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Title: Theoretical and Experimental Approaches to Romance Linguistics
Subtitle: Selected papers from the 34th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Salt Lake City, March 2004
Edited By: Randall S. Gess
Edward J. Rubin
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=CILT%20272
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 272

The 20 papers in this volume are a selection from those presented at the
34th LSRL, held in Salt Lake City, in 2004. The papers deal with a wide
range of theoretical issues in Romance Linguistics and include several from
the conference parasession, which focused on experimental approaches to
problems in Romance Linguistics. The book will be of interest to anyone
interested in current issues in theoretical Romance Linguistics.

Table of contents

Preface vii–viii

Determiner Sharing and Cyclicity in Wh-Movement
Karlos Arregi and Naiara Centeno 1–19

The Acquisition of Object Clitic Constructions in Romanian
Maria Babyonyshev and Stefania Marin 21–40

Systemic Markedness And Phonetic Detail In Phonology
Travis G. Bradley 41–62

Quantifying Rhythmic Differences Between Spanish, English, and Hispanic
Phillip M. Carter 63–75

Phonetically-Driven Epenthesis Asymmetries In French and Spanish
Obstruent-Liquid Clusters
Laura Colantoni and Jeffrey Steele 77–96

Agree, the EPP-F and Further-raising in Spanish
Gerardo Fernández-Salgueiro 97–107

Diminutives In Brazilian Portuguese and Output-Output Correspondence
Marcelo Ferreira 109–123

Children's Production and Comprehension of Spanish Grammatical Aspect
Miren Hodgson 125–143

Morpheme Realization and Morphological Coalescence: Evidence from Romanian
Cristian Iscrulescu 145–159

Complex Nuclei in Articulatory Phonology: The Case of Romanian Diphthongs
Stefania Marin 161–177

Phonetic Cues to Special Cases of Liaison: Looking for a Prosodic Domain
Jessica Miller and Zsuzsanna Fagyal 179–196

Licit and Illicit Null Objects in L1 French
Michaela Pirvulescu and Yves Roberge 197–212

Sluicing With Copula
Luis Sáez 213–236

Bare nominals in Papiamentu and Brazilian Portuguese: an Exo-skeletal Approach
Cristina Schmitt and Ellen-Petra Kester 237–256

Raddoppiamento sintattico (RS) and Word-medial Gemination in Italian: Are
They The Same or Are They Different? The Evidence from Spontaneous Speech
Mary Stevens and John Hajek 257–271

Romanian N-Words And The Finite/Non-Finite Distinction
Alexandra Teodorescu 273–290

Perseverative Phonetic Effects in Bilingual Code-Switching
Almeida Jacqueline Toribio, Barbara E. Bullock, Christopher G. Botero and
Kristopher Allen Davis 291–306

The preposition's preposition in Italian: Evidence For Boundedness of Space
Christina M. Tortora 307–327

The Yo-Yo Effect: Priming in Subject Expression in Colombian Spanish
Catherine E. Travis 329–349

Tonal levels in Puebla Mexico Spanish Declaratives and Absolute Interrogatives
Erik W. Willis 351–363

Index 365–367

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Subject Language(s): French
Language Family(ies): Romance
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027247862
ISBN-13: 9789027247865
Pages: viii, 367
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