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Comparative and Diachronic Perspectives on Romance Syntax

Editor(s): Gabriela Pană Dindelegan, Adina Dragomirescu, Irina Nicula, Alexandru Nicolae
Contributors: Gabriela Dindelegam, Alexandru Nicolae, Rodica Zafiu, Vasilescu Amdra, Ileana-Blanca Croitor, Kim Groothuis,
Subject: Linguistics

Book Description

The volume brings together fifteen papers focusing on the morphosyntax of different Romance varieties. It is based on papers presented at the workshop bearing the same title held at the University of Bucharest in November 2015 and is dedicated to Professor Martin Maiden of the University of Oxford in honour of his 60th birthday. The contributions tackle different theoretical issues concerning current linguistic theory (relevant both for comparative and diachronic approaches), including parameters, features and their hierarchical organization, word order changes, the level of verb movement in different varieties, inflected infinitives, clitic placement and clitic doubling, ethical datives, and personal subject pronouns, among others.

As such, the volume represents diverse theoretical approaches to addressing a number of key morphological and syntactic issues in the morphosyntactic development of the Romance languages, drawing on modern research methods and current linguistic theory, with a clear preference for parametric syntax. The most significant areas of grammar are well-represented here.

The volume will appeal to advanced graduate and postgraduate students in diachronic linguistics, theoretical linguistics, and Romance linguistics, as well as researchers in the fields of historical and typological linguistics, morphosyntactic theory, and the history of the Romance languages.

Hardback

ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-0401-1
ISBN-10: 1-5275-0401-8
Date of Publication: 01/01/2018
Pages / Size: 463 / A5
Price: £74.99
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Biography

Gabriela Pană Dindelegan is Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at the Faculty of Letters of the University of Bucharest and Senior Researcher at the “Iorgu Iordan—Al. Rosetti” Institute of Linguistics of the Romanian Academy. She edited and co-authored Gramatica de bază a limbii române (2010), The Grammar of Romanian (2013), and The Syntax of Old Romanian (2016).

Adina Dragomirescu is the Head of the “Iorgu Iordan—Al. Rosetti” Institute of Linguistics of the Romanian Academy and Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics of the University of Bucharest. She is a co-author of Gramatica de bază a limbii române (2010), The Grammar of Romanian (2013), and The Syntax of Old Romanian (2016). She also authored Ergativitatea. Tipologie, sintaxă, semantică (2010) and Particularităţi sintactice ale limbii române în context romanic. Supinul (2013).

Irina Nicula is a Researcher at the “Iorgu Iordan—Al. Rosetti” Institute of Linguistics of the Romanian Academy and Junior Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics of the University of Bucharest. She is a co-author of The Grammar of Romanian (2013) and The Syntax of Old Romanian (2016). She also authored Modalităţi de exprimare a percepţiilor fizice. Verbele de percepţie în limba română (2012) and Variaţia sintactică a verbului românesc. Diacronie și tipologie (2015).

Alexandru Nicolae is a Researcher at the “Iorgu Iordan—Al. Rosetti” Institute of Linguistics of the Romanian Academy and Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Bucharest. He is a co-author of Gramatica de bază a limbii române (2010), The Grammar of Romanian (2013), and The Syntax of Old Romanian (2016). He is also the author of Ordinea constituenţilor în limba română. O perspectivă diacronică (2015) and co-author of 101 Greşeli de lexic şi de semantică: Cuvinte şi sensuri în mişcare (2010).