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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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The complex clause

The complex clause

Chapter:
(p.463) 9 The complex clause
Source:
The Syntax of Old Romanian
Author(s):

Mihaela Gheorghe

Andreea Dinică

Rodica Zafiu

Oana Uță Bărbulescu

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712350.003.0009

The chapter addresses some aspects of the structure of complex clauses in OR, with special attention to subordination. This description focuses on the inventory of clausal connectors in OR (complementizers, wh-words and conjunctions), on their conditions of selection and distribution, on clitic reduplication phenomena, correlatives, and word order. Besides the prototypical complementizers, OR employed complementizers which have either lost their values in MR, or have grammaticalized and are now specialized as supplementary modal markers. Special attention is paid to the strategy of relativization in OR (linkage mechanism and the selection of the wh-words). Several subsections are devoted to the presentation of clausal adjuncts (temporal, local, manner, causal, purpose, result, conditional, and concessive) and comparative clauses and constructions.

Keywords:   complex clause, subordination, complementizer, complement clause, wh-word, relativization, conjunction, clausal adjunct

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