Advances in Comparative Germanic Syntax

| University of Stuttgart
| University of Stuttgart
| University of Stuttgart
ISBN 9789027255242 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027289575 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
The present volume contains a selection of papers presented at the 21st and 22nd Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop held at the University of California, Santa Cruz and the University of Stuttgart. The contributions provide insightful discussions of several topics of current interest for syntactic theory on the basis of comparative data from a wide range of contemporary and historical Germanic languages. The theoretical issues explored include: the left periphery, with a number of contributions touching on the pros and contras of cartographic accounts; different aspects of word order and how it arises from movement and clause structure; the interplay of thematic relations and case theory with the realization of DPs; and the treatment of finiteness and modal structures. This book is of interest to syntacticians working in a comparative perspective and to advanced undergraduates.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 141]  2009.  xv, 395 pp.
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Table of Contents
Advances in Comparative Germanic Syntax
Artemis Alexiadou, Jorge Hankamer, Thomas McFadden, Justin Nuger and Florian Schäfer
Part I. Cartography and the left periphery
On a (wh-)moved Topic in Italian, compared to Germanic
Anna Cardinaletti
C-agreement or something close to it: Some thoughts on the ‘alls-construction’
Michael T. Putnam and Marjo van Koppen
Uncharted territory? Towards a non-cartographic account of Germanic syntax
C. Jan-Wouter Zwart
Bootstrapping verb movement and the clausal architecture of German (and other languages)
Gisbert Fanselow
A conjunction conspiracy at the West Germanic left periphery
John R. te Velde
Part II. Word order and movement
Reconsidering odd coordination in German
Hironobu Kasai
The syntax and semantics of the temporal anaphor “then” in Old and Middle English
Carola Trips and Eric Fuß
Jespersen’s Cycle and the issue of prosodic ‘weakness’
Patrizia Noel Aziz Hanna
Holmberg’s Generalization: Blocking and push up
Hans Broekhuis
Part III. Thematic relations and NP realization
The No Case Generalization
Halldór Ármann Sigur∂sson
The new impersonal as a true passive
Jóhannes Gísli Jónsson
Anaphoric distribution in the prepositional phrase: Similarities between Norwegian and English
Jenny Lederer
Part IV. Finiteness and modality
Experiencers with (un)willingness: A raising analysis of German ‘Wollen’
Remus Gergel and Jutta M. Hartmann
Finiteness: The haves and the have-nots
Kristin Melum Eide
Index of subjects & languages
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CF/2AC – Linguistics/Germanic & Scandinavian languages
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2009003712 | Marc record