The papers in this volume are a selection from the paper presented at the 13th Annual Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (1983). The languages discussed include Romance in general, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Gascon. The diversity of the topics encompassed by these papers conforms to the principal goal of the LSRL conferences: to contribute to the synchronic and diachronic description and analysis of the Romance Languages within the context of current developments in linguistic theory.
1. Preface; 2. Constraints on the structure De + modifier in French (by Birdsong, David); 3. Clausal case-marking and the CRP (by Contreras, Heles); 4. Clitics and binding (by D'Introno, Francesco); 5. The necessity of three-cornered comparative syntax (by Emonds, Joseph E.); 6. Speech act markers in modern Gascon (by Field, Thomas T.); 7. Mechanisms of change in the position of object pronouns: from classical latin to modern French (by Galambos, Sylvia Joseph); 8. The resolution of phonological ambiguity in a simulated English-Spanish borrowing situation (by Guitart, Jorge M.); 9. Autosegmental phonology an dliquid assimilation in Havana Spanish (by Harris, James); 10. On opening black boxes: latin -nge- and -ng'l- in Hispano-Romance (by Hartman, Steven Lee); 11. The distribution of the French Clitic En and the ECP (by Hendrick, Randall); 12. The unagreement hypothesis (by Hurtado, Alfredo); 13. The syntax of code-switching: Spanish and English (by Klavans, Judith L.); 14. Vowel epenthesis in Romance: a metrical analysis (by Montreuil, Jean-Pierre Y.); 15. Individuation: its role in clitic sequences in French (by Burston, Monique A.); 16. On the three-tiered syllabic theory and its implications for Spanish (by Nunez-Cedeno, Rafael); 17. On the representation of higher order complex words (by Piera, Carlos); 18. On passives and word order in Spanish (by Schulz, Anchen); 19. Apparent Non-matching relative clauses in Spanish (by Suner, Margarita); 20. The filling of the gap: pro-drop rules in Brazilian Portuguese (by Tarallo, Fernando); 21. On closed syllable adjustment in French (by Tranel, Bernard); 22. Lexical subjects in French infinitives (by Vinet, Marie-Therese); 23. Index of languages; 24. Index of names; 25. Subject matter index