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Title: New Perspectives on Romance Linguistics
Subtitle: Vol. II: Phonetics, Phonology and Dialectology
Edited By: Jean-Pierre Y. Montreuil
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=CILT%20276
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 276
Description:

Part of the set: Montreuil, Jean-Pierre Y. and Chiyo Nishida (eds.), New
Perspectives on Romance Linguistics: Vol. I: Morphology, Syntax, Semantics,
and Pragmatics; Vol. II: Phonetics, Phonology and Dialectology. 2 Vols.
set. Selected papers from the 35th Linguistic Symposium on Romance
Languages (LSRL), Austin, Texas, February 2005.

This is the second of two volumes emanating from the Linguistic Symposium
on Romance Languages held at the University of Texas at Austin in February
2005. It features the keynote addresses delivered by Prof. Jacques Durand
on the Phonology of Contemporary French Project and Prof. John Charles
Smith on skeuomorphy and refunctionalization. It also includes eleven
contributions by reputed scholars on topics ranging from phonetics,
phonology, morphophonology, dialectology, sociolinguistics and language
variation. Formal phonology papers favor the model of Optimality Theory,
while phonetic measurements serve as the basis for sociolinguistic and
dialectometric studies. Many of these studies emphasize new comparative,
typological approaches to Romance data (including many non-standard
varieties of French, Italian and Spanish). This volume will be of interest
to all Romance linguists.


Table of contents

Introduction vii-ix
An Acoustic Basis for Palatal Geminate Behavior in Spanish
Gary K. Baker 1-14
Mapping the Patterns of Maintenance versus Merger in Bilingual Phonology:
The Preservation of [a] vs. [ɑ] in Frenchville French
Barbara E. Bullock, Amanda Dalola and Chip Gerfen 15-29
New Tendencies in Geographical Dialectology: The Catalan Corpus Oral
Dialectal (COD)
Esteve Clua and Maria-Rosa Lloret 31-47
Output-to-output Correspondence and the Emergence of the Unmarked in
Spanish Plural Formation
Sonia Colina 49-63
Mapping French Pronunciation: The PFC Project
Jacques Durand 65-82
Phonological Variability in the Laboratory: Word-naming in Bidialectal
Spanish Speakers
Chip Gerfen and Wendy Rizzo 83-96
Constraint Re-ranking in Three Grammars: Spirantization and Coda Devoicing
in Peninsular Spanish
Carolina González 97-111
Mid Vowels and Schwa in Eastern Catalan: five non-Barcelona Dialects
Dylan Herrick 113-126
The Nominal Stress System of Romanian (re)revisited
Cristian Iscrulescu 127-140
Proto-Romance Stress Shift Revisited
Haike Jacobs 141-154
Final -m in Yucatan Spanish: A Rapid and Anonymous Survey
Jim Michnowicz 155-165
Stressed Enclitics?
Francisco Ordóñez and Lori Repetti 167-181
How To Do Things Without Junk: The Refunctionalization of a Pronominal
Subsystem between Latin and Romance
John Charles Smith 183-205
Subject Index 207-209

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Phonology
Subject Language(s): French
Italian
Spanish
Language Family(ies): Romance
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027247900
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Pages: 213
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