1st Edition

Interface-Driven Phenomena in Spanish Essays in Honor of Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach

Edited By Melvin González-Rivera, Sandro Sessarego Copyright 2020
    240 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    238 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Interface-Driven Phenomena in Spanish: Essays in Honor of Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach brings together a collection of articles from leading experts in the fields of formal syntax and semantics.

    With a specific focus on interface-related phenomena, the articles address a broad array of issues in Spanish grammar. In so doing, the book offers an updated view on current research topics while providing a rich variety of methods and theoretical perspectives.

    The volume will be of interest to advanced students, researchers and scholars working on Spanish syntax, semantics and their interfaces.

    The syntax–semantics interface: current issues in the field 1.On the synax of Spanish unconditionals 2. On the meaning of complementizers: a proposal based on Spanish exclamative sentences 3. Case and the computation of nominal reference 4. Substantivized embedded interrogative and exclamative finite wh-clauses in Spanish 5. Conflation of artistic practices and verbal features in Pablo Picasso 6. Scoping in degree exclamative sentences 7. Variability in syntactic-semantic cycles: evidence from auxiliary chains 8. On the grammar of Spanish qualitative binominal noun phrases 9. Contact-driven restructuring at the interface: aspects of variable phi-agreement across the Afro-Hispanic DP


    Melvin González-Rivera is Professor in the Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez.

    Sandro Sessarego is Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Texas at Austin.