Roberto Zamparelli

List of John Benjamins publications for which Roberto Zamparelli plays a role.


Zamparelli, Roberto 2020  Countability shifts and abstract nounsMass and Count in Linguistics, Philosophy, and Cognitive Science, Moltmann, Friederike (ed.), pp. 191–224 | Chapter
The paper examines the mass-count distinction in abstract nouns, starting from the corpus-derived observation that most of the nouns that can be used in count or mass syntactic contexts (“elastic nouns”) are (arguably) abstract. The paper evaluates various tests for mass-count status and different… read more
Zamparelli, Roberto 2008 Bare predicate nominals in Romance languagesEssays on Nominal Determination: From morphology to discourse management, Høeg Müller, Henrik and Alex Klinge (eds.), pp. 101–130 | Article
This paper offers an analysis for the possible absence of determiners in singular predicate nominals that refer to professions, roles and certain relations (e.g.dottore, capo-mafia, figlio di Luigi in Italian). Building on the theory of noun phrases in Heycock and Zamparelli (2005), it argues that… read more
Zamparelli, Roberto 2008 On the interpretability of φ-featuresThe Bantu–Romance Connection: A comparative investigation of verbal agreement, DPs, and information structure, De Cat, Cécile and Katherine Demuth (eds.), pp. 167–199 | Article
The paper reconsiders the evidence for the interpretable status of φ-features within DP in Romance languages, focusing on Italian. The conclusions are that, given a reasonably local interpretation of what counts as interpretable, gender is not an interpretable feature, and number (or plur, in the… read more
Zamparelli, Roberto 2002 Definite and Bare Kind-denoting Noun PhrasesRomance 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. 305–343 | Article
Zamparelli, Roberto 1998 A Theory of Kinds, Partitives and of/z PossessivesPossessors, Predicates and Movement in the Determiner Phrase, Alexiadou, Artemis and Chris Wilder (eds.), pp. 259 ff. | Article