Differential Object Marking in Romance

Towards microvariation

ORCID logoMonica Alexandrina Irimia | University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Alexandru Mardale | INaLCO Paris & SeDyL UMR 8202 CNRS
ISBN 9789027213907 | EUR 120.00 | USD 180.00
ISBN 9789027249722 | EUR 120.00 | USD 180.00
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Differential marking as applied to direct objects has long been discussed as one of the characterizing traits of many Romance languages. There is, however, wide consensus that a detailed investigation into the nature of this phenomenon raises numerous challenges both at the empirical and theoretical level. Many questions are still being raised regarding which precise morpho-syntactic strategies count as differential object marking, whether the data can be unified, and, subsequently, how they are to be unified formally and theoretically. Additionally, a thorough investigation of this phenomenon is still needed for many Romance languages and especially at the micro-variation level. This volume brings together original papers addressing various aspects of differential object marking in Romance languages, focusing on micro-variation, from both a descriptive and formal perspective, touching on diachrony, language contact, synchrony, and using a large set of methodologies.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 280] 2023.  viii, 350 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents

Main BIC Subject

CFK: Grammar, syntax

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009060: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2023020330 | Marc record