List of John Benjamins publications for which Bryan Donaldson plays a role.
Clitic position in Old Occitan affirmative verb-first declaratives coordinated by e : A variationist analysis. Journal of Historical Linguistics 10:3, pp. 389–4262020.
This paper offers a variationist analysis of object and adverbial clitic position in coordinated affirmative verb-first main declaratives introduced by e(t) “and” in Old Occitan. In this context, clitics occur in either preverbal (e·l vestit “and clothed him”) or postverbal position (e perdonet li… read more | Article
Aspects of interrogative use in near-native French: Form, function, and register. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 6:4, pp. 467–5032016.
This paper reports on interrogative (question) use in the informal spontaneous speech of near-native second-language French speakers. Interrogatives present considerable variation in French, and choices of interrogative form depend on semantics, communicative function, and register. Using a corpus… read more | To be specified
Discourse functions of subject left dislocation in Old Occitan. Journal of Historical Pragmatics 16:2, pp. 159–1862015.
This paper reports an empirical study of the discourse-pragmatic functions of subject left dislocation (LD) in Old Occitan. Data come from the complete troubadour biographies, in which the most common manifestation of subject LD is a nominal subject + sentence adverb si + verb, as in “Bertrans de… read more | Article
V2 loss in Old French and Old Occitan: The role of fronted clauses. Romance Linguistics 2009: Selected papers from the 39th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Tucson, Arizona, March 2009, Colina, Sonia, Antxon Olarrea and Ana Maria Carvalho (eds.), pp. 301–3202010.
Traditional analyses of Old French as a verb-second (V2) language (e.g. Thurneysen 1892; Adams 1987) have recently been challenged by Kaiser 2002 and related work. At issue is the treatment of situations in which a particular initial non-subject element can participate in either V2 or V3 order. The… read more | Article