New Perspectives on Historical Latin Syntax, Volume 1: by Philip Baldi, Pierluigi Cuzzolin

By Philip Baldi, Pierluigi Cuzzolin

New views on ancient Latin Syntax is a methodologically uniform multi-authored paintings that lines major currents within the syntactic background of Latin. depending totally on a functional-typological technique, during which structural issues of the normal sort are mixed in a complementary and balanced method with practical and typological ideas, the ebook techniques ancient Latin syntax from a non-traditional viewpoint, investigating diachronic phenomena basically from their discourse functionality as printed in Latin texts.
This is the 1st of a multi-volume set facing the long term evolution of Latin syntax, approximately from the 4th century BCE as much as the sixth century CE. There are six pivotal chapters during this quantity, every one facing a topic that is severe to the knowledge of the syntactic method. subject matters lined comprise touch phenomena (from Greek and Semitic), the advance of be aware order, debris, coordination, and the syntax of questions and solutions. the quantity is brought through the editors in an explanatory "Prolegomena", and the textual parameters are set in a bankruptcy on literary genres and sociolinguistics. Crafted in a functional-typological framework, chapters are user-sensitive, with at the least technical jargon and formalism, making them available to the widest variety of readers.

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Munich: Beck. Lightfoot, David 1999 The Development of Language: Acquisition, Change and Evolution. Malden: Blackwell. Meier-Brügger, Michael 2003 Indo-European Linguistics. Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter. Meillet, Antoine, and Joseph Vendryes 1979 Traité de grammaire comparée des langues classiques. 5th ed. revised by Joseph Vendryes. Paris: Champion. Prolegomena 17 Miller, D. Gary 2002 Non-Finite Structures in Theory and Change. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Newmeyer, Frederick J. 2003 Grammar is grammar and usage is usage.

With this development there was probably an increasing sensitivity to the diatopic difference between Roman and non-Roman 22. Cf. Mioni (2004). 23. A first attempt to exploit the methods of modern sociolinguistics is in Molinelli (1999). 24. See Baldi (2002: 319). Syntax, sociolinguistics, and literary genres 27 linguistic features. The non-Roman features were Latin as well as non-Latin. 25 In the literary texts we sometimes get a few glimpses of the lower level of speech to which such words originally belonged.

1260: Texts and Commentaries. Heidelberg: Winter. Scherer, Anton 1975 Handbuch der lateinischen Syntax. Heidelberg: Winter. Sihler, Andrew L. 1995 New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Completely revised and updated version of C. D. Buck [1933]. Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin. ) Sommer, Ferdinand 1977 Handbuch der lateinischen Laut- und Formenlehre. Vol. I. 4th ed. revised by Raimund Pfister. Heidelberg: Winter. Szemerényi, Oswald 1996 Introduction to Indo-European Linguistics.

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