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The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages$
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Adam Ledgeway and Martin Maiden

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199677108

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677108.001.0001

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Case

Case

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(p.911) Chapter 56 Case
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The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages
Author(s):

Adina Dragomirescu

Alexandru Nicolae

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677108.003.0056

This chapter surveys some of the most striking and interesting problems and questions related to case in Romance. It covers survival of binary Romance case distinctions in early Gallo- and Rato-Romance, and in modern Daco-Romance; residual case distinctions in tonic and clitic pronominal systems; nominative residues with animates and refunctionalization of nominative/accusative alternants. Specific topics dealt with include: nominal and pronominal inflection; inflection of nouns (and adjectives); Latin case forms inherited in Romance; extended accusative; case systems in Romance; case-forms without case-marking; case inflection of pronouns (and determiners); substitutes for case inflection; determiners and case; use of prepositions and other dedicated case-markers; analytic genitives and datives; prepositional accusatives; cliticization and clitic doubling.

Keywords:   case, inflection, animacy, definiteness, differential object marking

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