Article published in:Theoretical Approaches to Linguistic Variation
Edited by Ermenegildo Bidese, Federica Cognola and Manuela Caterina Moroni
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 234] 2016
► pp. 89–118
Adverb and participle agreement
For a parameter hierarchy in Italo-Romance microvariation
This paper discusses the reality of adverb agreement in Italo-Romance and takes into account newly acquired data from non-standard varieties. In southern Italian dialects manner adverbs are not morphologically distinguished from adjectives and, in certain varieties (Cruschina 2010; Ledgeway 2011), may agree with a referring nominal. In north-western Calabrian dialects the adverbs agree with transitive objects and unaccusative subjects (Patients/Undergoers), therefore revealing a split of ergative type (Ledgeway-Silvestri in press). Moreover, in the same varieties the adverb agreement superficially interacts with the past participle agreement, which normally displays alternative patterns depending on the morpho-lexical makeup of the participle (± metaphonic). These facts can be set in parametric choices and taxonomically ordered in hierarchies.
Keywords: adverbs, Italo-Romance, micro-variation, parameter hierarchies, participle agreement
Published online: 01 December 2016
2011 In defence of lexico-centric parametric variation: two 3rd factor constrained case studies. Paper presented at the Workshop on Formal Grammar and Syntactic Variation: ‘Rethinking Parameters’ , Madrid, 28 October.
2014 The universal component of emergent categories. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft , Marburg, 6 March.
Biberauer, Theresa & Roberts, Ian
2013 Emergent parameters: Hierarchies and phylogenies. Invited paper presented at the Advances in Phylogenetic Linguistics Conference (Ragusa, 17 July).
D’Alessandro, Roberta & Roberts, Ian
Gianollo, Chiara, Guardiano, Cristina & Longobardi, Giuseppe
In press. Los adverbios flexionados. In Festschrift für Anonimous.
In press. Parameters in Romance adverb agreement. In Adjective-Adverb Interfaces in Romance, Martin Hummel & Salvador Valera (eds)
Ledgeway, Adam & Silvestri, Giuseppina
In press. L’accordo degli avverbi aggettivali e del participio passato nei dialetti meridionali. In Dialetti: Per parlare e parlarne,[Proceedings of the IV international conferemce of Dialectology], Patrizia Del Puente (ed) Rionero in V. Calice
In press. Auxiliary selection and participle agreement. In The Oxford Handbook of the Romance Languages, Adam Ledgeway & Martin Maiden (eds) Oxford OUP
Loporcaro, Michele & Silvestri, Giuseppina
Ramat, Paolo, & Ricca, Davide
Rensch, Karl Heinz
Sheehan, Michelle, & Hinzen, Wolfram
In press. Semantic and syntactic notes on adverb agreement: The case of the dialects of the ‘Lausberg Area’. In Adjective-Adverb Interfaces in Romance, Martin Hummel & Salvador Valera (eds)
In preparation. Morfosintassi del dialetto di Verbicaro. Pisa: ETS.
Cited by other publications
This list is based on CrossRef data as of 29 december 2020. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.