Adjectives in Germanic and Romance

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ISBN 9789027255952 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027270689 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
Although the Germanic and Romance languages are two branches of the same language family and although both have developed the adjective as a separate syntactic and morphological category, the syntax, morphology, and interpretation of adjectives is by no means the same in these two language groups, and there is even variation within each of the language groups. One of the main aims of this volume is to map the differences and similarities in syntactic behavior, morphology, and meaning of the Germanic and Romance adjective and to find an answer to the following question: Are the (dis)similarities the result of autonomous developments in each of the two branches of the Indo-European language family, or are they caused by language contact?
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 212]  2014.  vii, 286 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
The adjective in Germanic and Romance: Development, differences and similarities
Freek Van de Velde, Petra Sleeman and Harry Perridon
Part I: Change
The adjective-adverb interface in Romance and English
Martin Hummel
The position proper of the adjective in Middle English: A result of language contact
Carola Trips
Strong and weak adjectives in Old Swedish
Ulla Stroh-Wollin and Rico Simke
The resilient nature of adjectival inflection in Dutch
Freek Van de Velde and Fred Weerman
Part II: Variation
On the properties of attributive phrases in Germanic (and beyond)
Volker Struckmeier and Joost Kremers
From participle to adjective in Germanic and Romance
Petra Sleeman
The mixed categorial behavior of cel + participle in Romanian
Dana Niculescu
Inside and outside – Before and after: Weak and strong adjectives in Icelandic
Alexander Pfaff
Adjectives in German and Norwegian: Differences in weak and strong inflections
Dorian Roehrs and Marit Julien
Cross-linguistic variation in agreement on Germanic predicate adjectives
Erik Schoorlemmer
Author Index
Subject Index
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
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