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Historical Syntax and Linguistic Theory$
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Paola Crisma and Giuseppe Longobardi

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199560547

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560547.001.0001

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Towards a Diachronic Theory of Genitive Assignment in Romance *

Towards a Diachronic Theory of Genitive Assignment in Romance *

(p.292) 17 Towards a Diachronic Theory of Genitive Assignment in Romance*
Historical Syntax and Linguistic Theory

Denis Delfitto

Paola Paradisi

Oxford University Press

This chapter deals with the relevance of some cases of prepositionless genitives in Romance for a general theory of genitive assignment. It examines the peculiar properties of a specific class of Italian N+N compounds, identifying in the juxtaposition genitives of Old French, Occitan, and crucially Old Italian, the possible diachronic antecedent for such construction, which—it argues—is strictly intertwined with Romance construct state.

Keywords:   Old French and Old Italian, N+N compounds, syntax‐morphology interface, strategies of genitive assignment, Romance construct state

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