New PDF release: Diachrony and Dialects: Grammatical Change in the Dialects

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 supply an extremely fertile terrain for learn into language swap, as a result of either the richness of dialectal version and the size of the interval of textual attestation. whereas realization some time past has been focussed at the version present in phonology, morphology, and vocabulary, this quantity examines edition in morphosyntactic
structures, protecting a number subject matters designed to use and discover the interplay of the geographical and historic dimensions of change.

The starting bankruptcy units the scene for professional and non-specialist readers alike, and establishes the conceptual and empirical historical past. There stick with a chain of case reports investigating the morphosyntax of verbal and (pro)nominal buildings and the association of the clause. facts are drawn from the total diversity of Romance dialects spoken in the borders of recent Italy, starting from Sicily and Sardinia via to Piedmont and Friuli. a few of the reports slender the point of interest to a
particular building inside of a selected dialect; others increase out to match diversified styles of evolution inside assorted dialects. there's additionally variety within the theoretical frameworks followed through a number of the contributors.

The ebook goals to take inventory of either the present country of the sector and the end result of contemporary study, and to set out new effects and new inquiries to support movement ahead the frontiers of that study. it is going to be a worthwhile source not just for these focusing on the research of Italo-Romance forms, but additionally for different Romanists and for these drawn to exploring and figuring out the mechanisms of morphosyntactic switch extra generally.

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