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Books: Romance Ling: N��ez-Cede�o, L�pez, Cameron

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Message 1: A Romance Perspective on Language Knowledge and Use

Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2003 09:22:18 +0000
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Subject: A Romance Perspective on Language Knowledge and Use

Title: A Romance Perspective on Language Knowledge and Use
Subtitle: Selected papers from the 31st Linguistic Symposium on
	 Romance Languages (LSRL), Chicago, 1922 April 2001
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 238
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins,		 
Book URL:
Editor: Rafael N��ez-Cede�o, University of Illinois, Chicago 
Editor: Luis L�pez, University of Illinois, Chicago 
Editor: Richard Cameron, University of Illinois, Chicago 
Hardback: ISBN: 1588113744, Pages: xvi, 386 pp., Price: USD 135.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027247501, Pages: xvi, 386 pp., Price: EUR 135.00

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 issues of diachrony and Optimality theory. Work
within pragmatics and sociolinguistics also explores the
synchronic/diachronic link while topicalizing such issues as change of
non-pro-drop Swiss French toward pro-drop status, scalar implicatures,
speech acts, word order, and simplification in contexts of language
contact. Finally, debates in linguistic theory are resumed in the work
on syntax and semantics within both a Minimalist perspective and an
Optimality framework. How do Catalan and French children acquire AGR
and TNS? Can Basque Spanish be compared to topic-oriented Chinese? If
Spanish preverbal subjects occur in an A-position, can Spanish no
longer be compared to Greek?

Table of contents

Introduction and acknowledgment 
 Rafael N��ez-Cede�o, Luis L�pez and Richard Cameron vii 

Phonology and morphology 
Pronominal clitics in Picard revisited 
 Julie Auger 3 
Spanish /s/:: A different story from beginning (initial) to end
 Esther L. Brown and Rena Torres Cacoullos 21 
Consonant intrusion in heterosyllabic cosonant-liquid clusters in Old
 Spanish and Old French:: An Optimality theoretical account
 Fernando Mart�nez-Gil 39 
A constraint interaction theory of Italian raddoppiamento 
 Mario Saltarelli 59 

Pragmatics and sociolinguistics 
Ground/Focus: A perspective from French 
 Claire Beyssade, Jean-Marie Marandin and Annie Rialland 83 
The subject clitics of European Conversational French::
 Morphologization, grammatical change, semantic change, and changein
 Bonnie Fonseca-Greber and Linda R. Waugh 99 
A scalar propositional negative polarity item in Spanish 
 Javier Guti�rrez-Rexach and Scott A. Schwenter 119 
A pragmatic analysis of Imperfect Conditionals 
 Michela Ippolito 133 
Indirect objects in ditransitive constructions in Brazilian Portuguese
 H.M.M.-L. Salles and Marta P. Scherre 151 
Pragmatic variation in Spanish:: External request modifications in
 Peninsular and Uruguayan Spanish
 Rosina M�rquez Reiter 167 
Clitic simplification in a contact variety of Spanish:: Third person
 accusative pronouns in the Mexican-American community of Houston
 N. Ariana Mrak 181 
The expression of topic in spoken Spanish:: An empirical study 
 Francisco Ocampo 195 
An adaptive approach to noun gender in New York contact Spanish
 Ricardo Otheguy and Naomi Lapidus 209 

Properties of the double object construction in Spanish 
 Tonia Bleam 233 
Spanish perception verbs and sequence of tenses:: Aktionsart effects 
 Alicia Cipria 253 
Defaults and competition in the acquisition of functional categories
 in Catalan and French
 Lisa Davidson and G�raldine L�gendre 273 
Constraints on the meanings of Bare Nouns 
 Viviane Deprez 291 
Null objects revisited 
 Jon A. Franco and Alazne Landa 311 
Auxiliary choice and pronominal verb constructions:: The case of the
 pass� surcompos�
 Kate Paesani 327 
The lexical preverbal subject in a Romance Null Subject Language::
 Where are thou?
 Margarita Su�er 341 
Intervention effects in the French wh-in-situ construction:: Syntax or
 Maria Luisa Zubizarreta 359 

Lingfield(s): Syntax
Language Family(ies): Romance

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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