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Multilingualism and structural borrowing in Arbanasi Albanian / Willer Gold, Jana ; Gnjatović Tena, Katunar, Daniela, Matasović, Ranko.

By: Willer Gold, Jana.
Contributor(s): Gnjatović, Tena [aut] | Katunar, Daniela [aut] | Matasović, Ranko [aut].
Material type: ArticleArticleDescription: 103-114 str.Other title: Multilingualism and structural borrowing in Arbanasi Albanian [Naslov na engleskom:].Online resources: Click here to access online In: Language Documentation & Conservation Special Publication No.9: Language Documentation and Conservation in Europe str. 103-114Summary: In this paper we present a brief overview of the history of linguistic contacts of Arbanasi Albanian, a Gheg Albanian dialect spoken in Croatia, with Croatian and Italian. Then we discuss a number of contact-induced changes in that language. We show that Arbanasi Albanian was subject to strong influences from Croatian (and, to a lesser extent, from Italian) on all levels of linguistic structure. Using the data from our own fieldwork, we were able to show that there were also influences on the level of syntax, including the borrowing of certain constructions, such as analytic causative and imperative constructions, as well as the extension of the use of infinitive in subordinate clauses.
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In this paper we present a brief overview of the history of linguistic contacts of Arbanasi Albanian, a Gheg Albanian dialect spoken in Croatia, with Croatian and Italian. Then we discuss a number of contact-induced changes in that language. We show that Arbanasi Albanian was subject to strong influences from Croatian (and, to a lesser extent, from Italian) on all levels of linguistic structure. Using the data from our own fieldwork, we were able to show that there were also influences on the level of syntax, including the borrowing of certain constructions, such as analytic causative and imperative constructions, as well as the extension of the use of infinitive in subordinate clauses.

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