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La paraipotassi in italiano antico

  • Luca Pesini,

Dante's verse "If I spake false, thou falsifiedst the coin" (Inferno, Canto XXX, verse 115) is a typical example of what would later be defined as “para-hypotaxis”. On the basis of a reconsideration of the categories of 'coordination' and 'subordination', the author proposes an analysis of this syntactic module in ancient Italian, addressing aspects such as its debated origin and the possibility of establishing typological comparisons with structures which are documented in other languages (outside the Romance and Indo-European spheres as well). The research focuses in particular on the identification of the discursive and textual functions of the para-hypotaxis, which were investigated in five texts from the time span between the end of the 13th century and the middle of the 16th century.

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Luca Pesini

University of Zurich , Switzerland

Luca Pesini graduated in Historical Linguistics at the University of Florence, then specialized in Linguistics at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa. His research topics include ancient Italian syntax, edition of texts and history of linguistics, with particular regard to the unpublished writings by Ferdinand de Saussure and Charles Bally.
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Book Title

La paraipotassi in italiano antico

Authors

Luca Pesini

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

308

Publication Year

2018

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© 2018 Author(s)

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CC BY 4.0

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Firenze University Press

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10.36253/978-88-6453-825-9

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978-88-6453-824-2

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Premio Ricerca «Città di Firenze»

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2705-0289

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2705-0297

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