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STUF - Language Typology and Universals

Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung

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Volume 65, Issue 2

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Replication of analytic case marking: the example of Romani prepositions

Irene Sechidou
  • 1 Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Modern Greek Language, Thessaloniki, Griechenland
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Published Online: 2012-06-14 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1524/stuf.2012.0009

Abstract

This article examines internal and external changes in the analytic expression of local relations in Early Romani. It focuses on the external influence of late Medieval Greek on Early Romani and describes how pattern replication led to the formation of complex PPs for the locative and ablative cases (cf. MATRAS & SAKEL 2007). Definiteness contributes to synthetic case stability in Romani. Representative data from all Romani dialect groups, on the other hand, show that definiteness facilitated the formation and development of Romani PPs, which is a contact-induced change towards analyticity. I investigate how the formal and pragmatic features of the Greek definite article affect the replication of analytic case marking.

Keywords: Replication; definiteness; analytic/synthetic case; prepositions; Romani dialects

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Published Online: 2012-06-14

Published in Print: 2012-06-01


Citation Information: STUF - Language Typology and Universals Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung, Volume 65, Issue 2, Pages 137–156, ISSN (Print) 1867-8319, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1524/stuf.2012.0009.

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