Formal Perspectives on Romance Linguistics

Selected papers from the 28th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL XXVIII), University Park, 16–19 April 1998

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This volume presents current research in the formal treatment of linguistic phenomena in the Romance languages. It focuses on a variety of issues in phonology, second language acquisition, semantics, and syntax. Topics in phonological theory include the analysis of geminates, assimilation, rhotics, aspiration, syllabification, the interaction of phonology with morphology, the phonology-phonetics interface, and issues of transderivation and allomorphy selection. The primary question addressed in the area of second language acquisition theory is the issue of learners' access to Universal Grammar. The studies in semantic theory examine the proper analysis of indefinites, bare plurals, and specificity, with a particular emphasis on the syntax-semantics interface. Finally, the essays on syntactic theory discuss issues pertaining to argument structure, functional projections, phrase structure and adjunction, feature checking, and the syntactic representation of tense.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 185]  1999.  xii, 334 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
v
List of Contributors
ix
Formal Perspectives on Romance Linguistics
Jean-Marc Authier, Barbara E. Bullock and Lisa A. Reed
1
Object Bare Plurals in Spanish and the Semantics of Personal a
Tonia Bleam
21
Case Feature Checking and its Consequences: Evidence from en-cliticization in French
Marie Claude Boivin
39
Assibilation in Ecuadorian Spanish: A phonology-phonetics account
Travis G. Bradley
57
How Similar are Conjuncts?: Against asymmetric conjunction
José Camacho
73
Deriving Heavy NP-Shift in French
J. Maarten de Wind
89
The Presuppositionality Condition and Spanish Clitic-Doubled Objects
Jon A. Franco and Errapel Mejías-Bikandi
107
Positional Faithfulness versus Cue Preservation: The case of nasal sequence resolution in Gallo-Romance
Randall Gess
121
Passives and Arbitrary Plural Subjects in Spanish
Grant Goodall
135
Spanish Indefinites and Type-Driven Interpretation
Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach
151
Minimalist Access to UG in L2 French
Julia Herschensohn
167
Conflictual Agreement in Romance Nominals
Aafke Hulk and Christine Tellier
179
Resyllabification Precedes all Segmental Rules: Evidence from Argentinian Spanish
Ellen M. Kaisse
197
Objects and the Structure of Imperatives
Mihaela Pirvulescu and Yves Roberge
211
Null Objects and D0 Features in Contact Spanish
Liliana Sánchez
227
Lexical Conservatism in French Adjectival Liaison
Donca Steriade
243
Optional Schwa Deletion: On syllable economy in French
Bernard Tranel
271
Geminates and Clusters in Italian and Piedmontese: A case for OT ranking
Caroline R. Wiltshire and Elisa Maranzana
289
Structural Case and Tense Construal
Karen Zagona
305
Index of Terms & Concepts
329
“[...] a welcome sampler of eighteen innovative contributions to the formal study of Romance [...]”
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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