Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2006

Selected papers from ‘Going Romance’, Amsterdam, 7–9 December 2006

Editors
| VU University Amsterdam
| VU University Amsterdam & Paris III, Sorbonne Nouvelle/LPP, CNRS
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The annual conference series ‘Going Romance’ has developed into a major European discussion forum where ideas about language and linguistics and about Romance languages in particular are put in an inter­active perspective, giving room to both universality and Romance-internal variation. The current volume contains a selection of the papers that were presented at the 20th Going Romance conference, held at the VU University in Amsterdam in December 2006. The papers in the volume deal with current issues in phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics, and range across a variety of Romance languages.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 303]  2009.  viii, 262 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Foreword
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Unpronounced MUCH and the distribution of degree expressions in Spanish
Antonia Androutsopoulou and Manuel Español-Echeverria
1–16
The status of the (supposed) expletive in Brazilian Portuguese existential clauses
Juanito Ornelas de Avelar
17–32
On the linearization of adjectives in Romanian
Alexandra Cornilescu
33–52
Prepositionless genitive and N+N compounding in (Old) French and Italian
Denis Delfitto and Paola Paradisi
53–72
Vowel elision in spoken Italian
Luigia Garrapa
73–88
Acoustic correlates of phonological microvariations: The case of unsuspected micro-parametric metaphonetic processes in a small area of Southern Salento (Apulia)
Mirko Grimaldi
89–110
Romance lenition: Towards a formal account of a contrast maintaining phonetically motivated sound change
Haike Jacobs and Robbie van Gerwen
111–126
Main stress in Italian nonce nouns
Martin Krämer
127–142
Negative concord as feature sharing
Masakazu Kuno
143–158
Appositive sentences and the structure(s) of coordination
Gabriela Matos
159–174
Cleaving the interactions between sluicing and P-stranding
Cilene Rodrigues, Andrew Nevins and Luis Vicente
175–198
Another look at wh-questions in Romance: The case of Mendrisiottoand its consequences for the analysis of French wh-in situ and embedded interrogatives
Cecilia Poletto and Jean-Yves Pollock
199–258
Index of subjects and terms
259–262
“[...] a good deal of thought-provoking material for the specialist.”
Subjects
BIC Subject: CF/2ACD – Linguistics/Dutch
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2008042423