Membres

Members
Professors – investigadors
Becaris i doctorands

Línies d’investigació / Research interests

Interfície Sintaxi-Semàntica | Construccions Idiomàtiques | Negació | Semàntica dels Noms | Llengües romàniques: Català, Espanyol
Syntax-Semantics Interface | Idiomatic Constructions | Negation | Semantics of Nouns | Romance languages: Catalan, Spanish

Publicacions representatives / Representative publications

Acceptat / To appear
‘Marcadores de discurso deverbales’ (with X. Villalba). In C. Company Company (ed.), Sintaxis Histórica de la Lengua Española. Vol. IV. Chapter 21. Fondo de Cultura Económica.

2022
Tsiakmakis, E. & Espinal, M.T., (2022) “Expletiveness in grammar and beyond”, Glossa: a journal of general linguistics, 7(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.16995/glossa.5807  

‘(Negative) Polarity Items in Catalan and other trans-Pyrenean Romance languages’ (with A. Llop). Languages, Special issue on Double-Negation and (Negative) Polarity Phenomena in the Romance Languages and Their Dialects. D. Delfitto & M. Vendler (eds.). https://doi.org/10.3390/languages7010030 

2021
‘Uniqueness in languages with and without articles: Catalan vs. Russian’ (with D. Serés and J. Borràs-Comes). Beyond Philology. Special issue Slavic meets Romance, 18.3, 163-195.

‘The status of de in Romance indefinites, partitives and pseudopartitives’ (with S. Cyrino). Studia Linguistica. https://doi.org/10.1111/stul.12184

‘On indefiniteness, specificity and anti-specificity in Romance’ (with S. Cyrino). Journal of Linguistics. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S002222672100030X

‘The interpretation of plural mass nouns in Greek’ (with E. Tsiakmakis and J. Borràs-Comes). Journal of Pragmatics, 181: 209-226. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2021.05.017

‘Greek polydefinites revisited: polydefinites as resumed reduced relative clauses’ (with E. Tsiakmakis and J. Borràs-Comes). Journal of Greek Linguistics, 21: 151-190, doi:10.1163/15699846-02101001

‘Polarity Items in Basque. Experimental evidence for their existential reading’ (with U. Etxeberria, S. Tubau and J. Borràs-Comes). Natural Language & Linguistic Theory. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11049-021-09513-2

2020
‘Numberless kinds. Evidence from Russian’ (with O. Borik). Catalan Journal of Linguistics, 19: 231-260.

The Oxford Handbook of Negation, (co-edited with V. Déprez). Oxford: Oxford University Press. Under contract. Enllaç: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-oxford-handbook-of-negation-9780198830528?cc=be&lang=en&#

‘What are (un)acceptabiity and (un)grammaticality? How do they relate to one another and to interpretation?’ (S. Tubau, U. Etxeberria, V. Déprez and M.T. Espinal, coeditors). Frontiers in Psychology. https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/9425/what-are-unacceptability-and-ungrammaticality-how-do-they-relate-to-one-another-and-to-interpretatio

‘Number as an adjunct in Romance’ (with S. Cyrino). In I. Vogel (ed.), Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 16, Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp. 78-92. https://doi.org/10.1075/rllt.16.06cyr

‘On the syntax of Number in Romance’ (with S. Cyrino). Studia Linguistica, 74(1), 165-203. doi:10.1111/stul.12123

2019
‘Mismatches in the interpretation of fragment negative expressions in Mandarin Chinese’ (with F. Li & J. Borràs Comes). Journal of Pragmatics, 152, 28-45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2019.07.017

‘The Noun-Verb distinction in Catalan Sign Language: an exo-skeletal approach’ (with E. Ribera & J. Quer). Sign Language & Linguistics, 22(1): 1-43.

‘Definiteness in Russian bare nominal kinds.’ (with O. Borik). In A. Aguilar, J. Pozas & Violeta Vázquez-Rojas (eds.), Definiteness across languages. LangSci series Studies in Diversity Linguistics, 293-318. DOI:10.5281/zenodo.3252024

‘Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 23’ (co-edited with E. Castroviejo, M. Leonetti, L. McNally & C. Real-Puidgollers). https://semanticsarchive.net/Archive/Tg3ZGI2M/Proceedings23.html

’Russian definitional generic sentences’ (with D. Seres). Glossa 4(1): 59, 1–30. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/gjgl.760.

