Current Formal Aspects of Spanish Syntax and Semantics
This book is a compilation of articles on different aspects of Spanish grammar in the areas of current theoretical syntax and semantics. The issue brings together scholars working on some formal aspects of Spanish predicative complementation (e.g., dequeísmo), neuter demonstrative pronouns, the subject of Psych verbs, the nature of non-verbal predication, and the internal structure of the Determiner Phrase (DP), cf. gender variation, among other topics. Linguists and philologists with interests in Spanish and/or in other Romance languages are the main target audience. The book will appeal also to researchers and students specializing in generative grammar, semantics and in the syntax/semantics interface. It will also be of interest to historical linguists and dialectologists addressing theoretical/formal issues (cf. Afro-Bolivian Spanish). The research in this book points to a cohesiveness in Spanish linguistics that lies in the integration of up-to-date empirically-based linguistic research with current theoretical assumptions on the nature of syntax and semantics.
Melvin González-Rivera is an Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of Spanish at Bucknell University. His areas of specialization are syntax, semantics and pragmatics.
Sandro Sessarego is an Assistant Professor of Hispanic Linguistics at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He works primarily in the fields of contact linguistics, syntax and sociolinguistics.
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