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Linguistic theory and the romance languages

Author: John Charles Smith; Martin Maiden
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., [1995] ©1995
Series: Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science., Series IV,, Current issues in linguistic theory ;, v. 122.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chiefly updated versions of papers presented at a conference on Romance linguistics held at the Manoir de Brion in Dragey, Manche, May 1989.
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Aufsatzsammlung
Konferenzschrift
[Études diverses]
Congresses
Congrès
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Charles Smith; Martin Maiden
ISBN: 1556195761 9781556195761 9027236259 9789027236258
OCLC Number: 32626596
Notes: Chiefly updated versions of papers presented at a conference on Romance linguistics held at the Manoir de Brion in Dragey, Manche, May 1989. This volume contains revised versions of papers given at a conference at the Manoir de Brion, in Normandy. They deal with phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics, and cover a wide range of Romance languages, including many lesser-known varieties. The contributors to the volume are committed to the view that Romance Linguistics is not narrowly philological, but is rather General Linguistics practised with reference to particular data. The point has been made many times, but is worth reiterating, that Latin and the Romance languages offer an unrivalled wealth of synchronic and historical documentation, and provide both a stimulus and a test-bed for ideas about language structure, language change, and language variation. Many of the papers in this volume can be interpreted simultaneously as using the analytical tools of linguistic theory to illuminate the structure of individual Romance languages or of the family as a whole, and as using Romance data to throw light on general problems in linguistic theory, or on the structure of languages beyond Romance. Specific areas covered include: prosodic domains; quantification; agreement; the prepositional accusative; clitic pronouns; voice and aspect.
Description: xiii, 239 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Aspects of quantification in French in its regional and diachronic varieties / Adrian C. Battye --
The prepositional accusative in Sardinian: its distribution and syntactic repercussions / Michael Allan Jones --
Voice, aspect, and arbitrary arguments / Christopher Lyons --
Evidence from the Italian dialects for the internal structure of prosodic domains / Martin Maiden --
Some observations on the syntax of clitic pronouns in Piedmontese / M. Mair Parry --
Perceptual factors and the disappearance of agreement between past participle and direct object in Romance / John Charles Smith --
Segmental and suprasegmental structure in Southern French / Jean-Philippe Watbled --
'Underspecification' and 'misagreement' in Catalan lexical specifiers / Max W. Wheeler.
Series Title: Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science., Series IV,, Current issues in linguistic theory ;, v. 122.
Responsibility: edited by John Charles Smith, Martin Maiden.

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