The main topic of this article is the relationship between morphosyntactic contexts and nominal inflections in Aromanian varieties of southern Albania. These varieties have a specialized inflection in the plural definite and feminine singular nouns, associated with genitive, dative, and prepositional contexts, where it is preceded by a Possessive Introducer. We present a detailed picture of the microvariation that characterizes the different systems. The broad syncretism that emerges suggests a rethinking of the syntactic status of inflections and the notion of Case. Our approach assumes that morphology is based on Merge within the syntactic computation and that sub-word elements are provided with interpretable content. This theoretical model will also guide us in the study of prepositions and their distribution.

Explorations in Aromanian Morpho‑Syntax: NPs, Prepositional Contexts and Infinitives / Leonardo Maria Savoia; Benedetta Baldi. - In: LANGUAGES. - ISSN 2226-471X. - ELETTRONICO. - 9, 2, 46:(2024), pp. 1-36. [10.3390/languages9020046]

Explorations in Aromanian Morpho‑Syntax: NPs, Prepositional Contexts and Infinitives

Leonardo Maria Savoia
;
Benedetta Baldi
2024

Abstract

The main topic of this article is the relationship between morphosyntactic contexts and nominal inflections in Aromanian varieties of southern Albania. These varieties have a specialized inflection in the plural definite and feminine singular nouns, associated with genitive, dative, and prepositional contexts, where it is preceded by a Possessive Introducer. We present a detailed picture of the microvariation that characterizes the different systems. The broad syncretism that emerges suggests a rethinking of the syntactic status of inflections and the notion of Case. Our approach assumes that morphology is based on Merge within the syntactic computation and that sub-word elements are provided with interpretable content. This theoretical model will also guide us in the study of prepositions and their distribution.
2024
9, 2, 46
1
36
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