The Verbal Complex in Romance

This book explores the interface between syntax and phonology, morphology, and argument structure.

Author: Paola Monachesi

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199274758

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This book explores the interface between syntax and phonology, morphology, and argument structure. The author presents case studies, such as clitics and auxiliary and modal verbs in Romance, and grounds theoretical analysis in constant exemplification. This is a valuable contribution to the study of grammatical interfaces and to Romance verbal typology and comparative linguistics.
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The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages

In Hinrichs, E., Kathol, A., and Nakazawa, T. (eds), Complex Predicates in Nonderivational Syntax. San Diego, Calif.: Academic Press, 313–68. Monachesi, P. (2005). The Verbal Complex in Romance: A Case Study in Grammatical Interfaces.

Author: Adam Ledgeway

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191063251

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages is the most exhaustive treatment of the Romance languages available today. Leading international scholars adopt a variety of theoretical frameworks and approaches to offer a detailed structural examination of all the individual Romance varieties and Romance-speaking areas, including standard, non-standard, dialectal, and regional varieties of the Old and New Worlds. The book also offers a comprehensive comparative account of major topics, issues, and case studies across different areas of the grammar of the Romance languages. The volume is organized into 10 thematic parts: Parts 1 and 2 deal with the making of the Romance languages and their typology and classification, respectively; Part 3 is devoted to individual structural overviews of Romance languages, dialects, and linguistic areas, while Part 4 provides comparative overviews of Romance phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics, and sociolinguistics. Chapters in Parts 5-9 examine issues in Romance phonology, morphology, syntax, syntax and semantics, and pragmatics and discourse, respectively, while the final part contains case studies of topics in the nominal group, verbal group, and the clause. The book will be an essential resource for both Romance specialists and everyone with an interest in Indo-European and comparative linguistics.
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Verb Movement in Romance

Testing 'have' placement with respect to high adverbs proves difficult in this language.23 In the LAS, however, the entire verbal complex can either precede or follow low adverbs such as deja ( a) and întotdeauna ( b):24 ( ) cu ...

Author: Norma Schifano

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192526809

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This book provides a detailed account of verb movement across more than twenty standard and non-standard Romance varieties. Norma Schifano examines the position of the verb with respect to a wide selection of hierarchically-ordered adverbs, as laid out in Cinque's (1999) seminal work. She uses extensive empirical data to demonstrate that, contrary to traditional assumptions, it is possible to identify at least four distinct macro-typologies in the Romance languages: these macro-typologies stem from a compensatory mechanism between syntax and morphology in licensing the Tense, Aspect, and Mood interpretation of the verb. The volume adopts a hybrid cartographic/minimalist approach, in which cartography provides the empirical tools of investigation, and minimalist theory provides the technical motivations for the movement phenomena that are observed. It provides a valuable tool for the examination of fundamental morphosyntactic properties from a cross-Romance perspective, and constitutes a useful point of departure for further investigations into the nature and triggers of verb movement cross-linguistically.
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From Latin to Romance

The Verbal Complex in Romance: A Case Study in Grammatical Interfaces. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Morais, Maria Aparecida (2003). 'EPP generalizado, sujeito nulo e línguas de configuração discursiva', Letras de hoje 38: 71–98.

Author: Adam Ledgeway

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199584370

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This book examines grammatical changes during the transition from Latin to the Romance languages and the factors proposed to explain them. It challenges orthodoxy, presents new perspectives on language change, structure, and variation, and will appeal equally to Romance linguists, Latinists, philologists, and historical linguists of all persuasions.
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The Romance Languages

There is evidence in these dialects (as in popular French) that these clitics are syntactically a part of the verbal complex, rather than being in construction with, and thus preceding, it. That is, there is a contrast between the two ...

Author: Martin Harris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134712298

Category: Foreign Language Study

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Available again, this book discusses nine Romance languages in context of their common Latin origins and then in individual studies. The final chapter is devoted to Romance-based Creole languages; a genuine innovation in a work of this kind.
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The Blackwell Companion to Syntax

This means that if the Romance verbal complex is to be equated with the verbal complexes of either Dutch/German or Inuit, it patterns with the former. (53) presents an example of the relevant aspects of a Dutch sentence, before (53a) ...

