Studies in Historical Ibero-Romance Morpho-Syntax

| Ghent University
| University of Cambridge, Queens' College
| Université de Montréal
ISBN 9789027200457 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027264312 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
This volume features fourteen papers by leading specialists on various aspects of historical morpho-syntax in the Ibero-Romance languages. In these papers, fine-grained analyses are developed to capture the richness of undiscussed or —often— previously unknown data. Comparative across the (Ibero-)Romance languages and diverse in terms of the approaches considered, ranging from cognitive-functionalist to generativist to variationist, they combine in this volume to showcase the merits of different, yet complementary, perspectives in understanding linguistic variation and language change. The gamut of phenomena scrutinised varies from morpho-phonological puzzles and word-formation to syntax and interface-related phenomena to, as a coda, methodological suggestions for future research in old Ibero-Romance; thus making it ideal reading for scholars and postgraduate students alike.
[Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, 16]  2018.  vi, 340 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Some introductory reflections
Miriam Bouzouita, Ioanna Sitaridou and Enrique Pato
Chapter 2. Velar allomorphy in Ibero-Romance: Roots, endings and clashes of morphomes
Paul O'Neill
Chapter 3. The history of concatenative compounds in Spanish
María Irene Moyna
Chapter 4. Intersubjectification and textual emphasis in the use of definite article + proper name in Spanish
Miguel Calderón Campos
Chapter 5. Stylistic fronting in Old Spanish texts
Javier Elvira
Chapter 6. The dative experiencer of Spanish gustar
Chantal Melis and Marcela Flores
Chapter 7. Postverbal subjects of unaccusative verbs in the history of Portuguese
Kristine Gunn Eide
Chapter 8. On the position of overt subjects in infinitival clauses in Spanish and Portuguese: Pragmatic, semantic and frequency-based motivations
Kim Schulte
Chapter 9. Allative to purposive grammaticalisation: A quantitative story of Spanish para
Rena Torres Cacoullos and Joseph Bauman
Chapter 10. Recurrent processes in the evolution of concessive subordinators in Spanish and Catalan
Manuel Pérez Saldanya and José Ignacio Hualde
Chapter 11. Si as a Q-particle in Old Spanish
Javier Rodríguez Molina and Andrés Enrique-Arias
Chapter 12. Realmente, verdaderamente and ciertamente : On the relation between epistemic modality and intensifying adverbs
Mónica González Manzano
Chapter 13. Variation and the use of discourse markers in 16th-century Spanish
Christopher J. Pountain
Chapter 14. Studying Ibero-Romance before 1200
Roger Wright
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009010 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative
ONIX Metadata
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2017060210 | Marc record