterdam. She is specialized in Romanian linguistics, being interested in syntactic variation in language, especially in diachronic and territorial variation. Her research focuses on non-finite verbal forms, mixed categories, pronominal clitics, and the possessive dative.

She obtained her PhD degree at the University of Bucharest with the thesis Means of Expressing the Relationship of Possession in Romanian (University of Bucharest Press, 2008), under the supervision of Prof. dr. Gabriela Pana Dindelegan.

Between 2011 and 2013 she was a Postdoctoral researcher at the Romanian Academy. The theme of her research was Syntactic Features of Romanian from a Typological Perspective. The Gerund.

Forthcoming publications

Niculescu, Dana 2016. 'The gerund and the gerundial construction'. In G. Pana Dindelegan (ed.),  The Syntax of Old Romanian, Oxford: Oxford University Press. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-syntax-of-old-romanian-9780198712350?cc=nl&lang=en&

Nicolae, Alexandru & Dana Niculescu 2016. 'Pronominal clitics: clitic ordering, clitic clusters'. In G. Pana Dindelegan (ed.),  The Syntax of Old Romanian, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Nicula, Irina & Dana Niculescu 2016. 'Cognate objects and other pleonastic constructions'. In G. Pana Dindelegan (ed.),  The Syntax of Old Romanian, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Recent publications

Nicolae, Alexandru & Dana Niculescu 2015. 'Pronominal Clitics in Old Romanian: The Tobler-Mussafia Law'.  Revue Roumaine de Linguistique 2-3. 223-242. http://www.lingv.ro/images/RRL%202-3%202015%20art07%20Niculescu.pdf

Sleeman, Petra & Dana Niculescu 2015. “Adjectivization of participles in Romance: a gradual process?”. In Jason Smith, Tabea Ihsane (eds.), Romance Linguistics 2012. Selected Papers from the 42nd Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Cedar City, Utah, 20-22 April 2012. 245-259.

Niculescu, Dana 2014. “The evolution of Romanian gerundial periphrases with a sta/a se afla/a umbla”. Linguistica Atlantica 33.2. 87-109  http://journals.library.mun.ca/ojs/index.php/LA/article/view/1284

Niculescu, Dana 2014. “The mixed categorial behavior of cel + participle in Romanian”. In P. Sleeman, F. Van de Velde & H. Perridon (eds.), Adjectives in Germanic and Romance. vol 212 Linguistik aktuell = Linguistics today. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 199-216.

Niculescu, Dana 2013. Syntactic Features of Romanian from a Typological Perspective. The Gerund. Bucharest: National Museum of Romanian Literature. http://www.cultura.postdoc.acad.ro/cursanti/sinteze/niculescu_dana.pdf

Niculescu, Dana 2013. "The possessive dative structure. The possessive object". In Gabriela Pana Dindelegan (ed.), The Grammar of Romanian. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 183-190. http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199644926.do

Niculescu, Dana 2013. "The prepositional object". In Gabriela Pana Dindelegan (ed.), The Grammar of Romanian. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 157-159. http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199644926.do

Niculescu, Dana 2013. "Romanian Passive Participles as Complements of Perception Verbs". Revue Roumaine de Linguistique 58.1.

Niculescu, Dana 2011. "The grammaticalization of the future tense forms in 16 th century Romanian". Revue Roumaine de Linguistique 56.4. 412-440.

Recent conferences and talks

Niculescu, Dana. 'Romanian Imperatives: pronominal clitics and verb movement'. Radboud University Nijmegen, Going Romance 29, 10 December 2015.

Niculescu, Dana. 'Romanian imperative clitics: enclisis and proclisis'. University of Bucharest, Workshop Romance Syntax. Comparative and Diachronic Perspectives, 27 November 2015.

Niculescu, Dana. 'Old Romanian Pronominal Clitics - Enclisis and proclisis'. Séminaire doctoral de linguistique et Sciènce des Langages ‘Théories et données linguistiques’, INALCO et Laboratoire SEDYL, CNRS, Paris, 6 November 2015.

Niculescu, Dana. 'Pronominal clitics and verb movement in Romanian', Romance Linguistics Seminar, University of Cambridge, 5 November 2015.

Niculescu, Dana. ‘Clitics and verb movement in Romanian. Evidence from the imperative’. The 17th  Annual Conference of the English Department, 4-6 June 2015. University of Bucharest, Romania. 

Nicolae, Alexandru & Dana Niculescu. "On Clitics and Clitic Clusters in Old Romanian: Verb Movement and the Tobler-Mussafia Law". Workshop on 'Syntactic Variation' organized by the University of Cambridge and the University of Bucharest. Bucharest, 28-29 November 2014.

Niculescu, Dana. "The evolution of the Romanian finite gerund". Conference Diachronic Generative Syntax, Budapest, 3-5 July 2014.

