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  • Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2006by Danièle Torck; W. Leo Wetzels

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 165.00

    This article will attempt to show that there are at least two types of wh-doubling inRomance. In some languages, such wh-doubling involves a complex DP of the form[clitic wh-, wh-phrase], as in Illasi, Monno and the other North Eastern dialects ofItaly studied in Poletto and Pollock (2004), Munaro and Pollock (2005). In others, suchdoubling configurations... more...

  • Romance Linguistics 2006by José Camacho; Nydia Flores-Ferrán; Liliana Sánchez; Viviane Déprez; María José Cabrera

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 173.00

    This volume presents selected papers from the 36th LSRL conference held at Rutgers University in 2006. It contains twenty-two articles of current approaches to the study of Romance linguistics. Well-known researchers present their findings in areas such as of syntax and semantics, phonology, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics. The volume contains... more...

  • Romance Linguistics 2007by Pascual José Masullo; Erin O'Rourke; Chia-Hui Huang

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 165.00

    This paper reexamines several ideas and empirical data uncovered during the last decade regarding the left-edge part of the clause in Standard Spanish in the light of what is also known about other closely related languages, such as Italian and Caribbean Spanish. Two facts about Standard Spanish are identified as being intimately related to its rich... more...

  • A Romance Perspective on Language Knowledge and Useby Rafael Núñez-Cedeño; Luis López; Richard Cameron

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 203.00

    Twenty-one articles from the 31st LSRL investigate cutting-edge issues and interfaces across phonology, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, semantics, and syntax in multiple dialects of such Romance languages as Catalan, French, Creole French, and Spanish, both old and modern. Research in Romance phonology moves from the quantitative and synchronic to cover... more...

  • Social and Stylistic Variation in Spoken Frenchby Nigel Armstrong

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 165.00

    Many of the assumptions of Labovian sociolinguistics are based on results drawn from US and UK English, Latin American Spanish and Canadian French. Sociolinguistic variation in the French of France has been rather little studied compared to these languages. This volume is the first examination and exploration of variation in French that studies in... more...

  • Sociolinguistic Variation in Contemporary Frenchby Kate Beeching; Nigel Armstrong; Françoise Gadet

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 149.00

    This chapter examines the semantic development of fortuné in Modern French, charting its sociostylistic variation from the 18th to the 21st century. It focuses particularly on the increasing use of fortuné in its current sense of ‘rich/wealthy’, and the negative reception of this new sense in most lexicographical works up... more...

  • Spanish in Contactby Kim Potowski; Richard Cameron

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 165.00

    Towards the end of the 19th century, in both Cuba and Brazil, scholars became increasingly interested in the contributions of African slaves to the formation of these societies. In Cuba, the ethno-historical and scientific studies of Fernando Ortíz, among others, inspired numerous writers to produce literary works reflecting el ethos del negro as... more...

  • Speech and Thought Presentation in Frenchby Sophie Marnette

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 203.00

    This book analyses and describes Speech and Thought Presentation (S&TP) in French from a broad theoretical perspective, building bridges between linguistic, stylistic and narratological frameworks that have until now been developed separately. It combines the French théorie de l?énonciation and different Anglo-Saxon approaches of reported discourse... more...

  • The Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics of Spanish Moodby Henk Haverkate

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 83.00

    This study provides a consistent description and explanation of the syntax, the semantics and the pragmatics of Spanish mood. A major focus of attention is the central role of the truthfunctional categories of realis, potentialis and irrealis as parameters relevant to mood selection in both subordinate and non-subordinate clauses. Furthermore,... more...

  • Tense and Aspect in Romance Languagesby Dalila Ayoun; M. Rafael Salaberry

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 173.00

    This volume presents a state-of-the-art descriptive and explanatory analysis of the second language development of Romance tense-aspect systems. It contains new experimental data from adult French, Catalan, Portuguese learners, and Italian children learners. Standing research questions are addressed and pedagogical implications for foreign language... more...