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  • The Lexical Basis of Grammatical Borrowingby Ruth King

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 165.00

    This book is a detailed study of French-English linguistic borrowing in Prince Edward Island, Canada which argues for the centrality of lexical innovation to grammatical change. Chapters 1–4 present the theoretical and methodological perspectives adopted along with the sociolinguistic history of Acadian French. Chapter 5 outlines the basic features... more...

  • The Motivated Syntax of Arbitrary Signsby Erica C. García

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 158.00

    This detailed study challenges the claim that syntax is arbitrary and autonomous, as well as the assumption that Spanish clitic clusters constitute grammaticalized units. Diverse--apparently unrelated--restrictions on clitic clustering in both simplex VP's and Accusative cum Infinitive structures are shown to be cognitively motivated, given the meaning... more...

  • La négation dans les langues romanesby Franck Floricic

    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...

  • New Perspectives on Romance Linguisticsby Chiyo Nishida; Jean-Pierre Y. Montreuil

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 165.00

    This is the first of two volumes emanating from the Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages held at the University of Texas at Austin in February 2005. It features the keynote address delivered by Denis Bouchard on exaptation and linguistic explanation, as well as seventeen contributions by emerging and internationally recognized scholars of Spanish,... more...

  • New Perspectives on Romance Linguisticsby Jean-Pierre Y. Montreuil

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 158.00

    This is the second of two volumes emanating from the Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages held at the University of Texas at Austin in February 2005. It features the keynote addresses delivered by Prof. Jacques Durand on the Phonology of Contemporary French Project and Prof. John Charles Smith on skeuomorphy and refunctionalization. It also... more...

  • Optimality-Theoretic Studies in Spanish Phonologyby Fernando Martínez-Gil; Sonia Colina

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 210.00

    This outstanding volume offers the first comprehensive collection of optimality-theoretic studies in Spanish phonology. Bringing together most of the best-known researchers in the field, it presents a state-of-the-art overview of research in Spanish phonology within the non-derivational framework of optimality theory. The book is structured around... more...

  • Romance Languages and Linguistic Theoryby Enoch O. Aboh; Elisabeth van der Linden; Josep Quer; Petra Sleeman

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 165.00

    The volumes Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory: Selected papers from ?Going Romance? contain the selected papers of the Going Romance conferences, a major European annual discussion forum for theoretically relevant research on Romance languages.This volume assembles a significant number of selected papers that were presented at the 21st edition... more...

  • Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2002by Reineke Bok-Bennema; Bart Hollebrandse; Brigitte Kampers-Manhe; Petra Sleeman

    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...

  • Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2003by Twan Geerts; Ivo van Ginneken; Haike Jacobs

    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...

  • Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2004by Jenny Doetjes; Paz González

    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...