14 juliol, 2021
Evripidis Tsiakmakis, Joan Borràs-Comes, M.Teresa Espinal
The interpretation of plural mass nouns in Greek, Journal of Pragmatics 181Editorial:
ElsevierData de publicació:
Agost 2021 Més informació
This paper focuses on the interpretation of what has been considered an expletive marker in the grammar of the Greek nominal domain: the plural number of mass nouns. We present the results of an experimental investigation on the interpretation of plural mass nouns by native speakers of this language, and we propose a speech act analysis according to which at the time of producing utterances that contain plural mass nouns the speaker performs two speech acts: an assertion and an expressive speech act by which (s)he publicly commits to an emotive stance of dislike towards the expressed proposition φ. This stance is analyzed as an emotive judgment with respect to φ, the expression of which directly transfers the speaker's emotion from the conversation into the speaker and addressee's common ground.
12 gener, 2018
Jaume Mateu & Renato Oniga
Lingue antiche e moderne, 9Editorial:
Università degli Studi di UdineData de publicació:
Setembre de 2020ISBN13:
2281-4841 Més informació
Word formation in Latin is a fascinating subject that has been approached from different theoretical perspectives in recent decades. In this area there are some prominent topics that have captured the attention of various researchers.
Within the 20th International Colloquium on Latin Linguistics, held at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on 17-21 June 2019, we organized a workshop to congregate researchers who are working on word formation in Latin from different theoretical perspectives. Our goal was to begin a free and informal exchange of ideas in order to promote a fruitful cross-theoretical debate.
In this number of the journal we have collected a selection of the papers presented in the workshop. Each paper has been reviewed by two anonymous reviewers and we are very grateful to them for their efforts and help to improve the quality of the contributions. The papers offer different paths of argumentation and linguistic theorizing, which provide a substantial overview on the area of word formation in Latin today.
12 gener, 2013
V. Acedo-Matellán & J. Mateu
Probus, International Journal of Latin and Romance LinguisticsEditorial:
De GruyterData de publicació:
Gener del 2013ISBN13:
https://doi.org/10.1515/probus-2013-0008 Més informació
In this paper we are interested in the relation between two facts accompanying the diachronic change from Latin to Romance within the domain of the morphological and argument-structural properties of the predicates expressing change. On the one hand, the element encoding the transition itself, which we call the Path, and the verb are realised as two distinct morphemes in Latin, but as one and the same morpheme in the daughter languages: in Talmy's (2000) terms, the former is a satellite-framed language and the latter are verb-framed languages. On the other hand, there is a whole range of argument-structural patterns which are found in Latin but not in Romance: unselected object constructions, complex directed motion constructions, productive locative alternation, etc. We show, within a syntactic view of argument structure and morphology, that both facts are intimately related. Furthermore, we provide data from Old Catalan showing an intermediate stage between the Latin satellite-framed system and the Romance verb-framed system.
8 febrer, 2021
Jingtao Zhu, Julie Franck, Luigi Rizzi & Anna Gavarró
Do infants have abstract grammatical knowledge of word order at 17 months? Evidence from Mandarin ChineseEditorial:
Journal of Child Language, Cambridge University PressData de publicació:
Febrer del 2021 Més informació
We test the comprehension of transitive sentences in very young learners of Mandarin Chinese using a combination of the weird word order paradigm with the use of pseudo-verbs and the preferential looking paradigm, replicating the experiment of Franck et al. (2013) on French. Seventeen typically-developing Mandarin infants (mean age: 17.4 months) participated and the same experiment was conducted with eighteen adults. The results show that hearing well-formed NP-V-NP sentences triggered infants to fixate more on a transitive scene than on a reflexive scene. In contrast, when they heard deviant NP-NP-V sequences, no such preference pattern was found, a performance pattern that is adult-like. This is at variance with some of the results from Candan et al. (2012), who only found evidence for canonical word order comprehension at almost age 3 when considering fixation time. Furthermore, within the age range tested, performance showed no effect of age or vocabulary size.