Special Issue "Syntactic Variation in Language Contact Situations. The view from an I-Language Perspective"

A special issue of Languages (ISSN 2226-471X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 16 September 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Ángel Gallego

Department of Spanish Philology, Autonomous University of Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Spain
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Interests: formal syntax; linguistic variation; geolinguistics
Guest Editor
Dr. Bruno Camus

Department of Hispanic and Classical Philology, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Avda. Camilo José Cela, 13071 Ciudad Real, Spain
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Interests: Spanish morphology; Spanish in contact; Spanish varieties; Spanish historical syntax
Guest Editor
Dr. Ricardo Etxepare

Centre de recherche sur la langue et les textes basques (IKER), Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), France
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Interests: formal syntax; linguistic variation; language contact
Guest Editor
Dr. Iván Ortega-Santos

Department of World Languages and Literatures, University of Memphis, Jones Hall 201H, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
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Interests: theoretical syntax; experimental syntax; dialectology
Guest Editor
Dr. Diego Pescarini

Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), France
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Interests: syntax; historical linguistics; Romance linguistics
Guest Editor
Dr. Francesc Roca

Department of Philology and Communication, University of Girona, Plaça Ferrater Mora 1, 17004 Girona, Spain
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Interests: syntax; linguistic variation; dialectology
Guest Editor
Dr. Juan Uriagereka

Department of Linguistics, University of Maryland, 1401 Marie Mount Hall, College Park, MD 20742-7505, USA
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Interests: syntax; linguistic variation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent decades, most work on language variation, and especially on language contact may be phrased in terms of E-language correspondences. There are case studies in which the borrowing parameter is defined in terms of morphemes, constructions, or other superficial categories belonging to the domain of the immediately visible—putting more complex (and abstract) levels of analysis to the side. The notions of “similarity,” “convergence” and “parameter setting” through exposure to specific inputs are deeply rooted in E-language (descriptive, observable) notions.

This Special Issue seeks contributions that explore syntactic phenomena falling within any of these two areas of inquiry (language contact and language variation) from an I-language perspective (sensu Chomsky 1986)—that is, by focusing on the aspects of the individual-internal knowledge that is responsible for the relevant variation (a)symmetries when these are due to contact situations.

Methodologically, we especially encourage submissions that focus on data from European varieties of Spanish in contact with other languages (Iberian ones, but also those resulting from immigration). We are also interested in phenomena from other varieties of Spanish and Romance languages in general in analogous situations.

Please submit a 500 word abstract for original original contributions by *4 February 2019*; email both the Guest editors, as indicated above and the journal ([email protected])

Dr. Ángel Gallego
Dr. Bruno Camus
Dr. Ricardo Etxepare
Dr. Iván Ortega-Santos
Dr. Diego Pescarini
Dr. Francesc Roca
Dr. Juan Uriagereka
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • language contact
  • language acquisition
  • I-language
  • bilingualism
  • multilingualism
  • linguistic variation
  • syntax
  • micro/macroparameters
  • attrition
  • heritage language

Published Papers

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