Author: Martin Everaert

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405178419

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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*** Pre-Order The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Syntax, second edition, publishing December 2017. Find out more at www.companiontosyntax.com *** This long-awaited reference work marks the culmination of numerous years of research and international collaboration by the world’s leading syntacticians. There exists no other comparable collection of research that documents the development of syntax in this way. Under the editorial direction of Martin Everaert and Henk van Riemsdijk, this 5 volume set comprises 70 case studies commissioned specifically for this volume. The 80 contributors are drawn from an international group of prestigious linguists, including Joe Emonds, Sandra Chung, Susan Rothstein, Adriana Belletti, Jim Huang, Howard Lasnik, and Marcel den Dikken, among many others. A unique collection of 70 newly-commissioned case studies, offering access to research completed over the last 40 years. Brings together the world’s leading syntacticians to provide a large and diverse number of case studies in the field. Explores a comprehensive range of syntax topics from an historical perspective. Investigates empirical domains which have been well-documented and which have played a prominent role in theoretical syntax at some stage in the development of generative grammar. Serves as a research tool for not only theoretical linguistics but also the various forms of applied linguistics. Contains an accessible alphabetical structure, with an index integral to each volume featuring keywords and key figures. Each multi-volume set is also accompanied by a CD Rom of the entire Companion. Like the prestigious Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics series, this multi-volume work, in the new The Wiley Blackwell Companions to Linguistics series, can be relied upon to deliver the quality and expertise with which Blackwell Publishing’s linguistics list is associated.
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Syntaxtheorien

Both the flat structure and the verbal complex are interesting cases of Xo syntax ( where words can be combined ... Abeillé , Anne / Godard , Danièle ( 2000b ) : " Varieties of ESSE in Romance languages " , in : Kathol , Andreas et al .

Author: Elisabeth Stark

Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag

ISBN: 3823357654

Category: Dependency grammar

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Linguistic Universals and Language Variation

1998 on participle agreement within Relational Grammar or Monachesi 2005, The Verbal Complex in Romance, who uses the framework of HPSG). It might appear at first sight that the work of Harris and Vincent (1990) is an exception, ...

Author: Peter Siemund

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110238068

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The volume explores the relationship between linguistic universals and language variation. Its contributions identify the recurrent patterns and principles behind the complex spectrum of observable variation. The volume bridges the gap between cross-linguistic variation, regional variation, diachronic variation, contact-induced variation as well as socially conditioned variation. Moreover, it addresses fundamental methodological and theoretical issues of variation research. The volume brings together internationally renowned specialists of their fields while, at the same time, offering a platform for gifted and highly talented young researchers. The authors come from different theoretical backgrounds and through their work illustrate a rich array of scientific methods. All authors share a strong belief in empirically founded theoretical work. The contributions span a high number of languages and dialects from many parts of the world. They are extremely broad in their empirical coverage addressing an impressive selection of grammatical domains.
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Diachronic Variation in Romanian

Monachesi, P., 2005, The Verbal Complex in Romance. A Case Study in Grammatical Interfaces, Oxford, Oxford University Press. Motapanyane, V., 1995, Theoretical Implications of Complementation in Romanian, Padua, Unipress.

Author: Gabriela Pană Dindelegan

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443871440

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This volume represents the first work published in English dealing with the historical grammar of Romanian from a modern theoretical perspective. It consists of a selection of papers focusing on the historical grammar of Romanian, bringing together diverse theoretical approaches in order to address a number of key morphological and syntactic issues in the history of the morphosyntactic development of Romanian. The majority of papers in this volume deal with topics in Romanian historical syntax, drawing on modern research methods and current linguistic theory, with a clear preference for parametric syntax. The most significant areas of grammar, namely the nominal domain and the verbal domain, are well represented in this volume.
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The Bantu Romance Connection

Meyer-Viol, W. 1995. Instantial Logic: An investigation into reasoning with instances. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Utrecht. Monachesi, P. 2005. The Verbal Complex in Romance, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Author: Cécile de Cat

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027290670

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This landmark volume is the first work specifically designed to explore the extent to which striking surface morpho-syntactic similarities between Bantu and Romance languages actually represent similar syntactic structures. In particular, it explores the timely and much debated issues of verbal morphology and agreement, the structure of DPs, and word order/information structure, with the goal of providing a better understanding of the structure of the different languages investigated, and the implications this holds for syntactic theory more generally. All of the papers draw on data from both Bantu and Romance languages, providing a framework for much-needed further comparative research on the nature of linguistic structure, its diversity and constraints, and the implications this has for learnability/acquisition. The volume also provides an important precedent for incorporating insights from Bantu linguistic structure into mainstream of syntax research.
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Historical Linguistics 2005

The Verbal Complex in Romance: A case study in grammatical interfaces. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Nordlinger, Rachel. 1998. Constructive Case. Stanford: CSLI. Otsuka, Masayuki 8: Matthew Purver. 2002.

