Morphology, and in particular word formation, has always played an important role in Romance linguistics since it was introduced in Diez's comparative Romance grammar. Recent years have witnessed a surge of interest in inflectional morphology, and current research shows a strong interest in paradigmatic analyses. This volume brings together research exploring different areas of morphology from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives. On an empirical basis, the theoretical assumption of the `Autonomy of Morphology' is discussed critically. `Data-driven' approaches carefully examine concrete morphological phenomena in Romance languages and dialects. Topics include syncretism and allomorphy in verbs, pronouns, and articles as well as the use of specific derivational suffixes in word formation. Together, the articles in this volume provide insights into issues currently debated in Romance morphology, appealing to scholars of morphology, Romance linguistics, and advanced students alike.
1. Acknowledgements; 2. Morphological theories, the Autonomy of Morphology, and Romance data (by Hinzelin, Marc-Olivier); 3. A paradox?: The morphological history of the Romance present subjunctive (by Maiden, Martin); 4. Verb morphology gone astray: Syncretism patterns in Gallo-Romance (by Hinzelin, Marc-Olivier); 5. The Friulian subject clitics: Realisation and paradigmatic structure (by Gaglia, Sascha); 6. Romance clitic pronouns in lexical paradigms (by Schwarze, Christoph); 7. Hiatus resolution between function and lexical words in French and Italian: Phonology or morphology? (by Garrapa, Luigia); 8. Occitan plurals: A case for a morpheme-based morphology (by Sauzet, Patrick); 9. Partial or complete lack of plural agreement: The role of morphology (by Pomino, Natascha); 10. Noun inflectional classes in Maceratese (by Paciaroni, Tania); 11. Participles and nominal aspect (by Remberger, Eva-Maria); 12. Modifying suffixes in Italian and the Autonomy of Morphology (by Necker, Heike); 13. SE-verbs, SE-forms or SE-constructions? SE and its transitional stages between morphology and syntax (by Mutz, Katrin); 14. The lexicalist hypothesis and the semantics of event nominalization suffixes (by Uth, Melanie); 15. Italian brand names - morphological categorisation and the Autonomy of Morphology (by Zilg, Antje); 16. Author index; 17. Index of subjects and languages