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Name: Mélanie  Jouitteau (IPA: melani jwito)
Institution: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
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Homepage: http://www.iker.cnrs.fr/jouitteau-melanie.html
State and/or Country: France   
Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Subject Language(s): Breton
Language Family(ies): Arabic
Continental Celtic
Insular Celtic
Selected Publications: Jouitteau, M. (2010). La syntaxe comparée du breton, une enquête sur la périphérie gauche de la phrase bretonne, Éditions Universitaires Européennes, 609 p. ISBN:978-613-1-52800-2.

Jouitteau, M., (2010). 'A typology of V2 with regard to V1 and second position phenomena: An introduction to the V1/V2 volume', Lingua, 120,2,197-209

Jouitteau, M. (éd.) 2009. Verb-First, Verb-Second, Lingua 120,2.

Jouitteau, M. et M. Rezac, 2009. 'Le verbe 'avoir' à travers les dialectes du breton', La Bretagne Linguistique, CRBC, Brest.

Jouitteau, M. & M. Rezac 2008. 'From mihi est to `have' across Breton dialects', Paola Benincà, Federico Damonte and Nicoletta Penello (eds.), Selected Proceedings of the 34th Incontro di Grammatica Generativa, Unipress, Padova, Special issue of the Rivista di Grammatica Generativa, vol. 33: 161 - 178.

Jouitteau, M & M. Rezac (2008) 'The French Ethical Dative. 13 syntactic tests', Bucharest Working Papers in Linguistics, IX (1): 97-108.

Jouitteau, M. (2007). `Listen to the sound of salience, multi||channel syntax Q particles', In Romance languages and linguistic theory 2005, current issues in Linguistic Theory, Sergio Baauw and Frank Drijkoningen (eds), John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam/Philadelphia.Jouitteau 2006.

Jouitteau, M. (2007). `The Brythonic Reconciliation, from V1 to Generalized V2', The Linguistic Variation Yearbook 2007, J. Craenenbroek, Pica and J. Rooryck (eds.), Netherlands.

Jouitteau (2005). ‘Nominal Properties of vPs in Breton, A hypothesis for the typology of VSO languages’, in Verb First: On the Syntax of Verb Initial Languages, Carnie, Andrew, Heidi Harley and Sheila Ann Dooley (eds.), xiv, 434 pp. (pp. 265–280) Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Jouitteau (2004). ‘Gestures as Expletives, Multichannel Syntax’, in Proceedings of WCCFL 23, B. Schmeiser, V. Chand, A. Kelleher and A. Rodriguez (eds.), (pp.422-435) Cascadilla Press.

Jouitteau & Rezac (2006). ‘Deriving Complementarity Effects’. in Lingua, International Review of Linguistics, special issue on Celtic Languages.
Courses Taught: What a linguist should know about celtic languages
Acquisition du language
Generative Syntax
Breton language
Breton syntax & phonology
Breton dialectology
Outils linguistiques pour l'analyse littéraire
Grammaire du français classique et contemporain
Dissertation Abstract: La Syntaxe Comparée du Breton
Reviewer of: Dialectology/Socioling/Historical Ling: Le Dû et al. (2005) (LL Issue 16.3648)



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