Linguistic Theory and the Romance Languages

| University of Manchester
| University of Cambridge
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ISBN 9781556195761 (USA) | USD 158.00
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This volume contains revised versions of papers given at a conference at the Manoir de Brion, in Normandy. They deal with phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics, and cover a wide range of Romance languages, including many lesser-known varieties. The contributors to the volume are committed to the view that Romance Linguistics is not narrowly philological, but is rather General Linguistics practised with reference to particular data. The point has been made many times, but is worth reiterating, that Latin and the Romance languages offer an unrivalled wealth of synchronic and historical documentation, and provide both a stimulus and a test-bed for ideas about language structure, language change, and language variation. Many of the papers in this volume can be interpreted simultaneously as using the analytical tools of linguistic theory to illuminate the structure of individual Romance languages or of the family as a whole, and as using Romance data to throw light on general problems in linguistic theory, or on the structure of languages beyond Romance. Specific areas covered include: prosodic domains; quantification; agreement; the prepositional accusative; clitic pronouns; voice and aspect.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 122]  1995.  xiii, 240 pp.
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Table of Contents
Aspects of quantification in French in its regional and diachronic varieties
Adrian C. Battye
The prepostional accusative in Sardinian: its distribution and syntactic repercussions
Michael Allan Jones
Voice, aspect, and arbitrary arguments
Christopher Lyons
Evidence from the Italian dialects for the internal structure of prosodic domains
Martin Maiden
Some observations on the syntax of clitic pronouns in Piedmontese
M. Mair Parry
Perceptual factors and the disappearance of agreement between past participle and direct object in Romance
John Charles Smith
Segmental an dsuprasegmental structure in Southern French
Jean-Philippe Watbled
‘Underspecification’ and ‘misagreement’ in Catalan lexical specifiers
Max W. Wheeler
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Romance linguistics
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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