Adrian Chircu

Adrian Chircu
Babeş-Bolyai University | UBB · Departamentul de limba româna

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The Syntactic Doubling of Relative-interrogative and Indefinite (Temporal, Modal and Quantitative Adverbials) through Corresponding Alterity Adverbials in Present-day Romanian. This study represents a continuation of a previous study (Chircu 2020b); it discusses the distribution of (temporal, modal and quantitative) alterity adverbials which syntac...
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The paper provides a state of the art in research on prepositional adverbials in Romance that combine a preposition with an adjective, e.g., Sp. en breve ‘in short’ (= PA-pattern ). It therefore reviews the existing bibliography on Romance in general, Latin, Catalan, French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, and Spanish. The theoretical background is...
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Within the present study, we aim to look at the way in which the indefinite pronoun altcineva ‘someone else’ has come to being in Romanian. Its linguistic bearings are mainly discussed from a diachronic perspective, that can help us understand the evolutionary stages of this compound pronoun, starting from a process of syntagmatization on the basis...
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În prezentul studiu, ne propunem să urmărim modul în care s-a constituit pronumele nehotărît altcineva în limba română. Faptele de ordin lingvistic sînt discutate, în mare măsură, în perspectivă diacronică, cea care ne poate ajuta să înțelegem care au fost etapele evolutive ale acestui pronume compus, pornindu-se de la o sintagmatizare după model l...
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In this article, the author highlights the main directions in the evolution of the Romanian adverb, using data from Romance languages. The starting point is Latin: on the one hand, the author aims to present the Latin linguistic inheritance and, on the other hand, the innovations with regard to the Latin system. The study of the Romanian adverb rep...
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In his essay the author aims to follow how the Romanian current class of abstract nouns, formed with the suffix -ism is constituted, having derivation basis a proper noun. If, in the past, the inventory of these derivatives was rather low, nowadays such nouns have known an unprecedented development, nearly every proper name can be a basis in the de...
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In this article, the author highlights the main directions in the evolution of the Romanian adverb, using data from Romance languages. The starting point is Latin: on the one hand, the author aims to present the Latin linguistic inheritance and, on the other hand, the innovations with regard to the Latin system. The study of the Romanian adverb rep...
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In this study, the author tries to analyze in detail phrases like la paştele cailor (meaning 'never') or cât ai zice peşte (meaning 'very quickly'), which have not been studied intensively in the literature. The phrases will be interpreted both from a structural and a semantic point of view. These phrases usually occur in spoken, informal Romanian....