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Diachrony and Dialects – Grammatical Change in the Dialects of Italy - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Diachrony and Dialects: Grammatical Change in the Dialects of Italy

Paola Benincà, Adam Ledgeway, and Nigel Vincent


Italy constitutes a fertile terrain for research into language change, both because of the richness of the dialectal variation and because of the length of the period of textual attestation. Such diversity has long been the staple of research in general and Romance historical phonology, morphology, and lexis, but much less attention has been devoted to the same issues within the domain of grammar. In this book therefore, a team of leading international scholars addresses a range of topics designed to exploit and explore the interaction of the geographical and historical dimensions of morphosyn ... More

Keywords: dialects, diachrony, morphosyntactic change, Italian, Italo‐Romance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198701781
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701781.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paola Benincà, editor
Professor of Linguistics, University of Padua

Adam Ledgeway, editor
Professor of Italian and Romance Linguistics, University of Cambridge

Nigel Vincent, editor
Professor Emeritus of General and Romance Linguistics, University of Manchester

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