Romance Linguistics: Theory and Acquisition. Selected papers from the 32nd Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Toronto, April 2002 (Curr

Romance Linguistics: Theory and Acquisition. Selected papers from the 32nd Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Toronto, April 2002 (Curr

By: Yves Roberge (editor), Ana Teresa Perez-Leroux (editor)Hardback

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This volume contains a selection of refereed and revised papers, originally presented at the 32nd Linguistics Symposium on Romance Languages, dealing with linguistic theory as applied to the Romance languages, and on empirical studies on the acquisition of Romance, with studies on Romanian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Romansch and Latin. The theoretical section contains contributions concentrating on specific properties of Romance at the syntax/semantics interface, on morphosyntactic issues, on subject licensing and case, and on phonology. The acquisition section includes contributions on first, bilingual and second language acquisition of functional structure, word structure, quantification and stress.


1. Preface; 2. Contents; 3. Part One. Theory; 4. Operator Asymmetries in Romanian: Syntax and/or Phonology (by Alboiu, Gabriela); 5. Quantifier Scope and the Structure of faire-par (by Authier, Jean-Marc); 6. An OT Treatment of Palatal Fortition in Argentinian Spanish (by Baker, Gary K.); 7. Person Licensing and the Derivation of PCC Effects (by Bejar, Susana); 8. On the Evolution of the Short High Vowels of Latin into Romance (by Calabrese, Andrea); 9. Weak Forms as Xo: Prenominal Possessives and Preverbal Adverbs in European Portuguese (by Castro, Ana); 10. A Control-vs-Raising Theory of Dative Experiencers (by Cuervo, Maria Cristina); 11. Selective and Unselective Manner Operators (by Gutierrez-Rexach, Javier); 12. Residual Tobler-Mussafia in French Dialects (by Hirschbuhler, Paul); 13. Events, States and the French Imparfait (by Labelle, Marie); 14. NP-Subject Inversion in French and (Preposed) Adverbs (by Lahousse, Karen); 15. Infinitive Clauses as Substitutes for Subjunctive Clauses in Brazilian Portuguese (by Lima-Salles, Heloisa Maria M.); 16. Weight and Opacity in Surmiran (by Montreuil, Jean-Pierre Y.); 17. French Clitics and Object Splits: A Case Study in Microvariation (by Vinet, Marie-Therese); 18. Part Two. Acquisition; 19. Why is it Difficult to Reach Agreement? (by Avram, Larisa); 20. Supporting the Separate Systems Hypothesis: A Case Study in Bilingual Acquisition of Italian and German (by Morales, Julia); 21. Analogy as a Learning tool in Second Language Acquisition: The Case of Spanish Stress (by Bullock, Barbara E.); 22. Acquiring the Syntax of beaucoup at a distance as a Bilingual Child: An Experimental Study (by Hulk, Aafke); 23. Spanish L1/L2 Crossroads: Can We Get 'There' from 'Here'? (by Liceras, Juana M.); 24. Null Subjects and the Setting of Subject Agreement Parameters in Child French (by Plunkett, Bernadette); 25. On the Nature of Root Infinitives in Adult L2 French (by Prevost, Philippe); 26. Subject Index

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 388
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