Romance Linguistics 2006: Selected Papers from the 36th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), New Brunswick, March 31-April 2, 2006

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José Camacho
John Benjamins Publishing, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 340 pages
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This volume presents selected papers from the 36th LSRL conference held at Rutgers University in 2006. It contains twenty-two articles of current approaches to the study of Romance linguistics. Well-known researchers present their findings in areas such as of syntax and semantics, phonology, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics. The volume contains scholarly research in areas such as parenthetical null topic construction, expletives, number and language change, performative verbs in colonial court Spanish, aspect shift, palatilization in Romanian, melodic contours in Majorcan Catalan, variation in verb type and position, and deviance in early child bilingualism among many others. It is a well-rounded selection of research topics that will enrich and widen our understanding of Romance languages.
 

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Contents

Parenthetical Null Topic Constructions in Romance
1
Syntax and Semantics of Split Questions
15
Discontinuous Whconstituents in Brazilian Portuguese
29
Interpretive Deficit? Evidence from the Future Tense in L2 Spanish
43
Some New Generalizations
57
Rhythmic Constraints on the Distribution of Schwa in French
81
Is there a difference between
97
Expletives Number and Language Change
111
Deviance in Early Child Bilingualism
183
Topicalization in European and Brazilian Portuguese
205
Verbs of Light
219
Macro Events and Aspect Shift in Spanish
233
Online Processing of Gender Agreement in Low Proficient English
247
Evidence from Romanian
261
Agree and Existential Constructions
275
Basic Melodic Contours in Majorcan Catalan Shape and Alignments
289

Performative Verbs in Spanish Monolingual and Bilingual Colonial Court
127
The Romanian Puzzle
141
A Phase Theory Account
155
Inversion in WhQuestions in Child Romance and Child English
169
Perceptual Properties of Palatalization in Romanian
303
A Compositional Analysis of MannerofMotion Verbs in Italian
319
Index of Terms and Concepts
337
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Jose A. Camacho is an Associate Professor of Linguistics at Rutgers University, New Jersey.

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