Europe and the Mediterranean as Linguistic Areas

Convergencies from a historical and typological perspective

| University of Pavia
| University of Pavia
ISBN 9789027230980 | EUR 120.00 | USD 180.00
ISBN 9789027292223 | EUR 120.00 | USD 180.00
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.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of contributors
Paolo Ramat
Trends in the diachronic development of Semitic verbal morphology in typologically different contexts
Giorgio Banti
Demonstratives in the languages of Europe
Federica Da Milano
Internal structure of verbal stems in the Germanic languages
Paolo Di Giovine, Sara Flamini and Marianna Pozza
Relativization strategies in the languages of Europe
Sonia Cristofaro and Anna Giacalone Ramat
The spread and decline of indefinite man-constructions in European languages: An areal perspective
Anna Giacalone Ramat and Andrea Sansó
Mediating culture through language: Contact-induced phenomena in the early translations of the Gospels
Silvia Luraghi and Pierluigi Cuzzolin

Inalienability and emphatic pronominal possession in European and Mediterranean


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

Relativisation strategies in insular Celtic languages

: History and contacts with English
Elisa Roma

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


A typological approach

Domenica Romagno
Re: duplication. Iconic vs counter-iconic principles (and their areal correlates)
Thomas Stolz
Index of Languages
Index of Names
Index of Subjects
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BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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