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Romance Objects : Empirical Approaches to Language Typology [Ealt] - Giuliana Fiorentino

Romance Objects

Empirical Approaches to Language Typology [Ealt]

By: Giuliana Fiorentino (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 2003
ISBN: 9783110179606
Number Of Pages: 352
For Ages: 22+ years old

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The volume brings together the papers read at the international conference on Romance Objects organized by the Linguistics Department of the Roma Tre University. It is characterized by a striking uniformity of approach, which is functional, and of methodology. The various case studies regarding the object focus on the syntax/semantics and syntax/pragmatics interfaces. The common denominator of the ten enquiries is the identification of the object category, the DO in particular, in Romance languages; at the same time some of the contributors relate the specific topic to more general questions of linguistic typology. Some of the essays are based on the analysis of data from a corpus and present a diachronic picture of the evolution of the specific topic investigated. Thus this volume is addressed not only to scholars interested in the Romance languages but also all those who study the object category in a cross-linguistic perspective.

What is an object in a crosslinguistic perspective?p. 1
Nominal and / or verbal marking of central actantsp. 17
(In)transitivity and object marking: some current issuesp. 49
The object clitic pronoun in Italian: a functional interpretationp. 105
Prepositional objects in Neapolitanp. 117
From subject to object and from object to subject: (de)personalization, floating, and reanalysis in presentative verbsp. 153
Changes of valence and their effect on objectsp. 187
Transitivity and grammaticalization of object. The struggle of direct and indirect object in Spanishp. 217
Non-diachrony of ditransitivity in Spanishp. 261
Argument structure of perception verbs and actance variation of the Spanish direct objectp. 299
Subject Indexp. 323
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ISBN: 9783110179606
ISBN-10: 3110179601
Series: Empirical Approaches to Language Typology [Ealt]
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 2003
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.67