Monica Alexandrina Irimia

Monica Alexandrina Irimia

List of John Benjamins publications for which Monica Alexandrina Irimia plays a role.


Differential objects and datives – a homogeneous class?

Edited by Monica Alexandrina Irimia and Anna Pineda

Special issue of Lingvisticæ Investigationes 42:1 (2019) v, 131 pp.
Subjects Computational & corpus linguistics | Generative linguistics | Lexicography | Romance linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


Irimia, Monica Alexandrina and Patricia Schneider-Zioga. 2023. Partitive sharing – How to help in Kinande. Partitives cross-linguistically: Dimensions of variation, Luraghi, Silvia and Petra Sleeman (eds.), pp. 190–216
This paper examines a structure in the Bantu language Kinande, namely the so-called sociative causative, where partitive morphology occurs on a nominal without giving the nominal an NP-related partitive interpretation. We argue that the source of the partitivity in this construction lies in the… read more | Article
The puzzle of oblique morphology on differentially marked objects (dom) has received renewed attention in the recent formal literature, under two main theoretical lines: (i) oblique syntax for dom (Manzini & Franco 2016, 2019, inter alii; (ii) oblique marking on dom as morphological syncretism… read more | Chapter
Irimia, Monica Alexandrina and Anna Pineda. 2022. Differential object marking in Catalan: Descriptive and theoretical aspects. Linguistic Variation 22:2, pp. 325–385
In this paper we provide a comprehensive picture of differential object marking in Catalan, focusing on both the empirical facts and their theoretical contribution. We support some important conclusions. First, Catalan differential object marking is quite a robust and widespread phenomenon,… read more | Article
Irimia, Monica Alexandrina. 2021. Differential object marking: What type of licensing?. Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2017: Selected papers from 'Going Romance' 31, Bucharest, Nicolae, Alexandru and Adina Dragomirescu (eds.), pp. 171–192
Under many recent formal accounts, differential object marking has been taken to signal nominals that must undergo licensing in the clausal syntax, as they bear an [uC] feature (Ormazabal & Romero 2013a; Alcaraz 2018; Bárány 2018; Kalin 2018, among others). While this implementation can capture… read more | Chapter
Irimia, Monica Alexandrina and Anna Pineda. 2021. Chapter 6. Differential object marking and scale reversals. Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2018: Selected papers from 'Going Romance' 32, Utrecht, Baauw, Sergio, Frank Drijkoningen and Luisa Meroni (eds.), pp. 117–130
This paper focuses on some problematic aspects of the diachrony of differential object marking in Old Catalan and Old Romanian (11th to 17th centuries). Corpus data from both languages reveal two unexpected facts: (i) there is a prominence of 3rd person to the exclusion of 1st and 2nd person,… read more | Chapter
Irimia, Monica Alexandrina and Anna Pineda. 2019. Differential objects and datives: A homogeneous class?. Differential objects and datives – a homogeneous class?, Irimia, Monica Alexandrina and Anna Pineda (eds.), pp. 1–6
Guardiano, Cristina, Dimitris Michelioudakis, Guido Cordoni, Monica Alexandrina Irimia, Nina Radkevich and Ioanna Sitaridou. 2018. Chapter 7. Parametric comparison and dialect variation: Insights from Southern Italy. Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 14: Selected papers from the 46th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Stony Brook, NY, Repetti, Lori and Francisco Ordóñez (eds.), pp. 103–133
This paper applies the Parametric Comparison Method (PCM) to the description of syntactic variation in the nominal domain in a representative subset of Romance dialects of Southern Italy. We observe that, in order to perform successfully at the level of micro-comparison, the method must be… read more | Chapter
Irimia, Monica Alexandrina. 2010. Some remarks on the evidential nature of the Romanian presumptive. Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2008: Selected papers from 'Going Romance' Groningen 2008, Bok-Bennema, Reineke, Brigitte Kampers-Manhe and Bart Hollebrandse (eds.), pp. 125–144
The Romanian presumptive verbal paradigm (aux + be + present/past participle) is puzzling in several respects: (i) it is the only modal/temporal/aspectual construct which allows the present participle; (ii) it can use any of the modal auxiliaries in the language, in order to assemble verbal forms… read more | Article