Volume 58 of the "North Holland Linguistic Series", edited by Virginia Motapanyane, provides an up-to-date overview of studies in Romanian syntax. Bringing together linguists working within the field of generative grammar, the volume's comparative approach demonstrates the relevance of Romanian data to grammatical theory. The editor's introductory chapter provides a valuable summary of developments in Romanian syntax and is the ideal preparation for the studies contained in this volume, both for Romance specialists and for those less familiar with the topic.
The generative approach to Romanian grammar: an overview (G. Alboiu, V. Motapanyane). Feature checking meets the Criterion Approach: three ways of saying only in Romance and Germanic (J. Bayer, A. Grosu). The double subject construction in Romanian (A. Cornilescu). Last resort strategies in DP: article reduplication in Romanian and French (Y. D'Hulst et al.). (In)definiteness spread: from Romanian genitives to Hebrew construct state nominals (C. Dobrovie-Sorin). Optimal Romanian clitics: a cross-linguistic perspective (G. Legendre). Parameters for focus in English and Romanian (V. Motapanyane). The syntax and morphology of Romanian imperatives (P. Roberge, Y. Roberge). Bibliography of generative studies on Romanian. Name index. Subject index.