Papers & Co.


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  1. Theoretical Linguistics
  2. Meaning types, implicatures and the QUD
  3. Modification and Gradability
  4. Exclamatives
  5. Modality
  6. Morpho-semantics
  7. Adverbial clauses


Theoretical Linguistics


Espinal, M.T., E. Castroviejo, M. Leonetti, L. McNally & C. Real-Puigdollers (eds.) (2019) Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung, Vol. 23, N. 1 and 2. Konstanz: Universität Konstanz. ISSN 2629-6055.


Fernández Soriano, O., E. Castroviejo & I. Pérez Jiménez. (eds.) (2017) Boundaries, phases and interfaces. Case studies in honor of Violeta Demonte. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. ISBN 9789027257222.


Castroviejo, E., O. Fernández Soriano & I. Pérez-Jiménez (2017) Introduction. Boundaries, phases and interfaces. Fernández Soriano, O., E. Castroviejo á I. Pérez-Jiménez (eds.) Boundaries, phases and interfaces. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 1--23. ISBN 9789027257222. DOI: 10.1075/la.239.01cas.




Meaning types, implicatures and the QUD


Castroviejo, E., K.E. Fraser & A. Vicente (2020) More on pejorative language: Insults that go beyond their extension. To appear in Synthese. DOI: 10.1007/s11229-020-02624-0.


Vicente, A., K.E. Fraser & E. Castroviejo (2020) Lenguaje peyorativo en español: términos despreciativos y términos neutros usados como insultos. Teorema 39.2: 63-85. ISSN 0210-1602.


Smith, E. A., E. Castroviejo & L. Mayol (2015) Cross-Linguistic Experimental Evidence Distinguishing the Role of Context in Disputes over Taste and Possibility. Christiansen, H., I. Stojanovic & G. A. Papadopoulos (eds.) Modeling and Using Context. 9th International and Interdisciplinary Conference, CONTEXT 2015, Lanarca, Cyprus, November 2-6,2015. Proceedings. Berlin: Springer, 454-467. ISBN 978-3-319-25590-3.


Mayol, L. & E. Castroviejo (2014) Evaluatives in questions. A comparison between Catalan and French. In Baglini, R., T. Grinsell, J. Keane, A. Roth Singerman and J. Thomas (eds.) Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society [CLS46]. Volume 46.2: 143-158. ISSN 0577-7240. [preprint]


Mayol, L. & E. Castroviejo. (2013) (Non-) integrated evaluative adverbs in questions: a cross-Romance study. Language 89.2: 195-230. DOI: 10.1353/lan.2013.0030. JCR Journal, Q1 (SJR). ISSN 0097-8507.


Mayol, L. & E. Castroviejo. (2013) How to cancel an implicature. Journal of Pragmatics 50.1: 84-104. DOI 10.1016/j.pragma.2013.02.002. JCR Journal, Q1 (SJR). ISSN 0378-2166.

Castroviejo, E. & L. Mayol (2012) Conclusion, consequence and solutionhood. The semantics of three Catalan connectives. Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 16 [SuB16]. MIT Working Papers in Linguistics 16.1: 157-168. ISSN 1867-3082. [preprint]


Mayol, L. & E. Castroviejo (2011) The connective "doncs" in dialogue and the QUD. Pre-proceedings of Constraints in Discourse 2011.


Mayol, L. & E. Castroviejo (2011) Projective meaning and implicature cancellation. In Tonhauser, J. & C. Roberts (eds.) Proceedings of the Workshop on Projective Content, 23rd ESSLLI. Ljubljana. 97-106.


Mayol, L. & E. Castroviejo (2011) Unfortunate questions: Evaluative adverbs in questions in French. In Berns, Janine, Haike Jacobs and Tobias Scheer (eds.) Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory. Selected papers from 'Going Romance' Nice 2009. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 223-238. ISBN 9789027203830.


Gutzmann, D. & E. Castroviejo (2011) The Dimensions of VERUM. In Bonami, O. & P. Cabredo Hofherr (eds.) Empirical issues in Syntax and Semantics, 8: 143-165. ISSN 1769-7158.


