Claudia Borgonovo

List of John Benjamins publications for which Claudia Borgonovo plays a role.


Borgonovo, Claudia 2011 Modales ambiguosRevue Romane 46:2, pp. 202–221 | Article
This article explores the interaction of Tense, Aspect and Modality in French, Italian and Spanish, languages in which Modals are inflected as main verbs. Imperfective modals are a-averidical, as modals are expected to be, but when they appear in a perfective tense, unexpected entailments and… read more
Borgonovo, Claudia and Vidal Valmala 2010 The syntax of Spanish comparative correlativesRomance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2008: Selected papers from 'Going Romance' Groningen 2008, Bok-Bennema, Reineke, Brigitte Kampers-Manhe and Bart Hollebrandse (eds.), pp. 17–36 | Article
In this paper we provide a principled account of the syntactic properties of Spanish Comparative Correlatives (CCs) within Principles and Parameters theory. CCs have lately been at the centre of the debate between Construction Theory proponents, who claim construction status for them because of… read more
Borgonovo, Claudia and Sarah Cummins 2007 Tensed modalsCoreference, Modality, and Focus: Studies on the syntax–semantics interface, Eguren, Luis and Olga Fernández-Soriano (eds.), pp. 1–18 | Article
Borgonovo, Claudia, Joyce Bruhn de Garavito and Philippe Prévost 2006 Is the semantics/syntax interface vulnerable in l2 acquisition? Focus on mood distinctions clauses in L2 SpanishThe Acquisition of Syntax in Romance Languages, Torrens, Vincent and Linda Escobar (eds.), pp. 353–369 | Article
We examine the L2 acquisition by English native speakers of the interpretation of DPs as signaled by mood in Spanish relative clauses. The choice of mood here depends on the specificity of the DP head, not on grammaticality. Modal contexts license non-specific interpretations of DPs and L2 learners… read more
Borgonovo, Claudia, Joyce Bruhn de Garavito, Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes, Philippe Prévost and Elena Valenzuela 2006 Specificity in Spanish: The syntax/semantics interface in SLAEUROSLA Yearbook: Volume 6 (2006), Foster-Cohen, Susan H., Marta Medved Krajnovic and Jelena Mihaljević Djigunović (eds.), pp. 57–78 | Article
Recent proposals argue that interface areas such as syntax/semantics and syntax/pragmatics are particularly difficult for adult learners, in comparison to purely syntactic phenomena (Sorace 2003, 2004). In contrast, other research shows that L2 learners are able to acquire target representations… read more
Borgonovo, Claudia 2003 Mood and FocusRomance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2001: Selected papers from 'Going Romance', Amsterdam, 6–8 December 2001, Quer, Josep, Jan Schroten, Mauro Scorretti, Petra Sleeman and Els Verheugd-Daatzelaar (eds.), pp. 17–30 | Article