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The Syntax of Old Romanian$
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Gabriela Pană Dindelegan

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198712350

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712350.001.0001

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Prepositions and prepositional phrases

Prepositions and prepositional phrases

Chapter:
(p.424) 7 Prepositions and prepositional phrases
Source:
The Syntax of Old Romanian
Author(s):

Isabela Nedelcu

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712350.003.0007

This chapter presents the behaviour of prepositions in OR, and the changes in the inventory and properties of prepositions in the passage from old to modern Romanian. It focuses on the usage of all types of prepositions in OR, the polysemic nature of certain prepositions, and the dynamics of the class of prepositions. Special attention is given to the syntactic restrictions imposed by prepositions to their complements (case, determination, and number restrictions) and to the differences from the present-day usage.

Keywords:   lexical preposition, functional preposition, subcategorized preposition, formal restriction, complementation, modifier

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