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LINGUIST List 17.1519

Wed May 17 2006

Books: Historical Linguistics: Gess, Arteaga (Eds)

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Historical Romance Linguistics: Gess, Arteaga (Eds)


Message 1: Historical Romance Linguistics: Gess, Arteaga (Eds)
Date: 16-May-2006
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Historical Romance Linguistics: Gess, Arteaga (Eds)


Title: Historical Romance Linguistics
Subtitle: Retrospective and Perspectives
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 274
Published: 2006
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=CILT%20274

Editor: Randall S. Gess, University of Utah
Editor: Deborah L Arteaga, University of Nevada at Las Vegas
Hardback: ISBN: 9027247889 Pages: viii, 393 Price: U.S. $ 150.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027247889 Pages: viii, 393 Price: Europe EURO 125.00
Abstract:

This volume contains 17 studies on historical Romance linguistics within a
variety of current theoretical frameworks; it includes studies on
phonology, morphology and syntax, focusing solely or comparatively on all
five 'major' Romance languages: French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian and
Spanish. An introduction by the eminent Romance Linguist Jürgen
Klausenburger addresses the fit of these studies in the overall development
of the field of historical Romance linguistics since the 19th century. The
studies in this volume demonstrate an organic link between Malkiel's (1961)
'classic' definition of Romance linguistics and the field of Romance
linguistics today, because just as scholars of the field in the 19th
century successfully applied the dominant paradigm of (historical)
linguistics of their time, Neogrammarian theory, so do the authors
contained in the present volume avail themselves of current linguistic
advances to achieve equally significant results.


Table of contents

Foreword
Randall S. Gess and Deborah Arteaga vii

Introduction: From Romance Philology to (Historical) Romance Linguistics?
Jurgen Klausenburger 1

Part I: Phonology

Systemic Contrast and the Diachrony of Spanish Sibilant Voicing
Travis G. Bradley and Ann Marie Delforge 19

The Myth of Phonologically Distinctive Vowel Length in Renaissance French
Randall S. Gess 53

Glide Strengthening in French and Spanish and the Formal Representation of
Affricates
Haike Jacobs and Robbie van Gerwen 77

Rhythm and Prosodic Change
Michael L. Mazzola 97

Contrast Preservation Theory and Historical Change
Jean-Pierre Y. Montreuil 111

On the Phonetics of Rhymes in Classical and Pre-Classical French: A
Sociolinguistic Perspective
Yves-Charles Morin 131

Is the 'Word' Still a Phonological Unit in French? Evidence from Verlan
Douglas C. Walker 163

Part II: Morphology

Proclisis and Enclisis of Object Pronouns at the Turn of the 17th Century:
The Speech of the Future Louis XIIIth
Paul Hirschbühler and Marie Labelle 187

The Emergence of Marked Structures in the Integration of Loans in Italian
Lori Repetti 209

On the Life and (Near) Death of a Morphophoneme
Margaret E. Winters 237

German Influence in Romanian
Wiecher Zwanenburg 253

Part III: Syntax

Il Était une Fois: Diachronic Development of Expletives, Case, and
Agreement from Latin to Modern French
Deborah Arteaga and Julia Herschensohn 269-286

'Synthetic' vs. 'Analytic' in Romance: The Importance of Varieties
Brigitte L.M. Bauer 287-304

Intra-System Variability and Change in Nominal and Verbal Morphology
Barbara E. Bullock and Almeida Jacqueline Toribio 305-325

Aspects of Infinitival Constructions in the History of Portuguese
Ana Maria Martins 327-355

Morphosyntactic Functions of Italian Reflexive si: A Grammaticalization
Analysis
Cinzia Russi 357-374

From Adverb to Discourse Marker and Beyond: The Status of là in
Franco-American French
Jane S. Smith 375-387

General Index 389-393

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Morphology
                            Phonology
                            Syntax
Language Family(ies): Romance

Written In: English (eng )

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