This volume brings together a selection of articles presented at 'Going Romance' 1999. The articles focus on current syntactic and semantic issues in various Romance languages, including Catalan, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and a number of Northern Italian dialects. A large number of articles focus on negation, which was the theme of the workshop at Going Romance 1999, but other topics investigated include Wh- in situ, free relatives, exclamatives, lexical decomposition and thematic structure, unaccusative inversion, and temporal existential constructions. Most articles are comparative in nature, relating the different syntactic and semantic properties of both Romance and non-Romance languages to principles of Universal Grammar. The theoretical frameworks adopted in the various articles are diverse, ranging from the Principles and Parameters framework to HPSG.
1. On the nature of wh-phrases - word order and wh-in-situ. Evidence from Portuguese, French, Hungarian and Tetum (by Ambar, Manuela); 2. Negative concord and the distribution of quantifiers (by Branco, Antonio); 3. Clause structure, subject positions and verb movement. About the position of sempre in European Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese (by Brito, Ana Maria); 4. On the multiple expression of negation in Romance (by Corblin, Francis); 5. Property denoting objects in idiomatic constructions (by Espinal, M. Teresa); 6. On the relation of priority between causative and inchoative constructions (by Folli, Raffaella); 7. Spanish exclamatives and the interpretation of the left periphery (by Gutierrez-Rexach, Javier); 8. Unaccusative inversion in French (by Marandin, Jean-Marie); 9. Locative and locatum verbs revisited. Evidence from Romance (by Fontanals, Jaume Mateu); 10. Negative concord and the minimalist approach (by Matos, Gabriela); 11. Free relatives as defective wh-elements. Evidence from the North-Western Italian dialects (by Munaro, Nicola); 12. Temporal existential constructions in Romance (by Rigau, Gemma); 13. French ne in non-verbal contexts (by Rowlett, Paul); 14. French negative sentences with avant ('before')-phrases and jusqu'a ('until')-phrases (by Vogeleer, Svetlana); 15. Decomposing the neg-criterion (by Watanabe, Akira)