Nicola Munaro

List of John Benjamins publications for which Nicola Munaro plays a role.


Munaro, Nicola. 2022. Chapter 6. Anchoring primary and secondary interjections to the context. Discourse Particles: Syntactic, semantic, pragmatic and historical aspects, Artiagoitia, Xabier, Arantzazu Elordieta and Sergio Monforte (eds.), pp. 157–178
On the basis of empirical evidence from various Italian dialects, I argue that primary and secondary interjections lexicalize different functional heads which are computed syntactically at the edge of the clause. Secondary interjections should be clearly distinguished from primary ones; only… read more | Chapter
Munaro, Nicola. 2019. On the syntactic encoding of lexical interjections in Italo-Romance. Italian Dialectology at the Interfaces, Cruschina, Silvio, Adam Ledgeway and Eva-Maria Remberger (eds.), pp. 185–202
Based on evidence from Italo-Romance, in this article I argue that lexical interjections can be split into three categories, depending on whether they must, they can or they cannot be integrated with the associated clause; the degree of integration with the co-occurring clause depends on the merge… read more | Chapter
In this article I analyze the complementizer doubling construction attested in some early and modern Italo-Romance varieties, where a preposed (clausal or non clausal) constituent associated to the selected clause appears in the embedded left periphery preceded and followed by a subordinating… read more | Article
Hinterhölzl, Roland and Nicola Munaro. 2015. On the interpretation of modal particles in non-assertive speech acts in German and Bellunese. Discourse-oriented Syntax, Bayer, Josef, Roland Hinterhölzl and Andreas Trotzke (eds.), pp. 41–70
In this article, we analyze the syntactic and semantic properties of modal particles appearing in non-assertive speech acts in German and in Bellunese. We propose that modal particles in exclamations and special questions function as evidential markers interacting with the evaluative component to… read more | Article
Munaro, Nicola. 2013. On the syntax of focalizers in some Italo-Romance dialects. Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2011: Selected papers from 'Going Romance' Utrecht 2011, Baauw, Sergio, Frank Drijkoningen, Luisa Meroni and Manuela Pinto (eds.), pp. 157–174
In this article I will discuss the distributional properties of focalizers in different Italian dialects, providing evidence for Kayne (1998)’s analysis of focalizing particles and for his overt movement approach to scope relations, and highlighting the necessity of widening narrow syntactic… read more | Article
Munaro, Nicola. 2010. On the edge-feature of particles, interjections, and short answers. Edges, Heads, and Projections: Interface properties, Di Sciullo, Anna Maria and Virginia Hill (eds.), pp. 67–86
The paper investigates the interface legibility and processability of minimal syntactic elements that play an important role in the interpretation and typing of the associated clause. It is argued that elements like interjections, shorts answers and sentential particles are endowed with an… read more | Article
Munaro, Nicola. 2002. Splitting up subject clitic-verb inversion. Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2000: Selected papers from ‘Going Romance’ 2000, Utrecht, 30 November–2 December, Beyssade, Claire, Reineke Bok-Bennema, Frank Drijkoningen and Paola Monachesi (eds.), pp. 233–252
Munaro, Nicola, Cecilia Poletto and Jean-Yves Pollock. 2001. Eppur si muove!: On comparing French and Bellunese wh -movement. Linguistic Variation Yearbook 2001, Pica, Pierre (ed.), pp. 147–180
This article offers a comparative syntax approach to wh-questions in French and Bellunese, a Northern Italian dialect spoken in the town of Belluno. A striking difference between the two languages, otherwise very closely related, lies in the fact that bare wh-words in root questions, which display… read more | Article