The deflexivity, from Latin to Romance languages: a useful concept for the didactics ofdiachrony; examples in French and Italian  Cover Image

La déflexivité, du latin aux langues romanes : un concept utile pour une didactique de la diachronie ; exemples en français et en italien
The deflexivity, from Latin to Romance languages: a useful concept for the didactics ofdiachrony; examples in French and Italian

Author(s): Louis Begioni
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Editura Universităţii Vasile Goldiş
Keywords: general linguistics, typological linguistics, linguistics of Romance languages, historic linguistics, diachrony, comparative linguistics, psychomecanics of language, didactics of languages, linguistique générale, linguistique typologique

Summary/Abstract: The concept of deflexivity created by Gustave Guillaume belongs to the evolution of languages. It let us understand in a systemic way not only the different phenomena but also the equilibrium relationships among the various subsystems. This paper proposes a reflection on the contrastive deflexivityinthe nominal system and the verbal system from Latin to French and Italian. It focuses on the definite article, verbal person, their relationship to the sphere of belonging and suffixal derivation. By stressing attention on the mechanisms of redistribution (especially anteposition) morphology of Latin, it wants to provide some suggestions for teaching the diachrony of the Romance languages.

  • Issue Year: X/2014
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 11-18
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: French