A project funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (grant AH/H032509/1)
- What does the micro-variation attested in the existential structures of the Italo-Romance dialects tell us about the discourse-semantics-syntax interface in the existential constructions of all natural languages?
- What do existential structures suggest about subject markedness in Italo-Romance and beyond this language family?
- Is the existential construction a grammatical domain where evidentiality is not expressed in the verbal system, as appears normally to be the case in Romance, but rather spelled out by the outcome of a locative adverbial?
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