Europe and the Mediterranean as Linguistic Areas

Convergencies from a historical and typological perspective

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This volume is a collection of 12 papers which originated from a research project on ‘Europe and the Mediterranean from a linguistic point of view: history and prospects’. The papers deal with specific morphosyntactic aspects of language structure and evolution. The comparative perspective is adopted both from a synchronic (typological) and a diachronic (historical) angle, focusing in particular on possible contact phenomena. Therefore, methodological key words of this book are areal typology and linguistic area. The issues addressed cover such diverse aspects of language structure and change as verb morphology, relative clause formation, Noun Phrase determination, demonstrative systems, possessive markers in Noun Phrases, conjunctive, disjunctive and adversative constructions, non-canonical object marking, impersonal constructions, reduplication and early translations of the Gospels. These topics are discussed particularly in relation to Romance, Germanic, Celtic and Semitic languages, both modern and ancient. This book will interest researchers in typological, historical, functional and general linguistics.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 88]  2007.  xxvi, 364 pp.
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Table of Contents
List of contributors
vii–viii
Foreword
Paolo Ramat
ix–xxv
Trends in the diachronic development of Semitic verbal morphology in typologically different contexts
Giorgio Banti
1–23
Demonstratives in the languages of Europe
Federica Da Milano
25–47
Internal structure of verbal stems in the Germanic languages
Paolo Di Giovine, Sara Flamini and Marianna Pozza
49–62
Relativization strategies in the languages of Europe
Sonia Cristofaro and Anna Giacalone Ramat
63–93
The spread and decline of indefinite man-constructions in European languages: An areal perspective
Anna Giacalone Ramat and Andrea Sansó
95–131
Mediating culture through language: Contact-induced phenomena in the early translations of the Gospels
Silvia Luraghi and Pierluigi Cuzzolin
133–158

Inalienability and emphatic pronominal possession in European and Mediterranean

languages

: Morphosyntactic strategies and historical changes
Gianguido Manzelli
159–182
Conjunctive, disjunctive and adversative constructions in Europe: Some areal considerations
Caterina Mauri
183–213
Complex nominal determiners: A contrastive study
Ignazio Mauro Mirto and Heike Necker
215–243

Relativisation strategies in insular Celtic languages

: History and contacts with English
Elisa Roma
245–288

Canonical and non-canonical marking of core arguments in European languages

:

A typological approach

Domenica Romagno
289–315
Re: duplication. Iconic vs counter-iconic principles (and their areal correlates)
Thomas Stolz
317–350
Index of Languages
351–354
Index of Names
355–360
Index of Subjects
361–364
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2007014514