A Unification of Morphology and Syntax

A Unification of Morphology and Syntax : Investigations into Romance and Albanian Dialects

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This highly original and innovative analysis focuses on the morphosyntax of dialects comprising Italy, Corsica and the Italian and Romansch-speaking areas of Switzerland. The empirical base used in the book includes a wealth of previously unknown or understudied data from a variety of Romansch dialects, whilst the theoretical framework is extremely sophisticated and up-to-date. Linguists of all genres will be fascinated by Manzini and Savoia's radical conclusion: they claim that their work suggests a unification of morphology and syntax.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 20.83mm | 566g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 150 black & white illustrations, 150 black & white line drawings
  • 1138868302
  • 9781138868304

About M. Rita Manzini

M. Rita Manzini is Professor of General Linguistics at the University of Florence, Italy. Her main research interests are in theoretical linguistics, syntax and language variation, including its acquisition aspects. Leonardo M. Savoia is Professor of General Linguistics at the University of Florence, Italy. His research interests centre on phonology and morphosyntax.show more

Table of contents

Table of ContentsIntroductionChapter 1The nature of the agreement inflections of the verb.Chapter 2Subjects and subject-verb agreement in Italian dialects.Chapter 3Lexicalization patterns of the so-called 3rd person dative.Chapter 4Cooccurrence and mutual exclusion patterns of subject and object clitics.Chapter 5Transitivity and Unaccusativity: Auxiliary selection Chapter 6Parameters of auxiliary selectionChapter 7The syntax of object clitics and middle-reflexives in Albanian dialects.Chapter 8âParticipleâ and âinfinitiveâ in Geg dialects. Chapter 9âSubjunctivesâ and non-finite sentences in Tosk dialects.Chapter 10Causatives in Albanianshow more