Olga and Berit Gehrke edit a volume in Glossa

Olga Borik and Berit Gehrke edit a special collection on the form, use and meaning of past passive participles used in perfect and passive constructions in Glossa.

Eloi coauthors a book at CUP

Is acquiring a third language the same as acquiring a second? Are all instances of non-native language acquisition simply one and the same? In this first book-length study of the topic, the authors systematically walk the reader through the evidence to answer these questions. They suggest that acquiring an additional language in bilinguals (of all types) is unique, and reveals things about the links between language and mind, brain, and cognition, which are otherwise impossible to appreciate.

New paper by Xavier in Syntax

Villalba, Xavier (2019) Infinitive Wh-Relatives in Romance: Consequences for the Truncation-versus-Intervention Debate

Xavier Villalba

Adreça postal: 

Centre de Lingüística Teòrica

Dept. de Filologia Catalana

Edifici B

Carrer de la Fortuna s/n

08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès)

Catalonia (SPAIN)

+34 935814911
Investigador principal
Línia de recerca: 

topicalization and right-dislocation in Romance languages, existential sentences. exclamative sentences, diachronic syntax of Catalan. Romance languages (Catalan and Spanish)

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Publicacions recents

"Bridging and dislocation in Catalan" [amb L. Mayol]. In Francisco Ordóñez & L. Repetti, eds. Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 14. Selected papers from the 46th Linguistics Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Stony Brook, NY. Amsterdam / Philadelphia: John Benjamins, pp. 199–211.

Exclamatives, imperatives, optatives. In A. Dufter & E. Stark (Eds.), Manual of Romance Morphosyntax and Syntax. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Mouton, pp. 603–646.

Non-asserted material in Spanish degree exclamatives: An experimental study on extreme degree. In I. Bosque (Ed.), Advances in the analysis of Spanish exclamatives (pp. 139–158). Columbus, Ohio: Ohio State University Press.

Interfaces and domains of quantification by Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach (review). Language, 92(1), 219–222. doi:10.1353/lan.2016.0017

L’evolució de les oracions exclamatives-qu de grau en català. Caplletra. Revista Internacional de Filologia, 60, 211–226. doi:10.7203/caplletra.60.8454

Definiteness effect, pronouns and Information Structure in Catalan existentials. In S. Fischer, T. Kupisch, & E. Rinke (Eds.), Definiteness effects: Bilingual, typological and diachronic variation (pp. 172–209). Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publisher.

Interacció sintàctica i entonativa a les interrogatives catalanes amb dislocació a la dreta [amb S. Planas-Morales]. In A. M. Fernández (Ed.), 53 reflexiones sobre aspectos de la fonética y otros temas de lingüística (pp. 311–319). Barcelona: Laboratori de Fonètica de la Universitat de Barcelona

Oraciones exclamativas. In J. Gutiérrez-Rexach, ed. Enciclopedia Lingüística Hispánica. London: Routledge, pp. 737–749.

Ambiguity resolution and information structure [amb M.T. Espinal]. The Linguistic Review, 32(1): 667–692. doi:10.1515/tlr-2014-0015

Microinformática. Modelos de variación informativa microparamétrica. In A. Gordejuela Senosiáin et al., eds. Lenguas, lenguaje y lingüística. Contribuciones desde la Lingüística General. Pamplona: Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Navarra, pp. 507–516.

Right-dislocation in Catalan: Tails, Polarity and Activation. [amb L. Mayol] International Review of Pragmatics, 5(1), 87–117.

Eventualities under deadjectival nominalizations. Borealis, 2(2), 241-259.

The Right Periphery of Interrogatives in Catalan and Spanish: Syntax/Prosody Interactions. [amb Planas-Morales, S.] Catalan Journal of Linguistics 12, 193-217.

Eventive existentials in Catalan and the topic-focus articulation. Italian Journal of Linguistics/Rivista di Linguistica, 25(1), 147-173.

A quantitative comparative study of right-dislocation in Catalan and Spanish. Journal of Pragmatics.

Las nominalizaciones deadjetivales con lo y las cualidades. In: M. Victoria Escandell, Manuel Leonetti and Cristina Sánchez López. eds. 60 problemas de gramática. Madrid: Akal. 90-98.

The HISPACAT comparative database of syntactic constructions and its applications to syntactic variation research. Oslo Studies in Language 3(2): 129-145.

El orden de las palabras en español. Madrid: Castalia.

Predicate focus fronting in the Spanish determiner phrase [amb Anna Bartra-Kauffman]. Lingua 120.4: 819-849.

Xavier Villalba (IP)
Associate professor (TU)
Campus d'excel·lència internacional U A B