Mélanie Jouitteau

List of John Benjamins publications for which Mélanie Jouitteau plays a role.


Jouitteau, Mélanie 2012 Verb doubling in Breton and Gungbe: Obligatory exponence at the sentence levelThe Morphosyntax of Reiteration in Creole and Non-Creole Languages, Aboh, Enoch O., Norval Smith and Anne Zribi-Hertz (eds.), pp. 135–174 | Article
Breton tensed verbs show an synthetic/analytic structure alternation (I.know vs. to.know I.do), that is not conditioned by their semantic or aspectual structure but by their syntactic environment, namely word order. Such a paradigm of verb-doubling poses a strong case against iconicity, because… read more
I claim that the linguistic message that realizes syntax is multichannel. The syntax-PF interface is the interface of syntax with all the sensorimotor systems available to humans, including, for oral languages, minimal vocalic productions, intonation, hand movement and body gestures. I show that… read more
Jouitteau, Mélanie 2007 The Brythonic ReconciliationLinguistic Variation Yearbook 2007, van Craenenbroeck, Jeroen (ed.), pp. 163–200 | Article
I argue that despite their traditional verb-first vs. verb second partition, Welsh and Breton both instantiate a ban on verb-first and I present an analysis of these two languages as fundamentally verb second. In this view, so-called verb first orders prototypically illustrated byWelsh result from… read more
Jouitteau, Mélanie 2005 Nominal properties of vPs in Breton: A hypothesis for the typology of VSO languagesVerb First: On the syntax of verb-initial languages, Carnie, Andrew, Heidi Harley and Sheila Dooley (eds.), pp. 265–280 | Article