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The Syntax of Old Romanian

Gabriela Pană Dindelegan

Abstract

This book is a comprehensive overview of the syntax of old Romanian. It draws on an extensive and new corpus analysis of the period between the beginning of the sixteenth century, the date of the earliest attested Romanian texts, and the end of the eighteenth, when the modernization of Romanian is considered to have begun. The book offers a description of the syntax of old Romanian written in a language other than Romanian. The framework for discussion is modern, both theoretically and terminologically. The perspective is both synchronic and diachronic: synchronic in the sense that, in a given ... More

Keywords: old Romanian, syntax, diachronic investigation, corpus analysis, quantitative observations, syntactic variation, grammaticalization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198712350
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712350.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gabriela Pană Dindelegan, editor
Emeritus Professor of Linguistics, University of Bucharest

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1 Introduction

Emanuela Timotin, Camelia Stan, and Martin Maiden

2 The verb and its arguments: the root clause

Rodica Zafiu, Alexandru Nicolae, Dana Niculescu, Gabriela Pană Dindelegan, Irina Nicula Paraschiv, Adina Dragomirescu, Andra Vasilescu

3 Non-finite verb forms and non-finite constructions

Isabela Nedelcu, Adina Dragomirescu, Dana Niculescu

4 The nominal phrase

Camelia Stan, Gabriela Pană Dindelegan, Alexandru Nicolae, Raluca Brăescu, Andra Vasilescu

6 Adverbs and adverbial phrases

Carmen Mîrzea Vasile

9 The complex clause

Mihaela Gheorghe, Andreea Dinică, Rodica Zafiu, Oana Uță Bărbulescu

11 Clausal organization and discourse phenomena

Mihaela Gheorghe, Dana Manea, Rodica Zafiu, Irina Nicula Paraschiv, Dana Niculescu, Gabriela Pană Dindelagan, Margareta Manu Magda

12 Conclusions

Gabriela Pană Dindelegan, Adina Dragomirescu