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Word Order and Parameter Change in RomanianA Comparative Romance Perspective$
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Alexandru Nicolae

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780198807360

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198807360.001.0001

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Word order and parameter change in Romanian

Word order and parameter change in Romanian

An introduction

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(p.1) 1 Word order and parameter change in Romanian
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Word Order and Parameter Change in Romanian
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Alexandru Nicolae

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198807360.003.0001

This chapter introduces the phenomena to be studied in detail in the monograph (verb–auxiliary inversion; pronominal enclisis; scrambling; interpolation; the low definite article; changes in the position and linearization of adjectives; hyperbaton; demonstrative specialization; emergence of the freestanding determiner cel) and the theoretical framework adopted; presents the methodology and methodological difficulties, the periodization of Romanian, and the corpus; and discusses the issue of ‘foreign’ syntactic features in the syntax of old Romanian.

Keywords:   diachrony, language contact, old Romanian, word order change, word order variation

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