Historical Romance Linguistics

Retrospective and perspectives

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ISBN 9789027247889 | EUR 125.00 | USD 188.00
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This volume contains 17 studies on historical Romance linguistics within a variety of current theoretical frameworks; it includes studies on phonology, morphology and syntax, focusing solely or comparatively on all five ‘major’ Romance languages: French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish. An introduction by the eminent Romance Linguist Jürgen Klausenburger addresses the fit of these studies in the overall development of the field of historical Romance linguistics since the 19th century. The studies in this volume demonstrate an organic link between Malkiel’s (1961) ‘classic’ definition of Romance linguistics and the field of Romance linguistics today, because just as scholars of the field in the 19th century successfully applied the dominant paradigm of (historical) linguistics of their time, Neogrammarian theory, so do the authors contained in the present volume avail themselves of current linguistic advances to achieve equally significant results.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 274]  2006.  viii, 393 pp.
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Table of Contents
Randall Gess and Deborah Arteaga
Introduction: From Romance Philology to (Historical) Romance Linguistics?
Jurgen Klausenburger
Part I: Phonology
Systemic Contrast and the Diachrony of Spanish Sibilant Voicing
Travis G. Bradley and Ann Marie Delforge
The Myth of Phonologically Distinctive Vowel Length in Renaissance French
Randall Gess
Glide Strengthening in French and Spanish and the Formal Representation of Affricates
Haike Jacobs and Robbie van Gerwen
Rhythm and Prosodic Change
Michael L. Mazzola
Contrast Preservation Theory and Historical Change
Jean-Pierre Y. Montreuil
On the Phonetics of Rhymes in Classical and Pre-Classical French: A Sociolinguistic Perspective
Yves-Charles Morin
Is the ‘Word’ Still a Phonological Unit in French? Evidence from Verlan
Douglas C. Walker
Part II: Morphology
Proclisis and Enclisis of Object Pronouns at the Turn of the 17th Century: The Speech of the Future Louis XIIIth
Paul Hirschbühler and Marie Labelle
The Emergence of Marked Structures in the Integration of Loans in Italian
Lori Repetti
On the Life and (Near) Death of a Morphophoneme
Margaret E. Winters
German Influence in Romanian
Wiecher Zwanenburg

Part III: Syntax

Il Était une Fois: Diachronic Development of Expletives, Case, and Agreement from Latin to Modern French

Deborah Arteaga and Julia Herschensohn
‘Synthetic’ vs. ‘Analytic’ in Romance: The Importance of Varieties
Brigitte L.M. Bauer
Intra-System Variability and Change in Nominal and Verbal Morphology
Barbara E. Bullock and Almeida Jacqueline Toribio

Aspects of Infinitival Constructions in the History of Portuguese

Ana Maria Martins

Morphosyntactic Functions of Italian Reflexive si: A Grammaticalization

Cinzia Russi

From Adverb to Discourse Marker and Beyond: The Status of in

Franco-American French
Jane S. Smith
General Index
“This marvelous new book [...] looks at language change in Europe. [...] Romance languages are so interesting because their common ancestor, Latin, left such a varied and complicated legacy. This books delves into that legacy [...].”
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