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By Christina Tortora

ISBN-10: 0199945624

ISBN-13: 9780199945627

ISBN-10: 0199945640

ISBN-13: 9780199945641

This publication offers and analyzes a number of gains 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 quite a few different Italian dialects and Romance languages (as good as English), to notify our figuring out of the Borgomanerese phenomena. Christina Tortora takes the numerous strange and understudied (and frequently novel) evidence of Borgomanerese grammar as compelling grounds for revisiting and reformulating present analyses of syntactic phenomena in those different languages. The phenomena taken care of contain 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 price of this publication lies either within the wealthy description of the morphosyntactic phenomena of Borgomanerese, a lot of that have now not been formerly stated within the literature, and within the consequent novel analyses built, which give a contribution insights for different languages and dialects, and boost our realizing of syntax and syntactic idea in general.

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