Studies in Övdalian Morphology and Syntax

New research on a lesser-known Scandinavian language

| University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway
| University of Gothenburg
| University of Oslo
ISBN 9789027257048 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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ISBN 9789027269133
Övdalian is spoken in central Sweden by about 2000 speakers. Traditionally categorized as a dialect of Swedish, it has not received much international attention. However, Övdalian is typologically closer to Faroese or Icelandic than it is to Swedish, and since it has been spoken in relative isolation for about 1000 years, a number of interesting linguistic archaisms have been preserved and innovations have developed. This volume provides seven papers about Övdalian morphology and syntax. The papers, all based on extensive fieldwork, cover topics such as verb movement, subject doubling, wh-words and case in Övdalian. Constituting the first comprehensive linguistic description of Övdalian in English, this volume is of interest for linguists in the fields of Scandinavian and Germanic linguistics, and also historical linguists will be thrilled by some of the presented data. The data and the analyses presented here furthermore challenge our view of the morphosyntax of the Scandinavian languages in some cases – as could be expected when a new language enters the linguistic arena.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 221]  2015.  v, 232 pp.
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Table of Contents
Kristine Bentzen, Henrik Rosenkvist and Janne Bondi Johannessen †
Övdalian from 1909 to 2009
Piotr Garbacz and Janne Bondi Johannessen †
On the morpho-syntax of verb/adverb placement and fronting in embedded clauses in Modern Övdalian
Ásgrímur Angantýsson
Optional V-to-I movement 
in Övdalian
Piotr Garbacz
The syntax and meaning of subject doubling in Övdalian
Henrik Rosenkvist
The polyfunctionality of which in Övdalian
Øystein Alexander Vangsnes
Is there a vocative case 
in the Övdalian language? Some observations on forms of address in Övdalian
Lars Steensland
The morphological expression of case 
in Övdalian
Peter Svenonius
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BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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