Caro Reina, Javier ORCID: 0000-0001-6990-337X (2020). Differential Object Marking with proper names in Romance languages. In: Linguistik der Eigennamen, pp. 225-258. Berlin: De Gruyter. ISBN 9783110685831

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This article reports on the occurrence of Differential Object Marking (DOM) with proper names in selected Romance languages. The analysis reveals that proper names do not constitute a homogeneous group. More precisely, a distinction of proper names comprised of deity names, personal names, kinship names, animal names, and place names contributes to a better understanding of the synchronic and diachronic variation within Romance languages. In the languages surveyed, animacy and definiteness condition the occurrence of DOM with common nouns. However, animacy seems to pattern differently with proper names than with common nouns, thereby supporting evidence for a grammar of names. In some languages DOM is found with human and animate names (Spanish) while in others it is found with human, animate, and inanimate names (Sardinian). Additionally, the diachronic analysis sheds light on the patterns of DOM expansion and retraction with proper names.

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URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-468860
DOI: 10.1515/9783110685886-009
Title of Book: Linguistik der Eigennamen
Series Name: Linguistik, Impulse und Tendenzen
Volume: 88
Page Range: pp. 225-258
Number of Pages: 426
Date: 2020
Publisher: De Gruyter
Place of Publication: Berlin
ISBN: 9783110685831
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Fächergruppe 5: Moderne Sprachen und Kulturen > Romanisches Seminar
Subjects: Language, Linguistics
Romance languages French
Refereed: Yes


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