The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages

Hardcover | July 30, 2016

EditorAdam Ledgeway, Martin Maiden

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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 andRomance-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 providescomparative 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 studiesof 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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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 andRomance-speaking areas, including standard, no...

Adam Ledgeway is Professor of Italian and Romance Linguistics at the University of Cambridge, and Fellow of Downing College, Cambridge. His research interests include Italian dialectology, the comparative history and morphosyntax of the Romance languages, Latin, syntactic theory, and linguistic change. He is co-editor, with Martin Maid...

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Series prefaceAbbreviationsThe ContributorsIntroductionPart I: The Making of the Romance Languages1. James Clackson: Latin as a source for the Romance Languages2. Roger Wright: Latin and Romance in the medieval period: A sociophilological approach3. Barbara Frank-Job and Maria Selig: Early evidence and sourcesPart II: Typology and Classification4. Nigel Vincent: A structural comparison of Latin and Romance5. Paolo Ramat and Davide Ricca: Romance: A typological approach6. Georg Bossong: Classifications7. Hans Goebl: Romance linguistic geography and dialectometryPart III: Individual Structural Overviews8. Martin Maiden: Romanian, Istro-Romanian, Megleno-Romanian, and Aromanian9. Martin Maiden: Dalmatian10. Paola Beninca and Laura Vanelli: Friulian11. Giampaolo Salvi: Ladin12. Stephen R. Anderson: Romansh (Rumantsch)13. Paola Beninca, Mair Parry, and Diego Pescarini: The dialects of northern Italy14. Adam Ledgeway: Italian, Tuscan, and Corsican15. Michele Loporcaro and Tania Paciaroni: The dialects of central Italy16. Adam Ledgeway: The dialects of southern Italy17. Guido Mensching and Eva-Maria Remberger: Sardinian18. John Charles Smith: French and northern Gallo-Romance19. Michele Olivieri and Patrick Sauzet: Southern Gallo-Romance20. Andres Kristol: Francoprovencal21. Alex Alsina: Catalan22. Donald N. Tuten, Enrique Pato, and Ora R. Schwarzwald: Spanish, Astur-Leonese, Navarro-Aragonese, Judaeo-Spanish23. Francisco Dubert and Charlotte Galves: Galician and Portuguese24. Annegret Bollee and Philippe Maurer: CreolesPart IV: Comparative OverviewsPhonology25. Stephan Schmid: Segmental phonology26. Giovanna Marotta: Prosodic structureMorphology27. Martin Maiden: Inflectional morphology28. Franz Rainer: Derivational morphology29. Francesca Forza and Sergio Scalise: CompoundingSyntax30. Giuliana Giusti: The structure of the nominal group31. Silvio Cruschina and Adam Ledgeway: The structure of the clauseSemantics and Pragmatics32. Steven N. Dworkin: Lexical stability and shared lexicon33. Ingmar Sohrman: Onomasiological differentiation34. Silvio Cruschina: Information and discourse structureSociolinguistics35. Mari C. Jones, Mair Parry, and Lynn Williams: Sociolinguistic variation36. Johannes Kabatek: Diglossia37. Christopher J. Pountain: StandardizationPart V: Issues in Romance Phonology38. Martin Maiden: Diphthongization39. Lori Repetti: Palatalization40. Rodney Sampson: Sandhi phenomena41. Thomas Finbow: Writing systemsPart VI: Issues in Romance Morphology42. Martin Maiden: Number43. Martin Maiden: Morphomes44. Chiara Cappellaro: Tonic pronominal system: Morphophonology45. Diego Pescarini: Clitic pronominal system: MorphophonologyPart VII: Issues in Romance Syntax46. Adam Ledgeway: Functional categories47. Cecilia Poletto and Christina Tortora: Subject clitics: Syntax48. Ian Roberts: Object clitics49. Michele Loporcaro: Auxiliary selection and participial agreementPart VIII: Issues in Romance Syntax and Semantics50. Delia Bentley: Split intransitivity51. Cecilia Poletto: Negation52. Delia Bentley and Francesco Maria Ciconte: Copular and existential constructionsPart IX: Issues in Romance Pragmatics and Discourse53. Ion Giurgea and Eva-Maria Remberger: Illocutionary force54. Adam Ledgeway and John Charles Smith: Deixis55. Richard Ashdowne: Address systemsPart X: Case StudiesThe Nominal Group56. Adina Dragomirescu and Alexandru Nicolae: Case57. Michele Loporcaro: GenderThe Verbal Group58. Pier Marco Bertinetto and Mario Squartini: Tense and aspect59. Josep Quer: Mood60. Michela Cennamo: Voice61. Michelle Sheehan: Complex predicatesThe Clause62. Giampaolo Salvi: Word order63. Adam Ledgeway: Clausal complementation64. Elisabeth Stark: Relative clausesReferencesIndex