Structuring Variation in Romance Linguistics and Beyond

In honour of Leonardo M. Savoia

Editors
| University of Salento
| University of Florence
| Nova University of Lisbon
| University of Florence
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Current theoretical approaches to language devote great attention to macro- and micro-variation and show an ever-increasing interest in minority languages. In this respect, few empirical domains are as rich and lively as the Italo-Romance languages, which together with Albanian were the main research domain of Leonardo M. Savoia. The volume covers areas as different as phonology, morphology, syntax and the lexicon. A broad range of Romance languages is considered, as well as Albanian, Greek and Hungarian, shedding new light on many classical topics. The first section focuses on morphosyntax, both in the narrow sense and with regard to its interfaces. The second section focuses on clitics and pronouns. The third section deals with a number of issues in phonology and syntax-phonology interface. The last section turns the reader’s attention beyond formal linguistics itself and examines variation in the light of neurosciences, pathology, historical linguistics and political discourse.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 252]  2018.  viii, 395 pp.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction: Structuring thought, externalizing structure: Variation and universals
Maria Rita Manzini
1–28
Part I. Micro‑ and macro-variation in syntax
31–192
Chapter 2. Gender, number and inflectional class in some Northern Italian dialects: The plural inflection ‑i and the interpretation of N morphology
Benedetta Baldi and Ludovico Franco
31–55
Chapter 3. Objects and subjects in the left periphery: The case of a-Topics
Adriana Belletti
57–72
Chapter 4. Notes on infinitival relatives in Italian
Guglielmo Cinque and Paola Benincà
73–84
Chapter 5. Negation and negative copulas in Bantu
Gloria Cocchi
85–96
Chapter 6. On gender and number: A psycholinguistic review
Paolo Lorusso
97–109
Chapter 7. Micro‑ and macro-variation: From pronominal allomorphies to the category of irreality/non-veridicality
Maria Rita Manzini
111–120
Chapter 8. Concealed pseudo-clefts? Evidence from a Lombard dialect
Diego Pescarini and Giulia Donzelli
121–131
Chapter 9. Negation patterns across dialects
Cecilia Poletto and Michèle Oliviéri
133–148
Chapter 10. A note on left-peripheral maps and interface properties
Luigi Rizzi
149–160
Chapter 11. Italian faire-infinitives: The special case of volere
Norma Schifano and Michelle Sheehan
161–175
Chapter 12. Optional vs obligatory movement in Albanian (pseudo)-raising constructions
Giuseppina Turano
177–192
Part II. Clitics and pronouns from a theoretical perspective
196–267
Chapter 13. Clitic stress allomorphy in Sardinian
Laura Bafile and Rosangela Lai
195–213
Chapter 14. Clitics and vowel epenthesis: A case study
Jacopo Garzonio and Silvia Rossi
215–222
Chapter 15. Overabundance in Hungarian accusative pronouns
Maria Grossmann and Anna M. Thornton
223–239
Chapter 16. Unstable personal pronouns in Northern Logudorese
Michele Loporcaro, Serena Romagnoli and Mario Wild
241–255
Chapter 17. Object clitics for subject clitics in Francoprovençal and Piedmontese
Ian Roberts
257–267
Part III. Sound pattern and syntactic structure
271–319
Chapter 18. Are Sardinian vocatives perfectly regular?
Franck Floricic and Lucia Molinu
271–282
Chapter 19. Phonological correlates of syntactic structure: The distribution of raddoppiamento fonosintattico in Calabrian
Adam Ledgeway
283–296
Chapter 20. Metaphony as magnetism
Marc van Oostendorp and Roberta D'Alessandro
297–306
Chapter 21. Some reflections on the syllabification of clusters: A view from the dialects of Italy
Diana Passino
307–319
Part IV. Language in context
323–389
Chapter 22. Diachronic and synchronic lexical interactions in the Italo-Balkan linguistic space: From Latin lucanĭca to Italo-Albanian lëkëngë
Francesco Altimari
323–336
Chapter 23. Lexical-semantic analysis of the political language: Studies between 1960 and 1980
Paola Desideri
337–350
Chapter 24. Dialects and neuroscience: A first critical review
Mirko Grimaldi
351–364
Chapter 25. Remarks on the vulnerability of grammar
Giovanna Marotta
365–378
Chapter 26. Some Celto-Albanian isoglosses and their implications
John Trumper
379–389
Subject index
391
Language index
393
Subjects
BIC Subject: CF/2AD – Linguistics/Romance, Italic & Rhaeto-Romanic languages
BISAC Subject: LAN009060 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2018034776