Mayol, L. & E. Castroviejo (2009) Asserted and implicated meanings in Catalan ‘Déu n’hi do’”. Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung, 13 [SuB13]. Universität Stuttgart. Working Papers of the SFB 732, 5: 371-384. ISSN 1867-3082.


Castroviejo, E. (2008) Adverbs in restricted configurations. In Cabredo Hofherr, P. & O. Bonami (eds.) Empirical Issues in Syntax and Semantics, 7: 53-76. ISSN 1769-7158.




Modification and Gradability


Castroviejo, E. & B. Gehrke (2019) 'Good' as an evaluative intensifier'. In D. Gutzmann & K. Turgay (eds.) Secondary content. The Semantics and Pragmatics of Side Issues. Current Research in the Semantics/Pragmatics-Interface series (CRiSPI), Leiden: Brill. 108-143. Doi:10.1163/9789004393127_006


Castroviejo, E., L. McNally & G. W. Sassoon. (eds.) (2018) Gradability, Vagueness and Scale Structure. Experimental Perspectives . Berlin: Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-77790-0. More info here.


Castroviejo, E., L. McNally & G.W. Sassoon (2018) Gradability, Vagueness, and Scale Structure: From the Armchair to the Lab. Castroviejo, E., L. McNally & G.W. Sassoon (eds.) Gradability, Vagueness and Scale Structure. Experimental Perspectives. Berlin: Springer. DOI:


Gehrke, B. & E. Castroviejo (2016) Good manners: On the degree effect of good events. Bade, N. P. Berezovskaya & A. Schöller (eds.) Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 20 [SuB20], 252-269.


Castroviejo, E. & B. Gehrke (2015) A GOOD intensifier. Murata, T., Mineshima, K. & D. Bekki (eds.) New Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence (JSAI-isAI 2014 Workshops, LENLS, JURISIN, and GABA, Kanagawa, Japan, November 23-24, 2014, Revised Selected Papers), Berlin: Springer, 114-129. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-48119-6_9. ISBN 978-3-662-48119-6.


Castroviejo, E., I. Oltra-Massuet & I. Pérez-Jiménez (2015). Bare PPS and the syntax-semantics interface: The case of SIN+bare nominal structures in Spanish. In J. Smith & T. Ihsane (eds.) Romance Linguistics 2012. Selected papers from the 42nd Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Cedar City, Utah, 20-22 April 2012. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 201-214. ISBN 9789027203878.


Gehrke, B. & E. Castroviejo (invited editors) Manner and Degree Modification Across Categories. Topic/Comment Natural Language & Linguistic Theory Issue. 2015, 33.3: 745-1055. ISSN 0167-806X. JCR Journal, Q1 (SJR).


Gehrke, B. & E. Castroviejo (2015) Manner and Degree: an introduction. Topic/Comment Natural Language & Linguistic Theory Issue. DOI: 10.1007/s11049-015-9288-6. JCR Journal, Q1 (SJR). ISSN 0167-806X.


Castroviejo, E. & B. Gehrke (invited editors) Modification at the interfaces. Lingua Special Issue, 2014, Vol. 149PA: 21-93. ISSN 0024-3845. JCR Journal, Q1 (SJR).


Castroviejo, E. & B. Gehrke (2014) Modification at the interfaces: an introduction. Lingua 149PA: 1-16. DOI: 10.1016/j.lingua.2014.07.004. JCR Journal, Q1 (SJR). ISSN 0024-3841.


Castroviejo, E. (2012) Gradation in modified AdjPs. In Ashton, N., A. Chereches and D. Lutz (eds.) Proceedings of SALT XXII. eLanguage. Pages 83-103.


Castroviejo, E. (2011) 'So' as a weak degree expression. In Ashton, N., A. Chereches and D. Lutz (eds.) Proceedings of SALT XXI. eLanguage. Pages 76-94.





Castroviejo (2021) Exclamatives. In Gutzmann, D., Matthewson, L., C. Meier, H. Rullmann and E. Zimmermann (eds.) The Blackwell-Wiley Companion to Semantics. Blackwell-Wiley.


