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Mon 31 Oct 1994

Books: General ling, Syntax, Romance Ling, Semantics

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GENERAL LING
UCL Working Papers in Linguistics, vol 6 (1994); J. Harris (ed). Pb; L10
Sterling (payable by cheque (UK only), Eurocheque or International Money
Order to University College London). Department of Phonetics and Linguistics,
University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
(stefanieling.ucl.ac.uk). Papers on syntax (M. Brody; R. Breheny; A. Cormack;
R. Hudson; A. Rosta; N. Gisborne; H. van de Koot; C. Kreps; A.M. Madeira;
M.R. Manzini; A. Roussou; N. Smith; G. J. Xydopoulos), pragmatics (R. Carston;
M.L. Grimberg; R. Itani; T. Matsui), and phonology (H. van der Hulst; T.
Takahashi; J. Harris).
SYNTAX
Rohrbacher, Bernhard W. (University of Massachusetts, Amherst); The
 Germanic VO Languages and the Full Paradigm: A Theory of
 V to I Raising, Pb. x + 287 pp. Ph.D. dissertation, 1994.
 $16 + S/H. Graduate Linguistic Student Association (GLSA),
 University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
 This dissertation investigates the conditions under which the verb
 moves to the highest inflectional category. A correlation between
 distinctive morphological marking of the person features [1st]
 and [2nd] and V to I raising is noted and explained. Emphasis is
 placed on Germanic languages with a left-headed VP (English, Yiddishp
 and the Scandinavian languages), but data from Romance are also
 considered. For further information, contact glsalinguist.umass.edu.
Gonzalez, Merce (editor); Proceedings of the North East Linguistic
 Society, Volume 24; 603 pp. (2 volumes); $33. GLSA.
 Papers presented at the 24th annual meeting of the North East
 Linguistic Society, held in Amherst, Massachusetts in November,
 1993. Email: glsalinguist.umass.edu.
ROMANCE LING
Rosen, Carol OBJECTS AND SUBJECTS IN THE FORMATION OF ROMANCE MORPHOSYNTAX
 1994. 102 pp. Paper. PREPAID US$9.50 + 3.50 p&h IULC Publications,
 720 E. Atwater Ave., Bloomington IN 47401-3634. iulcindiana.edu.
 Relational Grammar, Romance Languages.
This monograph analyzes the genesis and evolution of Romance periphrastic verb
forms, focusing on the typological forces that shaped the major variant systems
of auxiliation and past participle agreement. This is an English translation
of the original work in Italian by Nunzio La Fauci.
SEMANTICS
Brennan, Virginia. (University of Massachusetts, Amherst); Root and
 Epistemic Modal Auxiliary Verbs, Pb. viii + 182 pp. Ph.D.
 dissertation, 1993. $16 + S/H. Graduate Linguistic Student
 Association (GLSA), University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
 For additional information, contact glsalinguist.umass.edu.
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