The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages

ISBN : 9780199677108

Adam Ledgeway; Martin Maiden
1360 Pages
219 x 276 mm
Pub date
Jun 2016
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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.


Series preface
The Contributors
Part I: The Making of the Romance Languages
1 James Clackson: Latin as a source for the Romance Languages
2 Roger Wright: Latin and Romance in the medieval period: A sociophilological approach
3 Barbara Frank-Job and Maria Selig: Early evidence and sources
Part II: Typology and Classification
4 Nigel Vincent: A structural comparison of Latin and Romance
5 Paolo Ramat and Davide Ricca: Romance: A typological approach
6 Georg Bossong: Classifications
7 Hans Goebl: Romance linguistic geography and dialectometry
Part III: Individual Structural Overviews
8 Martin Maiden: Romanian, Istro-Romanian, Megleno-Romanian, and Aromanian
9 Martin Maiden: Dalmatian
10 Paola Beninca and Laura Vanelli: Friulian
11 Giampaolo Salvi: Ladin
12 Stephen R. Anderson: Romansh (Rumantsch)
13 Paola Beninca, Mair Parry, and Diego Pescarini: The dialects of northern Italy
14 Adam Ledgeway: Italian, Tuscan, and Corsican
15 Michele Loporcaro and Tania Paciaroni: The dialects of central Italy
16 Adam Ledgeway: The dialects of southern Italy
17 Guido Mensching and Eva-Maria Remberger: Sardinian
18 John Charles Smith: French and northern Gallo-Romance
19 Michele Olivieri and Patrick Sauzet: Southern Gallo-Romance
20 Andres Kristol: Francoprovencal
21 Alex Alsina: Catalan
22 Donald N. Tuten, Enrique Pato, and Ora R. Schwarzwald: Spanish, Astur-Leonese, Navarro-Aragonese, Judaeo-Spanish
23 Francisco Dubert and Charlotte Galves: Galician and Portuguese
24 Annegret Bollee and Philippe Maurer: Creoles

Part IV: Comparative Overviews
25 Stephan Schmid: Segmental phonology
26 Giovanna Marotta: Prosodic structure
27 Martin Maiden: Inflectional morphology
28 Franz Rainer: Derivational morphology
29 Francesca Forza and Sergio Scalise: Compounding
30 Giuliana Giusti: The structure of the nominal group
31 Silvio Cruschina and Adam Ledgeway: The structure of the clause
Semantics and Pragmatics
32 Steven N. Dworkin: Lexical stability and shared lexicon
33 Ingmar Sohrman: Onomasiological differentiation
34 Silvio Cruschina: Information and discourse structure
35 Mari C. Jones, Mair Parry, and Lynn Williams: Sociolinguistic variation
36 Johannes Kabatek: Diglossia
37 Christopher J. Pountain: Standardization

Part V: Issues in Romance Phonology
38 Martin Maiden: Diphthongization
39 Lori Repetti: Palatalization
40 Rodney Sampson: Sandhi phenomena
41 Thomas Finbow: Writing systems

Part VI: Issues in Romance Morphology
42 Martin Maiden: Number
43 Martin Maiden: Morphomes
44 Chiara Cappellaro: Tonic pronominal system: Morphophonology
45 Diego Pescarini: Clitic pronominal system: Morphophonology

Part VII: Issues in Romance Syntax
46 Adam Ledgeway: Functional categories
47 Cecilia Poletto and Christina Tortora: Subject clitics: Syntax
48 Ian Roberts: Object clitics
49 Michele Loporcaro: Auxiliary selection and participial agreement

Part VIII: Issues in Romance Syntax and Semantics
50 Delia Bentley: Split intransitivity
51 Cecilia Poletto: Negation
52 Delia Bentley and Francesco Maria Ciconte: Copular and existential constructions

Part IX: Issues in Romance Pragmatics and Discourse
53 Ion Giurgea and Eva-Maria Remberger: Illocutionary force
54 Adam Ledgeway and John Charles Smith: Deixis
55 Richard Ashdowne: Address systems

Part X: Case Studies
The Nominal Group
56 Adina Dragomirescu and Alexandru Nicolae: Case
57 Michele Loporcaro: Gender
The Verbal Group
58 Pier Marco Bertinetto and Mario Squartini: Tense and aspect
59 Josep Quer: Mood
60 Michela Cennamo: Voice
61 Michelle Sheehan: Complex predicates
The Clause
62 Giampaolo Salvi: Word order
63 Adam Ledgeway: Clausal complementation
64 Elisabeth Stark: Relative clauses


About the author: 

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 Maiden and John Charles Smith, of The Cambridge History of the Romance Languages (CUP, 2011/2013) and, with Paola Beninca and Nigel Vincent, of Diachrony and Dialects: Grammatical Change in the Dialects of Italy (OUP, 2014), and author of From Latin to Romance: Morphosyntactic Typology and Change (OUP, 2012; paperback 2015). ; Martin Maiden is Professor of the Romance Languages and a Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford. He became a fellow of the British Academy in 2003, and is Director of the Oxford Research Centre for Romance Linguistics. His recent publications include The Cambridge History of the Romance Languages (co-edited with Adam Ledgeway and John Charles Smith; CUP, 2011/2013), The Boundaries of Pure Morphology (co-edited with Silvio Cruschina and John Charles Smith; OUP, 2013), and Morphological Autonomy (co-edited with John Charles Smith, Maria Goldbach, and Marc-Olivier Hinzelin; OUP, 2011).

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