Castroviejo, E. (2021). On wh-exclamatives and gradability. An argument from Romance. Journal of Linguistics 57.1: 41-82. DOI: 10.1017/S0022226719000306.


Castroviejo, E. (2010) An expressive answer. Some considerations on the semantics and pragmatics of wh-exclamatives. In Y. McNabb, M. Bane, J. Bueno Holle, T. Grano, and A. Grotberg (eds.) Proceedings from the Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society [CLS44]. Volume 44, Number 2: 3-17. ISSN 0577-7240.


Castroviejo, E. (2008) Deconstructing exclamations. In X. Villalba (ed.) Catalan Journal of Linguistics, 7: 41-90. Q3 (SJR). ISSN 1695-6885.


Mayol, L. & E. Castroviejo (2009) Déu n'hi do quina expressió! Suplement de Cultura del diari Avui, January 10, page 8.


Castroviejo, E. & M. Schwager (2008) Amazing DPs. In T. Friedman and S. Ito (eds.) Proceedings of SALT XVIII. Ithaca, NY: CLC Publications, 176-193.


Castroviejo, E. (2007) La qüestió de les exclamatives. Llengua & Literatura, 18: 317-349. ISSN 0213-6554.


Castroviejo, E. (2006) A degree-based account of Wh-exclamatives. In Puig-Waldmüller, E. (ed.) Proceedings of the 11th Sinn und Bedeutung, Universitat Pompeu Fabra. 134-149.


Castroviejo, E. (2006) Wh-exclamatives in Catalan, PhD thesis, University of Barcelona. [abstract] [whole thesis]


Castroviejo, E. (2004) La sintaxi de les exclamatives-qu en català, MA thesis, Universitat de Barcelona.






Castroviejo, E. & I. Oltra-Massuet (2018) Generic and action-dependent abilities in Spanish `Ser capaz'. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics 3(1): 131. 1-32. DOI: 10.5334/gjgl.495 E-ISSN 2397-1835.


Castroviejo, E. & I. Oltra-Massuet (2016) What does `be capable' tell us about capacities? An answer from Romance. Martin, F., M. Pitteroff & T. Pross (eds.) Morphological, Syntactic and Semantic Aspects of Dispositions. SinSpec, Working Papers of the SFB 732, 30--51. DOI: 10.18419/opus-8869.


Castroviejo, E. & I. Oltra-Massuet (2015) On capacities and their epistemic extensions. Tortora, C., M. den Dikken, I.L. Montoya & T. O'Neill (eds.) Romance Linguistics 2013. Selected papers from the 43rd Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), New York, 17-19 April 2013.. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 59-78. ISBN 9789027203892.


Castroviejo, E. & I. Oltra-Massuet (2013) An emphatic modal. To appear in Proceedings from the Chicago Linguistic Society [CLS49]. Volume 49. [preprint]






Oltra-Massuet, I. & E. Castroviejo (2013) A syntactic approach to the morpho-semantic variation of -ear. Lingua 151PB: 120-141. DOI: 10.1016/j.lingua.2014.07.018. JCR Journal, Q1 (SJR). ISSN: 0024-3841.


Oltra-Massuet, I. & E. Castroviejo (2013) Approaching Results in Catalan and Spanish Deadjectival Verbs. In F. Ordóñez & F. Roca (eds.) Catalan Journal of Linguistics 12: 131-154. Q3 (SJR). ISSN 1695-6885.




Adverbial clauses


Castroviejo, E. & L. Mayol (2019) Echoicity and contrast in Spanish conditionals. The Linguistic Review 36(3): 1-35. DOI: 10.1515/tlr-2019-2039. ISSN 1613-3676.


Castroviejo, E. & L. Mayol (2018) The building blocks of Catalan `at least'. Berns, J., H. Jacobs & D. Nouveau (eds.) Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 13. Selected papers from `Going Romance' 29 Nijmegen. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 41--54. ISBN 9789027200655. DOI: 10.1075/rllt.13.04cas.