About this site
The purpose of this site is to build up an integral, on-line accessible,
and simply browsable, grammar of the Romance languages, which will give
the users the possibility to make easy references and comparisons.
The backbone of the site is a chain of descriptive grammars for the different
languages, where the material is presented by tables, schemes and simple
rules, written, by convention, in English.
Around this backbone are organized articles of more specific linguistic
information, concerning the language development, the dialects, the literary
tradition etc. These articles may be written in French, Italian, Portuguese,
Spanish or some other Romance language.
A number of hyperlinks will permit the users to discover, compare and
explore the similarities and differences between the Romance languages.
The Romance languages provide the linguists a unique evidence of unbroken
development for a period of more than 2000 years. The study of the relevant
material, I believe, creates a philosophy of itself...
Thus, the articles in this site will not be concentrated only on the
present state of the Romance languages, but will consider also their origin
and development from the Vulgar Latin, the social, political and cultural
context into which this development occurred, etc..
The work to be done is really enormous. With the purpose not, of course,
to reach to an end, but to sketch the main topics.
I am accomplishing the work in my free time and it is never enough to
cope with such a task...
Unfortunately, quite often I have not the possibility to re-read the
materials, so that various kind of errata may occur. Of course, I will
be thankful for any correction.
Remarks, Suggestions and Collaboration
All kind of remarks, suggestions and collaboration for improving and
expanding this site will be gratefully welcomed. Do not hesitate to contact