Autonomous Morphology in Diachrony:

comparative evidence from the Romance languages


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Forthcoming publications


Martin Maiden, John Charles Smith, Marc-Olivier Hinzelin. The Romance Verb; autonomous morphology in paradigm change. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Maria Goldbach, Marc-Olivier Hinzelin, Martin Maiden and John Charles Smith (eds.), Morphological Autonomy: perspectives from Romance inflectional morphology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.

 

 

List of Publications (relevant to the project)

 

  • Maiden, M. (1991): ‘On the phonological vulnerability of complex paradigms: beyond analogy in Italo- and Ibero-Romance’. Romance Philology, 44:284-305.
  • Maiden, M. (1992): 'Irregularity as a determinant of morphological change'. Journal of Linguistics, 28: 285-312.
  • Maiden, M. (1995): ‘A proposito dell’alternanza esce/usciva in italiano’, Lingua Nostra 56:37-41.
  • Maiden, M. (1996): ‘The Romance gerund and System-Dependent Naturalness in morphology’, Transactions of the Philological Society, 94:167-201.
  • Maiden, M. (1997): ‘A propos d'un changement analogique remarquable en roumain: le type carte - cărţi. Vox Romanica 56:24-57.
  • Maiden, M. (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.
  • Maiden, M. (2000): 'Di un cambiamento intramorfologico: origini del tipo dissi dicesti, ecc., nell'italoromanzo' Archivio Glottologico Italiano 85.2: 137-171.
  • Maiden, M. (2001): 'A strange affinity: 'perfecto y tiempos afines'' Bulletin of Hispanic Studies (Liverpool) 78: 441-464.
  • Maiden, M. (2001): 'Di nuovo sulle alternanze velari nel verbo italiano e spagnolo' Cuadernos de filología italiana 8: 39-61.
  • Maiden, M. (2004): 'Verb augments and meaninglessness in Romance morphology' Studi di Grammatica Italiana [2003] 22: 1-61.
  • Maiden, M. (2004): 'When lexemes become allomorphs - On the genesis of suppletion' Folia Linguistica 38.3-4: 227-256.
  • Maiden, M. (2004): ‘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.
  • Maiden, M. (2004): ‘Into the past. Morphological change in the dying years of Dalmatian’, Diachronica 21:85-111.
  • Maiden, M. (2004): ‘Passato remoto e condizionale nella morfologia storica italoromanza’. L’Italia dialettale 62:7-26.
  • Maiden, M. (2004): 'Morfemele «goale» în verbul românesc: încă o dovadă a «romanităţii» morfologice a limbii române'. In D. Manucă et al. (eds) Limba si literatura română în spaţiul etnocultural dacoromânesc şi în diaspora, Iaşi: Trinitas, 67-71.
  • Maiden, M. (2004): 'Verso una definizione morfologica delle lingue romanze. La nuova fisionomia morfologica del romanzo'. Aemilianense 1:279-326.
  • Maiden, M. (2005): 'Morphological autonomy and diachrony' Yearbook of Morphology 2004: 137-75.
  • Maiden, M. (2005): '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.
  • Maiden, M. (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.
  • Maiden, M. (2006): ‘On Romanian imperatives’. Philologica Jassyensia 2:47-59
  • Maiden, M. (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.
  • Maiden, M. (2007): ‘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.
  • Maiden, M. (2007): ‘Despre -te şi -t(u): cu privire la istoria unor desinenţe de persoana a doua plural în limbile romanice estice.’ In S. Reinheimer Rîpeanu and I. Vintilǎ Rǎdulescu (eds), Limba românǎ, limba romanicǎ. Omagiu acad. Marius Sala în împlinirea a 75 de ani. Bucharest: Editura Acedmiei, pp. 303-11.
  • Maiden, M. (2007): 'Despre unele elemente «goale» în sistemul morfologic al limbii române normate şi al graiurilor româneşti'. Dacoromania 11/12:179-86.
  • Maiden, M. (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.
  • Maiden, M. (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.
