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Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory
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Unraveling the complexity of SE

Editors: Armstrong, Grant, MacDonald, Jonathan E. (Eds.)

  • Takes a unique syntactic perspective on the division of Romance se/si constructions that is based on recent theoretical approaches to linguistic change and clitics
  • Contains a range of different languages and dialects
  • Popular and under-studied constructions are analyzed in theoretical detail and framed within larger issues that Romance se/si bears on
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About this book

This book makes a novel contribution to our understanding of Romance SE constructions by combining both diachronic and synchronic theoretical perspectives along with a range of empirical data from different languages and dialects.

The collection, divided into four sections, proposes that SE constructions may be divided into one class that is the result of grammaticalization of a reflexive pronoun up the syntactic tree, from Voice and above, and another class that has resulted from the reanalysis of reflexive and anticausative morphemes as an argument expletive or verbal morpheme generated in positions from Voice and below. The contributions, while varied in both empirical content and theoretical approach, all serve to highlight different aspects of the overarching idea that SE constructions have evolved from these two distinct grammaticalization paths.

The book appeals to researchers and academics in the field and closes with a unified approach to various SE constructions that makes important use of its status as a verbal morpheme. In addition to aligning a novel string of empirical contributions under a new theoretical umbrella, a clear research direction emerges from this volume based on the morphosyntactic nature of SE itself: Is it a clitic, an agreement morpheme, or a verbal morpheme? 

 

 

About the authors

Grant Armstrong is an Associate Professor of Spanish Linguistics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research is focused on the Morphology and Syntax of Spanish and Mayan languages. He has published numerous articles on these topics in journals such as The Linguistic Review, Probus, Studies in Hispanic & Lusophone Linguistics and as chapter contributions to edited volumes in series' published by Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, John Benjamins, and Springer.
Jonathan E. MacDonald is Associate Professor of Linguistics and of Spanish & Portuguese at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His general research area lies in the domain of theoretical syntax, with a specific focus on Romance SE constructions, and inner aspect. His work has appeared in journals such as Linguistic Inquiry, Syntax, Journal of Linguistics, and Probus, as well as numerous contributions in volumes edited by Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, John Benjamins, among others.

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eBook $89.00
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  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: July 25, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-57004-0
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Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-57003-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Unraveling the complexity of SE
Editors
  • Grant Armstrong
  • Jonathan E. MacDonald
Series Title
Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory
Series Volume
99
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-57004-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-57004-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-57003-3
Series ISSN
0924-4670
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 348
Number of Illustrations
70 b/w illustrations
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