Romance Phonology and Variation

Romance Phonology and Variation : Selected papers from the 30th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, Gainesville, Florida, February 2000

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This volume contains a selection of refereed and revised papers, originally presented at the 30th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, focussing on the areas of phonology and language variation. The papers address issues in phonology such as the emergence of the unmarked, representational structure in phonology and morphology, intonation in Spanish, and issues in variation including dialectal differences, codeswitching, foreigner talk, and language death. The papers in this volume include discussions of the major Romance languages (Catalan, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish), pidgins and creoles resulting from contact with Romance languages, and relationships with languages from other families, such as English and Dutch.
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  • Hardback | 238 pages
  • 164 x 245 x 12.7mm | 460g
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588110796
  • 9781588110794

Table of contents

1. Acknowledgments; 2. Contributors; 3. Romance phonology and variation (by Wiltshire, Caroline R.); 4. Constraining the vagaries of glide distribution in varieties of French (by Bullock, Barbara E.); 5. On the relationship between comprehension and production data in codeswitching (by Dussias, Paola E.); 6. Focus, word order variation and intonation in Spanish and English: An OT account (by Gutierrez-Bravo, Rodrigo); 7. Morphological complexity and Spanish object clitic variation (by Heap, David); 8. Catalan phonology: Cluster simplification and nasal place assimilation (by Herrick, Dylan); 9. The articulator group and liquid geometry: Implications for Spanish phonology present and past (by Holt, D. Eric); 10. Intonation in Spanish and the other Ibero-Romance languages: Overview and status quaestionis (by Hualde, Jose Ignacio); 11. 'Partial Spanish': Strategies of pidginization and simplification (from Lingua Franca to 'Gringo Lingo') (by Lipski, John M.); 12. The death of French in Medieval England (by Miller, D. Gary); 13. Discourse context and polysemy: Spanish casi (by Schwenter, Scott A.); 14. New insights into French reduplication (by Scullen, Mary Ellen); 15. Local conjunction in Italian and French phonology (by Tranel, Bernard); 16. On the relation between quantity-sensitive stress and distinctive vowel length: The history of a principle and its relevance for Romance (by Wetzels, W. Leo); 17. Index of Terms & Concepts
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