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Two suppletive adjectives in Megleno-Romanian

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This study involves the existence in Megleno-Romanian dialects of a lexically suppletive distinction between singular and plural forms of the adjectives meaning ‘small’ and ‘big’. The phenomenon has gone largely unnoticed both by comparative Romance linguists and by morphological theorists yet it is both typologically surprising and theoretically significant. Analysis of a remarkably similar phenomenon in mainland Scandinavian languages led Börjars and Vincent (2011) to propose a considerably...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
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John Benjamins Publishing Company Publisher's website
Journal:
Revue Romane
Volume:
49
Issue:
1
Pages:
32-52
Publication date:
2014-01-01
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EISSN:
1600-0811
ISSN:
0035-3906
Language:
English
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2016-08-03

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