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Experiential Constructions in Latin (Brill's Studies in Historical Linguistics)

Experiential Constructions in Latin (Brill's Studies in Historical Linguistics)

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  • ISBN-13: 9789004257825
  • Publisher: Brill
  • Release Date: Jun 12, 2014
  • Pages: 332 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.9 x 9.4 x 6.3 inches

Overview

This volume is about the morphosyntactic encoding of feelings and emotions in Latin. It offers a corpus-based investigation of the Latin data, benefiting from insights of the functional and typological approach to language. Chiara Fedriani describes a patterned variation in Latin Experiential constructions, also revisiting the so-called impersonal constructions, and shows how and why such a variation is at the root of diachronic change. The data discussed in this book also show that Latin constitutes an interesting stage within a broader diachronic development, since it retains some ancient Indo-European features that gradually disappeared and went lost in the Romance languages.

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