Edited by Juan-Andrés Villena-Ponsoda, Francisco Díaz Montesinos, Antonio Manuel Ávila-Muñoz and Matilde Vida-Castro
[Studies in Language Variation 22] 2019
► pp. 71–84
The aim of this paper is the discussion of preliminary results of the ongoing study of an Italian substandard variety (italiano popolare) with the ParVa spoken corpus (Guerini 2016). The focus is on the interplay of two structural factors: contact with Italo-Romance dialects and linguistic simplification. The corpus shows previously overlooked syntactic features, which may improve the view of this subvariety and also allows a quantitative analysis of agreement in existential constructions.