Project

The Latin verb phrase: delimitation, internal structure and diachronic evolution

Duration
01 October 2011 → 01 October 2013
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Language studies
    • Linguistics
    • Literary studies
    • Theory and methodology of linguistics
    • Theory and methodology of literary studies
    • Other languages and literary studies
Keywords
historical linguistics word order latin generative syntax
 
Project description

The project is concerned with the syntax of the Latin Verb Phrase and Tense Phrase, and in with particular the distribution of the verb, its arguments and functional elements like adverbs and negation. The research is based on a corpus of over 3.500.000 words, ranging from 350 BC to 550 AD. The theoretical background is that of generative syntax.