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14:30 to 15:45
From 13-06-16 to 17-06-16

This course will look at the peculiarities of an understudied Italo-Romance variety: Abruzzese.
We will concentrate on what makes Abruzzese so different from the rest of Romance. Starting from an overview of its main typological features, we will then look in more detail at the extreme metaphony (a>i) we find in Abruzzese, at the unusual diachronic path of impersonal pronouns and voice (possible syntactic borrowings from Italian?), and at auxiliary selection and participial agreement (if there’s a plural in the clause, the participle will agree with it, no matter what. And by the way: transitivity plays NO role in auxiliary selection!)