Variation within and across Romance Languages

Selected papers from the 41st Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Ottawa, 5–7 May 2011

| Université Laval, Québec
| University of Ottawa
ISBN 9789027248527 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
ISBN 9789027269164 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00

This volume is a selection of twenty peer-reviewed articles first presented at the 41st annual Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), held at the University of Ottawa in 2011. They are thematically linked by a broad notion of variation across languages, dialects, speakers, time, linguistic contexts, and communicative situations. Furthermore, the articles address common theoretical and empirical issues from different formal, experimental, or corpus-based perspectives. The languages analyzed belong to the main members of the Romance family, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, French, Ladin, Italian, Sardinian, and Romanian, and a variety of topics across a wide spectrum of linguistic subfields, from phonetics to semantics, as well as historical linguistics, bilingualism and second-language learning, is covered. By illustrating the richness and complementarity of subjects, methods, and theoretical frameworks explored within Romance linguistics, significant contributions are made to both the documentation of Romance languages and to linguistic theory.

[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 333]  2014.  viii, 426 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Foreword and Acknowledgments
Editors’ introduction
Part I. Sound patterns
Sibilant voicing assimilation in peninsular Spanish as gestural blending
Rebeka Campos-Astorkiza
Phonology-morphology opacity in Harmonic Serialism: The case of /s/ aspiration in Spanish
Francesc Torres-Tamarit
Morphologically conditioned intervocalic rhotacism in Algherese Catalan: An account with lexically indexed constraints
Maria Cabrera-Callís
Muta cum liquida in the light of Tertenia Sardinian metathesis and compensatory lengthening Latin tr > Old French Vrr
Tobias Scheer
Schwa at the phonology/syntax interface
Michael L. Mazzola
Weight effects across verbal domains: The case of Spanish subjects
Roberto Mayoral Hernández and Asier Alcázar
Part II. Syntax and semantics
On truth persistence: A comparison between European Portuguese and Italian in relation to sempre
Patrícia Amaral and Fabio Del Prete
Pick some but not all alternatives!
Anamaria Fălăus
Polarity fronting in Romanian and Sardinian
Ion Giurgea and Eva-Maria Remberger
Degree quantification and scope in Puerto Rican Spanish
Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach and Melvin González-Rivera
‘Minimal link constraint’ violations: Move vs. Agree
Mihaela Marchis Moreno
On subjunctives and islandhood
Léna Baunaz and Genoveva Puskás
When control can’t be a fact
Lisa A. Reed
Part III. Historical aspects
Prevocalic velar advancement in Chilean Spanish and Proto-Romance
Carolina González
The role of the copula in the diachronic development of focus constructions 
in Portuguese
Mary Aizawa Kato
The French wh interrogative system: Evolution and clefting
Sandrine Tailleur
On the relation between functional architecture and patterns of change in Romance object clitic syntax
Christina Tortora
Part IV. Interactions across dialects and languages
Investigating the effects of perceptual salience and regional dialect on phonetic accommodation in Spanish
Bethany MacLeod
English questions, Spanish structure: A shared-structure account of interlinguistic influence in bilingual first language acquisition
Lisa Hsin
French oral proficiency assessment: Elicited imitation with speech recognition
Benjamin Millard and Deryle Lonsdale
Name index
Subject index
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CF/2AD – Linguistics/Romance, Italic & Rhaeto-Romanic languages
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2014035075 | Marc record