Contemporary Approaches to Romance Linguistics

Contemporary Approaches to Romance Linguistics : Selected Papers from the 33rd Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Bloomington, Indiana, April 2003

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This collection of twenty articles, selected from the 33rd annual Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages held at Indiana University in 2003, presents current theoretical approaches to a variety of issues in Romance linguistics. Invited speakers Luigi Burzio and Jose Ignacio Hualde contribute papers on the paradigmatics and syntagmatics of Italian verbal inflection and comparative/diachronic Romance intonation, respectively. The other papers, whose authors include both well-known researchers and younger scholars, represent such areas as French syntax (both synchronic and diachronic), second language acquisition (Spanish & English), Spanish intonation, phonology, syntax, and semantics, Italian semantics, Romanian morphology and syntax, Catalan phonology and morphology, and Galician phonology (two papers). The volume is rounded out by three explicitly comparative studies, one on proto-Romance phonology, one on microvariation in Romance syntax, and a third addressing syntactic microvariation among varieties of French and French-based creoles. Frameworks represented include Optimality Theory, Minimalism, and Construction Grammar.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 414 pages
  • 154.94 x 226.06 x 25.4mm | 635.03g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588115984
  • 9781588115980

Table of contents

1. Case, Agreement, and Expletives: A parametric difference in Old French and Modern French (by Arteaga, Deborah); 2. Paradigmatic and Syntagmatic Relations in Italian Verbal Inflection (by Burzio, Luigi); 3. The Role of the L1 in the Overgeneralization of Causatives in L2 English and L2 Spanish (by Cabrera, Monica); 4. The Inchoative Interpretation of the Imperfecto (by Cipria, Alicia); 5. Reinterpreting the CV Transition: Emergence of the glide as an allophone of the palatal lateral (by Colantoni, Laura); 6. Intervocalic Velar Nasals in Galician (by Colina, Sonia); 7. Null Objects in French and English (by Cummins, Sarah); 8. Micro-Parametric Variation and Negative Concord (by Deprez, Viviane); 9. Contrast and Addition in Romance: A case study in microvariation (by Eguren, Luis); 10. On the Structure of Syncretism in Romanian Conjugation (by Feldstein, Ronald F.); 11. Sluicing in Romanian: A typological study (by Hoyt, Frederick); 12. Romance Intonation From a Comparative and Diachronic Perspective: Possibilities and limitations (by Hualde, Jose Ignacio); 13. Romance SE as an Aspectual Element (by Kempchinsky, Paula); 14. Proto-Romance *[w] and the Velar Preterites (by Lief, Eric); 15. The Phonological Role of Paradigms: The case of insular Catalan (by Lloret, Maria-Rosa); 16. A Constraint-Based Analysis of Galician Geada (by Martinez-Gil, Fernando); 17. Peak Placement in Two Regional Varieties of Peruvian Spanish Intonation (by O'Rourke, Erin); 18. On Intentional Causation in Italian (by Vecchiato, Antonella); 19. Inversion, Reconstruction, and the Structure of Relative Clauses (by Vicente, Luis); 20. Infinitival Complement Constructions in Spanish: A Construction Grammar approach (by Yoon, Jiyoung); 21. Index of Terms and Conceptsshow more