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By Olga M. Tomic

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ISBN-10: 1402044887

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This e-book discusses the morpho-syntactic Balkan Sprachbund positive aspects in 9 languages during which they're such a lot a variety of. It incorporates a wealth of Balkan linguistic fabric. the focal point is on showing similarities and modifications within the illustration of the main commonly stated Balkan Sprachbund morpho-syntactic good points and their interplay with different beneficial properties within the constitution of the DP or the sentence of person languages.

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But why should a language spoken by a limited number of inhabitants of the peninsula be the source of these calques? Moreover, since the Balkan Sprachbund features are not typical for all Romance languages, their provenance in Aromanian would still be in need of explanation. 5 It is definitely difficult to find a single donor of the Balkan Sprachbund features, and that not because of lack of knowledge of the history of the Balkan languages – at least Greek and Balkan Slavic are well documented for the relevant period.

E. the clause-initial position of pronominal clitics. Examples: (29) a. 3Sg b. 15 One of the many concordances between Romanian and Albanian is the use of the participle as a verbal noun. Examples: Introduction (30) 15 a. ’ b. ’ făcut. 16 Another perspicuous concordance between Romanian and Albanian is the exclusive use of the “have” auxiliary in the composite tenses. Examples: (31) a. Part Romanian Albanian ‘I have come’ b. 17 Common to Romanian and Albanian is also the use of the plural form of the adjective as a neutral form.

1Sg e. 6 The doubling of objects is illustrated with examples from Bulgarian, Macedonian, Albanian, Romanian and Modern Greek: (37) a. Cl uxapala. ’ b. ’ žaketot. Sg c. ’ mbesën. Acc d. Mark la úcoala. ’ e. ’ to the vivlio. 7 The use of the “short pronominal form” for the expression of possessiveness is illustrated with examples from Bulgarian, Macedonian, Romanian and Modern Greek: (38) a. Cl Bulgarian Chapter 1 18 b. Sg ‘his voice’ c. Cl ‘my hair’ d. 3 Solta’s morphological, syntactic and “other” Balkanisms Solta (1980) concentrates on six grammatical Balkanisms, which he classifies in three groups.

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