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The Origin and Spread of Locative Determiner Omission in the Balkan Linguistic Area

  title={The Origin and Spread of Locative Determiner Omission in the Balkan Linguistic Area},
  author={Eric Heath Prendergast},
Author(s): Prendergast, Eric Heath | Advisor(s): Mikkelsen, Line | Abstract: This dissertation analyzes an unusual grammatical pattern that I call locative determiner omission, which is found in several languages belonging to the Slavic, Romance, and Albanian families, but which does not appear to have been directly inherited from any individual genetic ancestor of these languages. Locative determiner omission involves the omission of a definite article in the context of a locative… 
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