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Subjects, complementizers, and clitics

Virginia Hill and Gabriela Alboiu

in Verb Movement and Clause Structure in Old Romanian

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198736509
eISBN:
9780191800290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736509.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Old Romanian has the VSO parametric setting in both root and embedded clauses. The list of complementizers has undergone radical changes towards Modern Romanian, especially in the case of de. Clitics ... More


Gerund clauses

Virginia Hill and Gabriela Alboiu

in Verb Movement and Clause Structure in Old Romanian

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198736509
eISBN:
9780191800290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736509.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Old Romanian displays gerund clauses in root and adjunct configurations. Root clauses are derived by mapping a null Assertion Operator that types the clause as declarative and allows for optional ... More


Să-subjunctives: Another version of the Balkan subjunctive

Virginia Hill and Gabriela Alboiu

in Verb Movement and Clause Structure in Old Romanian

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198736509
eISBN:
9780191800290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736509.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

In Old Romanian, the conditional complementizer/operator să was reanalysed as an irrealis marker in Fin, and then dissociated from the clause typing operators and from conditional verb forms. In ... More


High verb movement in finite clauses

Virginia Hill and Gabriela Alboiu

in Verb Movement and Clause Structure in Old Romanian

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198736509
eISBN:
9780191800290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736509.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The alternation between clitic > V and V > clitic orders in root indicative and conditional clauses has been previously attributed to the parametric setting for Wackernagel’s Law, which led to the ... More


A-infinitives: A version of the Balkan subjunctive

Virginia Hill and Gabriela Alboiu

in Verb Movement and Clause Structure in Old Romanian

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198736509
eISBN:
9780191800290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736509.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The main argument is that a-infinitive complements have the underlying structure of the Balkan subjunctive, despite the non-finite morphology of the verb. This explains why these configurations may ... More


Supine clauses: On the road to balkanization

Virginia Hill and Gabriela Alboiu

in Verb Movement and Clause Structure in Old Romanian

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198736509
eISBN:
9780191800290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736509.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Old Romanian texts attest to the emergence of supine clauses that spread relatively fast from adverbial to relative adjuncts and then to complement clauses. Relatives and selected supines display de ... More


Research background and theoretical framework

Virginia Hill and Gabriela Alboiu

in Verb Movement and Clause Structure in Old Romanian

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198736509
eISBN:
9780191800290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736509.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book aims to sort out the myths from the facts with regard to two issues of Old Romanian grammar: the syntax of root clauses, and the syntax of clausal complements to control and raising verbs. ... More


Imperative clauses

Virginia Hill and Gabriela Alboiu

in Verb Movement and Clause Structure in Old Romanian

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198736509
eISBN:
9780191800290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736509.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Old Romanian displays both true and surrogate imperatives. True imperative clauses in Old Romanian are divided according to two patterns: default imperative clauses, which involve high verb movement ... More


De-indicatives: A faithful replica of the Balkan subjunctive

Virginia Hill and Gabriela Alboiu

in Verb Movement and Clause Structure in Old Romanian

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198736509
eISBN:
9780191800290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736509.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

In Old Romanian, de can head indicative clauses with anaphoric tense under control and raising verbs. First, we argue that de-indicatives faithfully replicate the Balkan subjunctive patterns (e.g. ... More


Conclusions and remarks on the recycling of the Balkan subjunctive

Virginia Hill and Gabriela Alboiu

in Verb Movement and Clause Structure in Old Romanian

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198736509
eISBN:
9780191800290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736509.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The conclusions chapter highlights, first, the findings relevant to verb movement and clause structure in root clauses: discourse driven V-to-Focus in finite clauses; discourse Assertive Operator in ... More


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

Alexandru Nicolae

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198807360
eISBN:
9780191844980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807360.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The book provides a comprehensive description and in-depth analysis of the major word order changes affecting the clausal and the nominal domains in the transition from old to modern Romanian. The ... More


Introduction

Emanuela Timotin, Camelia Stan, and Maritn Maiden

in The Syntax of Old Romanian

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198712350
eISBN:
9780191780899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712350.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The introduction comprises three subsections: the first one is devoted to the presentation of the corpus from the point of view of the typology, dating, and localization of texts; the second presents ... More


Verb Movement and Clause Structure in Old Romanian

Virginia Hill and Gabriela Alboiu

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198736509
eISBN:
9780191800290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736509.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The book provides a formal analysis of root and complement clauses in Old Romanian. The emphasis falls on the typological mixture of Balkan syntactic patterns (e.g. the generalized subjunctive ... More


Word order and parameter change in Romanian: An introduction

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/9780198807360.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter introduces the phenomena to be studied in detail in the monograph (verb–auxiliary inversion; pronominal enclisis; scrambling; interpolation; the low definite article; changes in the ... More


Conclusions

Gabriela Pană Dindelagan and Adina Dragomirescu

in The Syntax of Old Romanian

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198712350
eISBN:
9780191780899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712350.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter presents the main characteristics of OR and the deeper structural changes in the passage to MR. Special attention is paid to phenomena such as: restructuring of the Tense−Aspect−Mood ... More


The Syntax of Old Romanian

Gabriela Pană Dindelegan (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198712350
eISBN:
9780191780899
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712350.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter presents the main characteristics of OR and the deeper structural changes in the passage to MR. Special attention is paid to phenomena such as: restructuring of the Tense-Aspect-Mood ... More


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