  • Maiden, M. (2009): ‘Where does heteroclisis come from? Evidence from Romanian dialects’. Morphology 19:59-86.
  • Maiden, M. (2009): ‘On number syncretism in Romanian third person verb forms’. In Fernando Sánchez Miret (ed. ) Homenaje a Carmen Pensado. Bern: Lang, 381-407.
  • Maiden, M. (2009): ‘Un capitolo di morfologia storica del romeno: preterito e tempi affini’. Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie 125:273-309.
  • Maiden, M. (2009): 'From pure phonology to pure morphology. The reshaping of the Romance verb'. Revue de Linguistique de Vincennes 38:45-82.
  • Maiden, M. (2009): 'Osservazioni sul futuro dalmatico (e guascone)'. Bollettino linguistico campano [2007] 11/12:1-19.
  • Maiden, M., P. O'Neill and A. Swearingen (2009). 'Imperative morphology in diachrony: evidence from Romance languages'. In M. Dufresne, F. Dupuis and E. Vocaj (eds) Historical Linguistics 2007. Amsterdam: Benjamins, pp. 99-108.
  • Maiden, M. and P. O’Neill (2010). ‘On morphomic defectiveness: evidence from the Romance languages of the Iberian peninsula’. In M. Baerman (ed.) Defective Paradigms. Londra: British Academy/OUP, pp. 103-24.
  • Maiden, M. (2011): ‘Morphophonological persistence’. In Adam Ledgeway, Martin Maiden, John Charles Smith (eds) The Cambridge History of the Romance Languages Cambridge: CUP, pp. 155-215.
  • Maiden, M. (2011): ‘Morphophonological innovation’. In Adam Ledgeway, Martin Maiden, John Charles Smith (eds) The Cambridge History of the Romance Languages Cambridge: CUP, pp. 216-267.
  • Smith, J.C. (1995): ‘Agreement between past participle and direct object in Catalan: the hypothesis of Castilian influence revisited’ in Jacek Fisiak (ed.), Linguistic Change under Contact Conditions. Berlin & New York: Mouton de Gruyter, (Trends in Linguistics — Studies and Monographs 81), pp. 271-289.
  • Smith, J.C. (1995): ‘Perceptual factors and the disappearance of agreement between past participle and direct object in Romance’, in John Charles Smith & Martin Maiden (eds.), Linguistic Theory and the Romance Languages. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 122), pp. 161-180.
  • Smith, J.C. (1997): ‘Types and tokens in language change: some evidence from Romance’, in Raymond Hickey & Stanislaw Puppel (eds.), Language History and Linguistic Modelling: a Festschrift for Jacek Fisiak on his 60th birthday. Berlin & New York: Mouton de Gruyter (Trends in Linguistics — Studies and Monographs 101), pp. 1099-1111.
  • Smith, J.C. (2001): ‘Markedness, functionality, and perseveration in the actualization of a morphosyntactic change’ in Henning Andersen (ed.), Actualization: linguistic change in progress. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 219), pp. 203-223.
  • Smith, J.C. (2005): ‘Some refunctionalizations of the nominative-accusative opposition between Latin and Gallo-Romance’, in Bernadette Smelik, Rijcklof Hofman, Camiel Hamans & David Cram (eds.), A Companion in Linguistics: a Festschrift for Anders Ahlqvist on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday. Nijmegen: De Keltische Draak, pp. 269-285.
  • Smith, J.C. (2006): ‘How to do things without junk: the refunctionalization of a pronominal subsystem between Latin and Romance’ in Jean-Pierre Y. Montreuil (ed.), New Perspectives on Romance Linguistics: selected papers from the 35th Linguistic Sympsium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Austin, Texas, February 2005. Volume II: Phonetics, Phonology and Dialectology. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 276), pp. 183-20.
  • Smith, JC (2011): ‘Change and continuity in form–function relationships’, in Martin Maiden, John Charles Smith & Adam Ledgeway (eds.). The Cambridge History of the Romance Languages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 268-317.


