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The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages

Adam Ledgeway and Martin Maiden


This book is as an essential tool for both Romance linguists and general linguists which brings together leading recent international scholarship in individual Romance varieties and from different theoretical frameworks and approaches, showing how each may cast new and necessary light on the other. It offers a detailed structural treatment of all the individual Romance varieties and Romance-speaking areas (including standard, non-standard, dialectal, and regional varieties of the Romània continua and the Romània nova), as well as a comparative treatment of major topics, issues, and case studie ... More

Keywords: Romance languages, Romance dialects, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, discourse, sociolinguistics, typology

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199677108
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677108.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adam Ledgeway, editor
Professor of Italian and Romance Linguistics, University of Cambridge

Martin Maiden, editor
Professor of the Romance Languages, University of Oxford

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Part I The Making of the Romance Languages

Chapter 3 Early evidence and sources

Barbara Frank-Job and Maria Selig

Part II Typology and Classification

Chapter 5 Romance

Paolo Ramat and Davide Ricca

Part III Individual Structural Overviews

Chapter 9 Dalmatian

Martin Maiden

Chapter 10 Friulian

Paola Benincà and Laura Vanelli

Chapter 11 Ladin

Giampaolo Salvi

Chapter 12 Romansh (Rumantsch)

Stephen R. Anderson

Chapter 13 The dialects of northern Italy1

Paola Benincà, Mair Parry, and Diego Pescarini

Chapter 15 The dialects of central Italy

Michele Loporcaro and Tania Paciaroni

Chapter 17 Sardinian

Guido Mensching and Eva-Maria Remberger

Chapter 19 Southern Gallo-Romance (Occitan)

Michèle Oliviéri and Patrick Sauzet

Chapter 21 Catalan

Alex Alsina

Chapter 22 Spanish, Astur-Leonese, Navarro-Aragonese, Judaeo-Spanish

Donald N. Tuten, Enrique Pato, and Ora R. Schwarzwald

Chapter 23 Galician and Portuguese

Francisco Dubert and Charlotte Galves

Chapter 24 Creoles

Annegret Bollée and Philippe Maurer

Part IV Comparative Overviews

A. Phonology

B. Morphology

Chapter 29 Compounding

Francesca Forza and Sergio Scalise

C. Syntax

Chapter 31 The structure of the clause

Silvio Cruschina and Adam Ledgeway

D. Semantics and Pragmatics

E. Sociolinguistics

Chapter 35 Sociolinguistic variation

Mari C. Jones, Mair Parry, and Lynn Williams

Chapter 36 Diglossia

Johannes Kabatek

Chapter 37 Standardization

Christopher J. Pountain

Part V Issues in Romance Phonology

Part VI Issues in Romance Morphology

Chapter 42 Number

Martin Maiden

Chapter 43 Morphomes

Martin Maiden

Part VII Issues in Romance Syntax

Chapter 47 Subject clitics: syntax

Cecilia Poletto and Christina Tortora

Part VIII Issues in Romance Syntax and Semantics

Chapter 51 Negation

Cecilia Poletto

Chapter 52 Copular and existential constructions

Delia Bentley and Francesco Maria Ciconte

Part IX Issues in Romance Pragmatics and Discourse

Chapter 53 Illocutionary force

Ion Giurgea and Eva-Maria Remberger

Chapter 54 Deixis

Adam Ledgeway and John Charles Smith

Chapter 55 Address systems

Richard Ashdowne

Part X Case Studies

A. The nominal group

Chapter 56 Case

Adina Dragomirescu and Alexandru Nicolae

Chapter 57 Gender

Michele Loporcaro

B. The verbal group

Chapter 58 Tense and aspect

Pier Marco Bertinetto and Mario Squartini

Chapter 59 Mood

Josep Quer

Chapter 60 Voice

Michela Cennamo

C. The clause

Chapter 62 Word order

Giampaolo Salvi

Chapter 64 Relative clauses

Elisabeth Stark

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