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Complex prepositions in Albanian: A first assessment

Abstract : In this chapter, we investigate the marking of nominal relations in Albanian, from case marking to simple and complex prepositions, on the basis of the (limited) literature and of a corpus study. We rely on two corpora, the Albanian National Corpus (ANC) and the parallel corpus OPUS, totaling 20 and 46 million words respectively. This enables us to provide frequency lists and distributional features of simple and complex prepositions, making it possible to account for the formal and functional differences between different types of simple and complex adpositions. We also address the question of the possible origin of CAs in Albanian, showing a possible effect of language contact.
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Guillaume Bonnet, Benjamin Fagard. Complex prepositions in Albanian: A first assessment. Complex Adpositions in European Languages – A Micro-Typological Approach to Complex Nominal Relators, De Gruyter Mouton, pp.265-296, 2020, ⟨10.1515/9783110686647-007⟩. ⟨halshs-03087879⟩



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