V. 61 N. 2 (2023)

Iunctura nei testi grammaticali medievali: percorsi di metalinguaggio sintattico

Francesca Cotugno
Università di Pisa
Paola Cotticelli Kurras
Università di Verona

Pubblicato 2024-01-24

Parole chiave

  • metalanguage, syntactic theory in the Middle Ages, government, agreement, subordination


The article deals with a terminological study on the grammatical syntactical field in the medieval period. In the analysis of the parts of the speech functionally dedicated to studies on the so-called submerged syntax, the term coniunctio plays a very important role. However, in the examination of this terminology, we come across two terms that simultaneously share, exchange and divide different areas of use over time and among the various authors: besides coniunctio we find the root-related iunctura. For the purposes of this study, the occurrences of iunctura were collected, specifically analyzed in a contrasting way with those of constructio and other terms in the course of their attestations. These terms relating to the use and description of the conjunction, but also of the formation of the syllable as well as of the syntagms, analyzed in different periods, allow us to reconstruct an internal story that follows both a chronological sense and a logical sense in the discussion of the historyof grammatical concepts.

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