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Message 1: Romance Linguistics/Coursebook, by Jurgen Klausenburger

Date: Sat, 07 Aug 1999 00:20:31 +0200
From: LINCOM EUROPA <LINCOM.EUROPAt-online.de>
Subject: Romance Linguistics/Coursebook, by Jurgen Klausenburger

Coursebook in Romance Linguistics

Jurgen Klausenburger
University of Washington

This course book on (advanced) Romance linguistics begins with a
discussion of a possible 'definition' of this discipline. There is a
strong contrast between what could be called the 'classical' definition
of the field, based, quite clearly, in 19th century comparative
historical linguistics or philology, and late 20th century practice,
apparently a (highly successful) application of modern linguistic
theory. 

Interestingly, these two are easily reconcilable, if one considers them
both as 'applications of the linguistic theory current at the time.' It
can be claimed, in fact, that Romance constituted and constitutes an
epitome in such an application.

	The first major section of the course will treat Romance areas of
concern within morphophonology, to be coherently held together by the
concept of morphologization, with the following subsections:

a. Vocalic quantity /quality, focusing on the evolution from Latin to
Romance; b. Diph-thongization, dealing with all the Romance languages;
c. Nasalization, linked to French and Portuguese; d. Palatalization (of
consonants), involving the whole Romance area; e. Sandhi phenomena,
stressing French liaison and related processes. 

	The second major division will discuss Romance analyses in the area of
morphosyntax, theoretically explained by the concept of
grammaticalization, with the following headings: a. Verbal paraphrasis,
involving all the Romance languages; b. Case systems, stressing Rumanian
and Old French; c. Clitics, as applied to all Romance languages; d.
Evolution of inflectional morphology, with special focus on Modern
Spoken French; e. The null subject parameter, contrasting Spanish and
Italian with French. This course book concludes with a section
evaluating Romance contributions to linguistic theory, particularly at
the end of the 20th century. It will emphasize the 'privileged' position
of the Romance field, characterized by a richness and variety of
attestations throughout.


Table of Contents
 
PREFACE
INTRODUCTION 							
 
STUDY UNIT 1
A Definition of 'Romance Linguistics' for the 21st Century	
	
A. Introduction 								
B. The 'classical' definition of Romance linguistics 				
C. The Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL) 			 
D. The rise of a new 'classical' Romance linguistics? 				
E. Exercises and projects 						

MORPHOCENTRICITY 						

STUDY UNIT 2
The Role of Morphocentricity in the History of the Romance Languages:
Theoretical Foundations 						
A. Historical background 					
B. Morphocentricity I: Morphophonology 	
C. Morphocentricity II: Morphosyntax 		
D. Morphocentricity revised? 				
E. Exercises and projects 							

MORPHOPHONOLOGY 							

STUDY UNIT 3
Romance Diphthongization 					
A. Sound change 							
B. Morphophonologial alternation 			
C. Recapitulation and further analysis 		
D. Exercises and projects 						

STUDY UNIT 4
Unstressed Vowel Evolution in Romance	
A. Sound change 							
B. Morphology 								
C. Exercises and projects 	
						
STUDY UNIT 5
Palatalization in Romance 					
A. Sound change 							
B. Morphophonology 							
C. Exercises and projects 
							
STUDY UNIT 6
Vowel Nasalization in French and Portuguese 		
A. Sound change 							
B. Morphophonology 							
C. Exercises and projects 
							
STUDY UNIT 7
Sandhi Phenomena in French 					
A. Sound change 							
B. Morpho(phono)logy 							
C. Exercises and projects 							

MORPHOSYNTAX 							

STUDY UNIT 8 
Romance Verbal Periphrasis I: Future and Conditional 			
A. Data and historical overview 					
B. The synthesis / analysis cycle 					
C. Grammaticalization 							
D. Exercises and projects 							

STUDY UNIT 9
Romance Verbal Periphrasis II: Past Tenses and Passives 
A. Introduction and data 							
B. Aspects of grammaticalization 				
C. Exercises and projects 							 

STUDY UNIT 10
Case Systems in Romance 						
A. Introductory remarks 							
B. The Old French case system and its Modern French results 
C. Rumanian case structure 						
D. Exercises and projects 							

STUDY UNIT 11
History of Latin / Romance Verb Inflection 
		
A. Overview 								
B. Synchronic analysis 1: Italian and Spanish 	
C. Synchronic analysis 2: Old and Modern French
D. Exercises and projects 							

STUDY UNIT 12
Romance Clitics 	
						
A. Evolution of Latin personal pronouns in unstressed position 
B. Issues in Romance clitics 						
C. Degree of grammaticalization 				
D. Exercises and projects 							

TEXTUAL APPLICATION 					

STUDY UNIT 13
French Texts 								

A. The Oaths of Strasbourg 						
B. The Sequence of Saint Eulalia (880) 			
C. The Chanson de Roland (12th century) 		
D. Overview of French textual evidence 			
E. Exercises and projects 		

STUDY UNIT 14
Italian Texts 		
								
A. The Placiti (960 - 963) 							
B. The Formula di confessione umbra (ca. 1095)
C. The Cantico di frate sole (1225/6) 			
D. Overview of Italian textual evidence 		
E. Exercises and projects 							

STUDY UNIT 15
Spanish Texts 
									
A. The Glosas emilianenses (Middle of the 10th century) 				
B. The Cantar de mio Cid (1140) 			
C. Overview of Spanish textual evidence 			
D. Exercises and projects 								
BIBLIOGRAPHY 									

References

ISBN 389586 203 7. 
LINCOM Studies in Romance Linguistics 02. 
Ca. 220 pp. Ca. USD 44 / DM 88 / � 28. Sept. 2001
 

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