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A comparative grammar of Borgomanerese

Author: Christina Tortora
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Series: Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book treats the morphosyntax of Borgomanerese, a Northern Italian dialect. The rich description of the many unusual features of this dialect, some of which have not been previously reported in  Read more...

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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christina Tortora
ISBN: 9780199369829 0199369828 0199945640 9780199945641 0199945624 9780199945627
OCLC Number: 898324458
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: List of Abbreviations ; Chapter 1: Introduction ; Chapter 2: The syntax and semantics of the weak locative ; 0. Introduction ; 1. Unaccusative verb classes ; 2. The syntactic manifestation of the GOAL / non-GOAL distinction in Borgomanerese ; 3. SOURCE-entailing verbs and the existential ; 4. The weak locative goal argument in Italian ; 5. English non-existential weak there as a weak locative goal argument ; Chapter 3: Object clitics in simple tense, complex predicate, and imperative clauses ; 0. Introduction ; 1. Generalized enclisis in the simple tenses ; 2. Enclisis with past participles in the compound tenses ; 3. Variation in placement: the nature of the clitic itself ; 4. Restructuring verbs ; 5. Enclisis in causative constructions ; 6. Enclisis with imperatives ; 7. Clitic combinations ; Chapter 4: Object clitics and locative prepositions ; 0. Introduction ; 1. Argument locatives as another type of <"adverbial host>" ; 2. The preposition's complement ; 3. Remaining issues ; Chapter 5: Subject Clitics ; 0. Introduction ; 1. Subject clitic pronouns in Northern Italian dialects ; 2. Subject clitics in Borgomanerese: an overview ; 3. The subject clitic i ; 4. Third person singular l and la ; 5. The second person singular subject clitics tal and t ; 6. The subject clitic a ; 7. The subject clitic ngh ; 8. The impersonal clitic s ; Chapter 6: Interrogatives ; 0. Introduction ; 1. Interrogative pronouns ; 2. The missing preposition ; 3. The difference between cus and que ; 4. Doubly-filled comp and cleft questions ; Appendix: Verb Conjugations ; References
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax
Responsibility: Christina Tortora.

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With its richness of data, insights, reflections, and novel analyses, this book is comparative syntactic investigation at its best. * Sandra Paoli, Modern Language Review *

 
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