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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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Clausal organization and discourse phenomena

Clausal organization and discourse phenomena

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(p.576) 11 Clausal organization and discourse phenomena
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The Syntax of Old Romanian
Author(s):

Mihaela Gheorghe

Dana Manea

Rodica Zafiu

Irina Nicula Paraschiv

Dana Niculescu

Gabriela Pană Dindelagan

Margareta Manu Magda

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712350.003.0011

In this chapter, the following issues are discussed: interrogative and exclamatory clauses, negation, presentative constructions, cognate constructions, feminine singular pronouns with neutral value, and appellation and forms of address. The first three sections analyse the main patterns of question formation, exclamatory, negative, and presentative structures in OR, and bring evidence regarding the evolution of the inventory of their specialized markers. A special section is dedicated to repetitive constructions (mainly present in translations of religious texts, but also found in original texts). The last two sections deal with discourse phenomena: the use of feminine singular pronouns as text organizers and the structures of address in OR.

Keywords:   interrogative, exclamatory construction, presentative construction, negation, cognate construction, pleonastic construction, neutral value, appellative phrase

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