José Camacho

List of John Benjamins publications for which José Camacho plays a role.


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

Edited by José Camacho, Nydia Flores-Ferrán, Liliana Sánchez, Viviane Déprez and María José Cabrera

[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 287] 2007. viii, 340 pp.
Subjects Romance linguistics | Theoretical linguistics


Camacho, José and Liliana Sánchez 2017 Does the verb raise to T in Spanish?Boundaries, Phases and Interfaces: Case studies in honor of Violeta Demonte, Fernández-Soriano, Olga, Elena Castroviejo Miró and Isabel Pérez-Jiménez (eds.), pp. 47–62 | Chapter
We test adverb-verb word orders in Peruvian Spanish against analyses of verb movement (Pollock 1989, Embick & Noyer 2001). While the preferred order is V-adv-O, the alternative Adv-V-O is also possible. We propose that the verb raises in overt syntax and morphological insertion targets either the… read more
Camacho, José 2016 Towards a theory of assertion structure: Higher and lower focus in Colombian SpanishInquiries in Hispanic Linguistics: From theory to empirical evidence, Cuza, Alejandro, Lori Czerwionka and Daniel Olson (eds.), pp. 1–20 | Article
This paper argues for a bi-clausal analysis of clefts related to an assertion structure with a presupposition and an assertion. It draws evidence from two constructions in Colombian Spanish. One structure involves a focalizing copular verb that occurs low in the clausal structure, and the other… read more
Camacho, José 2015 What do Spanish copulas have in common with Tibetan evidentials?New Perspectives on the Study of Ser and Estar, Pérez-Jiménez, Isabel, Manuel Leonetti and Silvia Gumiel-Molina (eds.), pp. 173–202 | Article
The Spanish copula estar ‘be.stage-level’ has both well-known aspectual restrictions and evidential uses. Tibetan evidential ‘dug also shows similar aspectual constraints. Both features are derived from assuming that the relevant property in both cases is the gradability of the predicate, which… read more
Camacho, José and Alena Kirova 2015 Does agreement affect the syntax of bare nominal subjects in Russian–Spanish bilinguals?Hispanic Linguistics at the Crossroads: Theoretical linguistics, language acquisition and language contact, Klassen, Rachel, Juana M. Liceras and Elena Valenzuela (eds.), pp. 169–190 | Article
We analyze the effect of overt agreement marking on nouns in the acquisition of the syntactic constraints of bare nominals among L1 Russian learners of L2 Spanish. Gender is grammatically active in both Russian and Spanish, but nominals have a different structure and distribution. We posit that… read more
Camacho, José 2010 On the asymmetry of root versus embedded clauses: Evidence from Shipibo second position cliticsEdges, Heads, and Projections: Interface properties, Di Sciullo, Anna Maria and Virginia Hill (eds.), pp. 215–232 | Article
This paper addresses a systematic asymmetry between main and embedded clauses in Shipibo, an Amazonian language of the Pano family that shows certain verb-second properties. These properties are reduced to the asymmetry in the nature of the projections at the edge of the two clause types. In… read more
Camacho, José 2006 Do Subjects Have a Place in Spanish?New Perspectives on Romance Linguistics: Vol. I: Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics, Nishida, Chiyo and Jean-Pierre Y. Montreuil (eds.), pp. 51 ff. | Article
Overt preverbal subjects in Spanish have been claimed to be in an adjoined, peripheral layer of the clause and in IP-layer. Part of the motivation for the different analyses stems from mixed A and A-bar properties they display. I argue that subjects do not appear in a single, unique position, but… read more
Camacho, José 2001 On the Interpretation of Focus FeaturesFeatures and Interfaces in Romance: Essays in honor of Heles Contreras, Herschensohn, Julia, Enrique Mallén and Karen Zagona (eds.), pp. 39 ff. | Article
Camacho, José, Liliana Paredes and Liliana Sánchez 1997 The genitive clitic and the genitive construction in Andean SpanishClitics, Pronouns and Movement, Black, James R. and Virginia Motapanyane (eds.), pp. 23 ff. | Article