Romance Languages

Romance Languages

Author: Ti Alkire

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316102114

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Ti Alkire and Carol Rosen trace the changes that led from colloquial Latin to five major Romance languages, those which ultimately became national or transnational languages: Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Romanian. Trends in spoken Latin altered or dismantled older categories in phonology and morphology, while the regional varieties of speech, evolving under diverse influences, formed new grammatical patterns, each creating its own internal regularities. Documentary sources for spoken Latin show the beginnings of this process, which comes to full fruition in the medieval emergence of written Romance languages. This book newly distills the facts into an appealing program of study, including exercises, and makes the difficult issues clear, taking well motivated and sometimes innovative stands. It provides not only an essential guide for those new to the topic, but also a reliable compendium for the specialist.

Romance Languages
Language: en
Pages: 377
Authors: Ti Alkire, Carol Rosen
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-06-24 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Describes the changes which led from colloquial Latin to the five major Romance languages: Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Romanian.
Romance Linguistics
Language: en
Pages: 388
Authors: Ana Teresa PĂ©rez Leroux, Yves Roberge
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

This volume contains a selection of refereed and revised papers, originally presented at the 32nd Linguistics Symposium on Romance Languages, dealing with linguistic theory as applied to the Romance languages, and on empirical studies on the acquisition of Romance, with studies on Romanian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Romansch and Latin.
A Course in Romance Linguistics
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Frederick Browning Agard
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 1984 - Publisher: Georgetown University Press

Agard provides an historical comparison of the major Romance languages with a reconstruction of their common source and a chronological account of their development through changes and splits.
Structuring Variation in Romance Linguistics and Beyond
Language: en
Pages: 395
Authors: Mirko Grimaldi, Rosangela Lai, Ludovico Franco, Benedetta Baldi
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-12-15 - Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

Current theoretical approaches to language devote great attention to macro- and micro-variation and show an ever-increasing interest in minority languages. In this respect, few empirical domains are as rich and lively as the Italo-Romance languages, which together with Albanian were the main research domain of Leonardo M. Savoia. The volume
Formal Perspectives on Romance Linguistics
Language: en
Pages: 333
Authors: J.-Marc Authier, Barbara E. Bullock, Lisa A. Reed
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-01-01 - Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

This volume presents current research in the formal treatment of linguistic phenomena in the Romance languages. It focuses on a variety of issues in phonology, second language acquisition, semantics, and syntax. Topics in phonological theory include the analysis of geminates, assimilation, rhotics, aspiration, syllabification, the interaction of phonology with morphology,