This highly original and innovative analysis focuses on the morphosyntax of dialects comprising Italy, Corsica and the Italian and Romansch-speaking areas of Switzerland. The empirical base used in the book includes a wealth of previously unknown or understudied data from a variety of Romansch dialects, whilst the theoretical framework is extremely sophisticated and up-to-date. Linguists of all genres will be fascinated by Manzini and Savoia’s radical conclusion: they claim that their work suggests a unification of morphology and syntax.
M. Rita Manzini is Professor of General Linguistics at the University of Florence, Italy. Her main research interests are in theoretical linguistics, syntax and language variation, including its acquisition aspects.
Leonardo M. Savoia is Professor of General Linguistics at the University of Florence, Italy. His research interests centre on phonology and morphosyntax.