Current Issues in Romance Languages: Selected Papers from by Teresa Satterfield, Christina Tortora, Diana Cresti

By Teresa Satterfield, Christina Tortora, Diana Cresti

This quantity emerges from the twenty ninth annual convention of the Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL) held on the collage of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1999. themes coated comprise: on changing into a clitic; the prenominal possessive in romance; at the nature of naked nouns in Haitian Creole; the semantics of Spanish unfastened kin; cut up topic pronoun paradigms; non-lexical "if"; and Romanian nominal constitution, proforms and genitive case checking between others.

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Second, the Haitian Creole data is examined. Third, empirical evidence for the presence of a null determiner in HC bare nominals are presented and an analysis of its syntax and semantics is sketched. 2. Theoretical Background In formal semantics, nouns are commonly assumed to denote predicates of type . e. NPs, are often considered unsuitable verbal arguments, with the consequence that a determiner, visible or not, must always be present to remedy the situation (Longobardi (1994), among others).

The issue needs further research. The acceptance of nonce words like cátacia might indicate the dawn of the loss of the threesyllable window condition5. 3. 3 Falling diphthongs The issue of falling diphthongs remains unresolved. One of the questions Harris (1995), further H95, asks is: Why does final VG attract stress but not final VC? 5 1 was informed (in Madrid) that in "low-class" speech the plural of régimen is often régimenes. 24 ZSUZSANNA BÁRKÁNYI I claim that neither of them attracts stress.

The sentences in (9a) and (10a) minimally differ from (9b) and (10b) respectively in the presence of the complementizer, and the grammaticality contrasts are sharp: (9) a. Lamento que, con tu trabajo, no estés contenta. s. " b. *Lamento, con tu trabajo, no estés contenta. s. happy (10) a. Espero que, los problemas causados por el huracán, se I-hope that, the problems caused by the hurricane, SE pronto. . soon b. *Espero, los problemas causados por el huracán, se I-hope, the problems caused by the hurricane, SE solucionen pronto.

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