Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Verb Movement and Clause Structure in Old Romanian$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Virginia Hill and Gabriela Alboiu

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198736509

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736509.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 11 December 2018

A-infinitives: A version of the Balkan subjunctive

A-infinitives: A version of the Balkan subjunctive

Chapter:
(p.198) 7 A-infinitives: A version of the Balkan subjunctive
Source:
Verb Movement and Clause Structure in Old Romanian
Author(s):

Virginia Hill

Gabriela Alboiu

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736509.003.0007

The main argument is that a-infinitive complements have the underlying structure of the Balkan subjunctive, despite the non-finite morphology of the verb. This explains why these configurations may display Nominative subjects, and freely appear in contexts with or without control on the embedded subject. As with de-indicatives, obligatory control triggers truncated infinitive clauses versus fully-fledged clauses elsewhere. While a can check Fin syncretically, constructions with split Fin (i.e. de a) also occur, signalling a transition stage for the reanalysis of a from Force to Fin. The remerging of Fin is productive in Old Romanian and is preserved in the Modern Romanian configurations where the infinitive is still present.

Keywords:   Old Romanian, Modern Romanian, infinitive clauses, subject obviation, obligatory control, split Fin, remerged Fin

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .