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A Comparative Grammar of Borgomanerese$
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Christina Tortora

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199945627

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945627.001.0001

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Object Clitics and Locative Prepositions

Object Clitics and Locative Prepositions

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(p.192) Chapter 4 Object Clitics and Locative Prepositions
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A Comparative Grammar of Borgomanerese
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Christina Tortora

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945627.003.0004

This chapter addresses the syntax of object clitics in relation to locative prepositions in Borgomanerese. The data in this chapter flip the role of the object clitic on its head, making it a point of departure for understanding the syntax of locatives. Three distinct classes of locative are addressed, two of which have otherwise been conflated in the literature on prepositional enclisis in Northern Italian. “Class 1” locatives are shown to differ from “Class 2” locatives: the former are only found in Borgomanerese-type dialects, and reveal the existence of an Aspectual Phrase within the functional architecture of the clause; the latter are found more widely across Northern Italian, and have different syntactic and semantic properties. These two types, together with the behavior of “Class 3” locatives, illustrate the richness of information that Borgomanerese object clitic syntax provides, as a highly fruitful source for understanding much more general syntactic and semantic questions.

Keywords:   argument locatives, adjunct locatives, enclisis, prepositional phrase, spatial inalienable possession, conceptual inseparability, aspect, clitic clusters, functional architecture

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