Current issues in Romance languages [electronic resource] : selected papers from the 29th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Ann Arbor, 8-11 April 1999 / edited by Teresa Satterfield, Christina Tortora, Diana Cresti.

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Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub., c2002.
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Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (29th : 1999 : Ann Arbor, Mich.)
Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages
Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science. Current issues in linguistic theory ; Series IV, v. 220.
Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science. Series IV, Current issues in linguistic theory, 0304-0763 ; v. 220
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This book presents an enlightening collection of papers contributing to theoretical discussions across many topics within the study of Romance Languages and Linguistics. The work originates from the 29th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages held in 1999 at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, although only a small subpart of the proceedings papers are included in this volume. The selected papers have been reworked for the current publication.
CURRENT ISSUES IN ROMANCE LANGUAGES; Editorial page; Title page; Copyright page; Table of contents; PREFACE; ON BECOMING A CLITIC: THE PRENOMINAL POSSESSIVE IN ROMANCE; 0. Introduction; 1. Latin roots; 2. Development from Latin; 2.1 Old French; 2.2 Old Spanish; 2.3 Italian; 3. Syntactic Representation; 4. Conclusion; REFERENCES; PRIMARY STRESS IN SPANISH; 0. Introduction; 1. Data; 2. Test; 3. Analysis; 3.1 Lexical patterns; 3.2 Quantity sensitivity; 3. 3 Falling diphthongs; 3.4 A process in change; 4. Ternary Feet; 5. Conclusion; REFERENCES; SPANISH CLAUSES WITHOUT COMPLEMENTIZER
1. Introduction 2. Spanish clauses without complementizer; 3. On the presence or absence of the CP projection; 3.1 Topicalization; 3.2 Wh-extraction; 4. On the impossibility of a pre-verbal subject in complementizerless clauses; 5. Conclusion; REFERENCES; ON THE NATURE OF BARE NOUNS IN HAITIAN CREOLE; 1. Introduction; 2. Theoretical Background; 3. The properties of Haitian Creole bare Nouns; 4. HC bare nouns in Chierchia's typology; 5. Evidence for a null determiner in HC; 6. The syntax and semantics of the Haitian Creole null D°; REFERENCES; TOWARDS A SYNTAX OF ADULT ROOT INFINITIVES
0. Introduction 1. Syntactic properties; 1.1 Adverb placement; 1.2 Left periphery; 1.3 Clausal structure; 2. Some differences; 2.1 Temporal interpretation; 2.2 Topic constructions; 2.3 Subject properties; 2.4 Infinitival raising; 3. Syntactic analysis; 4. Conclusion; REFERENCES; RE-EXAMINING SPANISH 'RESYLLABIFICATION'; 1. Introduction; 2. Data; 3. The Status of Spanish Prefixes; 4. A Theoretical Analysis of Spanish Syllabification; 5. Previous Analyses and Their Shortcomings; 6. Conclusion; REFERENCES; ON PREVERBAL SUBJECTS IN SPANISH; 0. Introduction; 1. Spanish preverbal subjects
2. Evidence that preverbal subjects are not in topic position 3. Focus/wh-phrases; 4. Evidence that preverbal subjects are not in focus/wh- position; 5. Towards a solution; 6. Conclusions; REFERENCES; THE SEMANTICS OF SPANISH FREE RELATIVES; 1. The morphological encoding of quantificational force; 2. Indefinite FRs; 3. Definite vs. universal FRs; 4. The semantic interpretation of FRs; REFERENCES; SPLIT SUBJECT PRONOUN PARADIGMS: FEATURE GEOMETRY AND UNDER SPECIFICATION; 0. Introduction; 1. Linguistic Atlas Data; 2. How many parameters?; 3. Feature Geometry; 4.Underspecification
4.1 The tu ~ vous split 5. Splitting the Geometry; 6. Conclusion; REFERENCES; LOCATIVE INVERSION, PP TOPICALIZATION AND THE EPP; 0. Introduction; 1. The transitivity restriction in English; 2. Agr as [+D] head in Spanish; 3. Locative subjects vs. fronted locative PPs in Spanish; 4. PP fronting in Italian; 5. Conclusion; REFERENCES; CONTRAST MAINTENANCE AND INTERVOCALIC STOP LENITION IN SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE: WHEN IS IT ALRIGHT TO LENITE?; 0. Introduction; 1. Lenition Processes; 2. The phonetic implementation of intervocalic stops in Spanish and Portuguese; 3. Experimental design; 4. Results
5. Conclusions
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Satterfield, Teresa, 1965-
Tortora, Christina.
Cresti, Diana.
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