skip to content
 

AROSYN - Summary Page

AROSYN

Summary

Reflexive clitics and their role in the argument structure of verbal predicates have posed significant questions for Romance and other languages. This project aims to further investigate the morpho-syntax of reflexive/SE-clitics in Romance and its consequences for argument structure, by studying SE-structures in a cluster of Aromanian varieties spoken in North-Western Greece. Aromanian is a highly endangered and heavily understudied Eastern Romance variety which is closely related to Romanian, Megleno-Romanian, and Istro-Romanian, but which has also been in close contact with Greek. Aromanian has SE-clitics which behave differently from SE-clitics in other Romance languages (including Romanian) in significant ways. One of the aims of this project is to compare the Aromanian SE-structures to those reported for Eastern Romance (with an emphasis on Daco-Romance), and Romance more generally, and to identify the grammatical features responsible for such variation. This project involves extensive fieldwork on a fairly uncharted variety, based on solid theoretical assumptions, and it differs from previous research in that it follows a micro-parametric approach to dialectal syntax within a small set of closely related varieties.

 

 

Latest News

Assistant Professor in Renaissance and Early Modern Italian Literature and Culture [Temporary Cover]

21 May 2022

Assistant Professor in Renaissance and Early Modern Italian Literature and Culture [Temporary Cover] The Italian Section in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics in the University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a Fixed-Term Assistant Professor in Renaissance and Early Modern Italian Literature...

Uzma Hameed, dramaturg for Wayne McGregor’s new ballet The Dante Project, a co-production between The Royal Ballet and Paris Opera Ballet, in conversation with Heather Webb (Sponsored by Intesa Sanpaolo)

23 February 2022

Uzma Hameed, dramaturg for Wayne McGregor’s new ballet The Dante Project , a co-production between The Royal Ballet and Paris Opera Ballet, in conversation with Heather Webb Sponsored by Intesa Sanpaolo

Dr Sara Delmedico (PhD in Italian 2019) awarded IRC Maurice J Bric Medal of Excellence

4 February 2022

The Italian Section is delighted to congratulate Dr Sara Delmedico, one of our former PhDs, for being awarded the IRC Maurice J Bric Medal of Excellence , as the top-ranked Postdoctoral Fellow of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences under the Council’s 2021 Government of Ireland funding programme. Her postdoctoral project...

Let's be friends

Instagram logo    Twitter logo    Facebook logo