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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2020-09-29
04:44
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 : a journal on variation of Romance and Iberian languages, Vol. 6 (2020) (Articles)  
2020-09-16
04:52
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 : a journal on variation of Romance and Iberian languages, Vol. 6 (2020) (Articles)  
2020-09-09
04:45
7 p, 237.3 KB An interview with... Guglielmo Cinque / Cinque, Guglielmo (Università Ca' Foscari Venezia)
Guglielmo Cinque is an emeritus professor at Ca' Foscari University in Venice. He is one of the leading figures in generative syntax, and the most prominent representative of generative syntactic typology. [...]
2020 - 10.5565/rev/isogloss.89
Isogloss : a journal on variation of Romance and Iberian languages, Vol. 6 (2020) (Entrevistes)  
2020-09-02
04:39
25 p, 655.8 KB Generalized cliticization and agreement asymmetries in Asturian possessive DPs / Lorenzo González, Guillermo José (Universidad de Oviedo)
This paper explores the generalization of the Affix Support condition to clitics, in order to explain the most distinctive properties of the different kinds of possessive DPs in Asturian. In doing so, the paper also unveils some derivational mechanisms with the potential of explaining the different kinds of agreement asymmetries typical of possessive DPs in this Romance language. [...]
2020 - 10.5565/rev/isogloss.91
Isogloss : a journal on variation of Romance and Iberian languages, Vol. 6 (2020) (Articles)  
2020-08-25
04:42
43 p, 726.1 KB Clitic doubling in Peninsular and Rioplatense Spanish : a comparative corpus investigation / Rinke, Esther (Goethe University Frankfurt) ; Elsig, Martin (Goethe University Frankfurt) ; Wieprecht, Judith (Goethe University Frankfurt)
The current study compares the distribution of clitic doubling (CD) in two varieties of Spanish: Peninsular Spanish and Rioplatense Spanish. Based on two corpora of colloquial speech we investigate under which conditions CD with pronominal and nominal objects[1] is possible and which factors favour the occurrence of CD in the variable contexts. [...]
2019 - 10.5565/rev/isogloss.83
Isogloss : a journal on variation of Romance and Iberian languages, Vol. 5 (2019) , p. 1-43 (Articles)  
2020-08-25
04:42
3 p, 142.1 KB Review of El castellano del País Vasco / Arias, Laura (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Obra ressenyada: Bruno CAMUS BERGARECHE, Sara GÓMEZ SEIBANE (Eds. ), El castellano del País Vasco. Universidad del País Vasco-Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, 2012.
2019 - 10.5565/rev/isogloss.81
Isogloss : a journal on variation of Romance and Iberian languages, Vol. 5 (2019) , p. 1-3 (Ressenyes)  
2020-08-25
04:42
4 p, 131.2 KB The Syntax of Old Romanian (Oxford Linguistics). Ed. by Gabriela Pană Dindelegan / Duță, Elena Carmen ("Transilvania" University of Brasov)
Obra ressenyada: Gabriela Pană Dindelegan (ed. ), The Syntax of Old Romanian. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.
2019 - 10.5565/rev/isogloss.80
Isogloss : a journal on variation of Romance and Iberian languages, Vol. 5 (2019) , p. 1-4 (Ressenyes)  
2020-08-25
04:42
32 p, 519.8 KB "E sí la hoïren tots" : sí and emphatic positive polarity in Old Catalan / Pujol i Campeny, Afra (University of Cambridge)
This paper explores the semantic value and syntactic distribution of the lexical item sí in Old Catalan. After examining data extracted from El Llibre dels Fets, a 13th century chronicle, it is concluded that sí was an Emphatic Positive Polarity Particle (EPPA) whose appearance was restricted to non-veridical contexts already in this period. [...]
2019 - 10.5565/rev/isogloss.73
Isogloss : a journal on variation of Romance and Iberian languages, Vol. 5 (2019) . p. 1-32 (Articles)  
2020-08-25
04:42
36 p, 816.1 KB Reconsidering the syntax of interrogatives in Caribbean Spanish, with special reference to Dominican Spanish / Zimmermann, Michael (Universität Konstanz)
This paper readdresses one of the most conspicuous syntactic traits of varieties of Caribbean Spanish that has been on the research agenda ever since its detection almost a hundred years ago: the preverbal occurrence of subjects in interrogatives with a simple non-subject argumental wh-expression. [...]
2019 - 10.5565/rev/isogloss.57
Isogloss : a journal on variation of Romance and Iberian languages, Vol. 5 (2019) , p. 1-36 (Articles)  
2020-08-25
04:42
19 p, 285.0 KB Cortadora relative clauses : a comparative analysis between Spanish, Portuguese and French / Pato, Enrique (Université de Montréal) ; Alba de la Fuente, Anahí (Université de Montréal)
This paper focuses on cortadora relative clauses - or non-pronominal relative clauses -, a special type of relativization registered in Rio de la Plata Spanish varieties, in which the preposition is deleted or 'chopped' ('cortada'). [...]
2019 - 10.5565/rev/isogloss.37
Isogloss : a journal on variation of Romance and Iberian languages, Vol. 5 (2019) , p.1-19 (Articles)