Roberta D’Alessandro (Ph.D. in Linguistics, 2004, Stuttgart University), is Professor of Syntax and Language Variation at Utrecht University. She has published extensively on Italian and Romance linguistics, dialectology, variation, and syntax-phonology.
Diego Pescarini (Ph.D. in Linguistics, 2006, University of Padua) is Research Associate at the University of Zurich. His research focuses on the comparative grammar of the Romance languages.
Contributors are: Luigi Andriani, Caroline Bacciu, Andrea Calabrese, Anna Cardinaletti, Jan Casalicchio, Edoardo Cavirani, Federica Cognola, Patrizia Cordin, Silvio Cruschina, Roberta D'Alessandro, Giuliana Giusti, Mirko Grimaldi, Michele Loporcaro, Luca Lorenzetti, Guido Mensching, Diego Pescarini, Andrea Scala, Giancarlo Schirru.
The book is written for scholars interested in Romance linguistics. Given the very limited formal background, the book is also very useful as a reference for students.
Table of contents
List of Figures, Maps and Tables
1 The Distribution of Gender and Number in Lunigiana Nominal Expressions
2 On the Interpretation of an Interrogative Form in North-Eastern Italian Dialects
3 Verb-Second and (Micro)Variation in Two Rhaeto-Romance Varieties of Northern Italy
Jan Casalicchio and Federica Cognola
4 On the Palatalization of /s/ + Consonant in Some Dialects of Middle and Southern Italy
5 On the Gender System of Viterbese
6 Indefinite Determiners. Variation and Optionality in Italo-Romance
Anna Cardinaletti and Giuliana Giusti
Upper Southern Varieties
7 Italo-Romance Phonological Rules and Indo-Aryan Lexicon: The Case of Abruzzian Romani
8 Avita fatta: Non-Etymological Forms of Auxiliary habere in Southern Italian Dialects
9 Adjectival Positions in Barese: Prenominal Exceptions to the Postnominal Rule
Extreme Southern Varieties and Sardinian
10 Metaphony in Southern Salento: New Analysis and New Data
Mirko Grimaldi and Andrea Calabrese
11 The ‘go for’ Construction in Sicilian
12 The Complementizers ca and chi in Sardinian: Syntactic Properties and Geographic Distribution
Caroline Bacciu and Guido Mensching