Current Issues in Romance Languages: Selected Papers from the 29th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Ann Arbor, 8-11 April 1999

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Teresa Satterfield, Christina Tortora, Diana Cresti
John Benjamins Publishing, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 403 pages
This book presents an enlightening collection of papers contributing to theoretical discussions across many topics within the study of Romance Languages and Linguistics. The work originates from the 29th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages held in 1999 at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, although only a small subpart of the proceedings papers are included in this volume. The selected papers have been reworked for the current publication.
 

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Contents

Primary Stress in Spanish
17
Spanish Clauses without Complementizers
33
On the Nature of Bare Nouns in Haitian Creole
47
Towards a Syntax of Adult Root Infinitives
65
Reexamining Spanish Resyllabification
81
On Preverbal Subjects in Spanish
95
The Semantics of Spanish Free Relatives
111
Feature Geometry
129
Coda Obstruents and Local Constraint Conjunction in NorthCentral
207
Bare Nouns and the Morphosyntax of Number
225
NonLogical if
241
Fixing Parameters
255
NonHomorganic Nasal Clusters in Northern Italian Dialects
271
Romanian Nominal Structure Proforms and Genitive Case Checking
287
Adjectival Agreement within DP without Feature Movement
301
Aspects in the Prepositional System of Romance
337

Locative Inversion PP Topicalization and the EPP
145
Contrast Maintenance and Intervocalic Stop Lenition
159
A Constraintbased
173
Beyond Contrast
189
A Unified Analysis of French and Italian enne
359
Variation in Spanish Aspiration and Prosodic Boundary Constraints
375
General index
391
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