Verb Movement and Clause Structure in Old Romanian

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The book provides a formal analysis of root and complement clauses in Old Romanian. Virginia Hill and Gabriela Alboiu examine the combination of Balkan syntactic patterns such as generalized subjunctive complementation on the one hand, and the Romance morphology that supplies complementizers and grammatical mood forms on the other. The consequences of this mixed typology range from root clauses with non-finite verbs to split heads and repeated recycling in clausal complements. The book argues that discourse triggers at the ...

Verb Movement and Clause Structure in Old Romanian 2016, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198736509

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