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Title: Theoretical Analyses on Romance Languages
Edited By: José Lema Labadie
Esthela Trevino
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 157
Description:

From the papers presented at the 26th LSRL, this volume offers a selection of a contributions on phonological issues and on syntax. Most of the grammatical phenomena discussed are treated within the frameworks of the Minimalist Program, Distributed Morphology, or Optimality Theory. It was apparent from the diversity of the papers delivered, that these approaches are exposing novel phenomena, which enrich and widen our knowledge and understanding of language. The analyses undertaken in these articles range over a variety of (dialects of) Romance languages.

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
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ISBN: 1556198736
ISBN-13: 9781556198731
Prices: U.S. $ 169
 
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ISBN: 9027236623
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