Melvin González-Rivera

List of John Benjamins publications for which Melvin González-Rivera plays a role.


Hispanic Contact Linguistics: Theoretical, methodological and empirical perspectives

Edited by Luis A. Ortiz López, Rosa E. Guzzardo Tamargo and Melvin González-Rivera

Subjects Contact Linguistics | Romance linguistics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology | Theoretical linguistics


Ortiz López, Luis A., Rosa E. Guzzardo Tamargo and Melvin González-Rivera 2020 Hispanic contact linguistics: Theoretical, methodological, and empirical perspectivesHispanic Contact Linguistics: Theoretical, methodological and empirical perspectives, Ortiz López, Luis A., Rosa E. Guzzardo Tamargo and Melvin González-Rivera (eds.), pp. 1–8 | Chapter
Gutiérrez-Rexach, Javier and Melvin González-Rivera 2017 Adverbial elatives in Caribbean SpanishBoundaries, Phases and Interfaces: Case studies in honor of Violeta Demonte, Fernández-Soriano, Olga, Elena Castroviejo Miró and Isabel Pérez-Jiménez (eds.), pp. 105–128 | Chapter
This paper is a study of the adverbial modifier bien and its use as an elative or operator of extreme degree in a Caribbean Spanish variety, Puerto Rican Spanish. It is argued that there are several properties setting the elative interpretation of bien apart from other well-known uses in other… read more
Padilla-Reyes, Ramón, Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach and Melvin González-Rivera 2016 Generalized gradability and extremeness in Puerto Rican SpanishInquiries in Hispanic Linguistics: From theory to empirical evidence, Cuza, Alejandro, Lori Czerwionka and Daniel Olson (eds.), pp. 95–110 | Article
The expression of extremeness in Puerto Rican Spanish is encoded in a series of modifiers, which are attached to adjectival, nominal or verbal elements. The proper treatment of this phenomenon requires a generalization of gradability and modification transcategorially. A semantic account is… read more
Schatz, Sara and Melvin González-Rivera 2016 Pragmatic function impairment and Alzheimer’s dementiaPragmatics & Cognition 23:2, pp. 324–342 | Article
Pragmatic competence includes the capacity to express illocutionary force and successfully achieve perlocutionary effects, in order to guarantee fully functional communication exchanges. Alzheimer’s Disease is characterized by a constellation of limitations derived from progressive cognitive… read more
Gutiérrez-Rexach, Javier and Melvin González-Rivera 2014 Chapter 4. Spanish predicative verbless clauses 
and the left peripheryLeft Sentence Peripheries in Spanish: Diachronic, Variationist and Comparative Perspectives, Dufter, Andreas and Álvaro S. Octavio de Toledo y Huerta (eds.), pp. 101–124 | Chapter
Spanish predicative verbless clauses, in which noun phrases display predicative content, are of interest for the study of the left periphery because they systematically involve displacement to this region of the clause. After considering several previous analyses, it is proposed that Spanish… read more
Gutiérrez-Rexach, Javier and Melvin González-Rivera 2014 Degree quantification and scope in Puerto Rican SpanishVariation within and across Romance Languages: Selected papers from the 41st Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Ottawa, 5–7 May 2011, Côté, Marie-Hélène and Eric Mathieu (eds.), pp. 199–212 | Article
The possibility of preposing a degree delimiter before a negative term is a well-known feature of Caribbean Spanish in general. We present a detailed empirical analysis of the Puerto Rican case and we show that this possibility is due to a combination of syntactic and semantic factors that pertain… read more