Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2002

Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2002 : Selected Papers from 'Going Romance', Groningen, 28-30 November 2002

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The Going Romance conferences are a major European annual discussion forum for theoretically relevant research on Romance languages. Selected papers are published in the Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory volumes. This is the fourth such volume, containing a selection of the papers that have been presented at the 2002 conference, which was held at the State University of Groningen. The three-day program included a workshop on Acquisition. The articles in this volume focalize on specifics of one or more Romance languages or varieties: clausal structure, verb-movement, topic, focus and reinforcement constructions, nominal ellipsis, (absence of) pronouns in child language, and other current issues in Romance more

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  • Hardback | 285 pages
  • 160.02 x 223.52 x 22.86mm | 498.95g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
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  • Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588115852
  • 9781588115850

Table of contents

1. Tense, Quantification and Clause Structure in EP and BP. Evidence from a Comparative Study on Sempre (by Ambar, Manuela); 2. Early 'Pragmatic' Competence and its Implications regarding the Null Subject Phenomenon (by De Cat, Cecile); 3. On the Impact of French Subject Clitics on the Information Structure of the Sentence (by De Cat, Cecile); 4. A Restricted View of Head Movement (by Contreras, Heles); 5. The Effects of Phonological Cues on the Syntax of Focus Constructions in Spanish (by Dominguez, Laura); 6. Optional Infinitives or Silent Auxes? New Evidence from Romance (by Dye, Cristina); 7. Dislocation, Clitic Resumption and Minmality. A Comparative Analysis of Left and Right Topic Constructions in Italian (by Frascarelli, Mara); 8. Focus on Negative Concord (by Isac, Daniela); 9. Romance and 'Something Else' (by Isac, Daniela); 10. Learnability Order in the French Pronominal System (by Kampen, Jacqueline van); 11. Nominal Ellipsis and Morphological Structure in Spanish (by Kornfeld, Laura); 12. The Development of Inalienable Possession in English and Spanish (by Perez-Leroux, Ana Teresa); 13. Segmental and Featural Strategies to Avoid Adjacent Sibilant Segments in Balearic Catalan. An Optimality Account (by Pons-Moll, Claudia); 14. -Tu in Quebec French as a (Super)positive Marker (by Vinet, Marie-Therese); 15. Feature Checking and Object Clitic Omission in Child Catalan and Spanish (by Wexler, Kenneth); 16. Index of languages and dialects; 17. Subject Indexshow more