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Author Dworkin, Steven N
Title New Approaches to Old Problems : Issues in Romance historical linguistics
Imprint Amserdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2000
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Note NEW APPROACHES TO OLD PROBLEMS ISSUES IN ROMANCE HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS -- Editorial page -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Table of contents -- Acknowledgements -- INTRODUCTION -- REFERENCES -- PART I GENERAL PROBLEMS -- BEYOND PARAMETERS* -- 0. Introduction -- 1. Different kinds of newness -- 2. The need for innovation in theoretical contexts -- 3. A change to the immanent perspective -- 4. Extended data: Written language -- 5. Typology of subject expression -- 6. Northern Italian typology -- 7. Development -- 8. Subject clitics and null-subject status -- 9. Clitic grammaticalization cline -- 10. Transcending parameters -- 11. 'Transition phases' in an immanent perspective -- 12. Social interaction modeling and linguistic change -- 13. Modeling historical change -- REFERENCES -- A NEW VIEW OF GRAMMATICALIZATION TO REPLACE THE 'CYCLE' IN HISTORICAL ROMANCE LINGUISTICS -- 0. Introduction: The synthetic/analytic 'cycle' -- 1. A new view of grammaticalization to replace the cycle -- 2. Theoretical discussion -- REFERENCES -- PART II PHONOLOGY AND MORPHOLOGY -- ROMANCE LENITION -- 0. Introduction -- 1. The problem -- 2. Structure-based accounts -- 3. Below La Spezia - Rimini -- 4. Considering rafforzamento sintattico -- 5. Phases in the development -- 6. Conclusion -- REFERENCES -- AN OT APPROACH TO ATONIC VOWEL LOSS PATTERNS IN OLD FRENCH AND OLD SPANISH -- 0. Introduction -- 1. Preliminaries: fundamentals of the OT approach employed -- 2. Parallel developments in Old French and Old Spanish: Non-low Vs -- 3. Divergent developments in Old French and Old Spanish: Pretonic andposttonic V loss -- 4. Conclusion -- REFERENCES -- ANALOGY AND OPTIMALITY THEORY IN A MORPHOLOGICAL CHANGE OF SOUTHWEST SPANISH -- 0. Introduction -- 2. OT Analysis -- 3. Morphological change -- 4. Conclusion -- REFERENCES
LINKING SOCIAL CHANGE AND LINGUISTIC CHANGE KOINEIZATION IN EARLY CASTILE -- REFERENCES -- PART III SYNTAX AND SEMANTICS -- SYNTACTIC DIFFUSION IN SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE INFINITIVAL COMPLEMENTS -- 0. Introduction -- 1. Gradual shifts -- 2. Syntactic diffusion -- 3. The role of intermediate, functionally-ambiguous constructions -- REFERENCES -- THE ROLE OF FEATURES IN HISTORICAL CHANGE* -- 0. Introduction -- 1. Methodology -- 2. The domains of aspect in Old French -- 3. Aspect and prefixation in Modern French -- 4. On the relationship between prefixation and grammatical aspect -- 5. On prefixes and change -- REFERENCES -- SPANISH OBJECT AGREEMENT MARKERS AND THE TYPOLOGY OF OBJECT AGREEMENT MORPHOLOGY* -- 0. Introduction: The linguistic problem -- 1. The data and universals -- 2. Explanations for the form of verbal inflections -- 3. A revised explanation -- 4. A micro-analysis of historical change -- REFERENCES -- EVOLVING TOBLER-MUSSAFIA EFFECTS IN THE PLACEMENT OF FRENCH CLITICS* -- 0. Introduction -- 1. Description and analysis of the diachronic stages -- 2. Conclusion -- REFERENCES -- GRAMMATICALIZATION CHAINS AND FRENCH COMPLEX-INVERSION* -- 0. Introduction -- 1. Various analyses of C-I -- 2. A brief history of complex-inversion -- 3. Convergence and divergence in the pronoun system -- 4. Grammaticalization and the postverbal subject pronouns -- 5. Conclusion -- REFERENCES -- A MINIMALIST PERSPECTIVE ON WACKERNAGEL'S LAW -- 0. Introduction -- 1. Earlier approaches -- 2. New approach -- 3. Conclusion -- REFERENCES -- INFINITIVE SUBORDINATORS AND VERB RESTRUCTURING IN FRENCH* -- 0. Introduction -- 1. The alternation à/de/Ø in C -- 2. The alternation à/Ø and bare infinitives -- 3. Clause union revisited -- 4. Diachronic variation of sub ordinators -- 5. Conclusions -- REFERENCES -- Subject Index
This volume contains revised versions of thirteen of the papers presented at the parasession, "New Solutions to Old Problems: Issues in Romance Historical Linguistics", held as part of the 29th Linguistic Symposium on the Romance Languages (1999). These studies examine specific problems in Romance historical linguistics within the framework of new analytical approaches, many of which represent extensions into the diachronic realm of methodologies and theories originally formulated to explain aspects of synchronic phonology and syntax. Insights afforded by Principles and Parameters, the Minimalist Program, Optimality Theory, grammaticalization theory, and sociohistorical linguistics are used to elucidate such long-standing issues in traditional historical grammar as diphthongization in Hispano-Romance, syncope of intertonic vowels in Hispano- and Gallo-Romane, Romance lenition, the role of analogy in morphological change, word order, infinitival constructions, and the collocation of clitic object pronouns in Old French and Old Spanish
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Dworkin, Steven N. New Approaches to Old Problems : Issues in Romance historical linguistics Amserdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company,c2000 9789027237170
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