‘Idioms and phraseology.’ (with J. Mateu). Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780199384655.013.51.

‘Response Systems: the syntax and semantics of fragment answers and response particles.’ (with S. Tubau). Annual Review of Linguistics 5:5.1-5.27. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-linguistics-011718-012613.

2018
‘Single negation interpretations in sentences with multiple negative expressions in Mandarin Chinese. An experimental investigation’ (with F. Li and J. Borràs-Comes). Lingua 210-211: 65-78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lingua.2018.04.009

‘Psychological verbs and their arguments.’ (with D. Serés). Borealis. An International Journal of Hispanic Linguistics 7/ 1: 27-44. http://dx.doi.org/10.7557/1.7.1.4404

‘Relating (un)acceptability to interpretation. Experimental investigations on negation.’ (with U. Etxeberria, S. Tubau, V. Déprez & J. Borràs-Comes). Frontiers in Psychology. Language Sciences. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.02370

‘Manner and result modifiers. The V ben V construction in Catalan’ (with J. Mateu). The Linguistic Review, 35(1): 1-33. https://doi.org/10.1515/tlr-2017-0016

‘How speakers interpret the negative markers no and no…pas in Catalan’ (with S. Tubau, V. Déprez & J. Borràs-Comes). Probus, 30(1):121-167. https://doi.org/10.1515/probus-2017-0008

2017
‘Morphosyntactic defectiveness in complex predicate formation’. In A. Álvarez & Í. Navarro (eds.), On verb valency change: theoretical and typological perspectives. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 31-50.

‘On weak definites and their contribution to event kinds’ (with S. Cyrino). In E. Castroviejo, O. Fernández-Soriano & I. Pérez (eds.), Boundaries, phases and interfaces. Case studies in honor of Violeta Demonte. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 130-150.

‘The definite article in Romance expletives and long weak definites’ (with S. Cyrino). Glossa 2(1), 23. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/gjgl.160

2016
‘Is Mandarin Chinese a truth-based language? Rejecting responses to negative assertions and questions’ (with F. Li, S. González-Fuente & P. Prieto). Frontiers in Psychology. Language Sciences. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01967.

‘Meaning of words, meaning of sentences. Building the meaning of n-words’ (with S. Tubau). In S. Fischer & C. Gabriel (eds.),Manual of grammatical interfaces in Romance linguistics. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 187-212.

‘Interpreting argumental n-words as answers to negative wh-questions’ (with S. Tubau). Lingua, 177, 41-59.

‘Número, semántica’. In J. Gutiérrez-Rexach (ed.),Enciclopedia Lingüística Hispánica. Vol. 1, Part II. London: Routledge, 710-721.

‘Double negation in Catalan and Spanish. Interaction between syntax and prosody’ (with S. Tubau, J. Borràs-Comes & P. Prieto). In P. Larrivée & C. Lee (eds.), Negation and polarity: cognitive and experimental perspectives. Berlin: Springer, 145-176.

2015
‘How do languages reject negative propositions? Typological evidence on the use of prosody and gesture ‘ (with S. González-Fuente, S. Tubau & P. Prieto). Frontiers in Psychology. Language Sciences 6:899. DOI 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00899.

‘Double Negation in a Negative Concord Language: An Experimental Investigation’ (with V. Déprez, S. Tubau & A. Cheylus). Lingua, 163, 75-107.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lingua.2015.05.012.

‘On the structure of bare nominals in Brazilian Portuguese’ (with S. cyrino). In J. Smith & T. Ishane (eds.), Romance Linguistics 2012. Selected papers from the 42nd Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL). Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 215-228. doi 10.1075/rllt.7.14cyr

‘Reference to kinds and to other generic expressions: definiteness and number’ (with O. Borik). The Linguistic Review, 32.2, 167-225.

‘Ambiguity resolution and information structure’ (with X. Villalba). The Linguistic Review, 32.1, 61-85.

‘Prosody and gesture in the interpretation of yes-answers to negative yes-no questions’ (with S. Tubau, S. González & P. Prieto). The Linguistic Review, 32.1, 115-142.

‘Bare nominals in Brazilian Portuguese: more on the DP/NP analysis’ (with S. Cyrino). Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, 33, 471-521. DOI 10.1007/s11049-014-9264-6.

2014 

‘Weak referentiality and Russian instrumental nominals’ (with L. Bogatyreva). In A. Aguilar, B. Le Bruyn & J. Zwarts (eds.), Advances in weak referentiality. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 101-127.

