The Verbal Complex in Subordinate Clauses from Medieval to Modern German

Christopher D. Sapp | University of Mississippi
ISBN 9789027255563 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027287250 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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This research monograph is an empirical and theoretical study of clause-final verbal complexes in the history of German. The book presents corpus studies of Middle High German and Early New High German and surveys of contemporary varieties of German. These investigations of the verbal complex address not only the frequencies of the word orders, but also the linguistic factors that influence them. On that empirical basis, the analysis adopted is the classic verb-final approach, with alternative orders derived by Verb (Projection) Raising. Verb Raising in these historical and modern varieties is subject to morphological, prosodic, and sociolinguistic restrictions, suggesting that the orders in question are not driven by narrow syntax but by their effects at the interface with phonology. This study will be of interest to students and scholars studying the diachronic syntax of German, West Germanic dialect syntax, and the relationship between prosody and word order.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 173] 2011.  ix, 225 pp.
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“This book is a truly welcome contribution to syntactic change in the history of the German language. Two aspects stand out especially: First, Sapp's chapter on Middle High German begins to fill a critical gap between the vast literature on modern German syntax and the rapidly growing literatures on Old High German and Early New High German syntax. Second, he situates word order changes critically in the context of the emergence of the standard language and advances our understanding on that front.”
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CFK: Grammar, syntax

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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