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  • The Layered DPby Tabea Ihsane

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 173.00

    This book examines argumental un -NPs and du/des -NPs in French: nominals with the indefinite article and with the so-called ‘partitive article’ respectively. The main aim is to account for the different interpretations of these indefinites and to determine how interpretation and structure are related. This study thus concerns the syntax-semantics... more...

  • 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

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  • 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

    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...

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

    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...

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

    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...

  • The Acquisition of Spanishby Silvina A. Montrul

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 63.00

    This is the first book on the acquisition of Spanish that provides a state-of-the-art comprehensive overview of Spanish morphosyntactic development in monolingual and bilingual situations. Its content is organized around key grammatical themes that form the empirical base of research in generative grammar: nominal and verbal inflectional morphology,... more...

  • The Architect of Modern Catalanby Pompeu Fabra; Joan Costa Carreras; Alan Yates; Georg Kremnitz

    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...

  • Aspect and the Categorization of Statesby David Brian Roby

    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...