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Into the past. Morphological change in the dying years of Dalmatian

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This study is concerned with Vegliote, the last remnant of the Dalmatian branch of the Romance languages, as used by its very last speaker in the last quarter of the 19th century. Specifically, I shall deal with a peculiar morphological neutralization of the distinction between present and past imperfect tenses, which becomes increasingly common in that speaker's usage over the last twenty years of his life. After careful consideration of the status and significance of data gleaned from analy...

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1075/dia.21.1.05mai

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Trinity College
Department:
Humanities Division - Medieval and Modern Languages Faculty
Publisher:
John Benjamins Publishing Company Publisher's website
Journal:
Diachronica Journal website
Volume:
21
Issue:
1
Pages:
85-111
Publication date:
2004
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EISSN:
15699714
ISSN:
01764225
URN:
uuid:726cdd86-37eb-423e-855f-1b528e2bef45
Local pid:
ora:5195

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