Faculty Book: Christina Tortora, ed.
The Syntax of Italian Dialects
(Oxford University Press, 2003; 257 pp.)
This volume collects original theoretical works on the syntax and morphology of Italian and a wide range of Italian dialects, including Rhaeto-Romance varieties, Paduan, Sicilian, Bellunese, Piedmontese, and Calabrian. Edited by Christina Tortura, assistant professor of linguistics at the College of Staten Island and The Graduate Center, the collection consists of contributions from twelve leading scholars in the area of Italian dialect syntax. These ten essays offer insights into how Italian dialect informs our understanding of such issues in syntactic theory as clausal structure, pronominal syntax, verbal morpho-syntax, subject clitics, object clitics, interrogatives, imperatives, restructuring, and the syntax-symantics interface. The Syntax of Italian Dialects introduces novel analyses of familiar data as well as analyses of data that are themselves altogether novel.
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Submitted on: JUL 3, 2003