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  • Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2008by Reineke Bok-Bennema; Brigitte Kampers-Manhe; Bart Hollebrandse

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 165.00

    This paper pursues an analysis of verbs like Italian mordicchiare (nibble) as event-internal pluractional verbs that denote composite single events where the predicate is distributed on the fragments of one entity, and grammaticise a local form of number through the part-of relation. This opens the possibility of reading number marking in aspectual... more...

  • Romance Linguistics 2008by Karlos Arregi; Zsuzsanna Fagyal; Silvina A. Montrul; Annie Tremblay

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 158.00

    This study emphasizes the importance of close examination of language-specific phonotactic patterns when testing models of language processing. The results of a delayed naming task testing native speakers’ reactions to nonwords containing licit vs. proscribed patterns of stress and syllable structure offer empirical data to inform models of speech... more...

  • Romance Linguistics 2009by Sonia Colina; Antxon Olarrea; Ana Maria Carvalho

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 165.00

    This study presents a synchronic and diachronic analysis of the French and Italian aspectualizers commencer and cominciare from the perspective of grammaticalization theory. They show properties of both full verbs and auxiliaries, and thus have traditionally proven difficult to analyze. It is argued that these aspectualizers are best explained... more...

  • Sentential Form and Prosodic Structure of Catalanby Ingo Feldhausen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 149.00

    This monograph presents an experimental and theoretical inquiry into the role of sentential form and variation in the prosodic structure of Catalan. The empirical section examines intonational phrasing across sentence forms, including SVO structures with either nominal or sentential objects and structures involving clitic left- and right-dislocations.... more...

  • Contemporary Approaches to Romance Linguisticsby Julie Auger; J. Clancy Clements; Barbara Vance; Rachel T. Anderson

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 180.00

    This collection of twenty articles, selected from the 33rd annual Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages held at Indiana University in 2003, presents current theoretical approaches to a variety of issues in Romance linguistics. Invited speakers Luigi Burzio and José Ignacio Hualde contribute papers on the paradigmatics and syntagmatics of Italian... more...

  • Current Trends in the Pragmatics of Spanishby Rosina Márquez Reiter; María Elena Placencia

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 180.00

    Current Trends in the Pragmatics of Spanish provides the reader with a representative spectrum of current research in the most dynamic areas of the pragmatics of Spanish. It brings together a collection of academic essays written by well-established as well as emerging voices in Hispanic pragmatics. The essays include applications of pragmatic concepts... more...

  • Exploring the Role of Morphology in the Evolution of Spanishby Joel Rini

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 158.00

    After a brief survey of the perception of morphological change in the standard works of the Hispanic tradition in the 20th century, the author first attempts to refine concepts such as analogy, leveling, blending, contamination, etc. as they have been applied to Spanish. He then revisits difficult problems of Spanish historical grammar and explores... more...

  • Expressing the Same by the Differentby Igor Dreer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 165.00

    This volume offers an alternative, sign-oriented analysis of the distribution of the French Indicative and Subjunctive. It rejects both government and functions, attributed to both moods, and shows that the distribution of the Indicative and the Subjunctive is motivated by their invariant meanings. The volume illustrates the close interaction between... more...

  • Focus and Background in Romance Languagesby Andreas Dufter; Daniel Jacob

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 149.00

    Focus?background structure has taken center stage in much current theorizing about sentence prosody, syntax, and semantics. However, both the inventory of focus expressions found cross-linguistically and the interpretive consequences associated with each of these continue to be insufficiently described. This volume aims at providing new observations... more...

  • Gender, Politeness and Pragmatic Particles in Frenchby Kate Beeching

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 165.00

    This study aims to investigate politeness in women?s and men?s speech, with a particular focus on the use of c?est-à-dire, enfin, hein and quoi in contemporary spoken French . Politeness is defined as going beyond the notion of the face-threatening act, englobing both everyday ideas of politeness and the creation of sociability in face-to-face... more...