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The Diachrony of Abruzzese Complementation

Publication: Revue roumaine de linguistique, LX (2-3), p. 129-145
Variation syntaxique / Syntactic Variation
Edited by Jenneke van der Wal, Adina Dragomirescu and Alexandru Nicolae
Publisher:Editura Academiei
Abstract:Complementizer systems in southern Italian varieties have received a lot of attention in the traditional dialectological literature. In this paper, we try to trace the diachronic development of complementizers in a scarcely documented vernacular Upper southern variety, Abruzzese. We indentify five stages in the development of this system, and two main developmental paths: one extending the ke/che to subordinate clauses, and the other extending ka to all clauses, including declarative unselected ones.
Key words:Italo-Romance dialects; complementizers; diachronic syntax; Abruzzese
Language: English

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