The first usage-based approach of its kind, this volume contains twelve studies on key issues in Spanish syntax: word order, arguments, grammatical-relation marking, inalienable possession, ser and estar , adjective placement, small clauses and causatives. The studies are approached within a broad functionalist perspective. The studies strengthen the view that components of grammar intricately interact and that a usage-based approach to analyzing them offers new and insightful perspectives on some stubborn problems.
LLORENC COMAJOAN is Assistant Professor of Spanish, Middlebury College, USA
RICHARD J. FILE-MURIEL is in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
MARICHE EUGENIA GARCIA-BAYONAS is Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, USA
BELEN LOPEZ MEIRAMA is a Professor of Spanish, Universidad de Santiago, Galicia, Spain
CARMEN RUIZ-SANCHEZ is in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
VICTORIA VAZQUEZ ROZAS is a Professor in the Department of Spanish, Universidad de Santiago, Galicia, Spain
RICHARD WINTERS is Assistant Professor in the Department of Modern Languages, University of Louisiana, La Fayette, USA