Manuela Pinto

List of John Benjamins publications for which Manuela Pinto plays a role.


Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2011: Selected papers from 'Going Romance' Utrecht 2011

Edited by Sergio Baauw, Frank Drijkoningen, Luisa Meroni and Manuela Pinto

Subjects Generative linguistics | Romance linguistics | Theoretical linguistics
Subjects Romance linguistics | Theoretical linguistics


Pinto, Manuela and Alexia Guerra Rivera 2015 Copula choice in adjectival contstructions in Dutch L1 Spanish L2The Acquisition of Spanish in Understudied Language Pairings, Judy, Tiffany and Silvia Perpiñán (eds.), pp. 309–328 | Article
L2 learners of Spanish have difficulties choosing the right copula in ser/estar + adjective constructions. Beyond the effect of processing load of information pertaining to different cognitive modules (Sorace’s (2011) Interface Hypothesis), this study aims at pinpointing the specific properties… read more
Valenzuela, Elena, Michael Iverson, Jason Rothman, Kristina Borg, Diego Pascual y Cabo and Manuela Pinto 2015 Eventive and stative passives and copula selection in Canadian and American Heritage Speaker SpanishNew Perspectives on the Study of Ser and Estar, Pérez-Jiménez, Isabel, Manuel Leonetti and Silvia Gumiel-Molina (eds.), pp. 267–292 | Article
Spanish captures the difference between eventive and stative passives via an obligatory choice between two copula; verbal passives take the copula ser and adjectival passives take the copula estar. In this study, we compare and contrast US and Canadian heritage speakers of Spanish on their… read more
Pinto, Manuela 2013 Tracking reference with null subjectsLinguistics in the Netherlands 2013, Aalberse, Suzanne and Anita Auer (eds.), pp. 131–145 | Article
Null-subject languages are said to track reference and discourse-pragmatic information exploiting the array of specialized forms provided by their grammar. This argument is normally used as the baseline against which language acquisition and contact varieties (L1, 2L1, L2, L1-attrition) are… read more
Pinto, Manuela 2006 Subject pronouns in bilinguals: Interference or maturation?The Acquisition of Syntax in Romance Languages, Torrens, Vincent and Linda Escobar (eds.), pp. 331–350 | Article
Longitudinal data from two Dutch-Italian bilinguals show that third person subject pronouns are not acquired before the age of 3;1 and that the usage of these pronouns does not always converge with the monolingual target. This paper accounts for this acquisitional delay by integrating Müller and… read more
Pinto, Manuela 1999 Information focus: Between core and peripherySemantic Issues in Romance Syntax, Treviño, Esthela and José Lema (eds.), pp. 179 ff. | Article
Pinto, Manuela 1994 Subjects in Italian: Distribution and InterpretationLinguistics in the Netherlands 1994, Bok-Bennema, Reineke and Crit Cremers (eds.), pp. 175–186 | Article