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Tesi etd-05022013-005828


Thesis type
Tesi di dottorato di ricerca
Author
SILVESTRI, GIUSEPPINA
URN
etd-05022013-005828
Title
The nature of Genitive Case
Settore scientifico disciplinare
L-LIN/01
Corso di studi
DISCIPLINE UMANISTICHE
Commissione
tutor Prof. Fanciullo, Franco
tutor Prof. Longobardi, Giuseppe
Parole chiave
  • Sintagma Nominale
  • Dialettologia
  • Sintassi
Data inizio appello
05/07/2013;
Consultabilità
completa
Riassunto analitico
The research topic of this thesis is an investigation of some aspects of the<br>nominal phrase (DP) in Romance.<br>In particular, this work is concerned with issues related to the architecture<br>of the DPs, such as:<br>- Genitive Case distribution within the nominal phrase;<br>- the process of genitive Case checking;<br>- the prepositionless genitive configuration in Romance varieties.<br>My research into DP nominal Phrases has a twofold purpose: on the<br>one hand, it aims to add some evidence to the diachronic change in the<br>Late Latin Case system up to the early Romance one, by showing that the<br>alleged strict complementarity between the (synthetic) inflectional genitive<br>and the (analytic) prepositional one can be challenged by the persistence<br>of a prepositionless type. This is made viable through the evidence in the<br>early stages of some standard Romance languages and modern non-standard<br>varieties. The impact of this diachronic perspective is rather interesting, also<br>in terms of syntactic parameter resetting in the development process from<br>Latin to Romance.<br>On the other hand, the aforementioned facts regarding the prepositionless<br>configuration shed light on a purely syntactic issue, specifically the structural<br>origin position of N: the sequence patterns of D, N, A, and Gen, provided in<br>this investigation by newly collected data, confirm salient hypotheses about<br>the original position of N and its paths of movement over other categories<br>within the noun phrase.
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