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Going Romance

Publication 2015

Title: Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2013
Subtitle: Selected papers from “Going Romance” Amsterdam 2013
Editors: Enoch O. Aboh, Jeannette C. Schaeffer and Petra Sleeman
Year of publication: 2015.
Publishing Company: John Benjamins, Amsterdam/Philadelphia.
Series: Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory Volume 8.
  • Introduction

Part I: Word order and related pragmatic or semantic effects

  • Valentina Bianchi, Giuliano Bocci and Silvio Cruschina: Focus fronting and its implicatures . Pages 3-20.
  • Elena Ciutescu: Romance causatives and object shift. Pages 21-38.
  • Laia Mayol: Conditionally interpreted declaratives in Spanish. Pages 39-50.
  • Sam Wolfe: Microparametric variation in Old Italo-Romance syntax: The view from Old Sicilian and Old Sardinian. Pages 51-66.
  • Stefano Rastelli and Arianna Zuanazzi: Different effects of syntactic knowledge, associative memory and working memory in L2 processing of filter-gap dependencies: A cross-modal picture-sentence study on L2 Chinese learners of Italian. Pages 67-82.

Part II: Morphology and semantics of the verb and verb placement

  • Norma Schifano: The paradigmatic instantiation of TAM: A novel approach to Romance verb-movement. Pages 85-102.
  • Bridget Copley and Isabelle Roy: Deriving the reading of French être en train de. Pages 103-118.
  • Alexandra Cornilescu: On the syntax of datives in unaccusative configurations. Pages 119-158.
  • Laura Migliori: The perfect between Latin and Romance: The rise of perfective paraphrases and the active/inactive contrast. Pages 159-174.
  • Andrew Nevins: Productivity and Portuguese morphology: How experiments enable hypothesis-testing. Pages 175-202.
  • Florian Schäfer and Margot Vivanco: Reflexively marked anticausatives are not semantically reflexive. Pages 203-220.

Part III: Morphosyntax of the DP and its relation to clause structure

  • Gianina Iordachioaia and Elena Soare: Deverbal nominalization with the ‘Down’-operator. Pages 223-238.
  • Martin Elsig: The (non-)grammaticalization of possession in Guatemalan Spanish. Pages 239-260.
  • Sanyoon Kim: On Spanish possessive formation: A DM-based account. Pages 261-276.


  • Language Index
  • Subject Index

All abstracts and additional details can be found at http://benjamins.com/catalog/rllt.8