Isogloss. A journal on variation of Romance and Iberian languages

Isogloss. A journal on variation of Romance and Iberian languages
studies language variation from a comparative perspective. In doing so, it offers a forum for discussion of different approaches, either theoretically or descriptively oriented, that help us progress in our understanding of such varieties, their differences, and similarities.


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28 p, 415.2 KB Verb Second in Old Venetian / Singh, Onkar (University of Cambridge)
This study aims to add to a rich scholarship on the presence of a verb second constraint in old (Italo-)Romance that has been argued to cause V-to-C raising of both the finite verb and one or more constituents, provided we understand this constraint to be lax in these varieties (cf. [...]
2021 - 10.5565/rev/isogloss.110
Isogloss, Vol. 7 (2021) (Articles)  
11 p, 157.0 KB The Romance Inter-Views : Syntax / Armstrong, Grant (University of Wisconsin) ; Arregi, Karlos (University of Chicago) ; De Clercq, Karen (CNRS Laboratoire de Linguistique formelle) ; Donati, Caterina (CNRS Laboratoire de Linguistique formelle) ; Fábregas, Antonio (The Arctic University of Norway) ; Rizzi, Luigi (Collège de France) ; Saab, Andrés (Universidad de Buenos Aires) ; Schifano, Norma (University of Birmingham)
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. [...]
2021 - 10.5565/rev/isogloss.112
Isogloss, Vol. 7 (2021) , p. 1-11 (The Romance Inter-Views)  
18 p, 380.9 KB Grammaticalization degrees in Catalan anar vs. estar + adjective in the 19th and 20th centuries : a language contact, corpus-based distributional approach / Gandarillas, Marc (University of Florida)
The present study constitutes an exploratory analysis of the use of the Catalan constructions anar ('to go') + adjective and estar ('to be') + adjective in writing during the 19th and 20th centuries. [...]
2020 - 10.5565/rev/isogloss.93
Isogloss, Vol. 6 (2020) , p. 1-18 (Articles)  
15 p, 290.8 KB A corpus study of grammatical differences between Uruguayan and Argentinian Spanish / Eddington, David Ellingson (Brigham Young University)
This paper explores five grammatical features in Argentinian and Uruguayan Spanish using the Corpus del español. The goal is to find features that distinguish the speech of the two countries. The features studied are: (1) stress variation in 2nd person singular present subjunctive forms (e. [...]
2020 - 10.5565/rev/isogloss.90
Isogloss, Vol. 6 (2020) (Articles)  
23 p, 319.4 KB Notes on Extended Uses of pues in Basque Country Spanish / Camus Bergareche, Bruno (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha. Facultad de Letras)
This work is intended to present a preliminary approach to some of the facts related to the Basque Country Spanish extended use of the connective pues 'so, therefore, consequently. . . '. The differences between the Standard Spanish pues and the Basque uses of this same particle will be examined and thoroughly described in order to establish the distinctive syntactic and semantic features of the latter. [...]
2020 - 10.5565/rev/isogloss.64
Isogloss, Vol. 6 (2020) (Articles)  
35 p, 1.3 MB Avoiding bias in comparative creole studies : Stratification by lexifier and substrate / Michaelis, Susanne Maria (Leipzig University)
One major research question in creole studies has been whether the social/diachronic circumstances of the creolizaton processes are unique, and if so, whether this uniqueness of the evolution of creoles also leads to unique structural changes, which are reflected in a unique structural profile. [...]
2020 - 10.5565/rev/isogloss.100
Isogloss, Vol. 6 (2020) (Articles)  
25 p, 382.8 KB "Algún" indefinite is not bound by adverbs of quantification / López, Luis (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Some indefinites cannot be bound by adverbs of quantification or the generic operator. I argue that this datum follows from the internal syntax of indefinites: only those indefinites consisting of a minimal structure can be bound, bigger indefinites cannot. [...]
2021 - 10.5565/rev/isogloss.102
Isogloss, Vol. 7 (2021) (Articles)  
11 p, 222.1 KB An interview with Naomi L. Shin / Shin, Naomi (University of New Mexico)
Naomi L. Shin is an Associate Professor of Linguistics and Hispanic Linguistics at the University of New Mexico. Her primary interests include child language acquisition, bilingualism, language contact, and sociolinguistics. [...]
2020 - 10.5565/rev/isogloss.96
Isogloss, Vol. 6 (2020) (Entrevistes)  
12 p, 232.4 KB A note on the silent GO that underlies an instance of apparent suppletion in Spanish / Kayne, Richard S. (New York University. Department of Linguistics)
The Spanish counterpart of English go shows apparently suppletive forms as follows. The alternation between v-, f- and i- seems not to be phonological. We can call it 'suppletion' as long as we recognize that doing so leaves questions open that we need to try to answer. [...]
2020 - 10.5565/rev/isogloss.94
Isogloss, Vol. 6 (2020) (Articles)  
25 p, 386.4 KB Vocatives with determiners : the case of vocatives preceded by possessives / González López, Laura (Universidad Castilla-La Mancha)
In some varieties of Spanish (American, above all), possessives can appear in vocative constructions such as Mi niña, ¿qué haces? (lit. 'My girl, what are you doing?') in contrast to the generalization that vocatives refuse definite articles (Bosque 1996, Leonetti 1999, 2016). [...]
2020 - 10.5565/rev/isogloss.59
Isogloss, Vol. 6 (2020) (Articles)