The syntactic behavior of demonstrative elements within the nominal domain in a number of an-cient and contemporary Greek varieties will be described.The syntax of demonstratives has not changed throughout the history of homeland Greek (Guardiano 2003), that is, the significant changes in the form-meaning relations diachronically attested (see Manolessou 2001) have not affected syntax. The picture is different in other contemporary varieties. For instance, evidence from Greek dialects of Southern Italy (i.e. Grico) shows that the settings of the four parameters are today identical to those of the local Romance varieties, and significantly different from those of homeland Greek. This is a consequence of pervasive contact relations, but it is not an isolated phenomenon: a more extensive analysis of other DP-elements shows that a distinct cluster of properties changed in the same direction (i.e. as a consequence of contact), while other properties have evolved in the same direction as in homeland Greek: this could be tentatively interpreted as a first sign that certain parameters are more sensible to areal admixture, while others are ‘historically rooted’.
The Greek demonstratives: history and syntax / Guardiano, Cristina. - ELETTRONICO. - 1(2009), pp. 1-1. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 9th International Conference on Greek Linguistics (ICGL 9). tenutosi a Chicago nel , October 28 – November 1, 2009.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Titolo:||The Greek demonstratives: history and syntax|
|Nome del convegno:||9th International Conference on Greek Linguistics (ICGL 9).|
|Luogo del convegno:||Chicago|
|Data del convegno:||, October 28 – November 1, 2009|
|Citazione:||The Greek demonstratives: history and syntax / Guardiano, Cristina. - ELETTRONICO. - 1(2009), pp. 1-1. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 9th International Conference on Greek Linguistics (ICGL 9). tenutosi a Chicago nel , October 28 – November 1, 2009.|
|Tipologia||Abstract in Atti di Convegno|
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