Grammatical Categories (Monographie)

Variation in Romance Languages


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Autor(en)

M. Rita Manzini Leonardo Maria Savoia

Verlag
Cambridge University Press
Stadt
Cambridge
Publikationsdatum
2011
Reihe
Cambridge Studies in Linguistics 128
Weiterführender Link
http://www.cambridge.org/de/knowledge/isbn/item5756796/?site_locale=de_DE
ISBN
978-0-52176-519-0 ( im KVK suchen )
Thematik nach Sprachen
Sprachübergreifend
Disziplin(en)
Sprachwissenschaft
Schlagwörter
Morphosyntax, Syntax

Exposé

Grammatical categories (e.g. complementizer, negation, auxiliary, case) are some of the most important building blocks of syntax and morphology. Categorization therefore poses fundamental questions about grammatical structures and about the lexicon from which they are built. Adopting a ‘lexicalist’ stance, the authors argue that lexical items are not epiphenomena, but really represent the mapping of sound to meaning (and vice versa) that classical conceptions imply. Their rule-governed combination creates words, phrases and sentences – structured by the ‘categories’ that are the object of the present inquiry. They argue that the distinction between functional and non-functional categories, between content words and inflections, is not as deeply rooted in grammar as is often thought. In their argumentation they lay the emphasis on empirical evidence, drawn mainly from dialectal variation in the Romance languages, as well as from Albanian.

Inhalt

Introduction: the biolinguistic perspective
1. The structure and interpretation of (Romance) complementizers
2. Variation in Romance k-complementizer systems
3. Sentential negation: adverbs
4. Sentential negation: clitics
5. The middle-passive voice: evidence from Albanian
6. The auxiliary: have/be alternations in the perfect
7. The noun (phrase): agreement, case and definiteness in an Albanian variety
8. (Definite) denotation and case in Romance: history and variation.


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Ersteller des Eintrags
Redaktion romanistik.de
Erstellungsdatum
Mittwoch, 18. Mai 2011, 10:27 Uhr
Letzte Änderung
Mittwoch, 18. Mai 2011, 10:27 Uhr