Aligning Grammars: Basque and Romance is a collection of articles describing and analyzing several of the most important morphosyntactic features for which the formal comparison between Basque and its surrounding Romance languages is relevant, such as word order, inflection, case, argument structure and causatives. In the context of a language virtually all of whose speakers are bilingual in either Spanish or French, the theoretically informed in-depth description offered in this volume focuses on the fine grain of linguistic structures from languages typologically quite apart but coexisting and probably interacting in the minds of speakers. It therefore aims at shedding some light on the types of interactions between different systems and on the systems themselves.
Ane Berro, Ph.D. (2015), University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and Université Bordeaux Montaigne. is an Associate Professor of Basque Linguistics at the University of Deusto. She has published several articles and book chapters on argument structure, case and aspect.
Beatriz Fernández. Ph.D. (1997), University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Corresponding member of Euskaltzaindia, the Royal Academy of the Basque Language. She has published several research papers and books on Basque morphosyntactic variation. She combines her research with scientific dissemination.
Jon Ortiz de Urbina. Ph.D. (1986), University of Illinois, is Linguistics Professor at the University of Deusto, coeditor of A Grammar of Basque (Mouton/de Gruyter, 2003), as well as Microparameters in the Grammar of Basque (John Benjamins, 2016).
Contributors are: Victor Acedo-Matellán, Ane Berro, Beatriz Fernández, José Ignacio Hualde, Céline Mounole, Ane Odria, Jon Ortiz de Urbina, Manuel Pérez Saldanya, Anna Pineda.
Table of contents
IntroductionAne Berro, Beatriz Fernández and Jon Ortiz de Urbina 2
Word OrderJon Ortiz de Urbina 3
Tense, Aspect and MoodJosé Ignacio Hualde and Céline Mounole 4
Non-verbal Participles in Basque and SpanishAne Berro 5
(In)transitive PredicatesAne Berro 6
Light Verb Constructions in Basque and RomanceVictor Acedo-Matellán and Anna Pineda 7
On Non-selected Arguments: Ethical Datives in Basque and SpanishBeatriz Fernández 8
Differential Object Marking in Basque and Spanish DialectsAne Odria 9
Complex Causative Verbs and Causes in Basque (and Romance)Jon Ortiz de Urbina 10
Grammaticalization Processes in Causal SubordinationJosé Ignacio Hualde and Manuel Pérez Saldanya Index
This book will be of interest especially for academics working on Basque and Romance syntax and morphology, but also for anyone interested in linguistic variation in general and morphosyntactic variation in particular.