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CS1 Reading List

This wide-ranging reading list is intended for those taking Paper CS 1 (The Romance Languages) and related papers (e.g., History of the French, Italian or Peninsular languages). Within the sections pertaining to general background and the 'major' Romance languages, works deemed essential, or of particular usefulness, are marked with an asterisk. Reference works are marked REF. Prof. Ledgeway and Dr Sitaridou will advise during lectures and supervisions on the relevance and importance of other works listed. More detailed reading lists are, of course, available for papers in the history of individual Romance languages.

On language and language change

  • Anderson, J., Structural Aspects of Language Change (Longman, 1973)
  • *Bynon, T., Historical Linguistics (CUP, 1978)
  • Holm, J., Pidgins and Creoles (2 vols) (CUP, 1988)
  • *Lyons, J., Language and Linguistics (CUP, 1981)
  • *McMahon, A., Understanding Language Change (CUP, 1994)

General works on Romance

  • Agard, F., A Course in Romance Linguistics. I A synchronic view. 2 A diachronic view (1984)
  • Bourciez, E., Eléments de linguistique romane (Paris, 1967)
  • Boyd-Bowman, P., From Latin to Romance in Sound Charts (Washington, 1954)
  • *Elcock, W., The Romance Languages (Faber, 1975)
  • Hall, R., External History of the Romance Languages (New York, 1974)
  • Harris, M., The Evolution of French Syntax (Longman, 1978)
  • *Harris, M. and Vincent, N., The Romance Languages (Routledge, 1990)
  • REF Holtus, G., Metzeltin, M. and Schmitt, C., eds., Lexikon der romanistischen Linguistik (Tübingen, 1988—)
  • Iordan, I. and Manoliu, M., Linguistica romanza (Padova, 1974)
  • Iordan, I., An Introduction to Romance Linguistics. Its schools and scholars (transl. by J. Orr, revised with supplement by R. Posner) (Oxford, 1970)
  • Lausberg, H., Lingüística románica (Madrid, 1965). (This work may also be read in the German original Romanische Sprachwissenschaft, and in Italian translation.)
  • Ledgeway, A , Maiden M. and Smith, J.C. The Cambridge History of the Romance Languages. Volume 1: Structures�(Cambridge: CUP, 2011)
  • REF Meyer-Lübke, W., Romanisches etymologische Wörterbuch (Winter)
  • Palmer, L., The Latin Language (Faber)
  • Renzi, L., Introduzione alla filologia romanza (1976) (also available in Spanish)
  • Rohlfs, G., La diferenciación léxica de las lenguas románicas, trs. M. Alvar (Madrid, 1960) (see also original German version)
  • Rohlfs, G., Romanische Sprachgeographie (Munich, 1971)
  • Saltarelli, M. and Wanner, D., eds., Diachronic Studies in Romance Linguistics (Mouton, 1975)
  • Tagliavini, C., Le origini delle lingue neolatine (Bologna, 1969)
  • Vidos, B., Manual de linguúítica románica (Madrid, 1963) (also available in Italian)
  • Vincent, N. and Harris, M., Studies in the Romance Verb (Croom Helm, 1982)

Vulgar and Late Latin

  • Cairns, F., Late Latin and Early Romance in Spain and Carolingian France, ed. R. Wright (1982)
  • Calboli, G., Latin vulgaire ­ latin tardif II. Actes du deuxième Colloque international de latin vulgaire et tardif (Niemeyer, 1989)
  • Herman, J., ed., Latin vulgaire ­ latin tardif. Actes du 1er Colloque international de latin vulgaire et tardif (Niemeyer, 1987)
  • Janson, T., Mechanisms of language change in Latin (Almqvist and Wiksell, 1979)
  • Robson, L.C., 'L'Appendix probi et la philologie latine', Le moyen âge. Livre jubilaire 39-54 (1963)
  • *Väänänen, V., Introduction au latin vulgaire (Paris, 1967)
  • Väänänen, V., 'Algunos rasgos lingüísticos y estilísticos del "Itinerarium Egeriae" ', Verba 13:5-14 (1986)

Portuguese and Spanish

  • Corominas, J., Diccionario crítico-etimológico de la lengua castellana (1954)
  • Corominas, J. and Pascual, J., Diccionario crítico etimológico castellana e hispánico (Gredos, 1986)
  • *Lapesa, R., Historia de la lengua española (Gredos, 1980)
  • Lloyd, P., From Latin to Spanish (APS, 1987)

