Manuel Leonetti

List of John Benjamins publications for which Manuel Leonetti plays a role.


New Perspectives on the Study of Ser and Estar

Edited by Isabel Pérez-Jiménez, Manuel Leonetti and Silvia Gumiel-Molina

Subjects Romance linguistics | Semantics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


Leonetti, Manuel 2015 On word order in Spanish copular sentencesNew Perspectives on the Study of Ser and Estar, Pérez-Jiménez, Isabel, Manuel Leonetti and Silvia Gumiel-Molina (eds.), pp. 203–236 | Article
This paper deals with the interaction between the ser/estar distinction and word order. In Spanish the VSX order imposes a thetic, wide focus interpretation (Leonetti, 2014a). This word order pattern is compatible with estar predication. In contrast, ser predication is typically excluded with VSX… read more
Leonetti, Manuel, Isabel Pérez-Jiménez and Silvia Gumiel-Molina 2015 Ser and estar: Outstanding questionsNew Perspectives on the Study of Ser and Estar, Pérez-Jiménez, Isabel, Manuel Leonetti and Silvia Gumiel-Molina (eds.), pp. 1–20 | Article
Escandell-Vidal, M. Victoria and Manuel Leonetti 2014 Chapter 11. Fronting and irony in SpanishLeft Sentence Peripheries in Spanish: Diachronic, Variationist and Comparative Perspectives, Dufter, Andreas and Álvaro S. Octavio de Toledo y Huerta (eds.), pp. 309–342 | Chapter
This paper aims at explaining why irony is particularly salient in a certain kind of Spanish sentences that involve fronting of a constituent. This fact should be totally unexpected if one assumes – as we do – that irony is mainly a contextual phenomenon (Wilson & Sperber 1992 et passim). An… read more
Leonetti, Manuel 2014 Spanish VSXRomance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2012: Selected papers from 'Going Romance' Leuven 2012, Lahousse, Karen and Stefania Marzo (eds.), pp. 37–64 | Article
This paper addresses the question of why VSX word order is possible in Spanish but excluded in other Romance languages (Catalan and Italian). It aims at offering an overview of the properties of VSX in Spanish, as well as explaining how the availability of VSX depends on interface requirements on… read more
Leonetti, Manuel 2013 Information structure and the distribution of Spanish bare pluralsNew Perspectives on Bare Noun Phrases in Romance and Beyond, Kabatek, Johannes and Albert Wall (eds.), pp. 121–156 | Article
Suñer’s (1982) Naked Noun Constraint explains the ban on bare nouns in preverbal subject position in Spanish as the result of the incompatibility between bare nouns and Topic positions. In this paper this proposal is assumed and placed inside a general hypothesis that derives the distributional… read more
Leonetti, Manuel and M. Victoria Escandell-Vidal 2009 Fronting and verum focus in SpanishFocus and Background in Romance Languages, Dufter, Andreas and Daniel Jacob (eds.), pp. 155–204 | Article
Leonetti, Manuel 2008 Definiteness effect and the role of the coda in existential constructionsEssays on Nominal Determination: From morphology to discourse management, Høeg Müller, Henrik and Alex Klinge (eds.), pp. 131–162 | Article
The Definiteness Effect (DE) in existential contexts appears as a robust constraint in some languages (Spanish) while it seems to be absent in others (Italian, Catalan). However, a closer inspection of Italian and Catalan data shows that the DE has some presence in those languages as well, when the… read more
Ahern, Aoife K. and Manuel Leonetti 2004 3. The Spanish subjunctive: Procedural semantics and pragmatic inferenceCurrent Trends in the Pragmatics of Spanish, Márquez Reiter, Rosina and María Elena Placencia (eds.), pp. 35 ff. | Chapter
Leonetti, Manuel 1998 A Relevance-Theoretic Account of the Property Predification RestrictionCurrent Issues in Relevance Theory, Rouchota, Villy and Andreas H. Jucker (eds.), pp. 141 ff. | Article