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date: 25 February 2021

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This article provides an overview of grammatical developments or grammaticalisation in Latin and Romance languages. The historical sources of these languages reveal an unparalleled wealth of diachronic, diatopic, and diastratic variation, in short a fertile testing ground for assessing and shaping new ideas and perspectives about language change, structure, and variation in grammaticalization. This article explains that the Romance sentence provides dedicated grammaticalised positions for the verb, its arguments, and any accompanying adjuncts.

Keywords: Latin, Romance languages, grammaticalisation, diastratic variation, language change, language structure, verb, adjuncts

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