Variation within and across Romance Languages

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

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| Université Laval, Québec
| University of Ottawa
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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.
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Table of Contents
Foreword and Acknowledgments
vii–viii
Editors’ introduction
1–14
Part I. Sound patterns
Sibilant voicing assimilation in peninsular Spanish as gestural blending
Rebeka Campos-Astorkiza
17–38
Phonology-morphology opacity in Harmonic Serialism: The case of /s/ aspiration in Spanish
Francesc Torres-Tamarit
39–62
Morphologically conditioned intervocalic rhotacism in Algherese Catalan: An account with lexically indexed constraints
Maria Cabrera-Callís
63–76
Muta cum liquida in the light of Tertenia Sardinian metathesis and compensatory lengthening Latin tr > Old French Vrr
Tobias Scheer
77–100
Schwa at the phonology/syntax interface
Michael L. Mazzola
101–118
Weight effects across verbal domains: The case of Spanish subjects
Roberto Mayoral Hernández and Asier Alcázar
119–132
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
135–154
Pick some but not all alternatives!
Anamaria Fălăus
155–172
Polarity fronting in Romanian and Sardinian
Ion Giurgea and Eva-Maria Remberger
173–198
Degree quantification and scope in Puerto Rican Spanish
Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach and Melvin González-Rivera
199–212
‘Minimal link constraint’ violations: Move vs. Agree
Mihaela Marchis Moreno
213–232
On subjunctives and islandhood
Léna Baunaz and Genoveva Puskás
233–254
When control can’t be a fact
Lisa A. Reed
255–274
Part III. Historical aspects
Prevocalic velar advancement in Chilean Spanish and Proto-Romance
Carolina González
277–296
The role of the copula in the diachronic development of focus constructions 
in Portuguese
Mary Aizawa Kato
297–314
The French wh interrogative system: Evolution and clefting
Sandrine Tailleur
315–330
On the relation between functional architecture and patterns of change in Romance object clitic syntax
Christina Tortora
331–348
Part IV. Interactions across dialects and languages
Investigating the effects of perceptual salience and regional dialect on phonetic accommodation in Spanish
Bethany MacLeod
351–378
English questions, Spanish structure: A shared-structure account of interlinguistic influence in bilingual first language acquisition
Lisa Hsin
379–400
French oral proficiency assessment: Elicited imitation with speech recognition
Benjamin Millard and Deryle Lonsdale
401–416
Name index
417–422
Subject index
423–426
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:  2014035075