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Title: Estructuras impersonales en la lengua latina
Written By: Eugenia Mangialavori Rasia
URL: http://www.lincom-shop.eu/
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Indo-European Studies 42
Description:

El presente trabajo tiene como objetivo el relevo y descripción de las estructuras impersonales en la lengua latina del período clásico, teniendo como eje a las diversas características léxicas y sintácticas (considerando que las precisiones morfológicas por sí mismas no resultan relevantes en la configuración de la impersonalidad). Se analizarán definiciones y delimitaciones aportados por las gramáticas latinas, y se considerará crucial la ampliación con datos tomados de gramáticas de lenguas modernas (especialmente el español, como lengua moderna derivada de la latina) dentro de una perspectiva tradicional, salvo en los casos en que el enfoque generativista aporte datos que no puedan ser desestimados (e.g., movimientos transformacionales, ligamientos en FomaLógica, etc.). Se distinguen dos grupos principales de acuerdo al grado de complejidad sintáctica.

El primer grupo corresponde a los verbos llamados terciopersonales (i.e., verbos con estructuras léxicas en las que la posición de sujeto no puede ser saturada en la sintaxis explícita y que construyen defectivamente en 3sg.).

La segunda categoría nuclea una variada gama de estructuras posibles y relativamente frecuentes en el latín clásico. Dentro de esta clase, las oraciones pasivas no agentivas gozarán de un tratamiento detallado, ya que (i)su altísima frecuencia de uso en la lengua latina —sin paralelos en lenguas modernas como el italiano o el español—, sumada a (ii)las peculiaridades en el plano sintáctico (posibilidad de los verbos intransitivos de construcción con morfemas pasivos como característica peculiar de la lengua latina) les confieren una relevancia particular.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Syntax
Indo-European Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Latin
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783862884445
Pages: 107
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