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Europe as a Linguistic Area

Bernd Heine and Tania Kuteva

in The Changing Languages of Europe

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199297337
eISBN:
9780191711220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297337.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Over the last decades, work on areal relationship among the languages of Europe has been a field of intensive research. This work has been dominated by questions such as the following: Do the ... More


Motivating the North–South continuum: Evidence from the perfects of Gallo-Romance

Bridget Drinka

in Variation and Change in Gallo-Romance Grammar

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198840176
eISBN:
9780191875724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840176.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This paper examines the claims made by Ledgeway (2012) concerning the existence of a North-South Continuum. After an examination of the theoretical issues in connexion with this claim, I present ... More


Diachronic features of Romanian in a broader comparative setting

Alexandru Nicolae

in Word Order and Parameter Change in Romanian: A Comparative Romance Perspective

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198807360
eISBN:
9780191844980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807360.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Chapter 6 highlights the novel theoretical and empirical facts brought about by the word order changes that occurring in the passage from old to modern Romanian, showing how the diachrony of Romanian ... More


Romance: A typological approach

Paolo Ramat and Davide Ricca

in The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199677108
eISBN:
9780191808821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677108.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Historical Linguistics

This chapter undertakes a critical typological review of the position of Romance in relation to other language families, highlighting the extent to which the Romance family can be considered to ... More


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