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The Syntax of Old Romanian

Gabriela Pană Dindelegan


This chapter presents the main characteristics of OR and the deeper structural changes in the passage to MR. Special attention is paid to phenomena such as: restructuring of the Tense-Aspect-Mood system, argument structure changes, non-finite constructions changes, several cases of grammaticalization, reduction of redundancy, tendency of stabilization of syntactic rules, reduction of syntactic variation, elimination of pleonastic structures, gradual elimination of multifunctional structures, diversification and specialization of syntactic patterns, gradual process of the supra-dialectal unific ... More

Keywords: old Romanian, syntactic evolution, restructuring system, grammaticalization, stabilization of rules, reduction of variation, elimination of multifunctional structure, specialization of syntactic pattern

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198712350
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712350.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gabriela Pană Dindelegan, editor
Emeritus Professor of Linguistics, University of Bucharest

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1 Introduction

Emanuela Timotin, Camelia Stan, and Maritn Maiden

2 The verb and its arguments: the root clause

Rodica Zafiu, Alexandru Nicolae, Dana Niculescu, Gabriela Pană Dindelegan, Irina Nicula Paraschiv, Adina Dragomirescu, Andra Vasilescu

3 Non-finite verb forms and non-finite constructions

Isabela Nedelcu, Adina Dragomirescu, Dana Niculescu

4 The nominal phrase

Camelia Stan, Gabriela Pană Dindelegan, Alexandru Nicolae, Raluca Brăescu, Andra Vasilescu

6 Adverbs and adverbial phrases

Carmen Mîrzea Vasile

9 The complex clause

Mihaela Gheorghe, Andreea Dinică, Rodica Zafiu, Oana Uță Bărbulescu

11 Clausal organization and discourse phenomena

Mihaela Gheorghe, Dana Manea, Rodica Zafiu, Irina Nicula Paraschiv, Dana Niculescu, Gabriela Pană Dindelagan, Margareta Manu Magda

12 Conclusions

Gabriela Pană Dindelegan, Adina Dragomirescu