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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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Romanian, Istro-Romanian, Megleno-Romanian, and Aromanian

Romanian, Istro-Romanian, Megleno-Romanian, and Aromanian

(p.91) Chapter 8 Romanian, Istro-Romanian, Megleno-Romanian, and Aromanian
The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages

Martin Maiden

Oxford University Press

This chapter covers history and major dialects divisions; vowels; consonants; prosody and syllable structure; orthography and writing systems; forms and functions of nouns, pronouns, adjectives, and verbs; inflectional morphology of nouns and verbs; patterns of allomorphy; nominal inflection ; case- and number-marking; gender, gender-marking, the ‘neuter’; vocative; morphology of personal pronouns; clitics and their collocation; address pronouns and related phenomena; demonstratives and articles; forms and functions of verbs; inflection classes; tense, mood, person, and number; synthetic and periphrastic forms; aspect-marking in Istro-Romanian and other sub-Danubian dialects; Megleno-Romanian evidentials; non-finite forms and their functions: past participles, supines, gerunds, infinitives; ‘feminization’ of the non-finite; derivational morphology; comparatives and superlatives; syntax of the noun phrase; adjective position; possessive constructions and ‘possessive’ article al;  word order in the sentence; negation; interrogation; subordination and complementizers; infinitives vs subjunctives in subordinate clauses; relative clauses; causatives; object marking; coordinators; adverb position.

Keywords:   Romanian, Istro-Romanian, Megleno-Romanian, Aromanian, phonology, orthography, morphology, syntax

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