Grammatical Analyses in Basque and Romance Linguistics

Papers in honor of Mario Saltarelli

Editors
| Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao
| Universidad del País Vasco
| The University of Toledo, Ohio
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This volume contains fifteen articles on current theoretical issues in Basque and Romance linguistics. Even though Basque and Romance languages are typologically different and have different genetic origins, one thousand years of coexistence have shown certain parallelisms in their respective grammars. It is Mario Saltarelli that first offered a formal linguistic account of phonological and syntactic phenomena that occur in these two language groups. Thus, this compilation of articles in both Basque and Romance linguistics not only pays tribute to Saltarelli‘s work by acknowledging his formalization of this relational insight, but also comprises state of the art research on languages with strong geographical and historical kinship.

Fifteen reviewed articles written by sixteen top scholars in the field provide fresh analyses of long standing challenging phenomena in Romance and Basque linguistics such as geminates, the evolution of Basque plosives, clitic doubling, clitic clustering, directionality of clitization, the role of agreement, focus, the interaction of voice and aspect, unaccusativity, semantic interpretation and syntactic structure of Determiner Phrases, obviation, control, and anaphoric and pronominal binding. This variety of topics however is unified by limiting the contributions to the four major formal areas of linguistics, and to one single framework, Generative Grammar, although in some of its many incarnations such as Minimalism, Optimality Theory, and Relational Grammar. All this, along with the number of languages covered by the authors (Aragonese, Basque, Catalan, French, Galician, Gascon, Italian and many of its dialects (Ligurian, Piedmontese, Tuscan...), Classical and Late Latin, Occitan, Brazilian and European Portuguese, Romanian, Old and Modern Spanish among others), makes the book of great value to any linguist working in Romance or Basque linguistics.

[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 187]  1999.  viii, 306 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Preface
vii
Anaphora and Soft Constraints
Luigi Burzio
1
Passive Constructions and Partitive Case Checking in Spanish
Héctor Campos
23
Deconstructing Weak Crossover
Heles Contreras
35
A Minimal Account of Spanish Adjective Position and Interpretation
Violeta Demonte
45
Pre-Basque Plosives
José Ignacio Hualde
77
A Unified Approach to Control and Obviation
Marta Luján
105
Theta Binding and the Semantics of NPs in Romance: The affectedness condition revisited
Juan Martín
131
Tuscan Geminates and Trochaic Feet
Michael L. Mazzola
151
Unaccusative and Antipassive Constructions in Basque and Spanish
Errapel Mejías-Bikandi
165
Focus Phrases, Force Phrases and Left Heads in Basque
Jon Ortiz de Urbina
179
On Agreement and Case
Claudia Parodi and Antonio Carlos Quicoli
195
Directionality of Cliticization in European Portuguese: Left or right
Eduardo Raposo
219
Clitic Doubling of Strong Pronouns in Spanish: An instance of object shift
Margarita Suñer
233
Clitic Clusters in Romance: A Modest Account
Dieter Wanner
257
Voice and Aspect
Karen Zagona
279
Index of Authors
295
Index of Terms & Concepts
299
“[...] un compendio de trabajos rigurosos [...] que aportan luz sobre cuestiones muy debatidas.”
Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  99037010