The verb-particle constructions are formed by a verbal base (especially of motion) and a locativeor direction marking particle and exist both in standard Italian than in regional varieties ofItalian and dialects. In particular, the conspicuous presence of these verbs in the northerndialects has led to the hypothesis of their entrance into Italian through these dialects (cf. Schwarze1985; Simone 1996). Nevertheless, more recent studies have demonstrated that the verb-particleconstructions also existed in ancient Italian (cf. Iacobini 2009; Masini 2006 e 2012) and in othersouthern dialectal varieties, i.e. Sicilian (cf. Amenta 2008). Therefore, the aim of this paper is toanalyse the presence and the syntactic and semantic features of the verb-particle constructions inold Sicilian to point out the endogenous origin of these complex predicates also in this dialectalvariety. As empirical basis of data it will be used the scripta in Old Sicilian: a corpus of writtentexts dating from the 14th to the 15th centuries.
|Title of host publication||STRUTTURE E DINAMISMI DELLA VARIAZIONE E DEL CAMBIAMENTO LINGUISTICO|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|