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The Oxford History of Romanian Morphology

Martin Maiden, Adina Dragomirescu, Gabriela Pană Dindelegan, Oana Uţă, and Rodica Zafiu


Romanian is one of the most morphologically complex Romance languages. This book is the first ever comprehensive and accessible account of how that morphological system evolved. Here are some of the most salient morphological traits distinctive of this language: it possesses an inflexional case system; unlike other Romance languages, it has an inflexional vocative; the morphological marking of number reached such a level of unpredictability that, for most nouns (and for many adjectives), the form of the plural must be independently specified alongside that of the singular; in addition to mascu ... More

Keywords: derivational morphology, inflexional morphology, language change, morphology, philology, Romanian language

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780198829485
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198829485.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martin Maiden, author
Professor of the Romance Languages, University of Oxford

Adina Dragomirescu, author
Researcher, Iorgu Iordan - Alexandru Rosetti Institute of Linguistics

Gabriela Pană Dindelegan, author
Senior Researcher and Head of the Grammar Department, Iorgu Iordan - Alexandru Rosetti Institute of Linguistics