Germanic Languages and Linguistic Universals

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| University of Oslo
| University of Cambridge
| Senshu University
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The Senshu University Project The Development of the Anglo-Saxon Language and Linguistic Universals has as its general aim the investigation of structural characteristics common to the Germanic languages, such as English, German, Norwegian, and Icelandic, all of which are descended from the so-called Proto-Germanic language, and their clarification with regard to linguistic universals provided by the theoretical framework of Generative Grammar. In order to fulfill this aim, the project has to be responsive to theoretical advances in a variety of linguistic domains and approaches, such as language acquisition, pragmatics and corpus linguistics as well as philological and historical contributions on Germanic languages in various stages of their development.

The present book seeks to advance these goals in ten chapters exemplifying work on a wide range of Germanic languages and linguistic universals. It is divided into three parts: Part 1. Old English and Germanic languages; Part 2. Generative Grammar; and Part 3. Pragmatics and Corpus Linguistics. Germanic Languages and Linguistic Universals will be of general interest to linguists who seek to understand the nature of the Germanic languages and the relationships obtaining between them.

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Table of Contents
Preface
John Ole Askedal, Ian Roberts, Tomonori Matsushita and Hiroshi Hasegawa
1–4
1. Old English and Germanic Languages
5
Some General Evolutionary and Typological Characteristics of the Germanic Languages
John Ole Askedal
7–56
Characteristics of Germanic Languages
Tadao Shimomiya
57–68
Old English Pronouns for Possession
Yasuaki Fujiwara
69–82
2. Generative Grammar
83
Reflexive Binding as Agreement and its Locality Conditions within the Phase System
Hiroshi Hasegawa
85–105
Movement in the Passive Nominal: A Morphological Analysis
Junji Hamamatsu
107–120
On Tritransitive Verbs
Ryohei Mita
121–142
3. Pragmatics and Corpus Linguistics
143
On the Cognitive Dependence Phenomena Observed in English Expressions
Shuichi Takeda
145–161
On Pronoun Referents in English
Hiromi Azuma
163–175
Relative and Interrogative who/whom in Contemporary Professional American English
Yoko Iyeiri and Michiko Yaguchi
177–191
New Functions of FrameSQL for Multilingual FrameNets
Hiroaki Sato
193–203
Index of Names
205–207
Index of Subjects
208–212
Editors & Contributors
213
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2008054507