Part ofFrom Verbal Periphrases to Complex Predicates
Edited by Mar Garachana Camarero, Sandra Montserrat Buendia and Claus Dieter Pusch
[IVITRA Research in Linguistics and Literature 31] 2022
► pp. 41–61
Double compound forms (DCF) are widespread in European languages, especially in Romance and Germanic languages, and could be considered a Sprachbund phenomenon. In this article, I focus on DCF in Friulian. First, I will provide a morphosyntactic description of DCF in this language and analyze their syntactic behavior. Second, the results of a corpus-based analysis will be presented, as well as the results of an acceptability test with Friulian informants. Third, based on the analyzed data it will be illustrated that DCF may indeed convey different semantic values, but that the expression of experientiality can be seen as the core value.