The Romance Inter-Views: Syntax

Grant Armstrong, Karlos Arregi, Karen De Clercq, Caterina Donati, Antonio Fábregas, Luigi Rizzi, Andrés Saab, Norma Schifano

Abstract

The Romance Inter-Views are short, multiple Q&A pairs that address key issues, definitions and ideas regarding Romance linguistics. Prominent exponents of different approaches to the study of Romance linguistics are asked to answer some general questions from their viewpoint. The answers are then assembled so that readers can get a comparative picture of what’s going on in the field.

For the first Inter-Views we selected (morpho-)syntactic research, and asked 8 syntacticians, representing four approaches to the study of Romance linguistics, to answer our questions. The approaches we selected are Cartography, Distributed Morphology, Minimalism, and Nanosyntax. The scholars we interviewed are listed hereafter.

For Cartography:
Luigi Rizzi, professor of Linguistics at the Collège de France;
Norma Schifano, lecturer in Modern Languages at the University of Birmingham. 

For Distributed Morphology:
Karlos Arregi, associate professor in Linguistics at the University of Chicago;
Andrés Saab, associate researcher at CONICET, Buenos Aires and associate professor in Linguistics at the University of Buenos Aires. 

For Minimalism:
Grant Armstrong, associate professor of Spanish Linguistics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison;
Caterina Donati, professor of Linguistics at the CNRS Laboratoire de Linguistique formelle, Université de Paris

For Nanosyntax:
Karen De Clercq, CNRS researcher at the Laboratoire de Linguistique formelle (Université de Paris).
Antonio Fábregas, professor of Linguistics at UIT, The Arctic University of Norway

Keywords

syntax; Romance linguistics; Cartography, Distributed Morphology; Minimalism; Nanosyntax

Full Text:

PDF

References

Baunaz, L. & E. Lander. 2018. Deconstructing categories syncretic with the nominal complementizer. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics, 3(1): 31. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/gjgl.349

Belletti, A., Bennati, E. & A Sorace. 2007. Theoretical and developmental issues in the syntax of subjects: Evidence from near-native Italian. Natural Linguistic Theory (25): 657-689.

Belletti, A. & M.T. Guasti. 2015. The Acquisition of Italian. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Bianchi, V., Bocci, G. & Silvio Cruschina. 2017. Two types of subject inversion in Italian wh-questions. Revue roumaine de linguistique 62(3): 233–252.

Bocci, G. & S. Cruschina. 2018. Postverbal subjects and nuclear pitch accent in Italian wh-questions. In Petrosino, R., Cerrone, P. & H. van der Hulst (eds), From Sounds to Structure. Beyond the Veil of Maya, 467-494. Boston, Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.

De Clercq, K. 2020. The Morphosyntax of Negative Markers. A Nanosyntactic

Account. Mouton de Gruyter.

De Clercq, K. 2013. A Unified Syntax of Negation. PhD dissertation. Ghent:

Ghent University.

De Clercq, K. 2017. The Nanosyntax of French Negation. In Cruschina, S., Hartmann, K. & E. Remberger (eds), Studies on Negation: syntax, semantics, and variation, 49–80. Vienna: Vienna University Press.

De Clercq, K. & G. Vanden Wyngaerd. 2017. *ABA revisited: Evidence from

Czech and Latin degree morphology. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics, 2(1), p.69.

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/gjgl.371

De Clercq, K. & G. Vanden Wyngaerd. 2019. On the idiomatic nature of

unproductive morphology. In: Linguistics in the Netherlands 36, 99-114. John Benjamins.

Fábregas, Antonio. 2018. Word Order and Nanosyntax: Preverbal Subjects and

Interrogatives across Spanish Varieties. In Baunaz, L., De Clercq, K. , Haegeman, L. & E. Lander (eds): Exploring Nanosyntax, 250-276. Oxford/ New York: Oxford University Press.

Guijarro-Fuentes, P., Juan-Garau M. & P. Larrañaga (eds). 2016. Acquisition of Romance Languages. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Janku, L. & M. Starke. 2019. Class meets gender in Italian and Spanish: A

Nanosyntactic account. Talk presented at Going Romance 2019 (28-29 November 2019). Leiden University Center for Linguistics, The Netherlands. https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/binaries/content/assets/geesteswetenschappen/leiden-university-centre-for-linguistics/goingromance2019_janku-starke.pdf

Starke, M. 2020. Universal Morphology. Invited talk at NELS 51 (6-8

November 2020). Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada. https://uqam.ca.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=c8ad61b3-1bed-43f6-800a-ac8f0105b1eb

Article Metrics

Metrics Loading ...

Metrics powered by PLOS ALM
Copyright (c) 2021 Grant Armstrong, Karlos Arregi, Karen De Clercq, Caterina Donati, Antonio Fábregas, Luigi Rizzi, Andrés Saab, Norma Schifano