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- 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...
- 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...
- 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 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...