Author: Joseph C. Salmons

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027292162

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This volume contains 22 revised papers originally presented at the 17th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, held August 2005 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. The papers cover a broad range of languages, including well-studied languages of Europe but also Aramaic, Zoque and Uto-Aztecan, Japanese and Korean, Afrikaans, and the Pilbara languages of Australia. The theoretical approaches taken are equally diverse, often bringing together aspects of ‘formal’ and ‘functional’ theories in a single contribution. Many of the chapters provide fresh data, including several drawing on data from electronic corpora. Topics range from traditional comparative reconstruction to prosodic change and the role of processing in syntactic change.
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Historical Linguistics 2005

The Verbal Complex in Romance : A case study in grammatical interfaces . Oxford : Oxford University Press . Nordlinger , Rachel . 1998. Constructive Case . Stanford : CSLI . Otsuka , Masayuki & Matthew Purver . 2002.

Author: Joe Salmons

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027247994

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Journal of Linguistics

In the former case , as we have seen in ( 16a ) , the negator can only left - adjoin to the finite verb when the ... a fact which we interpret as a consequence of left - adjunction of non to the verbal complex [ T [ D cl ] [ vV ] ] ...

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Manual of Grammatical Interfaces in Romance

Corr, Alice (2012), Subject inversion in IberoRomance, MPhil Dissertation, University of Cambridge. Costa, João (2004), Subject positions and ... Emonds, Joe (1978), “The verbal complex V'V in French”, Linguistic Inquiry 9, 151–175.

Author: Susann Fischer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110394832

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Different components of grammar interact in non-trivial ways. It has been under debate what the actual range of interaction is and how we can most appropriately represent this in grammatical theory. The volume provides a general overview of various topics in the linguistics of Romance languages by examining them through the interaction of grammatical components and functions as a state-of-the-art report, but at the same time as a manual of Romance languages.
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Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2000

Selected Papers from "Going Romance" 2000, Utrecht, 30 November-2 December Claire Beyssade. Britto, Helena, 2000. ... "The verbal complex V'-V in French". Linguistic Inquiry 9. Figueiredo Silva, Cristina, 1996.

Author: Claire Beyssade

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027247421

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This volume presents a selection of the best papers from the 2000 'Going Romance' conference, held in Utrecht. The papers discuss current topics in formal syntax in Romance languages.
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Romance Linguistics 2010

*Il, je suppose, est venu he I suspect is come However, they do not form a complex head in syntax, as can be seen from the fact that they do not take part in verb movement, yielding the phenomenon of subjectclitic inversion (the ...

Author: Julia Herschensohn

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027283412

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This volume contains a selection of nineteen peer-reviewed papers from the 40th annual Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL) held at the University of Washington in March 2010. In addition to overviews of Romance linguistics by the editor and by Jurgen Klausenburger in the keynote article, contributions cover a variety of linguistic theoretical topics and a range of Romance languages, including Old and Modern French, Italian, Romanian as well as several dialects of Spanish and Portuguese. A number of papers deal with the morphophonology of Peninsular Spanish languages, agreement anomalies, generic interpretation, and the syntax/semantics of determiners, particularly of Romanian. Both the topics and the languages discussed in this volume are tied together by a number of leitmotifs, and several articles present phenomena not previously considered. The volume makes significant contributions both to the documentation of Romance languages and to linguistic theory, and will be of interest to Romance and general linguistics scholars.
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The Motivated Syntax of Arbitrary Signs

Cognitive Science 26:393—424. Moliner, Maria. 1986. Diccionario de uso del espar'lol. Madrid: Gredos. Monachesi, Paola. 2005. The Verbal Complex in Romance. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Mondorf, Britta. 2003.

