1.1 Background and Motivation This chapter provides an overview of the Romance languages and the significance of studying them. It discusses the historical and cultural importance of these languages, as well as their global reach and influence. The motivation for conducting this research is outlined, highlighting the need for a comprehensive analysis of the Romance languages' linguistic, cultural, and historical aspects.
1.2 Research Questions This section presents the research questions that will guide the thesis. These questions may include inquiries about the common linguistic features among Romance languages, the cultural variations and influences within the Romance-speaking communities, and the historical factors that have shaped these languages over time.