The Romance reflexes of the Latin infixes -I/ESC- and -IDI- : restructuring and remodeling processes
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- Introduction. Setting and main goals of the research ; Methodological design : data, methods and outline of the book ; Theoretical outline of the research; Descriptive dimension : inflectional vs. derivational morphology, and the concepts of '(de)grammaticalization' and 'morphome'; Historical dimension : the role of analogy; Comparative dimension : inter-morphological and cross-linguistic comparison from a historical perspective; Sociolinguistic dimension ; Terminological note : the label 'infix'
- Morphological structure of the verb in Latin and Late Latin / Proto-Romance transformations. Introduction ; Synopsis of the morphological structure of the verb in Classical Latin; Features of Latin verbal inflection: Infectum vs. perfectum and the four-part distinction between conjugation classes: Nasal infixation and its correlation with the infectum-perfectum Opposition: Some remarks on the "third stem" and related theoretical issues : the past participle, the future participle and the supine: Summary and flaws of the traditional description of the Latin verb System; Features of Latin verbal derivation: Verbal prefixation: Verbal suffixation: Summary and connection with derivational -I/ESC- and -IDI- ; Late Latin / Proto-Romance restructurings of verbal inflection; Trans-paradigmatic (conjugational) shifts and the 'merger' of conjugations II and III; Fundamental 'systemic' reorganizations: Replacement of inflectional endings and 'cross-conjugational syncretism': Periphrastic verb forms : the future, the preterit, and the passive: Elimination, reassignment, and creation of inflectional series; Summary and reconsideration of -I/ESC- and -IDI-
- History of the infixes -I/ESC- and -IDI-. Introduction ; Historical origins of the infix -I/ESC-; Formal and semantic properties of the infix -I/ESC- in Indo-European and Latin; Proto-Romance developments of the infix -I/ESC-: Trans-paradigmatic shift: Intra-paradigmatic restructuring and concomitant semantic bleaching ; Historical origins of the infix -IDI-; Formal and semantic properties of the infix -IDI- in Greek and Latin; Proto-Romance developments of the infix -IDI- : functional 'split' and intra-paradigmatic reorganization ; Conclusion
- The evolution of the infix -I/ESC- in Romance : focus on morphological configurations. Introduction ; "Patterned" distributions of the infix; The distribution of the infix at the intersection between "N-" and "L-"pattern; Was there a patterned infix-distribution in Proto-Romance? ; "Non-patterned" distributions of the infix; The distribution of the infix in Standard French; The occurrence of the infix in the future and the conditional : Corsican, Friulian, Ticinese and Lombard; Further expansion of the infix : the intra-paradigmatic distribution of the infix in two Francoprovengal varieties and in Southern Italian (Lucanian) ; A bridge towards the lexicon: the 'instability' of non-infixed fourth conjugation verbs ; Conclusion and synthesis of the results
- First conjugation infixation in Romance : general findings. Introduction ; Geo-Iinguistic spread and general lexical characteristics of Romance first conjugation infixation; First conjugation infixation in Romanian: Summary : general features of first conjugation infixation in Romanian; First conjugation infixation in Istrian andVegliot: Summary : general features of first conjugation infixation in Istrian and Vegliot; First conjugation infixation in Northern Italian and Rhaeto-Romance (Dolomitic Ladin, Friulian) varieties: Summary : general features of first conjugation infixation in Northern Italian and Rhaeto-Romance (Dolomitic Ladin, Friulian) varieties; First conjugation infixation in Central and Southern Italian varieties: Summary : general features of first conjugation infixation in Central and Southern Italian varieties; First conjugation infixation in Gallo-Romance varieties: Summary : general features of first conjugation infixation in Gallo-Romance varieties; First conjugation infixation in Swiss Rhaeto-Romance (Romansh): Summary : general features of first conjugation infixation in Swiss Rhaeto-Romance (Romansh) ; Some considerations on the intra-paradigmatic constellation of the infix -IDI- and comparison with the infix -I/ESC- ; Conclusion
- The fate of -IDI- in Dolomitic Ladin : quantitative analysis of the lexical spread of the infix. General introduction ; Dictionary analysis of first conjugation infixation in Badiotto (Central Dolomitic Ladin); Introduction; Results of the analysis: Infixation vs. the morpho-prosodic structure of the verb root: Tentative conclusions: Infixation vs. etymology: General conclusion : intra-linguistic 'triggers' of first conjugation infixation in Badiotto ; First conjugation infixation in Dolomitic Ladin : Statistical analysis of fieldwork data; Introduction; Methodological aspects of the research; The lexical distribution of the infix in Dolomitic Ladin : some general considerations; Basic quantitative results of the research; Some sociolinguistic variables and their impact on first conjugation infixation in Dolomitic Ladin: The relation between the age group to which the informants belong and infixation: The relation between the 'Ladin competences' of the informants and infixation: The relation between genderof the informants and infixation; Geo-Iinguistic variables and their impact on first conjugation infixation in Central Dolomitic Ladin: The relation between macro-dialectal differentiation and infixation: The relation between micro-dialectal differentiation and infixation; Conclusion and comparison with the impact of intra-linguistic variables on first conjugation infixation in Dolomitic Ladin
- Conclusions. Organization of the chapter ; The fate of -I/ESC- and -IDI- in Romance : balance; Functional and evolutionary similarities between -I/ESC- and -IDI-: Morphological 'split' in the diachronic evolution of the two infixes: The produetivity of the infixed conjugation sub-classes in Romance: Reluctance of 'base verbs' to inflectional infixation in Romance: The shortcomings of a semantic-aspectual delimitation of the infixed sub-classes in Romance: The 'appeal' of the rhizotonic forms on the intra-paradigmatic restrueturing of the infixes in Romance; Functional and evolutionary divergences between -I/ESC- and -IDI-: Derivational produetivity of the infixes in Latin: Intra-paradigmatic configuration of the infixes in Latin: 'Areal resonance' of the inflectional and derivational application of the infixes in Romance: Principles of lexical spread of the infixes in Romance: 'Patterning'of the infixes in Romance ; Explanatory and predictive factors: towards an integrative frame; 'Triggers' and 'blockers' of the lexical distribution of first conjugation infixation: General profiles of the lexical spread of first conjugation infixation: Detailed profile of the lexical spread of first conjugation infixation in Dolomitic Ladin; 'Predictors' of intra-paradigmatic //Esc-constellations ; Some theoretical perspectives; Degrammaticalization vs. functionality of inflectional infixation; The struggle between the presumed 'unidirectionality' of linguistic change and the 'freedom' of the Speaker; Macro-structural/patterned analogy : initiation vs. propagation of a change ; Some directions for further research; Dialectological and sociolinguistic research; The examination of synchronic stages between diachronic endpoints ; Concluding remark
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- Restructuring and remodeling processes
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