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- 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 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 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 2005; US$ 180.00
The C-ORAL-ROM book and DVD provide a unique set of comparable corpora of spontaneous speech for the main Romance languages, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. The corpora are accompanied by comparative linguistic studies, models and standard linguistic measures of spoken language variability. Each corpus is built to the same design using identical... 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...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 188.00
The annual Going Romance conference is the major European discussion forum for theoretically relevant research on Romance languages where current ideas about language in general and about Romance languages in particular are tested. Starting with the thirteenth conference held in 1999, volumes with selected papers of the conferences are published... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 180.00
This volume brings together a selection of papers from the eighteenth ?Going Romance? symposium, held at Leiden University, 9?11 December 2004. These papers cover a broad range of topics in phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, historical linguistics, and acquisition, in a variety of Romance languages. more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 173.00
The co-existence in European Portuguese of Null Complement Anaphora and of VP ellipsis licensed by main verbs poses a learnability problem and ultimately provides a poverty-of-the stimulus argument for the innateness of the identification conditions on VP ellipsis. If the identification constraint operating on ellipsis derives from innate principles... more...