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Hilary Term 2018

FHS Special Paper XII – Romance Linguistics and Philology

Lecture Schedules

Prof. Martin Maiden
Mondays 9, weeks 1-4
47 Wellington Square
Basement Lecture Room

Form, Meaning, and Lexical Change in the Romance Languages

Week 1
Major principles and perspectives in lexical semantic change

Week 2
A case-study from the Romance lexicon: the verb ‘to go’ in the Romance languages

Week 3
Weasels, sex, cats and chickens: ‘avoidance’ as a factor in lexical change

Week 4
‘Folk etymology’ and ‘contamination’ in the history of the Romance languages

 
Dr Víctor Acedo-Matellán
Mondays 9, weeks 5-8
47 Wellington Square
Basement Lecture Room

The position of Catalan

Week 5
The position of Catalan in the Romance continuum; general introduction to the language

Week 6
The go-past

Week 7
The use of the pronouns hi and en compared to their Occitan, French and Italian counterparts

Week 8
Catalan and Information Structure


 
Dr Sandra Paoli
Wednesdays 10, weeks 1-4, 6, 7
47 Wellington Square
Ground Floor Lecture Room 2

Topics in Romance morpho-syntax

Week 1
General overview; diatopic, diachronic and diaphasic variation in Latin

Week 2
Analyticity and syntheticity: a brief overview

Week 3
Perfective auxiliary development

Week 4
The Noun Phrase

Week 6
Sentential negation

Week 7
Word order: what it really means