By Petra Sleeman, Freek Van de Velde, Harry Perridon
Even supposing the Germanic and Romance languages are branches of an analogous language family members and even if either have built the adjective as a separate syntactic and morphological type, the syntax, morphology, and interpretation of adjectives is in no way a similar in those language teams, and there's even version inside all the language teams. one of many major goals of this quantity is to map the variations and similarities in syntactic habit, morphology, and that means of the Germanic and Romance adjective and to discover a solution to the next query: Are the (dis)similarities the results of independent advancements in all the branches of the Indo-European language family members, or are they because of language touch?
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First, this paper will give a commented phenomenology of Type A and Type B in English and Romance from the point of view of present-day synchrony (Section 2) and diachronic development (Section 3). Section 4 outlines common features that distinguish English and Romance varieties in the New World from those in Europe. Section 5 discusses the consequences of these observations for linguistic theory. Since this paper starts from previous research on Romance in order to shed new light on English, the sources for the examples in Romance are not always indicated for reasons of space.
Adjectives in Germanic and Romance by Petra Sleeman, Freek Van de Velde, Harry Perridon