María Luisa Rivero

List of John Benjamins publications for which María Luisa Rivero plays a role.


Negation and Polarity: Syntax and semantics. Selected papers from the colloquium Negation: Syntax and Semantics. Ottawa, 11–13 May 1995

Edited by Danielle Forget, Paul Hirschbühler, France Martineau and María Luisa Rivero

[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 155] 1997. viii, 367 pp.
Subjects Generative linguistics | Semantics | Syntax


Rivero, María Luisa. 2023. Epistemic futures and aspect: A cross-linguistic perspective. Verb and Context: The impact of shared knowledge on TAME categories, Rodríguez Rosique, Susana and Jordi M. Antolí Martínez (eds.), pp. 231–262
A comparative study of futures in Bulgarian and Slovenian, Turkish and Iranian Azeri, Hindi-Urdu, and Spanish. It argues that future morphology encodes a modal category FUT without inherent temporality. Temporal Orientation derives from Viewpoint Aspect categories embedded under FUT, which may… read more | Chapter
Rivero, María Luisa, Ana Arregui and Nikolay Slavkov. 2017. The grammaticalization of ‘big’ situations: The IMPF operator and perfective imperfects in Bulgarian. Boundaries, Phases and Interfaces: Case studies in honor of Violeta Demonte, Fernández-Soriano, Olga, Elena Castroviejo Miró and Isabel Pérez-Jiménez (eds.), pp. 151–172
Assuming that syntax and morphology constraints can target ‘situation size’ in semantics, this paper argues for the necessity of constraints on ‘big’ situations, and for their grammaticalization. Data from Bulgarian indicate that complex (viewpoint) aspectual interactions between Perfective verbs… read more | Chapter
Rivero, María Luisa and Milena Milojević Sheppard. 2016. The Slovenian future auxiliary biti as a tenseless gradable evidential modal: Inferential and concessive readings. Formal Studies in Slovenian Syntax: In honor of Janez Orešnik, Marušič, Franc Lanko and Rok Žaucer (eds.), pp. 253–282
Adopting a general perspective inspired by formal semantics -most prominently Kratzer’s ideas on modals-, this paper argues that the Slovenian future auxiliary biti may function as an epistemic modal with evidential characteristics. In its epistemic capacity, biti is a Zero-tense/tenseless modal… read more | Article
We offer a diachronic view of Spanish/Romanian Psychological constructions with Dative Experiencers, which are not always stative. Spanish constructions with Dative Experiencers can be telic, with an aspectual reflexive, or stative, without reflexive. The contrast exists in the earliest documents,… read more | Article
Rivero, María Luisa. 2004. : Reflexive clitics in Balkan languages. Balkan Syntax and Semantics, Mišeska Tomić, Olga (ed.), pp. 237–267
Rivero, María Luisa and Magdalena Goledzinowska. 2003. The Acquisition of constructions with reflexive clitics in Polish. Asymmetry in Grammar: Volume 2: Morphology, phonology, acquisition, Di Sciullo, Anna Maria (ed.), pp. 259–283
Rivero, María Luisa. 1999. Verb Movement and Economy: Last Resort. Topics in South Slavic Syntax and Semantics, Dimitrova-Vulchanova, Mila and Lars Hellan (eds.), pp. 1 ff.
Rivero, María Luisa. 1989. Barriers and Rumanian. Studies in Romance Linguistics: Selected Proceedings from the XVII Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, Kirschner, Carl and Janet Ann DeCesaris (eds.), pp. 289–312
This article presents a linguistic study of the views of the terminist logician William of Sherwood (c.1200-c.1266) on the six sources of fallacies based on language, and it concentrates in particular on his theories on Composition and Division. William of Sherwood distinguished three levels of… read more | Article
This article presents a linguistic study of a number of 12th-century logical tracts with respect to their views on fallacies of composition and division. It will be seen that early Scholastic work done in this area was greatly influenced by certain syntactic properties of Latin. The correlation… read more | Article