A Romance Perspective on Language Knowledge and Use

Selected papers from the 31st Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Chicago, 19–22 April 2001

| University of Illinois, Chicago
| University of Illinois, Chicago
| University of Illinois, Chicago
ISBN 9789027247506 (Eur) | EUR 135.00
ISBN 9781588113740 (USA) | USD 203.00
ISBN 9789027296351 | EUR 135.00 | USD 203.00
Twenty-one articles from the 31st LSRL investigate cutting-edge issues and interfaces across phonology, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, semantics, and syntax in multiple dialects of such Romance languages as Catalan, French, Creole French, and Spanish, both old and modern. Research in Romance phonology moves from the quantitative and synchronic to cover issues of diachrony and Optimality theory. Work within pragmatics and sociolinguistics also explores the synchronic/diachronic link while topicalizing such issues as change of non-pro-drop Swiss French toward pro-drop status, scalar implicatures, speech acts, word order, and simplification in contexts of language contact. Finally, debates in linguistic theory are resumed in the work on syntax and semantics within both a Minimalist perspective and an Optimality framework. How do Catalan and French children acquire AGR and TNS? Can Basque Spanish be compared to topic-oriented Chinese? If Spanish preverbal subjects occur in an A-position, can Spanish no longer be compared to Greek?
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 238]  2003.  xv, 384 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Table of contents

Introduction and acknowledgment

Rafael Núñez-Cedeño, Luis López and Richard Cameron

Phonology and morphology

Pronominal clitics in Picard revisited

Julie Auger

Spanish /s/:


A different story from beginning (initial) to end (final)

Esther L. Brown and Rena Torres Cacoullos

Consonant intrusion in heterosyllabic cosonant-liquid clusters in Old Spanish and Old French:


An Optimality theoretical account

Fernando Martínez-Gil

A constraint interaction theory of Italian raddoppiamento

Mario Saltarelli

Pragmatics and sociolinguistics


: A perspective from French
Claire Beyssade, Jean-Marie Marandin and Annie Rialland

The subject clitics of European Conversational French:


Morphologization, grammatical change, semantic change, and change

in progress

Bonnie B. Fonseca-Greber and Linda R. Waugh

A scalar propositional negative polarity item in Spanish

Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach and Scott A. Schwenter

A pragmatic analysis of Imperfect Conditionals

Michela Ippolito

Indirect objects in ditransitive constructions in Brazilian Portuguese

Heloisa Maria M. Lima-Salles and Maria Marta Pereira Scherre

Pragmatic variation in Spanish:


External request modifications in Peninsular and Uruguayan Spanish

Rosina Márquez Reiter

Clitic simplification in a contact variety of Spanish:


Third person accusative pronouns in the Mexican-American community of Houston

N. Ariana Mrak

The expression of topic in spoken Spanish:


An empirical study

Francisco Ocampo

An adaptive approach to noun gender in New York contact Spanish

Ricardo Otheguy and Naomi Shin

Properties of the double object construction in Spanish

Tonia Bleam

Spanish perception verbs and sequence of tenses:


Aktionsart effects

Alicia Cipria

Defaults and competition in the acquisition of functional categories in Catalan and French

Lisa Davidson and Géraldine Legendre

Constraints on the meanings of Bare Nouns

Viviane Déprez

Null objects revisited

Jon A. Franco and Alazne Landa

Auxiliary choice and pronominal verb constructions:


The case of the passé surcomposé

Kate Paesani

The lexical preverbal subject in a Romance Null Subject Language:


Where are thou?

Margarita Suñer

Intervention effects in the French wh-in-situ construction:


Syntax or interpretation?

María Luisa Zubizarreta
“A recurrent theme in many of the papers in this volume is the reconsideration and reevaluation of longstanding phonological, morphological and syntactic phenomena within new theoretical frameworks.”
“The volume would be of interest to any linguist concerned with the application of linguistic theory to Romance data. In addition, because of the high number of papers dealing with linguistic variation, the collection constitutes a valuable reference for those Romance linguists whose research belongs to the domain of dialectology.”
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