par Dupraz, Emmanuel
Référence Brill, Leiden et Boston, Ed. 1
Publication Publié, 2012
Ouvrage auteur unique
Résumé : Past research on the Sabellian languages has been devoted mainly to these languages’ phonetic and morphological features as elements for the reconstruction of the prehistoric stages of Latin. The present book aims at analysing the semantic, syntactic, and pragmatic features of a subset of grammatical items, the demonstratives. It contains a thorough description of their synchronic behaviour, which permits both a comparison to the Latin data with new hypotheses on the epigraphic genres in Republican Italy and a reconstruction of these items’ Italic origins based on typological principles. Neither the grammar of Sabellian nor the pragmatic scope of the Sabellian inscriptions should be considered a priori identical to their Latin comparanda.