Romance Linguistics 2006: Selected papers from the 36th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), New Brunswick, March-April 2006 (Current Iss

Romance Linguistics 2006: Selected papers from the 36th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), New Brunswick, March-April 2006 (Current Iss

By: Viviane Deprez (editor), Jose A. Camacho (editor), Nydia Flores-Ferran (editor), Liliana Sanchez (editor), Maria Jose Cabrera (editor)Hardback

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This volume presents selected papers from the 36th LSRL conference held at Rutgers University in 2006. It contains twenty-two articles of current approaches to the study of Romance linguistics. Well-known researchers present their findings in areas such as of syntax and semantics, phonology, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics. The volume contains scholarly research in areas such as parenthetical null topic construction, expletives, number and language change, performative verbs in colonial court Spanish, aspect shift, palatilization in Romanian, melodic contours in Majorcan Catalan, variation in verb type and position, and deviance in early child bilingualism among many others. It is a well-rounded selection of research topics that will enrich and widen our understanding of Romance languages.

Contents

1. Preface; 2. Parenthetical null topic constructions in Romance (by Altshuler, Daniel); 3. Syntax and semantics of split questions (by Arregi, Karlos); 4. Discontinuous wh-constituents in Brazilian Portuguese (by Bastos, Ana C.P.); 5. Interpretive deficit? Evidence from the future tense in L2 Spanish (by Bruhn de Garavito, Joyce); 6. Subjects and wh-questions: Some new generalizations (by Cardinaletti, Anna); 7. Rhythmic constraints on the distribution of schwa in French (by Cote, Marie-Helene); 8. Investigating phrasing levels in French: Is there a difference between nuclear and prenuclear accents? (by D'Imperio, Mariapaola); 9. Expletives, number and language change (by Dufresne, Monique); 10. Performative verbs in Spanish monolingual and bilingual colonial court documents (by Escobar, Anna Maria); 11. Negative concord and double negation: The Romanian puzzle (by Falaus, Anamaria); 12. Sub-extraction from subjects: A phase theory account (by Gallego, Angel J.); 13. Inversion in wh-questions in child Romance and child English (by Goodall, Grant); 14. Deviance in early child bilingualism (by Hulk, Aafke); 15. Topicalization in European and Brazilian Portuguese (by Kato, Mary Aizawa); 16. A variation study of verb types and subject position: Verbs of light and sound emission (by Hernandez, Roberto Mayoral); 17. Macro events and 'aspect shift' in Spanish (by Rodriguez, Joshua); 18. Online processing of gender agreement in low proficient English-Spanish late bilinguals (by Sagarra, Nuria); 19. Challenging the Person Case Constraint: Evidence from Romanian (by Savescu, Oana); 20. Agree and existential constructions (by Schoorlemmer, Erik); 21. Basic melodic contours in Majorcan Catalan: Shape and alignments of pitch movements in declaratives (by Simonet, Miquel); 22. Perceptual properties of palatalization in Romanian (by Spinu, Laura); 23. A compositional analysis of manner-of-motion verbs in Italian (by Zubizarreta, Maria Luisa); 24. Index of terms and concepts

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  • ISBN13: 9789027248022
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 340
  • ID: 9789027248022
  • weight: 775
  • ISBN10: 9027248028

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