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Title: Romance Linguistics 2009
Subtitle: Selected papers from the 39th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Tucson, Arizona, March 2009
Edited By: Sonia Colina
Antxon Olarrea
Ana Maria Carvalho
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 315

This volume contains a selection of twenty-four peer-reviewed papers from the
39th annual Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL) held at the
University of Arizona in 2009. Contributions cover a wide variety of topics
in the
areas of phonology, phonetics, syntax, morphology, and diachronic Romance
linguistics, with an emphasis on language variation and change. Among the
languages and varieties of Romance analyzed are Spanish, French, Italian,
Portuguese, Romanian, Catalan, Old French, Old Occitan, and Hispano-
Romance.The research in this volume points to a cohesiveness in Romance
linguistics that lies in the integration of up-to-date linguistic research
with a
comparative tradition and the in-depth study of a language family. The work
presented will be of interest to scholars of Romance linguistics and of

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Family(ies): Romance
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027287649
Prices: U.S. $ 165.00
Europe EURO 110.00
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027248336
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Europe EURO 116.60
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