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The Cambridge History of the Romance Languages: Volume 1, Structures

The Cambridge History of the Romance Languages: Volume 1, Structures

  • Author: Martin Maiden,John Charles Smith,Adam Ledgeway
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521800722
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 866
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This Cambridge history is the definitive guide to the comparative history of the Romance languages. Volume I is organized around the two key recurrent themes of persistence (structural inheritance and continuity from Latin) and innovation (structural change and loss in Romance).

The Cambridge History of the Romance Languages: Volume 2, Contexts

The Cambridge History of the Romance Languages: Volume 2, Contexts

  • Author: Martin Maiden,John Charles Smith,Adam Ledgeway
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521800730
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 553
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What is the origin of the Romance languages and how did they evolve? When and how did they become different from Latin, and from each other? Volume 2 of The Cambridge History of the Romance Languages offers fresh and original reflections on the principal questions and issues in the comparative external histories of the Romance languages. It is organised around the two key themes of influences and institutions, exploring the fundamental influence, of contact with and borrowing from, other languages (including Latin), and the cultural and institutional forces at work in the establishment of standard languages and norms of correctness. A perfect complement to the first volume, it offers an external history of the Romance languages combining data and theory to produce new and revealing perspectives on the shaping of the Romance languages.

The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages

The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages

  • Author: Martin Maiden
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199677107
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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.

The Cambridge History of the Romance Languages: Volume 2, Contexts

The Cambridge History of the Romance Languages: Volume 2, Contexts

  • Author: Martin Maiden,John Charles Smith,Adam Ledgeway
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1316025551
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
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What is the origin of the Romance languages and how did they evolve? When and how did they become different from Latin, and from each other? Volume 2 of The Cambridge History of the Romance Languages offers fresh and original reflections on the principal questions and issues in the comparative external histories of the Romance languages. It is organised around the two key themes of influences and institutions, exploring the fundamental influence, of contact with and borrowing from, other languages (including Latin), and the cultural and institutional forces at work in the establishment of standard languages and norms of correctness. A perfect complement to the first volume, it offers an external history of the Romance languages combining data and theory to produce new and revealing perspectives on the shaping of the Romance languages.

Historical Linguistics 2011

Historical Linguistics 2011

Selected papers from the 20th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Osaka, 25-30 July 2011

  • Author: Ritsuko Kikusawa,Lawrence A. Reid
  • Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
  • ISBN: 9027271194
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 337
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This volume of selected papers from the 20th International Conference on Historical Linguistics (Osaka, Japan, July 2011) presents a set of stimulating and ground-breaking studies on a wide range of languages and language families. As the scope of studies that can be characterized as ‘Historical Linguistics’ has expanded, ICHL conferences have likewise seen a broadening of topics presented, and this conference was no exception, reflected by the inclusion in this volume of a plenary presentation on the grammaticalization of expressions of negation and gendered kinship in American Sign Language. Three other papers propose new views of the role of grammaticalization in English, Chinese, and Niger-Congo languages. Four of the papers discuss specific problems that arise in the comparison and reconstruction of linguistic features in a range of languages from Asia, Europe and South America. The last six studies deal with innovative approaches to the historical development of suppletion in Romance languages, possessive classifiers in Austronesian, universal quantifiers in Germanic, adjectival sequences in English, exaptation in Celtic and Early English, and drift in Ancient Egyptian.

Manual of Romance Morphosyntax and Syntax

Manual of Romance Morphosyntax and Syntax

  • Author: Andreas Dufter,Elisabeth Stark
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN: 311037708X
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 977
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This volume offers theoretically informed surveys of topics that have figured prominently in morphosyntactic and syntactic research into Romance languages and dialects. We define syntax as being the linguistic component that assembles linguistic units, such as roots or functional morphemes, into grammatical sentences, and morphosyntax as being an umbrella term for all morphological relations between these linguistic units, which either trigger morphological marking (e.g. explicit case morphemes) or are related to ordering issues (e.g. subjects precede finite verbs whenever there is number agreement between them). All 24 chapters adopt a comparative perspective on these two fields of research, highlighting cross-linguistic grammatical similarities and differences within the Romance language family. In addition, many chapters address issues related to variation observable within individual Romance languages, and grammatical change from Latin to Romance.

Adjectives in Germanic and Romance

Adjectives in Germanic and Romance

  • Author: Petra Sleeman,Freek Van de Velde,Harry Perridon
  • Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9027270686
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 286
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Although the Germanic and Romance languages are two branches of the same language family and although both have developed the adjective as a separate syntactic and morphological category, the syntax, morphology, and interpretation of adjectives is by no means the same in these two language groups, and there is even variation within each of the language groups. One of the main aims of this volume is to map the differences and similarities in syntactic behavior, morphology, and meaning of the Germanic and Romance adjective and to find an answer to the following question: Are the (dis)similarities the result of autonomous developments in each of the two branches of the Indo-European language family, or are they caused by language contact?

