Portadas Sintaxis Latina

Cabrillana, C. (2021a), “Nominativo y Vocativo”, en J. M. Baños (coord. ed.), Sintaxis Latina, I. Introducción. Sintaxis de la oración simple, Madrid, CSIC: 111-134. ISBN Vol. I: 987-84-00-10826-7.

Cabrillana, C. (2021b), “Las oraciones finales y consecutivas”, en J. M. Baños (coord. ed.), Sintaxis Latina, II. Sintaxis de la oración compleja. Orden de palabras, Madrid, CSIC: 773-788. ISBN Vol. II: 978-84-88-10827-4.

Baños, J. M. & Cabrillana, C. (2021c), “El orden de palabras”, en J. M. Baños (coord. ed.), Sintaxis Latina, II. Sintaxis de la oración compleja. Orden de palabras, Madrid, CSIC: 897-944. ISBN Vol. II: 978-84-88-10827-4.

This Latin Syntax is the final result of a thorough revision, updating and expansion of the contents of the Sintaxis del latín clásico (2009), which is reflected in the inclusion of new sections in some chapters, in the reformulation of basic ideas and concepts, in the addition of new examples, or in a greater emphasis on diachronic considerations. The theoretical framework of this Syntax is functional, enriched by basic concepts of cognitive linguistics. Among other aspects, an objective value of this work is the richness, and in many cases originality, of the texts illustrating each construction or analysis.

In Volume I, Dr. Cabrillana is the author of the chapter devoted to the nominative, where she deals with and exemplifies the possible syntactic, semantic and pragmatic functions of this case, both in its known uses and in the so-called “agrammatical” ones; she also deals with the peculiar status from the syntactic point of view of the vocative, and shows how it is at the pragmatic level where this case exhibits a wide functionality and where it reveals its capacity to intervene in different discourse strategies.

In volume II, she is the author of the chapter on consecutive and final sentences and co-author of the chapter on word order. In the first one, she carries out a new comparative treatment of consecutive and final sentences in which she analyses the characteristics shared by both types of subordinate clauses and the aspects in which they differ, showing the continuum that can be traced between them.

Finally, the chapter focusing on word order —one of the most extensive and one of the most enriched and updated of the whole work— starts with the discussion on the different perspectives of analysis of this debated question, with special attention to the functional approach. The description and analysis of a significant amount of data on the order of constituents of a sentence reveals, on the one hand, important diachronic differences throughout the history of Latin, and, on the other, the interrelation of factors (syntactic and pragmatic, above all) of a very different nature. Finally, some particularities of word order in poetic texts are discussed.