Contemporary Approaches to Romance Linguistics: Selected Papers from the 33rd Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Bloomington, Indiana, April 2003

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Julie Auger, J. Clancy Clements, Barbara Vance
John Benjamins Publishing, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 404 pages
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This collection of twenty articles, selected from the 33rd annual Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages held at Indiana University in 2003, presents current theoretical approaches to a variety of issues in Romance linguistics. Invited speakers Luigi Burzio and Jose Ignacio Hualde contribute papers on the paradigmatics and syntagmatics of Italian verbal inflection and comparative/diachronic Romance intonation, respectively. The other papers, whose authors include both well-known researchers and younger scholars, represent such areas as French syntax (both synchronic and diachronic), second language acquisition (Spanish & English), Spanish intonation, phonology, syntax, and semantics, Italian semantics, Romanian morphology and syntax, Catalan phonology and morphology, and Galician phonology (two papers). The volume is rounded out by three explicitly comparative studies, one on proto-Romance phonology, one on microvariation in Romance syntax, and a third addressing syntactic microvariation among varieties of French and French-based creoles. Frameworks represented include Optimality Theory, Minimalism, and Construction Grammar.
 

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Contents

A parametric difference in
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Paradigmatic and Syntagmatic Relations in Italian Verbal Inflection
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The Role of the LI in the Overgeneralization of Causatives in
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The Inchoative Interpretation of the Imperfecto
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Emergence of the glide as an
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Intervocalic Velar Nasals in Galician
103
Null Objects in French and English
121
MicroParametric Variation and Negative Concord
139
Romance SE as an Aspectual Element
239
ProtoRomance w and the Velar Preterites
257
The case of insular Catalan
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A ConstraintBased Analysis of Galician Geada
299
Peak Placement in Two Regional Varieties of Peruvian Spanish
321
On Intentional Causation in Italian
343
Inversion Reconstruction and the Structure of Relative Clauses
361
A Construction
381

A case study in microvariation
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On the Structure of Syncretism in Romanian Conjugation
177
A typological study
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J. Clancy Clements is Professor of Linguistics and Spanish & Portuguese at Indiana University.

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