The Resource Gender from Latin to Romance : history, geography, typology, Michele Loporcaro

Gender from Latin to Romance : history, geography, typology, Michele Loporcaro

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Gender from Latin to Romance : history, geography, typology
Title
Gender from Latin to Romance
Title remainder
history, geography, typology
Statement of responsibility
Michele Loporcaro
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Language
eng
Summary
This book explores grammatical gender in the Romance languages and dialects and its evolution from Latin. Michele Loporcaro investigates the significant diversity found in the Romance varieties in this regard; he draws on data from the Middle Ages to the present from all the Romance languages and dialects, discussing examples from Romanian to Portuguese and crucially also focusing on less widely-studied varieties such as Sursilvan, Neapolitan, and Asturian. The investigation first reveals that several varieties display more complex systems than the binary masculine/feminine contrast familiar from modern French or Italian. Moreover, it emerges that traditional accounts, whereby neuter gender was lost in the spoken Latin of the late Empire, cannot be correct: instead, the neuter gender underwent a range of different transformations from Late Latin onwards, which are responsible for the different systems that can be observed today across the Romance languages. The volume provides a detailed description of many of these systems, which in turns reveals a wealth of fascinating data, such as varieties where 'husbands' are feminine and others where 'wives' are masculine; dialects in which nouns overtly mark gender, but only in certain syntactic contexts; and one Romance variety (Asturian) in which it appears that grammatical gender has split into two concurrent systems
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Loporcaro, Michele
Dewey number
440/.0455
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PC125
LC item number
.L67 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford studies in diachronic and historical linguistics
Series volume
27
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  • Romance languages
  • Latin language
  • Romance languages
  • Latin language
  • Romance languages
Label
Gender from Latin to Romance : history, geography, typology, Michele Loporcaro
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-364) and indexes
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The starting point: gender in Latin -- Grammatical gender in Romance: the mainstream -- Romance gender systems: the fuller picture -- Mass/countness and gender in Asturian -- The older stages of the Romance languages -- Gender from Latin to Romance: a reconstruction -- The typological interest of lesser-known Romance gender systems
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 385 pages
Isbn
9780199656547
Lccn
2017939061
Media category
unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)986956385
  • (OCoLC)ocn986956385
Label
Gender from Latin to Romance : history, geography, typology, Michele Loporcaro
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-364) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The starting point: gender in Latin -- Grammatical gender in Romance: the mainstream -- Romance gender systems: the fuller picture -- Mass/countness and gender in Asturian -- The older stages of the Romance languages -- Gender from Latin to Romance: a reconstruction -- The typological interest of lesser-known Romance gender systems
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 385 pages
Isbn
9780199656547
Lccn
2017939061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)986956385
  • (OCoLC)ocn986956385

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