Manzini and Savoia (2005: 688-701) report on the existence in Southern Italian varieties of Sicily, Calabria and Apulia of multiple (V1+V2) finite verb constructions replacing or coexisting with infinitival constructions. In their survey, they note variation and restrictions on a number of properties, among which (i)-(v): (i) The presence / absence and form of a linker (ii) The position of an object clitic bundled on V1 or V2 (iii) Restrictions on V1 to andative verbs, modals, and aspectual auxiliaries (iv) Restrictions on person and tense (v) The possibility that subject agreement and tense features be reduced on V1 or V2, Despite the observed variation, M&S treat the phenomenon in a unified way as control structures with possible restructuring. In this paper, we will reconsider a proposal by Cardinaletti and Giusti (2001) who claim that in Milazzese, there are two different finite verb constructions, named Inflected construction and Finite construction, respectively, both coexisting with the infinitival construction. Restructuring and clitic climbing onto V1 only occurs in the infinitival and inflected constructions; while the finite construction does not allow for it. The inflected construction has full Tense+Agr realization on V2 and allows for a reduced form of V1; while the Finite construction has full Tense+Agr realization on V1 and allows for a reduced T on V2, parallel to infinitivals.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Titolo:||Multiple Agreement in Southern Italian Dialects.|
|Titolo del libro:||Linguistic Variation: Structure and Interpretation.|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/9781501505201-008|
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