Text-linguistic Analysis of Infinitival Subjects of Opaque Reference in Modern Italian

  • Maria Ladovinska
Keywords: infinitives, subject, reference, co-referential chains

Abstract

The article presents an empirical study of zero-anaphora in co-referential chains – an inscrutable and opaque phenomenon in modern Italian that takes place when the verb bears no number or gender marking due to its form and there is no indication of its actual subject. Methods from text linguistics are applied to corpora compiled from three novels by modern Italian authors.

Published
2019-12-30
How to Cite
Ladovinska, M. (2019). Text-linguistic Analysis of Infinitival Subjects of Opaque Reference in Modern Italian. Yearbook of the Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures, 2, 35-54. https://doi.org/10.33919/flcy.19.2.2