Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2010

Selected papers from 'Going Romance' Leiden 2010

Editors
| Leiden University
| Leiden University
| Leiden University, National University of Comahue
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The annual Going Romance conference has developed into the major European discussion forum for theoretically relevant research on Romance languages where current ideas about language in general and about Romance languages in particular are tested. The twenty-fourth Going Romance conference was organized by the Leiden University Centre of Linguistics (LUCL) and took place in Leiden on 9–11 December 2010.
The present volume contains a selective collection of peer-reviewed articles (10 out of approximately 30 contributions) dealing with poignant issues in syntax, phonology, morphology, and semantics of the Romance languages. The innovative character of the proposals as well as the discussions of various interface issues offered by the papers contained in this volume are interesting for both Romance scholars and other linguists. Among the contributions are the papers presented by the invited speaker M. Rita Manzini and of prominent linguists such as João Costa, Viviane Deprez and David Embick.
[Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory, 4]  2012.  viii, 223 pp.
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Table of Contents
Foreword
vii–viii
From Romance clitics to case: Split accusativity and the person case constraint
Maria Rita Manzini
1–20
Contextual conditions on stem alternations: Illustrations from the Spanish conjugation
David Embick
21–40
State nouns are Kimian states
Antonio Fábregas and Rafael Marín
41–64
‘I know the answer’: A Perfect State in Capeverdean
Fernanda Pratas
65–86
Stressed vowel duration and stress placement in Italian: What paroxytones and proparoxytones have in common
Stefano Canalis and Luigia Garrapa
87–114
Serial prosodification and voiced stop geminates in Catalan
Francesc Torres-Tamarit and Claudia Pons-Moll
115–134
Interfacing information and prosody: French wh-in-situ questions
Viviane Déprez, Kristen Syrett and Shigeto Kawahara
135–154
VP Ellipsis: New evidence from Capeverdean
João Costa, Ana Maria Martins and Fernanda Pratas
155–176
Anti-repair effects under ellipsis: Diagnosing (post-)syntactic clitics in Spanish
Andrés Saab and Pablo Zdrojewski
177–202
On the argument structure of the causative construction: Evidence from scope interactions
Francesco Costantini
203–220
Index
221–224
“The collection of selected papers from ‘Going Romance’ Leiden 2010 clearly shows the current effervescence state of Romance linguistics. Not only do the papers enhance the empirical domain by bringing new data from different Romance languages to the forth, but the analyses explored exhibit a high degree of theoretical sophistication.”
Subjects
BIC Subject: CF/2AD – Linguistics/Romance, Italic & Rhaeto-Romanic languages
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2012038857