Romance linguistics [electronic resource] : theoretical perspectives : selected papers from the 27th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL XXVII), Irvine, 20-22 February, 1997 / edited by Armin Schwegler, Bernard Tranel, Myriam Uribe-Etxebarria.

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Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, c1998.
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Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (27th : 1997 : Irvine, Calif.)
Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages
Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science. Current issues in linguistic theory ; Series IV, v. 160.
Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science. Series IV, Current issues in linguistic theory, 0304-0763 ; v. 160
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This volume contains selected papers from the 27th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL-27), which was held at the University of California, Irvine, on February 20-22, 1997. The 22 papers deal with current issues in linguistic theory as they can be illuminated by the close analysis and comparative study of Romance languages. A majority of the articles tackles topics in syntax and semantics; the rest is divided among topics in language acquisition, phonology, morphology, and sociolinguistics. Among the well-represented Romance languages examined are (Old) French, Italian, Spanish,
ROMANCE LINGUISTICS THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES; Editorial page; Title page; Copyright page; PREFACE; Table of contents; ON NULL OBJECTS IN OLD FRENCH; 0. Introduction; 1. Null objects in Old French; 1.1 Null objects in left-dislocation structures; 1.2 Null objects in coordination structures; 1.3 Ecrasement structures; 2. On the nature of null objects; 3. On the nature of null objects in Old French; 4. A Minimalist analysis of object pro in Old French; 5. Conclusion; REFERENCES; SPANISH CODAS AND OVER APPLICATION; 0. Introduction; 1. Nasal Depalatalization; 1.1 Normal application
1.2 Over application 1.3 Transderivational Correspondence Theory (TCT); 2. Aspiration; 2.1 Complementary distribution; 3. Summary and conclusion; REFERENCES; VERB MOVEMENT AND ITS EFFECTS ON DETERMINERLESS PLURAL SUBJECTS; 0. Introduction; 1. Plural DS: The basic facts; 1.1 English; 1.2 Spanish; 1.3 The problem; 2. Theoretical background and assumptions; 2.1 Clausal architecture: V-movement and postverbal subjects; 2.2 DS's internal structure; 2.3 Sentential operators: generic and existential; 3. The ""Existential-with-the-Event"" hypothesis ( -with-e)
3.1 Verb movement and its interaction with Gen and 33.2 Confirmation: The case of Hebrew.; 4. Summary and conclusions; REFERENCES; EXPLETIVE AUXILIARIES; 0. Introduction; 1. Form and meaning; 2. Current relevance; 3. The 24-hour rule; 4. Requirement of an existing topic; 5. Event Time modification; 6. Agreement; REFERENCES; ON THE STRUCTURE OF DECLARATIVE CLAUSES; 0. The Fregean view of declarative and speaker-oriented adverbs; 1. Speaker-oriented adverbs and Spanish la verdad constructions; 2. The structure of la verdad constructions; 3. The domain of assertion; REFERENCES
N/A OF A N DP'S PREDICATE RAISING AND SUBJECT LICENSING0. Introduction; 1. N/A of a N contexts in Spanish; 1.1 The Definite/Indefinite Contrast; 1.2 Demonstratives; 2. Agreement patterns in N/A of a N DP's; 3. The structure of N/A of a N DP's; 3.1 N/A of a N DP's and relative clauses; 4. Agreement patterns in N/A of a N DP's and copular sentences; 4.1 Identificational predicates and complex predicates of kind-membership; 4.2 On the structure of complex predicates of kind-membership; 5. An approach to definiteness agreement; 5.1 Licensing of Proper Names in N/A of a N Contexts
6. Subject Licensing in N/A of a N DP's 7. Conclusion; REFERENCES; THETIC AND CATEGORICAL, ATTRIBUTIVE AND REFERENTIAL TOWARDS AN EXPLANATION OF DEFINITENESS EFFECTS; 0. Introduction; 1. The data and previous analyses; 2. Explaining the violations of the DE; 2.1 Extraposition; 2.2 Some background on theticity; 2.3 Attributive vs. referential definite descriptions; 2.3.1 Incomplete attributive descriptions; 3. Reassessing the problem; 4. The emergence of attributive readings; 4.1 Quantification and attributive definite descriptions; 5. Attributives and substitutional quantification
6. Conclusions
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Schwegler, Armin, 1955-
Tranel, Bernard.
Uribe-Etxebarria, Myriam.
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