Variation within and across Romance Languages: Selected papers from the 41st Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Ottawa, 5-7 May 2011 (C

Variation within and across Romance Languages: Selected papers from the 41st Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Ottawa, 5-7 May 2011 (C

By: Eric Mathieu (editor), Marie-Helene Cote (editor)Hardback

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This volume is a selection of twenty peer-reviewed articles first presented at the 41st annual Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), held at the University of Ottawa in 2011. They are thematically linked by a broad notion of variation across languages, dialects, speakers, time, linguistic contexts, and communicative situations. Furthermore, the articles address common theoretical and empirical issues from different formal, experimental, or corpus-based perspectives. The languages analyzed belong to the main members of the Romance family, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, French, Ladin, Italian, Sardinian, and Romanian, and a variety of topics across a wide spectrum of linguistic subfields, from phonetics to semantics, as well as historical linguistics, bilingualism and second-language learning, is covered. By illustrating the richness and complementarity of subjects, methods, and theoretical frameworks explored within Romance linguistics, significant contributions are made to both the documentation of Romance languages and to linguistic theory.


1. Foreword and Acknowledgments; 2. Editors' introduction; 3. Part I. Sound patterns; 4. Sibilant voicing assimilation in peninsular Spanish as gestural blending (by Campos-Astorkiza, Rebeka); 5. Phonology-morphology opacity in Harmonic Serialism: The case of /s/ aspiration in Spanish (by Torres-Tamarit, Francesc); 6. Morphologically conditioned intervocalic rhotacism in Algherese Catalan: An account with lexically indexed constraints (by Cabrera-Callis, Maria); 7. Muta cum liquida in the light of Tertenia Sardinian metathesis and compensatory lengthening Latin tr > Old French Vrr (by Scheer, Tobias); 8. Schwa at the phonology/syntax interface (by Mazzola, Michael L.); 9. Weight effects across verbal domains: The case of Spanish subjects (by Hernandez, Roberto Mayoral); 10. Part II. Syntax and semantics; 11. On truth persistence: A comparison between European Portuguese and Italian in relation to sempre (by Amaral, Patricia); 12. Pick some but not all alternatives! (by Falaus, Anamaria); 13. Polarity fronting in Romanian and Sardinian (by Giurgea, Ion); 14. Degree quantification and scope in Puerto Rican Spanish (by Gutierrez-Rexach, Javier); 15. 'Minimal link constraint' violations: Move vs. Agree (by Marchis Moreno, Mihaela); 16. On subjunctives and islandhood (by Baunaz, Lena); 17. When control can't be a fact (by Reed, Lisa A.); 18. Part III. Historical aspects; 19. Prevocalic velar advancement in Chilean Spanish and Proto-Romance (by Gonzalez, Carolina); 20. The role of the copula in the diachronic development of focus constructions in Portuguese (by Kato, Mary Aizawa); 21. The French wh interrogative system: Evolution and clefting (by Tailleur, Sandrine); 22. On the relation between functional architecture and patterns of change in Romance object clitic syntax (by Tortora, Christina); 23. Part IV. Interactions across dialects and languages; 24. Investigating the effects of perceptual salience and regional dialect on phonetic accommodation in Spanish (by MacLeod, Bethany); 25. English questions, Spanish structure: A shared-structure account of interlinguistic influence in bilingual first language acquisition (by Hsin, Lisa); 26. French oral proficiency assessment: Elicited imitation with speech recognition (by Millard, Benjamin); 27. Name index; 28. Subject index

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  • Number Of Pages: 426
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