Prof M D Maiden

Martin Maiden, M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., FBA.
Professor of the Romance Languages, Fellow of

Research

Martin Maiden’s principal research interests are in the field of the history of the Romance languages (with particular attention to inflectional morphology and dialectology), general historical linguistics, general morphological theory. While the main focus of his attention is Italo-Romance and Daco-Romance (Romanian), he maintains strong interests in French, Spanish, Dalmatian, Romansh and other Romance languages.

Teaching

Italian linguistics Romance linguistics Historical linguistics Morphology

Publications

1991

‘On the phonological vulnerability of complex paradigms: beyond analogy in Italo- and Ibero-Romance’. Romance Philology, 44:284-305.Interactive Morphonology. Metaphony in Italy. London: Routledge.

1992

‘Irregularity as a determinant of morphological change’, Journal of Linguistics 28:285-312.

1995

‘A proposito dell’alternanza esce/usciva in italiano’, Lingua Nostra 56:37-41.

1996

‘The Romance gerund and System-Dependent Naturalness in morphology’, Transactions of the Philological Society, 94:167-201.

1997

‘A propos d’un changement analogique remarquable en roumain: le type carte — cărţi’, Vox Romanica 56:24-57.

1999

‘ “Perfecto y tiempos afines”. History of an Ibero-Romance morphome’, in Folli, R. and Middleton, R. (eds), Oxford Working Papers in Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics, 4 (1999), 70-83.

2000

‘Di un cambiamento intramorfologico: origini del tipo dissi dicesti ecc., nell’italoromanzo’, Archivio glottologico italiano 85:137-71.

2001

‘A strange affinity: perfecto y tiempos afines’, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 58:441-64. ‘Di nuovo sulle alternanze velari nel verbo italiano e spagnolo’, Cuadernos de filología italiana 8.39-61.

2003

‘Il verbo italoromanzo: verso una storia autenticamente morfologica’. In Giacomo-Marcellesi, M. and Rocchetti, A. (eds) Il verbo italiano. Studi diacronici, sincronici, contrastivi, didattici. Rome: Bulzoni, 3-21.

2004

‘When lexemes become allomorphs: on the genesis of suppletion’, Folia Linguistica 38:227-256. ‘Verb augments and meaninglessness in Romance morphology’, Studi di grammatica italiana 22:1-61.

‘Perfect pedigree. The ancestry of the Aromanian conditional’, in Ashdowne, Richard e Finbow, Thomas (eds) Oxford Working Papers in Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics 9:83-98.

‘Into the past. Morphological change in the dying years of Dalmatian’, Diachronica 21:85-111.

‘Passato remoto e condizionale nella morfologia storica italoromanza’. L’Italia dialettale 62:7-26.

‘Morfemele «goale» în verbul românesc: încă o dovadă a «romanității» morfologice a limbii române’. In D. Manucă et al. (eds) Limba si literatura română în spațiul etnocultural dacoromânesc și în diaspora, Iași: Trinitas, 67-71.

‘Verso una definizione morfologica delle lingue romanze. La nuova fisionomia morfologica del romanzo’. Aemilianense 1:279-326.

2005

‘Morphological autonomy and diachrony’, Yearbook of Morphology 2004, 137-75.

‘La ridistribuzione paradigmatica degli “aumenti” verbali nelle lingue romanze’. In S. Kiss, L. Mondin and G. Salvi (eds) Latin et langues romanes. Etudes linguistiques offertes à József Herman à l’occasion de son 80ème anniversaire. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 431-40.

2006

‘Accommodating synonymy. How some Italo-Romance verbs react to lexical and morphological borrowings’. Rethinking Languages in Contact: the case of Italian ed. A.Tosi and A-L. Lepschy, 87-98.

Oxford: Legenda. ‘On Romanian imperatives’. Philologica Jassyensia 2:47-59

2007

‘La linguistica romanza alla ricerca dell’arbitrario’. Actes du XXIVe Congrès International de Linguistique et de Philologie Romanes. II ed. D. Trotter, 506-518.

Tübingen: Niemeyer. ‘On the morphology of Italo-Romance imperatives’, in Bentley, Delia and Ledgeway, Adam (eds.) Sui dialetti italoromanzi: saggi in onore di Nigel B. Vincent. Norfolk: Biddles, pp. 148-64.

‘Despre -te și -t(u): cu privire la istoria unor desinențe de persoana a doua plural în limbile romanice estice.’ In S. Reinheimer Rîpeanu and I. Vintilă Rădulescu (eds), Limba română, limba romanică. Omagiu acad. Marius Sala în împlinirea a 75 de ani. Bucharest: Editura Acedmiei, pp. 303-11.

‘Despre unele elemente «goale» în sistemul morfologic al limbii române normate și al graiurilor românești’. Dacoromania 11/12:179-86.

2008

‘Lexical nonsense and morphological sense. On the real importance of “folk etymology” and related phenomena for historical linguists’, in Eythórsson, Thórhallur (ed.) Grammatical Change and Linguistic Theory. The Rosendal Papers. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: Benjamins, 307-28.

‘Effects of word-formation processes in Italian. Reflections on Maria Grossmann and Franz Rainer (eds) 2004. La formazione delle parole in italiano. Tübingen: Niemeyer’. Italian Journal of Linguistics 20: 375-400.

2009

‘On the morphologization of some phonetic processes in the Oltenian Verb’, in Sanda Reinheimer Râpeanu (a c. di), Studia linguistica in honorem Mariae Manoliu. Bucharest: Editura Universităţii din Bucureşti, 175-85.

‘On number syncretism in Romanian third person verb forms’. In Fernando Sánchez Miret (ed. ) Romanística sin complejos. Homenaje a Carmen Pensado. Bern: Lang, 381-407.

‘Un capitolo di morfologia storica del romeno: preterito e tempi affini’. Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie 125:273-309.

‘Where does heteroclisis come from? Evidence from Romanian dialects’. Morphology 19:59-86.

‘From pure phonology to pure morphology. The reshaping of the Romance verb’. Recherches de linguistique de Vincennes 38:45-82.

‘Osservazioni sul futuro dalmatico (e guascone)’. Bollettino linguistico campano [2007] 11/12:1-19.2010with O’Neill, Paul.

‘On morphomic defectiveness: evidence from the Romance languages of the Iberian peninsula’. In M. Baerman et al. (eds) Defective Paradigms. Londra: British Academy/OUP, 103-24.

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