Elisabetta Magni

List of John Benjamins publications for which Elisabetta Magni plays a role.


Fiorentini, Ilaria and Elisabetta Magni 2021 Chapter 11. Et cetera, eccetera, etc. The development of a general extender from Latin to ItalianBuilding Categories in Interaction: Linguistic resources at work, Mauri, Caterina, Ilaria Fiorentini and Eugenio Goria (eds.), pp. 295–316 | Chapter
This paper discusses the range of functions of et cetera in Latin, as well as the multifunctionality and evolution of eccetera in Italian. Both forms pertain to the category of general extenders, i.e. markers whose main function is to ‘extend’ otherwise grammatically complete utterances. We will… read more
Magni, Elisabetta 2017 Une grammaticalisation avec peine: Le cas de l’italien appenaMots de liaison et d'intégration: Prépositions, conjonctions et connecteurs, Ponchon, Thierry, Hava Bat-Zeev Shyldkrot et Annie Bertin (dir.), pp. 103–118 | Chapter
L’évolution du mot italien appena présente des similitudes avec le français à peine d’un point de vue sémantique et syntaxique. Ces formes proviennent toutes les deux de l’expression latine ad poenam et, à partir des significations originales de ‘punition’, ‘douleur’, ‘souffrance’, elles se… read more
Magni, Elisabetta 2013 Synchronic gradience and language change in Latin genitive constructionsSynchrony and Diachrony: A dynamic interface, Giacalone Ramat, Anna, Caterina Mauri and Piera Molinelli (eds.), pp. 177–200 | Article
This paper builds on the conceptualization of synchronic variation in terms of gradience and, more specifically, on recent findings concerning constructional gradience. In this perspective, indeterminacy, ambiguity and variation in language use and language system, are observed to involve both the… read more
Magni, Elisabetta 2011 Coexisting structures and competing functions in genitive word orderThe Noun Phrase in Romance and Germanic: Structure, variation, and change, Sleeman, Petra and Harry Perridon (eds.), pp. 223–240 | Article
This paper examines the correlations between word order at the clause level and word order at the noun phrase level in languages with no dominant genitive order. In this perspective, the comparison between Latin and English is a revealing domain for investigating both synchronic variation and… read more