Niculescu, Dana. "Old Romanian finite gerunds and infinitives". The 16th Annual Conference of the English Department, University of Bucharest, 5-7June 2014.

Niculescu, Dana. "Caracteristicile sintactice ale gerunziului românesc în secolul al XVI-lea: studiu de corpus" [The Syntactic Characteristics of the 16 th century Romanian gerund: corpus study]. The 13th International Colloquium of the Linguistics Department, University of Bucharest, 13-14 December 2013.

Niculescu, Dana. "The evolution of gerundial structures with a se afla/a sta/a umbla". The Fifth International Linguistic Symposium, The "Iorgu Iordan - Al. Rosetti" Institute of Linguistics of the  Romanian Academy, Bucharest, 28-29 September 2013.

Niculescu, Dana. "Romanian passive participles - complements of perception verbs". Conference The 12 th International Colloquium of the Linguistics Department, University of Bucharest, 14-15 December 2012.

Niculescu, Dana. "Adjectivation as a gradual process: evidence from the Romanian present participle". Workshop on Aspect and Argument Structure of Adjectives and Participles, University of Greenwich, 22-23 June 2012.

Sleeman, Petra & Dana Niculescu. "Adjectivization in Romance: a gradual process?", Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT, 20-22 April 2012.

Niculescu, Dana. "The mixed categorial behaviour of cel + participle in Romanian". Conference Adjectives in Germanic and Romance: Variation and Change, University of Amsterdam, 29-30 March 2012.

2016

  • Niculescu, D. (2016). The gerund and the gerundial construction. In G. Pană Dindelegan (Ed.), The Syntax of Old Romanian (pp. 271-288). (Oxford Studies in Diachronic and Historical Linguistics). Oxford: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712350.003.0003 
  • Nicolae, A., & Niculescu, D. (2016). Pronominal clitics: clitic ordering, clitic clusters. In G. Pană Dindelegan (Ed.), The Syntax of Old Romanian (pp. 52-70). (Oxford Studies in Diachronic and Historical Linguistics). Oxford: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712350.003.0002 
  • Nicula Paraschiv, I., & Niculescu, D. (2016). Cognate objects and other pleonastic constructions. In G. Pană Dindelegan (Ed.), The Syntax of Old Romanian (pp. 605-611). (Oxford Studies in Diachronic and Historical Linguistics). Oxford: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712350.003.0011 

2015

2014

  • Niculescu, D. (2014). The evolution of Romanian gerundial periphrases with a sta/a se afla/a umbla. Linguistica Atlantica, 33(2), 87-109. [details] 
  • Niculescu, D. (2014). The mixed categorial behavior of cel + participle in Romanian. In P. Sleeman, F. van de Velde, & H. Perridon (Eds.), Adjectives in Germanic and Romance (pp. 199-216). (Linguistik aktuell = Linguistics today; Vol. 212). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. DOI: 10.1075/la.212  [details] 

2013

  • Niculescu, D. I. (2013). Particularităţi sintactice ale limbii române din perspectivă tipologică Gerunziul. (Colecţia Aula Magna). Bucureşti: Ed. Muzeului Naţional al Literaturii Române. [details] 
  • Niculescu, D. (2013). Romanian passive participles as complements of perception verbs. Revue Roumaine de Linguistique, 58(1), 55-71. [details] 
  • Niculescu, D. (2013). The possesive dative structure. The possessive object. In G. Pană Dindelegan (Ed.), The grammar of Romanian (pp. 183-190). Oxford: Oxford University Press. [details] 
  • Niculescu, D. (2013). The prepositional object. In G. Pană Dindelegan (Ed.), The grammar of Romanian (pp. 157-159). Oxford: Oxford University Press. [details] 

2011

  • Niculescu, D. (2011). The grammaticalization of the future tense forms in 16th century Romanian. Revue Roumaine de Linguistique, 56(4), 421-440. [details] 

2010

  • Niculescu, D. (2010). Numele de măsură româneşti. In R. Zafiu, A. Dragomirescu, & A. Nicolae (Eds.), Limba română: controverse, delimitări, noi ipoteze: actele celui de al 9-lea colocviu al Catedrei de limba română, Bucureşti 4-5 decembrie 2009. - Vol. 1: Gramatică; lexic, semantică, terminologii; istoria limbii române şi filologie (pp. 131-140). Bucureşti: Editura Universităţii din Bucureşti. [details] 

Keynote / invited lecture

  • Niculescu, Dana (speaker) (22-7-2016): La position des clitiques pronominaux roumains par rapport aux verbes à l’impératif : variation diachronique et dialectale, XXVIII Congrès international de Linguistique et Philologie romanes, Rome, Italy.
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