Existentials and Locatives in Romance Dialects of Italy by Delia Bentley,Francesco Maria Ciconte,Silvio Cruschina

By Delia Bentley,Francesco Maria Ciconte,Silvio Cruschina

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This publication offers the 1st ever large-scale comparative therapy of there sentences (there copula NP), in over a hundred Italo-Romance and Sardinian dialects spoken in Italy. It includes particular discussions of concentration constitution, predication and argument attention, definiteness results, and the linking among semantics and syntax in there sentences, advancing novel proposals in each one case. The authors try out influential hypotheses on existential buildings against
first-hand dialect facts; they argue that existential and locative there sentences vary in concentration constitution and semantics, even supposing they show related morphosyntactic positive aspects. the quantity additionally offers the old history of Romance there sentences, hoping on the findings of the research of a considerable corpus of
early Italo-Romance vernacular texts. Couched within the framework of position and Reference Grammar, the dialogue absolutely engages with the mammoth to be had literature on existentials and locatives, therefore being of curiosity to linguists of any theoretical persuasion. during the research of existentials and locatives, the quantity addresses key matters in linguistic concept, whereas supplying a useful resource of information for study at the Romance languages and a version in fieldwork-based microvariational

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