    Conference and seminar papers relevant to the project

    Martin Maiden:

    1999
    - 'Morfologia autonoma e struttura paradigmatica I: la sorte del perfettivo latino nelle lingue romanze'. Università di Napoli, Dipartimento di Linguistica.
    - 'Morfologia e struttura paradigmatica II: il problema del "passato remoto" italoromanzo'. Università di Napoli, Dipartimento di Linguistica.
    2001
    - 'Il verbo italoromanzo: verso una storia autenticamente morfologica'. Opening plenary lecture, Società di Linguistica Italiana, Paris.
    - 'Sound change, morphomic structure and the rise of suppletion in the Romance verb'. University of Surrey Morphology Group.
    2002
    - 'The new-model verb in early Romance and the fate of the -esc- / -isc- affixes', Cambridge Seminar on Late Latin and Early Romance.
    - 'Kinky morphology in the Romance languages', Linguistics Seminar, Queen Mary College, Department of Linguistics.
    - 'Gli "atomi" del linguaggio? Il "morfema" nelle lingue romanze e oltre.' Dipartimento di linguistica, Università degli Studi di Modena, Italy.
    2003
    - 'Asupra unor elemente «goale» în verbul românesc'. Seminar talk to Institutul de Filologie "A. Philippide", Iaşi, Romania.
    - 'A new look at the Romanian verb. The development of verbs of the type a lucra and a iubi'. Talk to departments of English and Linguistics at Universitatea "Dunărea de Jos", Galaţi, Romania.
    - 'Despre unele elemente «goale» în sistemul morfologic al limbii române şi al graiurilor româneşti'. Paper at Al X-lea Simpozion naţional de dialectologie, Alba Iulia, Romania.
    - 'Verso una definizione morfologica delle lingue romanze. La nuova fisionomia morfologica del romanzo'. Conference on Las lenguas romances en su origen, San Millán de la Cogolla, Spain.
    2004
    - 'When lexemes become allomorphs. On the genesis of suppletion'. Plenary lecture, XIth International Morphology Meeting, Vienna, Austria.
    - 'La morfologia romanza alla ricerca dell'arbitrario'. Opening plenary lecture, Congrès International de la Société Internationale de Linguistique et de Philologie Romanes, Aberystwyth.
    2007
    - 'Heteroclite conjugation in Romanian: a sewing lesson'. Oxford Romance Linguistics Seminar.
    - ‘Imperativul românesc şi imperativul romanic’. Invited talk, Universitatea de Vest, Timişoara, Romania.
    - ‘Sulla morfologia dell’imperativo nei dialetti italoromanzi’. Invited talk, Universitatea de Vest, Timişoara, Romania.
    - (with Paul O'Neill and Andrew Swearingen) Imperative morphology in diachrony: evidence from the Romance languages, International Conference on Romance Languages, Montreal, Canada.
    - (with John Charles Smith, Maria Goldbach, Marc-Olivier Hinzelin, Paul O’Neill and Andrew Swearingen) A la recherche de l’arbitraire dans la morphologie diachronique du verbe roman : syncrétisme et supplétisme verbaux et la nouvelle base de données morphologiques d’Oxford. XXV Congrès international de linguistique et de philologie romanes, Innsbruck, Austria.
    - On Italo-Romance imperatives. Incontro di dialettologia italiana, Bristol.
    - ‘Blur’ avoidance and Romanian verb endings. On morphomes as signata in the history of Romanian dialects. Workshop on Formal and Semantic Constraints in Morphology. Konstanz, Germany.
    - Morfología del español. Aspectos evolutivos y análisis sincrónico. Lecture course for doctoral students, Universidad de Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain.
    2008
    - Some reflections on Romance imperatives (with special attention to Romanian and Italo-Romance). Invited talk to The Philological Society, Trinity College, Oxford.
    - Haunting and exorcism. Autonomous morphology and phonological conditioning in the Romance (and especially the Romansh) verb. Fourth Oxford-Kobe Linguistics Seminar: 'The History of Romance Languages', Kobe, Japan.
    - (with Paul O’Neill) On morphomic defectiveness: evidence from the Romance languages of the Iberian peninsula. Conference on Defective Paradigms, British Academy, London.
    - Why heteroclisis? Phonological change and morphomic continuity in Romanian. Keynote address at Conference on Continuity and Change in Grammar, University of Cambridge.
    - Morphomes and ‘phonologically conditioned allomorphy’. First Oxford Workshop on Romance Verb Morphology, Trinity College, Oxford.
    - On the genesis of heteroclisis. A case study. 'Décembrettes' meeting on Inflectional Classes in Morphology, Bordeaux, France.
    2009
    - Problemi di morfologia storica romanza. Graduate lecture course, Dipartimento di linguistica, Università degli Studi Fedeiroc II, Naples, Italy.
    - Asymmetrical suppletion. A case study from Romansh. Surrey Morphology Meeting, University of Surrey.
    - Kinky morphology and the Romance languages. Department of Hispanic Studies, University of Liverpool, Liverpool.
    - On the diachrony of morphological defectiveness. Uncertain speakers and paranoid grammarians in Spanish and Portuguese. Seminar paper, Institutt for lingvistike og nordiske studier, University of Oslo.
    - Suppletion and defectiveness in diachrony. Some Romance evidence. International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
    - Suppletion in diachrony. A new case-study from the Romance Alps. Mediterranean Morphology Meeting, Nicosia, Cyprus.
    - Un paradosso: la morfologia storica del congiuntivo presente romanzo. XXXI Romanistentag, Bonn, Germany.
    - Suppletivismo romancio, difettività iberoromanza, eteroclisia romena: tre manifestazioni della "morfologia profonda" del verbo romanzo nel tempo e nello spazio. Invited paper at colloquium on Sprache und Raum, Universität Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland.
    - Some lessons (I have learned) from history. Morphomes in diachrony. Workshop on ‘Perspectives on the Morphome’, Coimbra, October 2010.

 

 

 

 

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