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Diachrony and Dialects: Grammatical Change in the Dialects by Paola Beninca,Adam Ledgeway,Nigel Vincent,Paola Benincà PDF

By Paola Beninca,Adam Ledgeway,Nigel Vincent,Paola Benincà

ISBN-10: 0198701780

ISBN-13: 9780198701781

This publication examines diachronic swap and variety within the morphosyntax of Romance kinds spoken in Italy. those forms provide an extremely fertile terrain for examine into language switch, due to either the richness of dialectal edition and the size of the interval of textual attestation. whereas cognizance long ago has been focussed at the version present in phonology, morphology, and vocabulary, this quantity examines edition in morphosyntactic
structures, masking various subject matters designed to take advantage of and discover the interplay of the geographical and ancient dimensions of change.

The establishing bankruptcy units the scene for expert and non-specialist readers alike, and establishes the conceptual and empirical history. There persist with a sequence of case reviews investigating the morphosyntax of verbal and (pro)nominal structures and the association of the clause. info are drawn from the complete diversity of Romance dialects spoken in the borders of contemporary Italy, starting from Sicily and Sardinia via to Piedmont and Friuli. many of the experiences slender the focal point to a
particular building inside of a specific dialect; others increase out to match diverse styles of evolution inside diverse dialects. there's additionally range within the theoretical frameworks followed by means of many of the contributors.

The e-book goals to take inventory of either the present nation of the sector and the end result of modern study, and to set out new effects and new inquiries to support circulation ahead the frontiers of that learn. it is going to be a important source not just for these focusing on the learn of Italo-Romance types, but in addition for different Romanists and for these drawn to exploring and realizing the mechanisms of morphosyntactic switch extra generally.

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