PROM

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AcronymDefinition
PROMProgrammable Read-Only Memory
PROMPromenade (Canada Post road designation)
PROMPremature Rupture of Membranes (medical, childbirth)
PROMPassive Range Of Motion
PROMPreterm Rupture of the Membranes
PROMPockels Readout Optical Modulator
PRomProto-Romance (linguistics)
PROMPlease Return on Monday
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As argued in La Fauci (1988), one of the major syntactic transformations that distinguished Proto-Romance (and early Romance languages) from classical Latin was the emergence of properties that contradicted the accusative/nominative alignment dominant in Latin.
This drift produced a new shift in alignment, through which Proto-Romance active/inactive features were increasingly eroded, giving way to a revival of accusative alignment.
The pervasive variation in auxiliary choice exemplified in Sections 3-6 directly mirrors syntactic change(s) that departed from the Proto-Romance 2-aux system.
What we have analyzed are specific episodes of the general drift that brought all Romance varieties to shift back to accusative/ nominative alignment, abandoning the active/inactive alignment that shaped many morphosyntactic features of Proto-Romance.