A Comparative Grammar of Borgomanerese (Oxford Studies in by Christina Tortora PDF

By Christina Tortora

This ebook offers and analyzes a variety of good points of the morphosyntax of Borgomanerese, a Gallo-Italic dialect spoken within the city of Borgomanero, within the Piedmont zone of Northern Italy. The learn is very comparative, drawing at the literature on various different Italian dialects and Romance languages (as good as English), to notify our figuring out of the Borgomanerese phenomena. Christina Tortora takes the various strange and understudied (and usually novel) proof of Borgomanerese grammar as compelling grounds for revisiting and reformulating present analyses of syntactic phenomena in those different languages. The phenomena taken care of comprise the syntax and semantics of the vulnerable locative in presentational sentences; the syntax of item clitics and argument prepositions; the syntax of matters and topic clitics; the syntax of interrogatives; clausal structure; and the connection among orthography and theoretical research. The central worth of this booklet lies either within the wealthy description of the morphosyntactic phenomena of Borgomanerese, lots of that have now not been formerly stated within the literature, and within the consequent novel analyses constructed, which give a contribution insights for different languages and dialects, and strengthen our figuring out of syntax and syntactic concept in general.

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