Romance Linguistics 2010

Selected papers from the 40th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Seattle, Washington, March 2010

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This volume contains a selection of nineteen peer-reviewed papers from the 40th annual Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL) held at the University of Washington in March 2010. In addition to overviews of Romance linguistics by the editor and by Jurgen Klausenburger in the keynote article, contributions cover a variety of linguistic theoretical topics and a range of Romance languages, including Old and Modern French, Italian, Romanian as well as several dialects of Spanish and Portuguese. A number of papers deal with the morphophonology of Peninsular Spanish languages, agreement anomalies, generic interpretation, and the syntax/semantics of determiners, particularly of Romanian. Both the topics and the languages discussed in this volume are tied together by a number of leitmotifs, and several articles present phenomena not previously considered. The volume makes significant contributions both to the documentation of Romance languages and to linguistic theory, and will be of interest to Romance and general linguistics scholars.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 318]  2011.  xvii, 332 pp.
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Table of Contents
Foreword and acknowledgements
ix–x
Editor’s introduction
xi–xviii
Theory and practice in Romance linguistics today: The importance of the annual LSRL
Jurgen Klausenburger
1–14
Part I. Morphophonology
On the origins of /ɨ/ in Romanian
Margaret E.L. Renwick
15–32
An acoustic investigation of nasal place neutralization in Spanish: Default place assignment and phonetic underspecification
Michael Ramsammy
33–48
An acoustic study of rhotics in onset clusters in La Rioja
Christine Weissglass
49–62
Mid front vowel lowering before rhotics in Ibero-Romance
Travis G. Bradley
63–78
Plural formation in Galician
Sonia Colina
79–98
Part II. Syntax
On bare subject relative clauses in Old French
Deborah Arteaga
99–116
Directed motion in Medieval French
Michelle Troberg
117–136
An ergative analysis of French valency alternations
Edit Doron and Marie Labelle
137–154
Peninsular Spanish pre-nominal possessives in ellipsis contexts: A Phase-based account
Luis Sáez
155–176
On the nature of nominal features: Agreement mismatches in Spanish conjoined structures
Violeta Demonte, Héctor Fernández-Alcalde and Isabel Pérez-Jiménez
177–190
On the nature of bare nouns in Afro-Bolivian Spanish
Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach and Sandro Sessarego
191–204
Negative imperatives in Portuguese and other Romance languages
Rerisson Cavalcante
205–220
Part III. Semantic interfaces
Another look at Italian generic sentences
Alda Mari
221–238
The agreement of collective DPS in Romanian
Blanca Croitor and Carmen Dobrovie-Sorin
239–256
A multidominance account for conjoined questions in Romanian
Dafina Ratiu
257–270
The Romanian verbal cluster and the theory of head movement
Ion Giurgea
271–286
New challenges in the area of semantic dependencies: The Romanian epistemic constraint
Anamaria Fălăus
287–302
Polarity particles in English and Romanian
Donka F. Farkas
303–328
Index
329–332
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF/2AD – Linguistics/Romance, Italic & Rhaeto-Romanic languages
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2011034776