Impersonal Constructions in Old Romanian
Keywords:impersonals, R-impersonals, T-impersonals, A-impersonals, form-function correlations, Old Romanian, present-day Romanian, Romance languages
The paper describes the impersonal constructions attested in Old Romanian (16th c. - 18th c.) highlighting their diversity and continuity in time, from Latin to present-day Romanian. The form-function correlations involve syncretism and complex combinations that qualify the Romanian impersonal domain as one of the most complex in the Romance area. The corpus analysis is illustrated with a large number of examples excerpted from the oldest written texts preserved in Romanian.
How to Cite
Vasilescu, A. (2014). Impersonal Constructions in Old Romanian. Linguistica Atlantica, 33(2), 52–70. Retrieved from https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/la/article/view/22546