LINGUIST List 7.963

Mon Jul 1 1996

Books: Romance Linguistics

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  1. Paul Peranteau, New Books: Romance Linguistics

Message 1: New Books: Romance Linguistics

Date: Mon, 01 Jul 1996 12:33:07 EDT
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: New Books: Romance Linguistics

New Books from John Benjamins


New Books from John Benjamins Publishing

Lexiques-Grammaires compares en fran=E7ais
Actes du colloque international de Montreal (3-5 juin 1992)
JACQUES LABELLE (Universite du Quebec =E0 Montreal) & CHRISTIAN
LECL=C8RE (Laboratoire d'Automatique Documentaire et Linguistique,
CNRS) (eds.)
In most French Linguistic studies, the object is so-called standard
French, a rather woolly and reductive designation. The particularities
of national languages such as Belgian and Quebec French are often
forgotten or treated as outlandish facts.Contrary to that, this volume
presents contributions from the first Montreal conference:
Lexique-grammaire compares, which dealt with the formal description
of different variants of French from two essential points of view
(lexicon and syntax) and computational treatment of data.

Lingvisticae Investigationes Supplementa, 17 217 pp.
US & Canada:Hb: 1 55619 257 6 US$45.00
Rest of world: 90 272 3126 5 Hfl.75,--

Grammatical Theory and Romance languages:
KAREN ZAGONA (University of Washington) (ed.)
This volume presents recent theoretical research on Romance languages,
selected from papers presented at the 25th Linguistic Symposium On
Romance Languages. It includes studies of individual Romance languages
as well as comparative studies -- both within the Romance family and
with non-Romance languages (Basque, Bulgarian, Germanic and
Quechua). Papers in phonetics and phonology treat stress, syllable
structure, s-weakening. and the declination effect. Morphological
topics include class-marker suppression and gender agreement and
suppletion. Topics in syntactic theory include clitics, participial
and adjectival agreement, the syntax of tense, mood, negation,
adjectival predication. Tough-constructions, quantification and null

Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 133 vi, 330 pp.
US & Canada: 1 55619 588 5 US$89.00
Rest of World: 90 272 3637 2 Hfl.145,--

Case Suspension and Binary Complement Structure in French
Adopting the theoretical framework of the minimalist program, this
study of syntactic limitation on complement configuration investigates
the link between thematic external arguments and case. Using evidence
from pronominal, psychological experiencer, and inalienable
constructions, it argues that both accusative and dative are
structural camses in French and that this duality is reflected in a
parallel limit on argument projection. Larson's single complement
hypothesis, which allows a maximum of two internal arguments, provides
the theoretical justification for this proposal. The testing ground
for the binary hypothesis is a group of nonthematic subject
constructions involving undative as well as unaccusative
verbs. linking, according to Burzio's generalization, case suspension
and lack of an internal argument The investigation of these
constructions and those involving partitive case provides not only a
theoretically significant contribution to our understandling of
grammar, but also a motivated explanation for a number of empirical
problems in French.

Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 132 x, 200 pp.
US & Canada: 1 55619 587 7 US$69.00
Rest of World: 90 272 3636 4 Hfl.120,--

Advances in Roumanian Linguistics Edited by GUGLIELMO CINQUE and
GIULIANA GIUSTI (University of Venice) The aim of the book is to
collect and make available to the public recent studies on Romanian in
the framework of Generative Grammar. All the studies can be considered
as highly advanced from both the empirical and the theoretical point
of view. In fact, they deal with many of the phenomena that
differentiate this language from other well-studied ones, adopting and
further improving recent developments in linguistic theory. In this
respect the book contributes both to Romanian studies and to
theoretical linguistics. These studies cover major areas of general
syntactic investigation: the syntax of nominal expressions (Giusti on
determiners, Grosu on free relative clauses), clausal structure
(Motapanyane), clitic placement (Dobrovie-Sorin), and morpho-semantics
(Farkas and Zec). In so doing, they address the problems of the
definition and refinement of the theory of functional projections,
contributing new ideas and evidence for their
formulation. Contributions by. Guglielmo Cinque; Alexandra Cornilescu;
Giuliana Giusti; Alexander Grosu; Carmen Dobrovie-Sorin; Virginia
Motapanyane; Donka Farkas; Draga Zec.

Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 10 xi, 172 pp.
US & Canada:Hb: 1 55619 228 2 US$53.00
Rest of World: 90 272 2730 6 Hfl.90,--

Linguistic Theory and the Romance Languages
University of Manchester/University of Cambridge

This volume contains revised versions of papers given at a conference
at the Manoir de Brion, in Normandy. They deal with phonology,
morphology, syntax, and semantics, and cover a wide range of Romance
languages, including many lesser-known varieties. The contributors to
the volume are committed to the view that Romance Linguistics is not
narrowly philological, but is rather General Linguistics practiced
with reference to particular data. The point has been made many times,
but is worth reiterating, that Latin and the Romance languages offer
an unrivaled wealth of synchronic and historical documentation, and
provide both a stimulus and a test-bed for ideas about language
structure, language change, and language variation. Many of the papers
in this volume can be interpreted simultaneously as using the
analytical tools of linguistic theory to illuminate the structure of
individual Romance languages or of the family as a whole, and as using
Romance data to throw light on general problems in linguistic theory,
or on the structure of languages beyond Romance. Specific areas
covered include: prosodic domains; quantification; agreement; the
prepositional accusative; clitic pronouns; voice and
aspect. Contributions by: Adrian C. Battye; Michael Allan Jones;
Christopher Lyons; Martin Maiden; M. Mair Parry; John Charles Smith;
Jean-Philippe Watbled; Max W- Wheeler.

Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 122 xiii, 240 pp.
US & Canada:Hb: 1 55619 576 1 US$68.00
Rest of World: 90 272 3625 9 Hfl.115,--

Tendances Recentes en Linguistique Francaise et Generale.
Volume dedie a David Gaatone.
Hava Bat-Zeev SHYLDKROT, and Lucien KUPFERMAN (eds)

The contributors of this book aim to present a broad spectrum of
different theoretical approaches in French linguistics. Despite the
apparent heterogeneity in the field, a deeper unity in the various
topics emerges demonstrating that French linguistics today is more and
more characterized as a consistent framework for common research. This
book gives credence to the claim that French linguistics stands at a
crossroads where subdomains meet and feed one another. Contributors:
Maya Agmon-Fruchtman; Pierre Attal; Menahim Banitt; Hava Bat-Zeev
Shyldkrot; Ruth Berman; Claire Blanche-Benveniste; Annie Boone &
Jean-Marcel Leard; Andree Borillo; Marlena Braester; Joseph Chetrit;
Jean-Claude Chevalier; Andre Dugas; Susanne Feigenbaum; Gaston Gross;
Maurice Gross; Alexander Grosu; Lidija Iordanskaja & Igor Mel'cuk;
Roselyne Koren; Lucien Kupferman; Jacques Labelle; Beatrice Lamiroy;
Robert Martin; Yves-Charles Morin; Claude Muller; Lelia Picabia;
Mireille Piot; Nicolas Ruwet; Georges Elia Sarfati; Ora (Rodrigue)
Schwarzwald; Charlotte Schapira; Paul Wexler; Marc Wilmet.

Lingvisticae Investigationes Supplementa, No. 20 xvi, 409 pp.
US & Canada:Hb: 1 55619 750 0 US$54.00
Rest of World: 90 272 3129 X Hfl.90,00

Contemporary Research in Romance Linguistics 
Papers from the XXII Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, El
Paso/Juarez, February 22-24, 1994
(University of Texas at El Paso)
This volume contains 23 papers selected from those presented at the
22nd Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages. The papers address
issues in phonology, morphology, syntax/semantics from contemporary
theoretical perspectives. In addition, in keeping with the symposium's
US-Mexico location and commemoration of the twin quincentenaries of
Columbus' voyage and the publication of Nebrija's grammar, several
papers focus on the history of linguistic theory, language variation,
and change. Contributions by: D. Arteaga; W. Ashby; D. Bouchard;
M. Davies; G. Elordieta & J. Franco; M. de Graff; S.J. Hannahs; Y
Lastra; J. Lema; E. Mejias-Bikandi; J.-P. Montreuil; A. Morales;
F. Ocampo; C. Otero; C. Parodi; P. Petrucci; M. Poole; J Rooryck;
E. Rubin & A. Toribio; M. Su=F1er & C. Lizardi; B. Tranel;
M. Uribe-Etxebarria; I. Vogel & D. Napoli.

Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 123 viii, 381 pp.
US & Canada:Hb: 1-55619-577-X US$95.00
Rest of World: 90 272 3626 7 Hfl.165,--

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