A Romance Perspective on Language Knowledge and Use

Selected papers from the 31st Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Chicago, 19–22 April 2001

Rafael Núñez-Cedeño | University of Illinois, Chicago
Luis López | University of Illinois, Chicago
Richard Cameron | University of Illinois, Chicago
ISBN 9789027247506 (Eur) | EUR 135.00
ISBN 9781588113740 (USA) | USD 203.00
ISBN 9789027296351 | EUR 135.00 | USD 203.00
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Twenty-one articles from the 31st LSRL investigate cutting-edge issues and interfaces across phonology, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, semantics, and syntax in multiple dialects of such Romance languages as Catalan, French, Creole French, and Spanish, both old and modern. Research in Romance phonology moves from the quantitative and synchronic to cover issues of diachrony and Optimality theory. Work within pragmatics and sociolinguistics also explores the synchronic/diachronic link while topicalizing such issues as change of non-pro-drop Swiss French toward pro-drop status, scalar implicatures, speech acts, word order, and simplification in contexts of language contact. Finally, debates in linguistic theory are resumed in the work on syntax and semantics within both a Minimalist perspective and an Optimality framework. How do Catalan and French children acquire AGR and TNS? Can Basque Spanish be compared to topic-oriented Chinese? If Spanish preverbal subjects occur in an A-position, can Spanish no longer be compared to Greek?
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 238] 2003.  xv, 384 pp.
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“A recurrent theme in many of the papers in this volume is the reconsideration and reevaluation of longstanding phonological, morphological and syntactic phenomena within new theoretical frameworks.”
“The volume would be of interest to any linguist concerned with the application of linguistic theory to Romance data. In addition, because of the high number of papers dealing with linguistic variation, the collection constitutes a valuable reference for those Romance linguists whose research belongs to the domain of dialectology.”
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Main BIC Subject

CFK: Grammar, syntax

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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