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 system, argument structure changes, non-finite constructions changes, several cases of grammaticalization, reduction of redundancy, tendency of stabilization of syntactic rules, reduction of syntactic variation, elimination of pleonastic structures, gradual elimination of multifunctional structures, diversification and specialization of syntactic patterns, gradual process of the supra-dialectal unification, subordinating connectors changes, word order stabilization, etc.
Keywords: old Romanian, syntactic evolution, restructuring system, grammaticalization, stabilization of rules, reduction of variation, elimination of multifunctional structure, specialization of syntactic pattern
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