Advances in Italian Dialectology
Edited by Roberta D'Alessandro (Utrecht University) and Diego Pescarini (University of Zürich).
This volume is a collection of grammar sketches from several Italo-Romance languages and dialects. The contributions cover various areas of linguistics – phonology, morphology, syntax – and are organized in sections according to the customary geo-linguistic classification.
Each chapter provides the description of a salient phenomenon for a given language, based on novel data, as well as the state-of-the art knowledge on that phenomenon. The articles are up-to-date, in-depth studies carried out by both prominent experts and promising young scholars.
The theoretical apparatus is kept to a minimum in order to make the book accessible to scholars without specific expertise. For the same reason, hypotheses and formalisms are introduced gradually, only if necessary for the description of the data.