Readership: Researchers, teachers, and advanced students of language change and linguistic theory. Graduate and advanced students taking courses in comparative and historical syntax.
Edited by Charlotte Galves, Department of Linguistics, State University of Campinas, Sonia Cyrino, Department of Linguistics, State University of Campinas, Ruth Lopes, Department of Linguistics, State University of Campinas, Filomena Sandalo, Department of Linguistics, State University of Campinas, and Juanito Avelar, Department of Linguistics, State University of Campinas
Charlotte Galves studied in Paris (Paris IV- Sorbonne and Paris VIII-Vincennes) and is currently Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of
Campinas. She has published on the comparative syntax of European and Brazilian Portuguese from both synchronic and diachronic perspectives. She coordinates the elaboration of the Tycho Brahe Parsed Corpus of Historical Portuguese. Her publications include Ensaios sobre as gramáticas do português and, as co-editor, África-Brasil: Caminhos da Lingua Portuguesa (Editora da Unicamp, 2001 and 2009).
Sonia Cyrino studied at the University of Campinas where she is currently Associate Professor. She has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Maryland at College Park and at the University of Cambridge (UK). She is interested in syntactic theory and diachronic change in Brazilian Portuguese. Her publications include chapters in the iGoing Romancer series (John Benjamins) and articles in Journal of Portuguese Linguistics and Iberia-International Journal on Theoretical Linguistics.
Ruth Lopes joined the University of Campinas in 2006 where she is an Associate Professor. She has been a visiting researcher at the University of Maryland at College Park and at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her interests are language acquisition and the syntax-semantics interface. She is the co-authorm, with Carlost Mioto and Maria Cristina Figueiredo Silva of Novo Manual de Sintaxe (Insular, 2004).
Filomena Sandalo has a PhD from the University of Pittsburg and is currently Associate Professor at the University of Campinas. She was a Post-Doctoral Associate from 1996 to 1998 and a visiting scholar in 2001 and 2010-2011 at MIT. She has published on the phonology and morphology of Portuguese and the native languages of South America. Her publications include A Grammar of Kadiwéu (MIT Occasional Papers in Linguistics 11, 1997).
Juanito Avelar studied in Rio de Janeiro and Campinas and is currently Associate Professor at the University of Campinas. He has published on syntactic variation and on the history of Brazilian Portuguese. His publications include Ter, ser e estar: dinâmicas morfossintáticas no português brasileiro (RG Editora, 2009) and, co-edited with Fernão de Oliveira, Um gramático na história (Pontes, 2009).
"Full of new and interesting data and ideas ... undoubtedly a valuable contribution to work on historical syntax." - George Walkden, University of Manchester. d
1: Charlotte Galves, Sônia Cyrino, and Ruth Lopes: Parameter Theory and Dynamics of Change
2: Guido Mensching: parameters in Old Romance Word order: A comparative minimalist analysis
3: Chris Sapp: Micro-parameters in the Verbal Complex: Middle High German and some modern varieties
4: Joel Wallenberg: Language Acquisition in German and Phrase Structure Change in Yiddish
5: Adriana Cardoso: Extraposition of Restrictive Relative Clauses in the History of Portuguese
6: Ilza Ribeiro and Maria A. Torres Morais: Doubling-que Embedded Constructions in Old Portuguese: A diachronic perspective
7: Mary Aizawa Kato: Brazilian Portuguese and Caribbean Spanish: Similar changes in Romania Nova
8: Chris H. Reintges: macroparametric Change and the Synthetic-analytic Dimension: The case of Ancient Egyptian
9: Judy B. Bernstein and Raffaella Zanuttini: A Diachronic Shift in the Expression of Person
10: John Whitman and Yuko Yanagida: The Formal Syntax of Alignment Change
11: Elliott Lash: The Diachronic Development of the Irish Comparative Particle
12: Ana Maria Martins: Deictic Locatives, Emphasis, and Metalinguistic Negation
13: Teresa Biberauer and Hedde Zeijlstra: Negative Changes: Three factors and the diachrony of Afrikaans negation
14: Virginia Hill: Romanian 'Can': Change in parametric settings
15: Chiara Gianollo: Prepositional Genitives in Romance and the Issue of parallel Development: From Latin to Old French
16: Giuseppe Longobardi: Parameter Theory, Historical Convergences, and the implicational Structure of UG
17: Ian Roberts: Macroparameters and Minimalism: A programme for comparative research