List of John Benjamins publications for which Manuel Leonetti plays a role.
2015. On word order in Spanish copular sentences
. New Perspectives on the Study of Ser and Estar, Pérez-Jiménez, Isabel, Manuel Leonetti and Silvia Gumiel-Molina (eds.), pp. 203–236
This paper deals with the interaction between the ser/estar distinction and word
order. In Spanish the VSX order imposes a thetic, wide focus interpretation
(Leonetti, 2014a). This word order pattern is compatible with estar predication.
In contrast, ser predication is typically excluded with VSX… read more | Article
Leonetti, Manuel, Isabel Pérez-Jiménez and Silvia Gumiel-Molina.
2015. Ser and estar: Outstanding questions
. New Perspectives on the Study of Ser and Estar, Pérez-Jiménez, Isabel, Manuel Leonetti and Silvia Gumiel-Molina (eds.), pp. 1–20
Escandell-Vidal, M. Victoria and Manuel Leonetti.
2014. Chapter 11. Fronting and irony in Spanish
. Left Sentence Peripheries in Spanish: Diachronic, Variationist and Comparative Perspectives, Dufter, Andreas and Álvaro S. Octavio de Toledo y Huerta (eds.), pp. 309–342
This paper aims at explaining why irony is particularly salient in a certain kind of Spanish sentences that involve fronting of a constituent. This fact should be totally unexpected if one assumes – as we do – that irony is mainly a contextual phenomenon (Wilson & Sperber 1992 et passim). An… read more | Chapter
This paper addresses the question of why VSX word order is possible in Spanish but excluded in other Romance languages (Catalan and Italian). It aims at offering an overview of the properties of VSX in Spanish, as well as explaining how the availability of VSX depends on interface requirements on… read more | Article
Suñer’s (1982) Naked Noun Constraint explains the ban on bare nouns in preverbal subject position in Spanish as the result of the incompatibility between bare nouns and Topic positions. In this paper this proposal is assumed and placed inside a general hypothesis that derives the distributional… read more | Article
Leonetti, Manuel and M. Victoria Escandell-Vidal.
2009. Fronting and verum focus in Spanish
. Focus and Background in Romance Languages, Dufter, Andreas and Daniel Jacob (eds.), pp. 155–204
The Definiteness Effect (DE) in existential contexts appears as a robust constraint in some languages (Spanish) while it seems to be absent in others (Italian, Catalan). However, a closer inspection of Italian and Catalan data shows that the DE has some presence in those languages as well, when the… read more | Article