Synchrony and diachrony : a dynamic interface / v. 133

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Imprint:Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2013.
Description:1 online resource.
Language:English
Series:Studies in language companion series ; v. 133
Studies in language companion series ; v. 133.
Subject:Historical linguistics.
Linguistics.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- Historical & Comparative.
Historical linguistics.
Linguistics.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11188652
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Other authors / contributors:Giacalone Ramat, Anna, 1937-
Mauri, Caterina, 1981-
Molinelli, Piera.
ISBN:9789027272072
9027272077
1299612059
9781299612051
9027206007
9789027206008
9789027206008
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Summary:In Extreme Southern dialects of Italy, complement clauses can appear in three different ways: (1) with the infinitive; (2) with modo + ind. (in Salentino quod + ind.); (3) with ca/chi + ind. Dependent finite clauses headed by modo/quod replace the infinitive particularly when the matrix predicate is a verb expressing will, wish, aim or intention. This replacement, which represents a syntactic calque from Italo-Greek varieties, finished to involve also the verb potere 'can', in a different way from Italo-Greek, where it is is the only verbal form which never appears in this.
Other form:Print version: Giacalone Ramat, Anna. Synchrony and Diachrony. Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013 9789027206008