Lectures on Romanian Historical Morphology in a Romance Typological Perspective

Lecturer: Prof. Martin Maiden (University of Oxford/ IRH-ICUB Visiting Professor)

The course will take place in February, during the visit of Prof. Maiden.

First meeting – Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 14.00 – 16.00

Course topics include:

i. ‘Morphomic’ structure in the evolution of the Romanian verb?: the effects of vocalic change in the present tense and its remarkable morphological repercussions.
ii. Morphomic structure in the evolution of the Romanian verb?: the morphological effects of palatalization and the ‘fuzzy’ boundary between phonological and morphological conditioning.
iii. Morphomic structure in the evolution of the Romanian verb?: the morphological history of ‘perfective’ verb-forms in Romanian and Romance.
iv. Inflexion classes in the Daco-Romance verb: noi cosum = noi coasem, and other curiosities.
v. Morphomic structure and the noun: the morphological history of Romanian feminine nouns. The types carte – cărți and sare – săruri.
vi. How many genders does Romanian really have? A diachronic perspective on the vexed question of the ‘neuter’.

Contact – martin.maiden(at)mod-langs.ox.ac.uk

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