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Unstable personal pronouns in Northern Logudorese


Loporcaro, Michele; Romagnoli, Serena; Wild, Mario (2018). Unstable personal pronouns in Northern Logudorese. In: Baldi, Benedetta; Franco, Ludovico; Grimaldi, Mirko; Lai, Rosangela. Structuring variation in Romance linguistics and beyond: in honor of Leonardo M. Savoia. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing, 241-255.

Abstract

This paper deals with some Logudorese dialects of Northern Sardinia, whose nominal and pronominal morphology has been variously reshaped due to contact with Gallurese/Sassarese. While many of the data discussed here were addressed in the previously available literature, we draw on first-hand fieldwork data to show that further simplification in the system of personal pronouns has taken place (Sènnori) or is presently ongoing (Luras), resulting in an overall trend towards loss of marking of the gender contrast, everywhere in the plural, at times also in the singular. In particular in the case of Luras, we show that this rearrangement is taking place through a kaleidoscope of subtly differing individual variants.

Abstract

This paper deals with some Logudorese dialects of Northern Sardinia, whose nominal and pronominal morphology has been variously reshaped due to contact with Gallurese/Sassarese. While many of the data discussed here were addressed in the previously available literature, we draw on first-hand fieldwork data to show that further simplification in the system of personal pronouns has taken place (Sènnori) or is presently ongoing (Luras), resulting in an overall trend towards loss of marking of the gender contrast, everywhere in the plural, at times also in the singular. In particular in the case of Luras, we show that this rearrangement is taking place through a kaleidoscope of subtly differing individual variants.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Romance Studies
08 Research Priority Programs > Language and Space
Dewey Decimal Classification:800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism
470 Latin & Italic languages
410 Linguistics
440 French & related languages
460 Spanish & Portuguese languages
450 Italian, Romanian & related languages
Uncontrolled Keywords:variation (crossL and intra-dialectal), gender/number agreement, language change, language contact
Language:English
Date:2018
Deposited On:04 Dec 2018 09:11
Last Modified:14 Jan 2021 08:11
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing
Series Name:Linguistik aktuell
Number:252
ISSN:0166-0829
ISBN:9789027201904
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1075/la.252
Related URLs:https://benjamins.com/catalog/la.252.16lop (Publisher)

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