The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages is the most exhaustive treatment of the Romance languages available today. Leading international scholars adopt a variety of theoretical frameworks and approaches to offer a detailed structural examination of all the individual Romance varieties and Romance-speaking areas, including standard, non-standard, dialectal, and regional varieties of the Old and New Worlds. The book also offers a comprehensive comparativeaccount of major topics, issues, and case studies across different areas of the grammar of the Romance languages.The volume is organized into 10 thematic parts: Parts 1 and 2 deal with the making of the Romance languages and their typology and classification, respectively; Part 3 is devoted to individual structural overviews of Romance languages, dialects, and linguistic areas, while Part 4 provides comparative overviews of Romance phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics, and sociolinguistics. Chapters in Parts 5-9 examine issues in Romance phonology, morphology, syntax, syntax andsemantics, and pragmatics and discourse, respectively, while the final part contains case studies of topics in the nominal group, verbal group, and the clause. The book will be an essential resource for both Romance specialists and everyone with an interest in Indo-European and comparativelinguistics.
OUP Oxford; September 2016
- ISBN: 9780191063251
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- Title: The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages
Series: Oxford Guides to the World's Languages
- Author: Adam Ledgeway (ed.); Martin Maiden (ed.)
Imprint: OUP Oxford
About The Author
Adam Ledgeway is Professor of Italian and Romance Linguistics at the University of Cambridge, and Fellow of Downing College, Cambridge. His research interests include Italian dialectology, the comparative history and morphosyntax of the Romance languages, Latin, syntactic theory, and linguistic change. He is co-editor, with Martin Maiden and John Charles Smith, of The Cambridge History of the Romance Languages (CUP, 2011/2013) and, with Paola Benincàand Nigel Vincent, of Diachrony and Dialects: Grammatical Change in the Dialects of Italy (OUP, 2014), and author of From Latin to Romance: Morphosyntactic Typology and Change (OUP, 2012; paperback 2015).Martin Maiden is Professor of the Romance Languages and a Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford. He became a fellow of the British Academy in 2003, and is Director of the Oxford Research Centre for Romance Linguistics. His recent publications include The Cambridge History of the Romance Languages (co-edited with Adam Ledgeway and John Charles Smith; CUP, 2011/2013), The Boundaries of Pure Morphology (co-edited with Silvio Cruschina and John Charles Smith; OUP, 2013), andMorphological Autonomy (co-edited with John Charles Smith, Maria Goldbach, and Marc-Olivier Hinzelin; OUP, 2011).