The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages

Adam Ledgeway, Martin Maiden
Oxford University Press, 5 sept. 2016 - 1408 pages
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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.

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Table des matières

Series Preface
The Contributors
Plate Section
The Making of the Romance Languages
Typology and Classification
Individual Structural Overviews
Issues in Romance Phonology
Issues in Romance Morphology
Issues in Romance Syntax
Issues in Romance Syntax and Semantics
Issues in Romance Pragmatics and Discourse
Case Studies

Comparative Overviews

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À propos de l'auteur (2016)

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 Benincà 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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