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Defective object clitic paradigms and the relation between language development and loss

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Through an investigation of morphologically defective pronominal object paradigms in a number of northern Italian dialects, this article offers a reflection on the relation between the development and the loss of linguistic items based on the reconstruction of the possible diachronic path that has led to the current situation. The paper sets out to achieve two objectives. First, it presents a detailed description of the peculiarities of the object clitic paradigm in the northern Italian diale...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1017/S0022226713000273

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Humanities Division - Linguistics & Phonetics
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
Journal of Linguistics Journal website
Volume:
50
Issue:
1
Pages:
143-183
Publication date:
2014-03-05
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EISSN:
1469-7742
ISSN:
0022-2267
URN:
uuid:b591151d-b6b9-4d9c-b3ff-1e036f00fa96
Local pid:
ora:10701
Language:
English
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