Historical Romance Linguistics

Retrospective and perspectives

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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
Foreword
Randall Gess and Deborah Arteaga
vii
Introduction: From Romance Philology to (Historical) Romance Linguistics?
Jurgen Klausenburger
1
Part I: Phonology
Systemic Contrast and the Diachrony of Spanish Sibilant Voicing
Travis G. Bradley and Ann Marie Delforge
19
The Myth of Phonologically Distinctive Vowel Length in Renaissance French
Randall Gess
53
Glide Strengthening in French and Spanish and the Formal Representation of Affricates
Haike Jacobs and Robbie van Gerwen
77
Rhythm and Prosodic Change
Michael L. Mazzola
97
Contrast Preservation Theory and Historical Change
Jean-Pierre Y. Montreuil
111
On the Phonetics of Rhymes in Classical and Pre-Classical French: A Sociolinguistic Perspective
Yves-Charles Morin
131
Is the ‘Word’ Still a Phonological Unit in French? Evidence from Verlan
Douglas C. Walker
163
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
187
The Emergence of Marked Structures in the Integration of Loans in Italian
Lori Repetti
209
On the Life and (Near) Death of a Morphophoneme
Margaret E. Winters
237
German Influence in Romanian
Wiecher Zwanenburg
253

Part III: Syntax

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

Deborah Arteaga and Julia Herschensohn
269–286
‘Synthetic’ vs. ‘Analytic’ in Romance: The Importance of Varieties
Brigitte L.M. Bauer
287–304
Intra-System Variability and Change in Nominal and Verbal Morphology
Barbara E. Bullock and Almeida Jacqueline Toribio
305–325

Aspects of Infinitival Constructions in the History of Portuguese

Ana Maria Martins
327–355

Morphosyntactic Functions of Italian Reflexive si: A Grammaticalization

Analysis
Cinzia Russi
357–374

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

Franco-American French
Jane S. Smith
375–387
General Index
389–393
“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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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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