Spanish Phonology descriptive and historical *Mattoso Câmara, J., The Portuguese Language (Chicago, 1972) *Menéndez Pidal, R., Manual de gramática histórica española (Madrid, 1966) Spaulding, R., How Spanish Grew (Berkeley, 1971) Sten, H., Les particularités de la langue portugaise (Copenhagen, 1944) Teyssier, P., Manuel de langue portugaise (Portugal-Brésil) (Paris, 1984) Teyssier, P., Histoire de la langue portugaise (PUF, 1980)

Catalan and Occitan

  • Alibèrt, I.L., La gramatica occitana (C.E.O., 1976)
  • Badia i Margarit, A., Gramática histórica catalana (Noguer, 1951)
  • Bec, P., La langue occitane (PUF, 1973)
  • Grandgent, C., An Outline of the Phonology and Morphology of Old Provençal (Boston, 1905)
  • Hualde, J.I., Catalan (Routledge, 1992)
  • Yates, A., Catalan (London, 1975)

French

  • REF Dauzat, A, Dubois and Mitterand, H., Nouveau dictionnaire historique et étymologique (Paris, 1964)
  • Désirat, C. and Hordé, T., La langue française au 20è siècle
  • *Ewert, A., The French Language (Faber, 1978)
  • REF Gamillscheg, E., Etymologisches Wörterbuch der französischen Sprache (Heidelberg, 1966—)
  • Pope, M., From Latin to Modern French (MUP, 1952)
  • *Price, G., The French Language Present and Past (Arnold, 1971)
  • *Rickard, P., A History of the French Language (Hutchinson, 1974)
  • Wartburg, W. von, Evolution et structure de la langue française (Berne, 1950)

Rhaeto-Romance

  • Arquint, J., Vierv ladin (Lia rumantscha, 1964)
  • *Haiman, J. and Benincà, P., Rhaeto-Romance (Routledge, 1992)
  • REF Holtus, G., Metzeltin, M. and Schmitt, C., eds., Lexikon der romanistischen Linguistik (Vol. 3)
  • Rohlfs, G., Rätoromanisch (Beck, 1975)

Italian and Sardinian

  • Blasco-Ferrer, E., Storia linguistica della Sardegna (Niemeyer, 1984)
  • Chapallaz, M., The Pronunciation of Italian (Bell and Hyman, 1981)
  • Devoto, G., Il linguaggio d'Italia (Rizzoli, 1974)
  • Devoto, G., Avviamento alla etimologia italiana (1979)
  • Gensini, S., Italiana: elementi di storia linguistico-letteraria (Minerva Italica, 1988)
  • REF Holtus, G., Metzeltin, M. and Schmitt, C., eds., Lexikon der romanistischen Linguistik (Vol. 4) (1988)
  • Lepschy, A. and G., The Italian Language Today (Hutchinson, 1988)
  • Maiden, M., A Linguistic History of Italian (Longman, 1995)
  • Maiden, M. and Parry, M., eds., The Dialects of Italy (Routledge, 1997)
  • Migliorini, B. and Griffith, T.G., The Italian Language (Faber, 1984)
  • *Rohlfs, G., Grammatica storica della lingua italiana e dei suoi dialetti (3 vols.) (Einaudi, 1966—)
  • Tekavi, P., Grammatica storica del italiano (3 vols.) (Mulino, 1972—)
  • Wagner, M., La lingua sarda (Beme, 1951)

Dalmatian

  • Bartoli, M., Das Dalmatische (Wiener Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1914)
  • REF Holtus, G., Metzeltin, M. and Schmitt, C., eds., Lexikon der romanistischen Linguistik (Vol. 3)

Romanian

  • Agard, F., Structural Sketch of Romanian (Baltimore, 1958)
  • REF Holtus, G., Metzeltin, M. and Schmitt, C., eds., Lexikon der romanistischen Linguistik (Vol. 3)
  • Lombard, A., La langue roumaine ­ une présentation (Paris, 1974)
  • Mallinson, G., Rumanian (Croom Helm, 1986)
  • REF Rosetti, A., Istoria limbii române de la origine pînîn secolul al XVII-lea (Bucureti, 1968)