Adina Dragomirescu

Adina Dragomirescu
Romanian Academy · Grammar

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This chapter investigates the relation between syntheticity and analyticity in the history of Romanian. Empirically, we note that, against the traditional hypothesis that in the passage from Latin to Romance older synthetic forms were extensively replaced by novel analytic formations, there is a set of old Romanian periphrastic constructions which...
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This chapter offers a concluding overview of some of the major characteristics of Romanian historical morphology. Among these are allomorphy, gender marking, case marking, the inflexional marking of definiteness, auxiliaries, and derivational affixes. Particularly interesting and distinctive in Romanian are the vocative, the supine, and the unusual...
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How did the definite article evolve morphologically from Latin ILLE? What is the determiner al and how did it evolve? What is the history of the indefinite article? How does locative and adverbial deixis work? What is the function of the formatives - a, -le , and - și ?
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What is the general structure of the Romanian verb? What are the verb’s inflexion classes and where do they come from? How is the verb’s inflexional paradigm structured? What is the nature of the extensive allomorphy found in lexical roots? Where do suppletive patterns come from? What is the morphological history of non-finite forms? What are ‘morp...
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How is the morphological paradigm of pronouns organized? To what extent is the system conservative and to what extent has it been reorganized? What is the structure and history of the stressed forms of the first and second persons? What is the structure and history of the stressed forms of the third person? What is the nature of Romanian possessive...
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Romanian is one of the most morphologically complex Romance languages. This book is the first ever comprehensive and accessible account of how that morphological system evolved. Here are some of the most salient morphological traits distinctive of this language: it possesses an inflexional case system; unlike other Romance languages, it has an infl...
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How are affixes structured and segmented? What is the range of diminutive and augmentative suffixes? What suffixes are ethnic and agentive in Romanian? How do suffixes mark distinctions of sex? What suffixes mark abstract nouns, adjectives, and verbs? What are the prefixes of Romanian? What is the nature of Romanian prefixoids and suffixoids? How a...
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What are the principal characteristics of the inflexional marking of number, gender, and case in Romanian nouns and adjectives? What role do ideas of ‘animacy’ and ‘mass’ play in the system? What are the patterns of desinential number marking? What are the origins and the nature of the so-called Romanian neuter (or genus alternans )? How is case ma...
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What are the nature and the history of the distinction between stressed and clitic pronouns? What are the morphological characteristics of clitics and combinations of clitics? How did morphological markers of distance and respect emerge in pronouns? How are gender, number, and case expressed in pronouns? What is the nature of relative and interroga...
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The aim of the paper is the analysis of the perfective auxiliary o in the Moldavian variety. The paper starts by discussing the origin, the dating, the localization, and the evolution of the form o in Romanian, until the 19th century. Against the literature and the linguistic atlases according to which the form o is general in Moldavia, our corpus...
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Scopul acestui articol este acela de a analiza auxiliarul de perfect compus o din graiul moldovenesc. Analiza este precedată de o discuție despre originea, datarea, localizarea și evoluția formei o în limba română pînă în secolul al XIX-lea. Deși conform bibliografiei și atlaselor lingvistice, forma o este generală în Moldova, studiul nostru de cor...
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În acest articol ne ocupăm de două forme verbale care, deși considerate tradițional ca fiind „nonfinite”, prezintă flexiune/acord. Vom avea în vedere comportamentul și originea infinitivului cu flexiune din limbile romanice și din alte familii de limbi, pe care îl comparăm cu noul supin cu flexiune din limba română vorbită în nord-estul teritoriulu...
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This paper deals with two verbal forms which, despite being traditionally labelled as “non-finite”, display inflection/agreement. We will focus on the behaviour and origin of the inflected infinitive attested in Romance and in languages from other families, against which we analyse the novel inflected supine found in the north-eastern area where Ro...
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This paper focuses on diachronic changes in supine-based nouns. The first point is that Old Romanian displays two classes of supine-based nouns: (i) a class that has fullfledged nominal properties; and (ii) a class that has defective nominal properties. Only the latter is productive in Modern Romanian. Following Iordăcheoaia & Soare (2008), I argue...
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În cercetarea de față este discutată problema influenței slavone asupra sintaxei limbii române (vechi). Se pornește de la ipoteza că multe dintre trăsăturile sintactice ale românei puse pe seama influenței slavone (mai ales în studii puternic influențate ideologic, apărute în perioada comunistă) sînt, de fapt, fie dezvoltări firești în trecerea de...
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The present paper discusses the issue of the Old Church Slavonic influence on the syntax of (old) Romanian. The starting point is the hypothesis that many of the syntactic features of Romanian previously explained by postulating the influence of (Old Church) Slavonic (especially in studies strongly influenced by ideological issues, published during...
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After a brief presentation of the Romanian data regarding the lexical subject of non-finite verbal forms and the types of control allowed in Romanian, the author discusses supine configurations with controlled covert subjects and with lexical overt subjects. The lexical subject is very limited from a syntactic point of view: it can only appear in s...

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