Author: Erica C. García

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027289100

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This detailed study challenges the claim that syntax is arbitrary and autonomous, as well as the assumption that Spanish clitic clusters constitute grammaticalized units. Diverse--apparently unrelated--restrictions on clitic clustering in both simplex VP's and Accusative cum Infinitive structures are shown to be cognitively motivated, given the meaning of the individual clitics, and the compositional/interpretative routines those meanings motivate. The analysis accounts, in coherent and principled fashion, for the absolute non-occurrence of some clusters, and the interpretation-dependent acceptability of all remaining clitic combinations: cluster acceptability depends on the ease with which the given clitic combination can be processed to yield a congruent message; there is no point in combining clitics whose meanings preclude speedy processing of the cluster. The monograph goes beyond previous work on Spanish clitics in its wealth of data, the range of syntactic phenomena discussed, and its analytic scope.
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Clitics in Greek

Monachesi, P. 2005 The Verbal Complex in Romance: A Case Study in Grammatical Interfaces. Oxford: OUP. Montalbetti, M. 1984. After Binding: On the Interpretation of Pronouns. PhD Dissertation, MIT. Morin, Y.-C. 1979.

Author: Marios Mavrogiorgos

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027255433

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This monograph investigates the morpho-syntactic and other properties of clitic pronouns in Greek and offers a grammar of proclisis and enclisis in light of Chomsky s (1995, 2001a, 2005) Minimalist Program. It explores the nature of clitics as syntactic topicalizers which are probed by structurally higher verbal heads to which they move and into which they incorporate morpho-syntactically. A theory is advanced according to which cliticization derives from syntactic agreement between (the phi-features of) a clitic pronoun and a phase head, v* in the case of proclisis and CM in the case of enclisis. Incorporation of the clitic into its host is argued to depend on two factors, i.e. the fact that the clitic only contains a subset of the features of its host, and the fact that the edge of the host is accessible. Also, the syntax of strong pronouns and their relation to clitics, of negated imperatives, of surrogate imperatives and of free clitic ordering in Greek enclisis are also discussed. This monograph would appeal to syntacticians and morphologists as well as to those interested in Greek and more generally in clitic syntax."
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The Portrait in Fiction of the Romantic Period

Scott's detailed investigation of the debates surrounding the portrait goes to the heart of his complex engagement with the Gothic and the romance genre. As the discussion of the miniature in Radcliffe's novels in chapter 2 demonstrated ...

Author: Joe Bray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317019787

Category: Literary Criticism

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Beginning with the premise that the portrait was undergoing a shift in both form and function during the Romantic age, Joe Bray examines how these changes are reflected in the fiction of writers such as Maria Edgeworth, Jane Austen, Sir Walter Scott, Elizabeth Hamilton and Amelia Opie. Bray considers portraiture in a broad sense as encompassing caricature and the miniature, as well as the classic portraits of Sir Joshua Reynolds and others. He argues that the portrait in fiction often functions not as a transparent index to character or as a means of producing a straightforward likeness, but rather as a cue for misreading and a sign of the slipperiness and subjectivity of interpretation. The book is concerned with more than simply the appearance of portraits in Romantic fiction, however. More broadly, The Portrait in Fiction of the Romantic Period investigates how the language of portraiture pervades the novel in this period and how the two art forms exert mutual stylistic influence on each other.
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Verb Phrase Syntax A Parametric Study of English and Spanish

Zagona, Karen: 1981, 'A Right Branching Verbal Complex for Romance', NELS I1, 425-439. -: 1982, Government and Proper Government of Verbal Projections, unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Washington.

Author: Karen Zagona

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400927179

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This study is concerned with the structure of verb phrases in English and Spanish, and with syntactic processes involving VP and Vo. A primary focus of attention is auxiliary verbs. It is argued that the structure dominating these verbs is essentially the same in English and Spanish, as is the structure dominating auxiliaries and 'main' verbs in each language. It must be concluded that the occurrence of distinct syntactic processes affecting auxiliaries and other VP constituents in the two languages does not follow from parametrization of phrase structure. It is argued that similarities between the two languages with respect to the composition of so-called "V*" constructions derive from the fact that VP is licensed under both clauses of the Principle of Full Interpretation, i. e. , predication and sub categorization. Distinct syntactic processes in English and Spanish are argued to follow from the fact that there are inflectional features related to each of these licensing conditions (including specification for [ ± PAST) and nominal person/number features) which affect government relations in distinct ways, resulting in parametrization of S-structure representa tions. xi ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I wish to express my appreCiatIOn to the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Washington for support for preparation of the final manuscript, and to the Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese at the University of Virginia for a leave during which much of this research was accomplished.
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