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The Rhaeto-Romance Languages : Romance Linguistics - Paola Beninca

The Rhaeto-Romance Languages

Romance Linguistics

Hardcover Published: 3rd September 1992
ISBN: 9780415041942
Number Of Pages: 272

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The Rhaeto-Romance languages are a group of linguistically fascinating dialects (Romansh, Laolin, and Friulian) which, even though they are mutually unintelligble, have sufficient similar linguistic features to suggest a common origin. They have been known to the linguistic community since the pioneering studies of Ascoli and Gartner over a century ago. "Rhaeto-Romance Languages" questions in what sense Rhaeto-Romance can be seen as a single entity and to what extent it is the creation of a small number of academic visionaries.
This book, the first general description of these languages to be written in English, provides a critical examination of the phonology, morphology, lexicon, and syntax of the modern Rhaeto-Romance dialects within the broader perspective of Romance comparative syntax and the Romance languages.

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..."Haiman and Beninca's book is well-informed and reliable: it is based on recent fieldwork and offers a description in accordance with the standards of up-to-date linguistic methods." -"Probus

Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Introductionp. 1
Historical backgroundp. 9
Rhaeto-Romance scholarshipp. 19
Phonologyp. 28
The phoneme in inventoriesp. 29
Historical phoneticsp. 40
Morphologyp. 75
Morphological categories of the verbp. 76
Nominal categoriesp. 113
Lexiconp. 154
Friulianp. 161
Romanshp. 162
Ladinp. 163
Syntaxp. 165
Word Orderp. 167
The distribution of meaningful pronoun subjectsp. 175
Dummy pronounsp. 181
The affix status of subject pronounsp. 187
Agreementp. 205
Appendix: some irregular verbsp. 229
Referencesp. 244
Indexp. 255
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780415041942
ISBN-10: 0415041945
Series: Romance Linguistics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 3rd September 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1

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