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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
ISBN-10 9780521800723
Release 2011-01
Pages 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
ISBN-10 0521800730
Release 2013-10-24
Pages 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
ISBN-10 9780199677108
Release 2016-03-10
Pages 1408
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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.



A Reference Grammar of Modern Italian

A Reference Grammar of Modern Italian Author Professor Martin Maiden
ISBN-10 9781444116786
Release 2014-02-04
Pages 512
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This Italian reference grammar provides students, teachers and others interested in the Italian language with a comprehensive, accessible and jargon-free guide to the forms and structure of Italian. Whatever their level of knowledge of the language, learners of Italian will find this book indispensable: it gives clear and detailed explanations of everything from the most elementary facts such as the relation between spelling and pronunciation, or the forms of the article, to more advanced points such as the various nuances of the subjunctive. Formal or archaic discourse is distinguished from informal, everyday usage, and regionalisms are also indicated where appropriate. The authors have taken care to make it an easy and illuminating reference tool: extensive cross-referencing enables readers to quickly find the information they require, and also stimulates them to discover new, related facts.



From Latin to Romance

From Latin to Romance Author Adam Ledgeway
ISBN-10 0199584370
Release 2012-05-17
Pages 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.



The Cambridge History of Nineteenth Century Music

The Cambridge History of Nineteenth Century Music Author Jim Samson
ISBN-10 0521590175
Release 2001-12-03
Pages 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.



Manual of Grammatical Interfaces in Romance

Manual of Grammatical Interfaces in Romance Author Susann Fischer
ISBN-10 9783110311860
Release 2016-09-12
Pages 701
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Different components of grammar interact in non-trivial ways. It has been under debate what the actual range of interaction is and how we can most appropriately represent this in grammatical theory. The volume provides a general overview of various topics in the linguistics of Romance languages by examining them through the interaction of grammatical components and functions as a state-of-the-art report, but at the same time as a manual of Romance languages.



Historical Linguistics 2011

Historical Linguistics 2011 Author Ritsuko Kikusawa
ISBN-10 9789027271198
Release 2013-11-14
Pages 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.



The Romance Verb

The Romance Verb Author Martin Maiden
ISBN-10 9780199660216
Release 2018-03-29
Pages 384
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This book is the first comprehensive comparative-historical survey of patterns of alternation in the Romance verb that persist through time but have long ceased to be conditioned by any phonological or functional determinant. It explores the status of these patterns and their persistence, self-replication, and reinforcement over time.



Comparative and Diachronic Perspectives on Romance Syntax

Comparative and Diachronic Perspectives on Romance Syntax Author Gabriela Pană Dindelegan
ISBN-10 9781527509498
Release 2018-04-18
Pages 463
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The volume brings together fifteen papers focusing on the morphosyntax of different Romance varieties. It is based on papers presented at the workshop bearing the same title held at the University of Bucharest in November 2015 and is dedicated to Professor Martin Maiden of the University of Oxford in honour of his 60th birthday. The contributions tackle different theoretical issues concerning current linguistic theory (relevant both for comparative and diachronic approaches), including parameters, features and their hierarchical organization, word order changes, the level of verb movement in different varieties, inflected infinitives, clitic placement and clitic doubling, ethical datives, and personal subject pronouns, among others. As such, the volume represents diverse theoretical approaches to addressing a number of key morphological and syntactic issues in the morphosyntactic development of the Romance languages, drawing on modern research methods and current linguistic theory, with a clear preference for parametric syntax. The most significant areas of grammar are well-represented here. The volume will appeal to advanced graduate and postgraduate students in diachronic linguistics, theoretical linguistics, and Romance linguistics, as well as researchers in the fields of historical and typological linguistics, morphosyntactic theory, and the history of the Romance languages.



Manual of Romance Morphosyntax and Syntax

Manual of Romance Morphosyntax and Syntax Author Andreas Dufter
ISBN-10 9783110377088
Release 2017-09-25
Pages 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.



The Cambridge History of the English Language

The Cambridge History of the English Language Author Roger Lass
ISBN-10 0521264766
Release 2000-01-27
Pages 794
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This volume of the Cambridge History of the English Language encompasses three centuries of immense cultural change, from Caxton in the late Middle Ages to the American Declaration of Independence and the beginnings of Romanticism. During this period, Middle English became Early Modern English and then developed into the early stages of indisputably "modern" English. This book traces developments in orthography and punctuation, phonology and morphology, syntax, lexis and semantics, regional and social variation, and the literary language. It also contains a glossary of linguistic terms and an extensive bibliography.



The Romance Languages

The Romance Languages Author Rebecca Posner
ISBN-10 0521281393
Release 1996-09-05
Pages 376
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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.



The Cambridge History of the English Language

The Cambridge History of the English Language Author Suzanne Romaine
ISBN-10 0521264774
Release 1992
Pages 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.



Diachronic Variation in Romanian

Diachronic Variation in Romanian Author Gabriela Pană Dindelegan
ISBN-10 9781443871440
Release 2014-11-19
Pages 485
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This volume represents the first work published in English dealing with the historical grammar of Romanian from a modern theoretical perspective. It consists of a selection of papers focusing on the historical grammar of Romanian, bringing together diverse theoretical approaches in order to address a number of key morphological and syntactic issues in the history of the morphosyntactic development of Romanian. The majority of papers in this volume deal with topics in Romanian historical syntax, drawing on modern research methods and current linguistic theory, with a clear preference for parametric syntax. The most significant areas of grammar, namely the nominal domain and the verbal domain, are well represented in this volume.



The Grammar of Romanian

The Grammar of Romanian Author Gabriela Panã Dindelegan
ISBN-10 9780199644926
Release 2013-04-25
Pages 656
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This book is the first comprehensive grammar in English of present-day standard Romanian. It is an indispensable resource for Romance linguists, from advanced undergraduate level and above.



The Structure of Spoken Language

The Structure of Spoken Language Author Philippe Martin
ISBN-10 9781107036185
Release 2015-10-31
Pages 280
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An innovative and unified grammar of sentence intonation, applied to Romance languages (French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan and Romanian).