Comparative Germanic Syntax

The state of the art

| University of Edinburgh
| University of Edinburgh
| University of Edinburgh
| Hogeschool Universiteit Brussel
| Hogeschool Universiteit Brussel
| Hogeschool Universiteit Brussel
ISBN 9789027255747 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027273642 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
The present volume contains a selection of papers presented at the 23rd and 24th Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop held at the University of Edinburgh and the Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussels. The contributions provide new perspectives on several topics of current interest for syntactic theory on the basis of comparative data from a wide range of Germanic languages. Among the theoretical and empirical issues explored are various ellipsis phenomena, the internal structure of the DP, the syntax-morphology interface, the syntax-semantics interface, Binding Theory, various diachronic developments, and ‘do-support’-type phenomena. This book is of interest to syntacticians with an interest in theoretical, comparative and/or diachronic work, as well as to morphologists and semanticists interested in the connections their fields have with syntax. It will also be of interest to graduate and advanced undergraduate students in linguistic disciplines.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 191]  2012.  xvi, 418 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of contributors
Comparative Germanic Syntax: The State of the Art
Modal complement ellipsis: VP ellipsis in Dutch?
Lobke Aelbrecht
On the adverbial reading of infrequency adjectives and the structure of the DP
Artemis Alexiadou and Cinzia Campanini
Crossing the lake: Motion verb constructions in Bodensee-Alemannic and Swiss German
Ellen Brandner and Martin Salzmann
Preposition-determiner amalgams in German and French at the syntax-morphology interface
Patricia Cabredo Hofherr
Conditional clauses, Main Clause Phenomena and the syntax of polarity emphasis
Lieven Danckaert and Liliane Haegeman
Cross-Germanic variation in binding Condition B
Glyn Hicks
Development of sentential negation in the history of German
Agnes Jäger and Doris Penka
Contact, animacy, and affectedness in Germanic
Björn Lundquist and Gillian Ramchand
Syntactic change in progress: The Icelandic “New Construction” as an active impersonal
Joan Maling and Sigriđur Sigurjónsdóttir
Cross Germanic variation in the realm of support verbs
Christer Platzack
The shift to strict VO in English at the PF-interface
Agnieszka Pysz and Bartosz Wiland
Deriving reconstruction asymmetries in Across The Board by means of asymmetric extraction + ellipsis
Martin Salzmann
A morphologically guided matching approach to German(ic) relative constructions
Volker Struckmeier
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CF/2AC – Linguistics/Germanic & Scandinavian languages
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2012014853 | Marc record