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A Comparative Grammar of Borgomanerese

Christina Tortora


This book presents and analyzes various features of the morpho-syntax of Borgomanerese, a Gallo-Italic dialect spoken in the town of Borgomanero, in the Piedmont region of Northern Italy. The study is comparative, drawing on the literature on numerous other Italian dialects and Romance languages (as well as English) to inform our understanding of the Borgomanerese phenomena. In turn, this work takes the many unusual and understudied (and often novel) facts of Borgomanerese grammar as compelling grounds for revisiting and reformulating current analyses of syntactic phenomena in these other lang ... More

Keywords: weak locative, object clitic, subject clitic, aspect, clitic climbing, clausal architecture, locative prepositions, interrogatives, vowel epenthesis, clitic combinations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199945627
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945627.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christina Tortora, author
College of Staten Island and CUNY Graduate Center