Viviane Déprez

List of John Benjamins publications for which Viviane Déprez plays a role.



Negation and Negative Concord: The view from Creoles

Edited by Viviane Déprez and Fabiola Henri

[Contact Language Library, 55] 2018. x, 327 pp.
Subjects Creole studies | Semantics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics

Romance Linguistics 2006: Selected papers from the 36th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), New Brunswick, March-April 2006

Edited by José Camacho, Nydia Flores-Ferrán, Liliana Sánchez, Viviane Déprez and María José Cabrera

[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 287] 2007. viii, 340 pp.
Subjects Romance linguistics | Theoretical linguistics


Dupuy, Ludivine, Penka Stateva, Sara Andreetta, Anne Cheylus, Viviane Déprez, Jean-Baptiste van der Henst, Jacques Jayez, Arthur Stepanov and Anne Reboul 2019 Pragmatic abilities in bilinguals: The case of scalar implicaturesLinguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 9:2, pp. 314–340 | Article
The experimental literature on the pragmatic abilities of bilinguals is rather sparse. The only study investigating adult second language (L2) learners (Slabakova, 2010) found an increase of pragmatic responses in that population relative to monolinguals. The results of studies on early… read more
In addition to plurality, creole plural morphemes impart an additional meaning of definiteness or specificity to the nominal expressions they mark. As of yet, there is no precise characterization either empirical or theoretical of the semantic/pragmatic dimensions they convey. Furthermore, the… read more
Negative sentences in Creole languages, provocatively claimed to be the world ‘simplest languages’ (Mc Whorter 2001), commonly present a puzzling multiplicity of redundant negative expressions with a single negative interpretation that appear to systematically violate logical compositionality. An… read more
Déprez, Viviane and Fabiola Henri 2018 Negation and negative concord: The view from creolesNegation and Negative Concord: The view from Creoles, Déprez, Viviane and Fabiola Henri (eds.), pp. 1–8 | Chapter
Déprez, Viviane and Fabiola Henri 2018 ConclusionsNegation and Negative Concord: The view from Creoles, Déprez, Viviane and Fabiola Henri (eds.), pp. 313–9 | Chapter
Evidence that DN readings arise in solid NC languages more than previously thought (Déprez et al. 2015) underscore the importance of investigating the factors governing their emergence to deepen our understanding of Negative Concord. This paper examines the roles of context and prosody in… read more
Déprez, Viviane 2017 What is Strict Negative Concord? Lessons from French Based CreolesNegation and Contact: With special focus on Singapore English, Ziegeler, Debra and Zhiming Bao (eds.), pp. 81–114 | Article
Two empirical predictions derive from current accounts of Strict Negative Concord; either their NCI should be universal expressions out-scoping negation, or their doubling negation should be expletive. Based on a comparative analysis of Strict NC in Haitian Creole (HC) and Mauritian Creole (MC),… read more
Déprez, Viviane, Kristen Syrett and Shigeto Kawahara 2012 Interfacing information and prosody: French wh-in-situ questionsRomance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2010: Selected papers from 'Going Romance' Leiden 2010, Franco, Irene, Sara Lusini and Andrés Saab (eds.), pp. 135–154 | Article
We present experimental evidence bearing on Cheng and Rooryck’s (2000) proposal that French wh-in-situ questions are licensed by an intonational morpheme also present in yes-no questions and their claim that such questions are ungrammatical without a rising contour. While most participants produced… read more
Based on a thorough review of their feature make up and on novel diachronic data on their modification properties, this paper maps out the internal syntactic structure of French n-words and the historical time course of their internal rise within a nominal projection. It charts out precise steps… read more
To explain the diverse distribution of determiners in French Based Creoles (FBC) a formal model of grammaticalization is proposed in which grammaticalization is taken to encode a change in the interpretability of one or more of the features in a lexical item. Here interpretability is understood as… read more
Altshuler, Daniel and Viviane Déprez 2007 Parenthetical null topic constructions in RomanceRomance Linguistics 2006: Selected papers from the 36th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), New Brunswick, March-April 2006, Camacho, José, Nydia Flores-Ferrán, Liliana Sánchez, Viviane Déprez and María José Cabrera (eds.), pp. 1 ff. | Article
The paper offers a comparative study of the syntactic structure of nominal constituents in French Lexifier Creoles (FLC). In spite of the superficial variability observed in the distribution of FLC determiners, the paper argues that FLC have a common functional architecture and presents both… read more
Déprez, Viviane 2007 11. Implicit determination and pluralNoun Phrases in Creole Languages: A multi-faceted approach, Baptista, Marlyse and Jacqueline Guéron (eds.), pp. 301–336 | Chapter
The paper explores and compares the distributions and interpretations of nominal expressions without determiner (bare nouns) in a number of French based creole and in one Portuguese based creole, Cape Verdean creole. The goal of this exploration is to determine on the one hand whether the range of… read more
Déprez, Viviane 2006 On the Conceptual Role of NumberNew Perspectives on Romance Linguistics: Vol. I: Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics, Nishida, Chiyo and Jean-Pierre Y. Montreuil (eds.), pp. 67 ff. | Article
Bouchard (2002) proposes that the syntactic position of number — on N or D — affects three aspects of nominal syntax: adjective-order, nounomission and Bare Argument Nominals (BAN). This paper shows that number position incorrectly predicts these nominal properties in some languages, i.e. the… read more
Déprez, Viviane 2003 Determiner Architecture and Phrasal Movement in French Lexifier CreolesRomance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2001: Selected papers from 'Going Romance', Amsterdam, 6–8 December 2001, Quer, Josep, Jan Schroten, Mauro Scorretti, Petra Sleeman and Els Verheugd-Daatzelaar (eds.), pp. 49–74 | Article
Déprez, Viviane 1999 Empirical Quicksand or Empirical Smokescreen?Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 14:2, pp. 371–377 | Miscellaneous
Déprez, Viviane 1997 A Non-Unified Analysis of Negative ConcordNegation and Polarity: Syntax and semantics. Selected papers from the colloquium Negation: Syntax and Semantics. Ottawa, 11–13 May 1995, Forget, Danielle, Paul Hirschbühler, France Martineau and María Luisa Rivero (eds.), pp. 53 ff. | Article
Déprez, Viviane and Marie-Thérèse Vinet 1997 Predicative Constructions and Functional Categories in Haitian CreoleJournal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 12:2, pp. 203–235 | Article
This paper seeks to provide a unified analysis of the particle se in Haitian Creole, traditionally identified as an equality marker, a resumptive pronoun, or a focus marker. This study also serves to illustrate the role and the structural organization of functional projections in this… read more
Haitian Creole has been argued to be a pro-drop language whose null subjects are licensed by syntactic clitics (DeGraff 1993). This paper analyzes the properties of Haitian Creole pronominal subjects, expletive and argumentai, and argues on the basis of syntactic, phonological, and comparative… read more
Déprez, Viviane and Amy Pierce 1994 Crosslinguistic Evidence for Functional Projections in Early Child GrammarLanguage Acquisition Studies in Generative Grammar, Hoekstra, Teun and Bonnie D. Schwartz (eds.), pp. 57 ff. | Article