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Sì and e as CP Expletives in Old Italian

CECILIA POLETTO

in Grammaticalization and Parametric Variation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272129
eISBN:
9780191709821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272129.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines the grammaticalization process of two CP elements in Old Italian: the particles sì and e. The chapter contributes to shedding light on the complex phenomenon of V2 on the one ... More


Towards a Diachronic Theory of Genitive Assignment in Romance *

Denis Delfitto and Paola Paradisi

in Historical Syntax and Linguistic Theory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199560547
eISBN:
9780191721267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560547.003.0017
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

This chapter deals with the relevance of some cases of prepositionless genitives in Romance for a general theory of genitive assignment. It examines the peculiar properties of a specific class of ... More


Developments in negative and polarity-sensitive contexts from Latin to Romance

Chiara Gianollo

in Indefinites between Latin and Romance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198812661
eISBN:
9780191850448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812661.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter explores some determining factors for the development of indefinites participating in Negative Concord from Latin to Romance (with special attention to Old French and Old Italian). In ... More


On the relative cycle: The case of P+che relative clauses from Old to Modern Italian

Cecilia Poletto and Emanuela Sanfelici

in Cycles in Language Change

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198824961
eISBN:
9780191863608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824961.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter investigates linguistic cycles in order to shed light on the general principles of language change, in the light of certain recent developments in syntactic theory, in particular Kayne’s ... More


The distribution of quantifiers in Old and Modern Italian: Everything or nothing

Jacopo Garzonio and Cecilia Poletto

in Word Order Change

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198747307
eISBN:
9780191809712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747307.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter considers the distribution of VO and OV orders in Old Italian when the object is represented by a quantified constituent. The investigation takes into consideration cases of VO/OV ... More


Parameters in Old Romance word order 1: A comparative minimalist analysis

Guido Mensching

in Parameter Theory and Linguistic Change

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659203
eISBN:
9780191745188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659203.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter examines medieval Romance word order patterns concentrating on XP-V-subject and Aux-XP-V-participle. It argues both patterns are related to each other in that the latter overtly shows ... More


Old Italo-Romance

Sam Wolfe

in Verb Second in Medieval Romance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198804673
eISBN:
9780191842887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804673.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter provides a detailed account of the word order properties of Old Sicilian and Old Venetian. It shows that the two Old Italo-Romance varieties have much in common, namely a preverbal field ... More


Verb Second in Medieval Romance

Sam Wolfe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198804673
eISBN:
9780191842887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804673.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book provides the first book-length study of the controversial subject of Verb Second and related properties in a range of Medieval Romance languages. Both qualitative and quantitative data are ... More


Conclusions

Chiara Gianollo

in Indefinites between Latin and Romance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198812661
eISBN:
9780191850448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812661.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter summarizes the main conclusions reached through the investigation of Latin indefinites and of their Romance continuations. In the case studies under analysis, the process of change ... More


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