The Romance Languages by Rebecca PosnerThe Romance Languages by Rebecca Posner

The Romance Languages

byRebecca Posner

Paperback | September 13, 1996

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What is a Romance language? How is it related to other Romance languages, how did they all evolve, and what can they tell us about language in general? In this comprehensive survey Rebecca Posner, a distinguished Romance specialist, examines this group of languages from a wide variety of perspectives. Her analysis combines philological expertise with insights drawn from modern theoretical linguistics, and relates linguistic features to historical and sociological factors. Her discussion is extensively illustrated with new and original data, and an up-to-date and comprehensive bibliography is included.
Title:The Romance LanguagesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:400 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.83 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.83 inPublished:September 13, 1996Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521281393

ISBN - 13:9780521281393

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. The Similarities: 1. What is a Romance language I; 2. What is a Romance language II; 3. Latin and Romance; 4. Convergence, inter-influence and parallel development; Part II. The Differences: 5. How many Romance languages?; 6. When did the Romance languages differentiate?; 7. How did the Romance languages differentiate?; 8. Sociolinguistic factors.

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"...Posner's The Romance Languages is a work of immense erudition and scholarship which will be most appreciated by those who have some prior knowledge of the history and development of this widespread language family." Marc Picard, Canadian Journal of Linguistics