Syllable and Word Languages

Syllable and Word Languages

  • Author: Javier Caro Reina,Renata Szczepaniak
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN: 3110383950
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 466
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The typology of syllable and word languages is based on a multi-layered and hierarchically structured phonological model. The main claim is that the phonological make-up of a language depends on the relevance of the prosodic categories – with the syllable and the phonological word being typologically most important. The contributions discuss theoretical issues and provide synchronic and diachronic analyses of (Non-)Indo-European languages.

The Cambridge History of Nineteenth-Century Music

The Cambridge History of Nineteenth-Century Music

  • Author: Jim Samson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521590174
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 772
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First published in 2002, this comprehensive overview of music in the nineteenth century draws on extensive scholarship in the field.

Information Structure and Syntactic Change in the History of English

Information Structure and Syntactic Change in the History of English

  • Author: Anneli Meurman-Solin,Maria Jose Lopez-Couso,Bettelou Los
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199860211
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 339
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The unifying topic of this volume is the role of information structure, broadly conceived, as it interacts with the other levels of linguistic description, syntax, morphology, prosody, semantics and pragmatics.

Inflection and Word Formation in Romance Languages

Inflection and Word Formation in Romance Languages

  • Author: Sascha Gaglia,Marc-Olivier Hinzelin
  • Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
  • ISBN: 9027255695
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 400
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Morphology, and in particular word formation, has always played an important role in Romance linguistics since it was introduced in Diez's comparative Romance grammar. Recent years have witnessed a surge of interest in inflectional morphology, and current research shows a strong interest in paradigmatic analyses. This volume brings together research exploring different areas of morphology from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives. On an empirical basis, the theoretical assumption of the 'Autonomy of Morphology' is discussed critically. 'Data-driven' approaches carefully examine concrete morphological phenomena in Romance languages and dialects. Topics include syncretism and allomorphy in verbs, pronouns, and articles as well as the use of specific derivational suffixes in word formation. Together, the articles in this volume provide insights into issues currently debated in Romance morphology, appealing to scholars of morphology, Romance linguistics, and advanced students alike.

From Latin to Romance

From Latin to Romance

Morphosyntactic Typology and Change

  • Author: Adam Ledgeway
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199584376
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 434
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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.

Diachronic and Typological Perspectives on Verbs

Diachronic and Typological Perspectives on Verbs

  • Author: Folke Josephson,Ingmar Söhrman
  • Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
  • ISBN: 902727181X
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 443
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This volume applies a diachronic perspective to the verb and mainly deals with typological change affecting tense, aspect, mood and modality in a variety of Indo-European languages (Latin, Romance, Celtic, Germanic, Slavic, Indo-Iranian, Hittite, and Semitic) and the non-Indo-European Turkic, Amerindian and some Australian languages. The analyses of the structural changes and the interchange between the different grammatical categories that cause them which are presented in the chapters of this volume yield astonishing results. The diachronic perspective combined with a comparative approach provides profound knowledge of the typology of the verb and other typological issues and will serve researchers, as well as advanced and beginning of linguistics students in a way that has rarely been encountered before.

The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism: Volume 4, The Eighteenth Century

The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism: Volume 4, The Eighteenth Century

  • Author: H. B. Nisbet,Claude Rawson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521317207
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 951
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This is a comprehensive 1997 account of the history of literary criticism in Britain and Europe between 1660 and 1800. Unlike previous histories, it is not just a chronological survey of critical writing, but a multidisciplinary investigation of how the understanding of literature and its various genres was transformed, at the start of the modern era, by developments in philosophy, psychology, the natural sciences, linguistics, and other disciplines, as well as in society at large. In the process, modern literary theory - at first often implicit in literary texts themselves - emancipated itself from classical poetics and rhetoric, and literary criticism emerged as a full-time professional activity catering for an expanding literate public. The volume is international both in coverage and in authorship. Extensive bibliographies provide guidance for further specialised study.

Diachrony and Dialects

Diachrony and Dialects

Grammatical Change in the Dialects of Italy

  • Author: Paola Benincà
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198701780
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 400
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This book examines morphosyntactic variation in the Romance varieties spoken in Italy from both a regional and historical perspective. It examines a range of phenomena, backed up by extensive empirical data, and will be a valuable resource not only for specialists in Italo-Romance but also for researchers in morphosyntactic change more generally

The Cambridge History of the English Language

The Cambridge History of the English Language

  • Author: Suzanne Romaine
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521264778
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 783
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The volumes of The Cambridge history of the English language reflect the spread of English from its beginnings in Anglo-Saxon England to its current role as a multifaceted global language that dominates international communication in the 21st century.

Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2011

Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2011

Selected papers from 'Going Romance' Utrecht 2011

  • Author: Sergio Baauw,Frank Drijkoningen,Luisa Meroni,Manuela Pinto
  • Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
  • ISBN: 9027271291
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 269
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In 2011, the annual conference series Going Romance celebrated its 25th edition in Utrecht, the founder city of the enterprise. Since its inception in the eighties of the last century, the local initiative has developed into the major European discussion forum for research focussing on the contribution of (one of the) Romance languages to general linguistic theorizing as well as on the working out of in-depth analyses of Romance data within linguistic frameworks. The annual meeting took place on December, 8-10.The present volume is the 5th of the series Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory published by John Benjamins. We publish here a selected set of peer-reviewed articles bearing on topics in phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics, that represent both issues of theoretical nature as well as developments in the field of acquisition. The articles are of great interest for specialists of Romance and for general linguists appreciating parameters and/or language acquisition. Among the contributions are three papers presented by invited speakers (Andrea Calabrese, Ricardo Etxepare and Jason Rothman), while two other very prominent Romance linguists figure as co-authors (Aafke Hulk, Luigi Rizzi).

Discourse and Pragmatic Markers from Latin to the Romance Languages

Discourse and Pragmatic Markers from Latin to the Romance Languages

  • Author: Chiara Ghezzi,Piera Molinelli
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)
  • ISBN: 0199681600
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 299
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This book examines the historical development of discourse and pragmatic markers across the Romance languages. These markers serve to indicate the organization of the discourse, the speaker's relationship with the interlocutor, and the speaker's stance with regard to the information expressed. Their relevance is in assisting interpretation, despite the fact that they have little or no propositional content. In this book, distinguished scholars from different theoretical backgrounds analyse the different classes of discourse and pragmatic markers found in Latin and the Romance languages and explore both their diachronic development and their synchronic properties. Following an introduction and overview of the development of these markers, the book is divided into two parts: the first part investigates pragmatic markers developed from verbs, such as Latin quaeso, Romanian ma rog, and Spanish o sea; the second looks at adverbs as discourse markers, such as French deja and Italian gia, Romanian atunci and Portuguese alias. Chapters address a variety of theoretical issues such as the cyclic nature of functional developments, the nature of grammaticalization and pragmaticalization, semantic change, and the emergence of new pragmatic values. The arguments presented also have consequences for any analysis of the interfaces between grammar, discourse, and interaction.

Pidgins and Creoles: Volume 1, Theory and Structure

Pidgins and Creoles: Volume 1, Theory and Structure

  • Author: John A. Holm
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521271080
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 280
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This first volume of Holm's major survey of pidgins and creoles provides a readable introduction to a field of study that has become established only in the past few decades. Written for both students and general readers with a basic knowledge of linguistics, the book's original perspective will also attract specialists in the field seeking a broad overview of the linguistic and sociolinguistic relationships between these languages. Restructured versions of English, French, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, and other languages arose during European colonial expansion, resulting in such creoles as Jamaican, Haitian, Papiamentu, and some one hundred others, as well as such semi-creoles as Afrikaans, non-standard Brazilian Portuguese, and American Black English. Scholars have tended to work on particular language varieties in relative isolation rather than undertaking comparative research into the genesis, development, and structure of creoles. In this book, however, Holm draws on studies of a broad range of languages to make clear the extent of creoles' differences and similarities. The core of this volume is a comparative study of creoles based on European languages in Africa and the Caribbean in terms of their lexical semantics, phonology, and syntax. Volume 2 presents an overview of the socio-historical development of each of some one hundred pidgins, creoles and semi-creoles, providing texts and highlighting the salient linguistic features of each.

Romanticism and the Rise of English

Romanticism and the Rise of English

  • Author: Andrew Elfenbein
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780804769891
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 288
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Named a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2009 Romanticism and the Rise of English addresses a peculiar development in contemporary literary criticism: the disappearance of the history of the English language as a relevant topic. Elfenbein argues for a return not to older modes of criticism, but to questions about the relation between literature and language that have vanished from contemporary investigation. His book is an example of a kind of work that has often been called for but rarely realized—a social philology that takes seriously the formal and institutional forces shaping the production of English. This results not only in a history of English, but also in a recovery of major events shaping English studies as a coherent discipline. This book points to new directions in literary criticism by arguing for the need to reconceptualize authorial agency in light of a broadened understanding of linguistic history.