Romance grammars in context and contact

Introduction to the Special Issue



This Special Issue brings together ten articles authored by the participants and invited speakers of the Romance Grammars, Context and Contact (RGCC2021) workshop. This introductory article provides an overview of the workshop and summarizes the articles in the present collection.


Biberauer, Theresa. 2018. Less IS more: Some thoughts on the Tolerance Principle in the context of the Maximize Minimal Means model. Cambridge Occasional Papers in Linguistics 11(6): 131–145.

Biberauer, Theresa. 2019a. Factors 2 and 3: Towards a principled explanation. In Ángel Gallego, & Dennis Ott (eds.), Catalan Journal of Linguistics (Special issue: Generative Syntax. Questions, Crossroads, and Challenges): 45-88.

Biberauer, Theresa. 2019b. Children always go beyond the input: The Maximize Minimal Means perspective. Theoretical Linguistics 45(3-4): 211-224.

D’Alessandro, Roberta. 2021. Syntactic Change in Contact: Romance. Annual Review of Linguistics 18(19): 309-28.

Matras, Yaron, & Jeanette Sakel. 2007. Investigating the mechanisms of pattern replication in language convergence. Studies in Language 31(4): 829-865.




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