Germanic Linguistics

Syntactic and diachronic

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| University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
| University of Wisconsin, Madison
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This volume contains ten revised and expanded papers selected from the dozens presented at the last Michigan-Berkeley Germanic Linguistics Roundtable, five contributions each from syntax (by Werner Abraham, Sarah Fagan, Isabella Barbier, John te Velde, and Ruth Lanouette) and historical linguistics (by Garry Davis and Gregory Iverson, Mary Niepokuj, Neil Jacobs, Edgar Polomé, and David Fertig).
The authors start from current theoretical discussions in syntactic and diachronic research, using theory to address longstanding but still current problems in Germanic linguistics, from clitic placement and verb-second phenomena through the Verschärfung to the Twaddellian view of umlaut. Each contribution relies on careful sifting of data situated in the relevant comparative context, Germanic, Indo-European and cross-linguistic.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 137]  1996.  viii, 192 pp.
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Table of Contents
Foreword
Rosina L. Lippi-Green and Joseph C. Salmons
vii
German standard pronouns and non-standard pronominal clitics Typological corollaries
Werner Abraham
1
The epistemic use of German and English modals
Sarah M.B. Fagan
15
Arguments for two verb-second clause types in Germanic: A comparison of yiddish and German
John R. te Velde
35
On the syntax of Dutch er
Isabella Barbier
65
The attributive genitive in the history of German
Ruth Lunt Lanouette
85
The verschärfung as feature spread
Garry W. Davis and Gregory Iverson
103
Germanic Class IV and V preterits
Mary K. Niepokuj
121
Germanic in early roman times
Edgar C. Polomé
137
Toward a phonological description of l Palatalization in Central Yiddish
Neil G. Jacobs
149
Phonology, Orthography and the Umlaut puzzle
David Fertig
169
Subject index
185
Language index
187
Authors index
189
Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  96021612