‘Diachronic changes in negative expressions: the case of French’ (with M. Labelle). Lingua, 145, 194-225

Semántica (with J. Macià, J. Mateu & J. Quer). Madrid: Akal.

2013
‘Laughing our heads off: when metaphor constrains aspect’ (with J. Mateu), in T. Crane & S. Katseff (eds.). Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society. Berkeley: University of California, Berkeley, 284-294.

‘Bare nominals, bare predicates: properties and related types’, in J. Kabatek & A. Wall (eds.), Bare Noun Phrases in Romance: theory and (empirical) data. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 63-94.

‘Prosody and gesture constrain the interpretation of double negation’ (with P. Prieto, J.Borràs & S.Tubau), Lingua, 131, 136-150.

‘On the structure of vocatives’, in B. Sonnenhauser & P. Noel (eds.), Vocative!. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, Trends in Linguistics Series, 109-132.

2012
‘Transitividad débil y nombres no referenciales modificadores del predicado’, in V. Bellosta von Colbe & M. García García (eds.),Aspectualidad – transitividad – referencialidad: las lenguas románicas en contraste, Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang. Studia Romanica et Linguistica SRL 36, 119-132.

‘On definite kinds’ (with O. Borik)
Recherches Linguistiques de Vincennes, 
41, 123-146.

‘Le-predicates and event modification in Mexican Spanish’ (with Í. Navarro)
Lingua, 122, 409-431.

‘Doble negació dins l’oració simple en català’ (with S. Tubau)
Estudis Romànics, XXXIV, 145-164.

2011
‘Pragmatic particles at the syntax-cognition interface’.
J.M. Cots & L. Payrató (eds.), Pragmatics of Catalan, Berlin: Mouton Series in Pragmatics, 49-79..

‘Intonational encoding of double negation in Catalan’ (with P. Prieto)
Journal of Pragmatics, 43, 2392-2410.

‘Bare nominals and argument structure in Catalan and Spanish’ (with J. Mateu)
The Linguistic Review
, 28, 1-39.

‘Bare nominals and incorporating verbs in Catalan and Spanish’ (with L. McNally)
Journal of Linguistics 47.1, 87-128.

2010
‘On classes of idioms and their interpretation’ (with J. Mateu)
Journal of Pragmatics 42: 1397–1411.

‘Bare nominals in Catalan and Spanish. Their structure and meaning’
Lingua 120.4: 984-1009.

2009
‘Clitic incorporation and abstract semantic objects in idiomatic constructions’
Linguistics 47(6): 1221–1271.

‘Characterizing ‘have’-predicates and indefiniteness’ (with L. McNally)
In M.T. Espinal, M. Leonetti & L.McNally (eds.), Proceedings of the IV Nereus International Workshop Definiteness and DP Structure in Romance Languages. Arbeitspapier 124: 27-43. Fachbereich Sprachwissenschaft. Konstanz: Universität Konstanz.

2007
‘Bare singular nominals and incorporating verbs’ ( with L. McNally)
In G. Kaiser & M. Leonetti (eds.), Proceedings of the Workshop. Definiteness, specificity and animacy in Ibero-Romance Languages. Arbeitspapier,122: 45-62. Fachbereich Sprachwissenschaft. Konstanz: Universität Konstanz.

“Argument structure and compositionality in idiomatic constructions” ( with J. Mateu)
The Linguistic Review, 24.1, 33-59.

‘Licensing expletive negation and negative concord in Catalan and Spanish’
In F. Floricic (ed.) La négation dans les langues romanes. Linguisticae Investigationes Supplementa, Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 49-74.

2006
“Bare nouns, number and types of incorporation” (with C. Dobrovie-Sorin and T. Bleam)
In Svetlana Vogeleer & Liliane Tasmowski (eds.), Non-definiteness and plurality. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, Linguistics Today 95, 51-79

2005
“A conceptual dictionary of Catalan Idioms”
International Journal of Lexicography, 18.4, 509-540.

2004
Diccionari de Sinònims de Frases Fetes
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Servei de Publiccions / Publicacions de la Universitat de Valencia / Publicacions de l’Abadia de Montserrat. Barcelona / Valencia. 1578 pp. & CD-ROM.
http://ddd.uab.cat/record/89642

“Lexicalization of light verb structures and the semantics of nominals”
Catalan Journal of Linguistics, 3 The Semantics of Nominals, 15-43.

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