Features and Interfaces in Romance

Features and Interfaces in Romance : Essays in honor of Heles Contreras

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This volume brings together new research on theoretical Romance Linguistics; its intended audience is scholars in the field of formal grammar, especially those specializing in Romance languages. It represents the latest work on the structure of Romance languages, with relevant comparisons to other languages such as English and Basque. As the volume's title indicates, two related themes recur in these studies: the role of grammatical features in sub-modules of the grammar, and the interaction of sub-modules with each other and with external systems at the "interfaces". The contributions to this volume, all framed within current theoretical models, explore these and related problems in the analysis of Romance. The volume contains studies on morphology, phonology, syntax and semantics, and includes language and subject indices.
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  • Hardback | 302 pages
  • 149.86 x 220.98 x 22.86mm | 589.67g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588111814
  • 9781588111814

Table of contents

1. Preface; 2. Seemingly Ergative and Ergatively Seeming (by Artiagoitia, Xabier); 3. On the Weight of Light Predicates (by Bosque, Ignacio); 4. On the Interpretation of Focus Features (by Camacho, Jose); 5. "Dequeismo" in Spanish and the Structure and Features of CP (by Demonte, Violeta); 6. Evaluative Suffixation in Spanish and the Syntax of Derivational Processes (by Eguren, Luis); 7. The Lower Operator Position with Parasitic Gaps (by Edmonds, Joseph); 8. NP Movement and Adjective Position in the DP Phases (by Gutierrez-Rexach, Javier); 9. Reflections on A Phonological Grammar of Spanish (by Harris, James); 10. The Long Fall: An intonational melody of Argentinian Spanish (by Kaisse, Ellen M.); 11. On the Position of Preposed PPs in English and Spanish (by Kempchinsky, Paula); 12. The Morphologization and Grammaticalization of French Liaison (by Klausenburger, Jurgen); 13. Determining the Acquisition of Determiners: On the innateness of functional categories (by Lleo, Conxita); 14. Sonority as a Primitive Phonological Feature: Evidence from Spanish complex onset phonotactics (by Martinez-Gil, Fernando); 15. Weak Subject Pronouns in Caribbean Spanish and XP Pied-Piping (by Ordonez, Francisco); 16. The Realization of Number in Italian and Spanish (by Saltarelli, Mario); 17. Discourse Topic Constraints on Left Dislocated Subjects and CLLD Structures (by Sanchez, Liliana); 18. The Puzzle of Restrictive Relative Clauses with Conjoined DP Antecedents (by Suner, Margarita); 19. Definite Determiners in French and Spanish: Features and extraction (by Tellier, Christine); 20. Subject Index; 21. Name Index
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