Balkan Syntax and Semantics

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The book deals with some syntactic and semantic aspects of the shared Balkan Sprachbund properties. In a comprehensive introductory chapter, Tomić offers an overview of the Balkan Sprachbund properties. Sobolev, displaying the areal distribution of 65 properties, argues for dialect cartography. Friedman, on the example of the evidentials, argues for typologically informed areal explanation of the Balkan properties. The other contributions analyze specific phenomena: polidefinite DPs in Greek and Aromanian (Campos and Stavrou), Balkan constructions in which datives combine with impersonal clitics or non-active morphology (Rivero), Balkan optatives (Ammann and Auwera), imperative force in the Balkan languages (Isac and Jakab), clitic placement in Greek imperatives (Bošković), focused constituents in Romanian and Bulgarian (Hill), synthetic and analytic tenses in Romanian (D'Hulst, Coene and Avram), "purpose-like" modification in a number of Balkan languages (Bužarovska), Balkan modal existential “wh”-constructions (Grosu), child and adult strategies in interpreting empty subjects in Serbian/Croatian (Stojanović and Marelj), conditional sentences in Judeo-Spanish (Montoliu and Auwera).
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 67]  2004.  xvi, 499 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Map of the Balkans
List of abbreviations
The Balkan Sprachbund morpho-syntactic properties: An introduction
Olga Mišeska Tomić
Spread of the Balkan Sprachbund morpho-syntactic properties
On the areal distribution of the syntactic properties in the languages of the Balkans
Andrej N. Sobolev
The Typology of Balkan Evidentiality and Areal Linguistics
Victor A. Friedman
The nominal phrase
Polydefinite constructions in Modern Greek and in Aromanian
Héctor Campos and Melita Stavrou
Balkan possessive clitics: The problem of case and category
Roumyana Pancheva
Optional movement of Bulgarian possessive clitics to I: Some implications for Binding Theory
Christo Moskovsky
The root clause
Datives and the non-active voice: Reflexive clitics in Balkan languages
María Luisa Rivero
On the clitic switch in Greek imperatives
Željko Bošković
Complementizer-headed main clauses for volitional moods in the languages of South-Eastern Europe: a Balkanism?
Mood and force features in the languages of the Balkans
Daniela Isac and Edit Jakab
On left periphery and focus
Virginia Hill
Syncretic and analytic tenses in Romanian: The Balkan setting of Romance
Yves D’hulst, Martine Coene and Larisa Avram
The complex sentence
Subjunctive relatives in Balkan languages
Eleni Bužarovska
The syntax-semantics of modal existential wh constructions
Alexander Grosu
Interpreting empty subjects in nontensed complement clauses: Child and adult Strategies
Danijela Stojanovic and Marijana Marelj
On Judeo-Spanish conditionals
César Montoliu and Johan van der Auwera
Author Index
Index of languages, dialects and toponyms
Subject Index
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