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Romance and Latin approaches to word structure features

  • Elisabeth Gibert-Sotelo EMAIL logo and Isabel Pujol Payet
From the journal The Linguistic Review


The interest in morphology and its interaction with the other grammatical components has increased in the last twenty years, with new approaches coming into stage so as to get more accurate analyses of the processes involved in morphological construal. This special issue is a valuable contribution to this field of study. It gathers a selection of five papers from the Morphology and Syntax workshop (University of Girona, July 2017) which, on the basis of Romance and Latin phenomena, discuss word structure and its decomposition into hierarchies of features. Even though the papers share a compositional view of lexical items, they adopt different formal theoretical approaches to the lexicon-syntax interface, thus showing the benefit of bearing in mind the possibilities that each framework provides. This introductory paper serves as a guide for the readers of this special collection and offers an overview of the topics dealt with in each contribution.

Corresponding author: Elisabeth Gibert-Sotelo, Departament de Filologia Catalana, Facultat de Lletres – Campus Catalunya, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Avinguda Catalunya, 35, 43002 Tarragona, Spain, E-mail:

Funding source: Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness

Award Identifier / Grant number: FFI2014-56968-C4-4-P

Award Identifier / Grant number: FFI2016-80142-P

Award Identifier / Grant number: FFI2017-87140-C4-2-P

Funding source: AGAUR

Award Identifier / Grant number: 2017 SGR 165

Award Identifier / Grant number: 2017 SGR 634

Funding source: Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities

Award Identifier / Grant number: FJC2018-035901-I


We wish to thank The Linguistic Review team for their help and assistance, especially to Harry van der Hulst. We are grateful to the authors of the contributions as well as to the anonymous reviewers, without whom this special collection would not have been possible. Thanks also to all those who contributed to the organization of the Morphology and Syntax workshop held at the University of Girona in 2017. Many thanks to Montse Batllori for being the one who encouraged us to organize the workshop and for her unconditional support at all times.

  1. Research funding: This research has been funded by the projects FFI2014-56968-C4-4-P, FFI2016-80142-P, and FFI2017-87140-C4-2-P (Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness), and by the funded research groups 2017 SGR 165 and 2017 SGR 634 (AGAUR, Catalan Government). Elisabeth Gibert-Sotelo also acknowledges funding from the postdoctoral grant Juan de la Cierva-formación FJC2018-035901-I (Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities).


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