Michele Loporcaro

List of John Benjamins publications for which Michele Loporcaro plays a role.


ISSN 0176-4225 | E-ISSN 1569-9714


Loporcaro, Michele and Tania Paciaroni 2021 Chapter 12. Multi-layered default in RipanoAll Things Morphology: Its independence and its interfaces, Moradi, Sedigheh, Marcia Haag, Janie Rees-Miller and Andrija Petrovic (eds.), pp. 215–236 | Chapter
This chapter deals with morphological and syntactic defaults in Ripano (Italo-Romance), using the toolkit of Network Morphology and Canonical Typology. Analyzing noun and adjective inflection, we propose a unitary inheritance hierarchy for nominals which features a general default plus overrides… read more
Loporcaro, Michele, Serena Romagnoli and Mario Wild 2018 Chapter 16. Unstable personal pronouns in Northern LogudoreseStructuring Variation in Romance Linguistics and Beyond: In honour of Leonardo M. Savoia, Grimaldi, Mirko, Rosangela Lai, Ludovico Franco and Benedetta Baldi (eds.), pp. 241–255 | Chapter
This paper deals with some Logudorese dialects of Northern Sardinia, whose nominal and pronominal morphology has been variously reshaped due to contact with Gallurese/Sassarese. While many of the data discussed here were addressed in the previously available literature, we draw on first-hand… read more
Loporcaro, Michele, Vincenzo Faraoni and Francesco Gardani 2014 The third gender of Old ItalianDiachronica 31:1, pp. 1–22 | Article
We demonstrate that Old Italian had a three-gender system within which the neuter still qualified as a fully fledged gender value. To substantiate this claim, we adduce evidence showing that (a) Old Italian had three distinct sets of controllers, each of which selected a separate agreement… read more
The variety of Sicilian spoken in Pantelleria has developed a progressive construction which involves pronominal subject clitics. This is striking in many respects. Firstly, on a Romance scale, subject clitics are usually regarded as characteristic for varieties spoken north of Florence. Secondly,… read more
Loporcaro, Michele 2010 Variation and change in morphology and syntax: Romance object agreementVariation and Change in Morphology: Selected papers from the 13th International Morphology Meeting, Vienna, February 2008, Rainer, Franz, Wolfgang U. Dressler, Dieter Kastovsky and Hans Christian Luschützky (eds.), pp. 149–176 | Article
Romance past participle agreement in perfective periphrastics, it is argued, has to be analyzed as object agreement. This paper provides a general characterization of Romance object agreement in a typological perspective (Section 2) and then discusses the different diachronic developments of the… read more
Loporcaro, Michele 2002 18. External and internal causation in morphological change: Evidence from Italo-Romance dialectsMorphology 2000: Selected papers from the 9th Morphology Meeting, Vienna, 24–28 February 2000, Bendjaballah, Sabrina, Wolfgang U. Dressler, Oskar E. Pfeiffer and Maria D. Voeikova (eds.), pp. 227–240 | Chapter
Loporcaro, Michele 1998 Syllable Structure and Sonority Sequencing: Evidence from EmilianRomance Linguistics: Theoretical Perspectives, Schwegler, Armin, Bernard Tranel and Myriam Uribe-Etxebarria (eds.), pp. 155 ff. | Article