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- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 158.00
Negation has always been and still is a central topic in typological studies and theoretical research. Its centrality shows itself in the fact that it is not restricted to a given linguistic field but compasses the whole domain of linguistic studies. Very often, works on negation are brought about in a one-sided perspective which excludes other points... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 165.00
The target of investigation in the present study is the class of psychological predicates exemplified by gustar ; this class demonstrates unique mapping properties that render it especially problematical and perplexing for English speakers acquiring Spanish as a second language and likewise vulnerable to alteration in contact and contracting varieties... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 158.00
This paper examines the evolution of the accusative and dative forms of the Latin first- and second-person singular pronouns in the light of Lass?s claim that an opposition which has lost its original value and become vacuous ?junk? may assume a new linguistic function. In some Romance languages, the original opposition of case is lost, but the morphological... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 210.00
This study characterizes the cluster production patterns of four Spanish-speaking children, whose data are drawn from original and published research. Each child demonstrates a different pattern of production. The data support previous claims that there is a general preference for “sonority-based onset selection” cross-linguistically; this... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 63.00
This is the first book on the acquisition of Spanish that provides a state-of-the-art comprehensive overview of Spanish morphosyntactic development in monolingual and bilingual situations. Its content is organized around key grammatical themes that form the empirical base of research in generative grammar: nominal and verbal inflectional morphology,... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 143.00
Pompeu Fabra (1868-1948) is renowned as the person who reformed and codified modern Catalan, giving it the condition of a normativised language of culture that proved fit to meet all the challenges of the twentieth century. The context in which he worked was defined by the ideology and momentum of a dynamic Catalan nationalism emerging out of the nineteenth-century... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 135.00
In this work, the Spanish copulae ser and estar are argued to be aspectual morphemes. Their binary opposition reflects the universal aspectual values [±Perfective], which are the same ones overtly expressed by the preterite and imperfect past tense forms in Spanish. It can therefore be shown that different types of states, just like different types... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 165.00
In this paper I investigate the nature of preverbal objects in child English and Catalan. OV sequences occur in the children’s productions between approximately 19 months and 2 years of age even though both adult English and Catalan display VO word order. I claim that OV sequences emerge in child English and Catalan after Telicity Phrase and... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 149.00
The Going Romance conferences are a major European annual discussion forum for theoretically relevant research on Romance languages. Selected papers are published in the Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory volumes. This is the fourth such volume, containing a selection of the papers that have been presented at the 2002 conference, which was... more...