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Title: Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2008
Subtitle: Selected papers from 'Going Romance' Groningen 2008
Edited By: Reineke Bok-Bennema
Brigitte Kampers-Manhe
Bart Hollerbrandse
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=RLLT%202
Series Title: Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2
Description:

This volume assembles a significant number of selected papers that were
presented at the 22nd edition of Going Romance, held at the University of
Groningen in December 2008. Though it contains a variety of topics, 'tense,
mood and aspect' is represented most extensively. This volume contains a rich
variety of Romance languages: Cape Verdean, European Portuguese, French,
Italian, Romanian and Spanish. The collection of papers is representative
of the
research carried out nowadays on Romance languages within theoretical
linguistics and shows the vitality of this research.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Language Family(ies): Romance
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ISBN-13: 9789027287618
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