Luis López

List of John Benjamins publications for which Luis López plays a role.


Subjects Language acquisition | Multilingualism | Romance linguistics | Theoretical linguistics
Subjects Generative linguistics | Romance linguistics | Theoretical linguistics


López, Luis, Rodi Laanen, Charlotte Pouw and M. Carmen Parafita Couto 2024 Remarks on the syntax of bare nouns in PapiamentuJournal of Pidgin and Creole Languages: Online-First Articles | Article
This article presents an argument that bare (singular) nouns in Papiamentu include additional silent functional structure, as proposed in Kester and Schmitt (2007). The argument is based on Dutch-Papiamentu code-switched noun phrases and exploits the crucial datum that a Dutch bare noun is… read more
López, Luis 2021 Chapter 7. Contact phenomena: The I-language of a bilingualRomance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2018: Selected papers from 'Going Romance' 32, Utrecht, Baauw, Sergio, Frank Drijkoningen and Luisa Meroni (eds.), pp. 131–150 | Chapter
Against the common-sense notion that bilinguals have two grammatical systems I argue that the linguistic system of a bilingual should be integrated, following ideas developed in more detail in López (2020). In particular, I argue that both the lexicon and the post-syntactic operations that lead… read more
Stadthagen-González, Hans, Luis López, M. Carmen Parafita Couto and C. Alejandro Párraga 2018 Using two-alternative forced choice tasks and Thurstone’s law of comparative judgments for code-switching researchMethodologies for intra-sentential code-switching research, Munarriz-Ibarrola, Amaia, M. Carmen Parafita Couto and Emma Vanden Wyngaerd (eds.), pp. 67–97 | Article
This article argues that 2-alternative forced choice tasks and Thurstone’s law of comparative judgments (Thurstone, 1927) are well suited to investigate code-switching competence by means of acceptability judgments. We compare this method with commonly used Likert scale judgments and find that… read more
Vergara-González, Daniel and Luis López 2017 Chapter 11. Obliteration after Vocabulary InsertionMultidisciplinary Approaches to Bilingualism in the Hispanic and Lusophone World, Bellamy, Kate, Michael W. Child, Paz González, Antje Muntendam and M. Carmen Parafita Couto (eds.), pp. 261–280 | Chapter
Seminal work in Distributed Morphology has posited an operation type calledObliteration(Arregi & Nevins, 2006), which deletes a terminal node from a structure. Obliteration is assumed to take place before Vocabulary Insertion (VI). Based on bilinguals’ acceptability judgments of negative sentences… read more
Veenstra, Tonjes and Luis López 2016 Little v and cross-linguistic variation: Evidence from code switching and the Surinamese creolesTheoretical Approaches to Linguistic Variation, Bidese, Ermenegildo, Federica Cognola and Manuela Caterina Moroni (eds.), pp. 317–336 | Article
The main claim of this paper is that little v is responsible for a range of grammatical properties of the predicate phrase that it selects for. Bilingual light verb constructions in several code-switching varieties provide strong evidence for this claim. It allows us to broaden the empirical scope… read more
López, Luis 2010 Givenness and discourse anaphorsComparative and Contrastive Studies of Information Structure, Breul, Carsten and Edward Göbbel (eds.), pp. 51–76 | Article
This chapter argues that Catalan Clitic Right Dislocation and English deaccenting package different types of information (contra Vallduví 1992, Vallduví & Engdahl 1996), only the former being a true discourse anaphor. This chapter further hypothesizes the following generalization: A language in… read more
López, Luis and Susanne Winkler 2003  Variation at the syntax-semantics interface: Evidence from gappingThe Interfaces: Deriving and interpreting omitted structures, Schwabe, Kerstin and Susanne Winkler (eds.), pp. 227–248 | Article
Núñez-Cedeño, Rafael, Luis López and Richard Cameron 2003 Introduction and acknowledgmentA Romance Perspective on Language Knowledge and Use: Selected papers from the 31st Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Chicago, 19–22 April 2001, Núñez-Cedeño, Rafael, Luis López and Richard Cameron (eds.), pp. vii ff. | Article
López, Luis 2002 On agreement: Locality and feature valuationTheoretical Approaches to Universals, Alexiadou, Artemis (ed.), pp. 165–209 | Article