Nom nu et tropisme typologique : le cas de l'arménien

Abstract : Armenian is genetically an indo-european language, but at the modern stage, it clearly present a set of very congruent typological features that are very widespread in the arez Caucasus-Iran-Anatolia (some of them being already represented in Old Armenian). This paper's aim is to discuss the association of some ot thise features, namely : 1) set of well known typological features as word order, morphological type, gender and noun classes; 2) syntaxic ans semantic properties of bare noun in Western Armenian The main hypothesis explored here is : 1) this configuration is characterised by his strong typological congruence 2) the distribution of bare nouns in such a configuration is highly predictible 3) convergence of these features is very highly represented in the Caucasis-Iran-Anatolia area, but also in other areas with strong SOV order (as the South-Asia area), with comparable configurations. Comparing concerned systems and determining which of these features are central vs peripherical, should allow to understand the very nature of such a convergence in general.
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Anaid Donabedian-Demopoulos. Nom nu et tropisme typologique : le cas de l'arménien. Floricic F. Essais de typologie et de linguistique générale, mélanges offerts à Denis Creissels, ENS Editions, pp.403-416, 2010. ⟨halshs-00678577⟩

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