Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 05 December 2020



(p.363) Chapter 21 Catalan
The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages

Alex Alsina

Oxford University Press

After a brief outline of the principal episodes in the external history, the chapter surveys the principal aspects of phonology, orthography, morphology and syntax of Catalan and its principal dialects (spoken in Catalonia, France, Andorra, and Sardinia). Topics dealt with include: territory, geographical dialects, and demography; salient diachronic features; stressed and unstressed vowels; consonants (dialectal and allohponic variation, deletion, assimilation, voicing and devoicing), syllable structure and stress; writing systems and orthography; nominal morphology; verb inflection; articles; word formation; syntax of verbal clitics; subjects; objects.

Keywords:   Catalan, dialects, phonology, morphology, syntax

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .