List of John Benjamins publications for which Albert Wall plays a role.
Subjects Generative linguistics | Romance linguistics | Semantics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics
Subjects Romance linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics
Wall, Albert and Álvaro S. Octavio de Toledo y Huerta.
2016. Exploring and recycling: Topichood and the evolution of Ibero-romance articles
. Exaptation and Language Change, Norde, Muriel and Freek Van de Velde (eds.), pp. 341–375
This paper discusses the concept of syntactic exaptation (see Traugott 2004) by considering two changes which involve re-use of highly grammaticalized linguistic material and have as yet received little attention. We claim that exaptation is an appropriate label to describe the outcome of both… read more | Article
This paper presents and discusses evidence from two corpus studies on Brazilian Portuguese (BrP) bare nominals (BNs) in the light of the overwhelmingly formal syntactic and semantic literature on this topic. It is shown that these approaches have failed to identify a subclass of BrP BNs, namely… read more | Article