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This highly original and innovative analysis focuses on the morphosyntax of dialects comprising Italy, Corsica and the Italian and Romansch-speaking areas of Switzerland. The empirical base used in the book includes a wealth of previously unknown or understudied data from a variety of Romansch dialects, whilst the theoretical framework is extremely sophisticated and up-to-date. Linguists of all genres will be fascinated by Manzini and Savoia's radical conclusion: they claim that their work suggests a unification of morphology and syntax.
M. Rita Manzini is Professor of General Linguistics at the University of Florence, Italy. Her main research interests are in theoretical linguistics, syntax and language variation, including its acquisition aspects. Leonardo M. Savoia is Professor of General Linguistics at the University of Florence, Italy. His research interests centre on phonology and morphosyntax.
Table of Contents Introduction Chapter 1 The nature of the agreement inflections of the verb. Chapter 2 Subjects and subject-verb agreement in Italian dialects. Chapter 3 Lexicalization patterns of the so-called 3rd person dative. Chapter 4 Cooccurrence and mutual exclusion patterns of subject and object clitics. Chapter 5 Transitivity and Unaccusativity: Auxiliary selection Chapter 6 Parameters of auxiliary selection Chapter 7 The syntax of object clitics and middle-reflexives in Albanian dialects. Chapter 8 'Participle' and 'infinitive' in Geg dialects. Chapter 9 'Subjunctives' and non-finite sentences in Tosk dialects. Chapter 10 Causatives in Albanian
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