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The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages$
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Adam Ledgeway and Martin Maiden

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199677108

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677108.001.0001

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The dialects of central Italy

The dialects of central Italy

(p.228) Chapter 15 The dialects of central Italy
The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages

Michele Loporcaro

Tania Paciaroni

Oxford University Press

After a brief outline of the principal episodes in the external history, the chapter surveys the principal aspects of phonology, morphology and syntax of the dialects of central Italy. Topics dealt with include: area mediana stricto sensu and the area perimediana; tonic and unstressed vowel systems; consonants; morphology of nominal group (articles, demonstratives, possessives, number, gender) and verbal groups (inflectional classes, number and person marking, tense, aspect, mood); syntax of nominal group (determiners, adjectives, possessives) and of verbal group (tense, aspect and mood usage; auxiliary selection and past participle agreement).

Keywords:   central Italian dialects, phonology, morphology, syntax

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