Current Issues in Romance Languages

Current Issues in Romance Languages : Selected papers from the 29th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Ann Arbor, 8-11 April 1999

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This book presents an enlightening collection of papers contributing to theoretical discussions across many topics within the study of Romance Languages and Linguistics. The work originates from the 29th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages held in 1999 at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, although only a small subpart of the proceedings papers are included in this volume. The selected papers have been reworked for the current publication.show more

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  • Hardback | 411 pages
  • 164 x 245 x 25.4mm | 640g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Benjamins (John) North America Inc.,US
  • Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588110893
  • 9781588110893

Table of contents

1. Preface; 2. On becoming a Clitic: The prenominal possessive in Romance (by Antrim, Nancy Mae); 3. Primary stress in Spanish (by Barkanyi, Zsuzsanna); 4. Spanish clauses without complementizer (by Brovetto, Claudia); 5. On the nature of bare nouns in Haitian Creole (by Deprez, Viviane); 6. Towards a syntax of adult Root Infinitives (by Etxepare, Ricardo); 7. Re-examining Spanish 'resyllabification' (by Face, Timothy L.); 8. On preverbal subjects in Spanish (by Goodall, Grant); 9. The semantics of Spanish free relatives (by Gutierrez-Rexach, Javier); 10. Split subject pronoun paradigms: Feature geometry and underspecification (by Heap, David); 11. Locative inversion, PP topicalization and the EPP (by Kempchinsky, Paula); 12. Contrast maintenance and intervocalic stop lenition in Spanish and Portuguese: When is it alright to lenite? (by Lewis, Anthony M.); 13. Epenthesis vs. Elision in Afro-Iberian language: A constraint-based approach to Creole phonology (by Lipski, John M.); 14. Contrastive discourse markers in Spanish: Beyond contrast (by Malamud Makowski, Monica); 15. Coda obstruents and local constraint conjunction in north-central Peninsular Spanish (by Morris, Richard E.); 16. Bare nouns and the morphosyntax of number (by Munn, Alan); 17. Non-logical if (by Quer, Josep); 18. Selecting atomic cells from temporal domains: Fixing parameters in Romance (by Rafel, Joan); 19. Non-homorganic nasal clusters in northern Italian dialects (by Repetti, Lori); 20. Romanian nominal structure, proforms, and genitive case checking (by Rubin, Edward J.); 21. Adjectival agreement within DP without feature movement (by Sleeman, Petra); 22. A constraint-based analysis of intraspeaker variation: Vocalic epenthesis in Vimeu Picard (by Steele, Jeffrey); 23. Aspect in the prepositional system of Romance (by Torrego, Esther); 24. A unified analysis of French and Italian en / ne (by Vermandere, Dieter); 25. Variation in Spanish aspiration and prosodic boundary constraints (by Wiltshire, Caroline R.); 26. General indexshow more