Comparative Studies in Germanic Syntax

From Afrikaans to Zurich German

Jutta M. Hartmann | Tilburg University
László Molnárfi | Tilburg University
ISBN 9789027233615 | EUR 125.00 | USD 188.00
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This selection of papers presented at the 20th Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop brings together contributions that address issues in syntactic predication and studies in the nominal system, as well as papers on data from the history of English and German. Showing a strong comparative commitment, the contributions include studies on previously neglected data on case and predicative structures in Icelandic and other Germanic languages, on the (non-)syntactic distinction of predicative vs. argument NP/DPs, on quirky V2 in Afrikaans, the pronominal system, resumptive pronouns with relative clauses in Zurich German, as well as historical papers on word-formation processes, on auxiliary selection in relation to counter factuality, and on the development of VO-OV orders in the history of English. This volume presents a wide range of studies that enrich both the theoretical understanding and the empirical foundation of comparative research on the Germanic languages.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 97] 2006.  vi, 332 pp.
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Table of Contents
From Afrikaans to Zurich German: Comparative Studies in Germanic Syntax
Jutta M. Hartmann and László Molnárfi
Part I — Studies on predication
The Nom/Acc alternation in Germanic
Halldór Ármann Sigur∂sson
Shape conservation, Holmberg’s generalization and predication
Olaf Koeneman
Quirky verb-second in Afrikaans: Complex predicates and head movement
Mark de Vos
Nominal arguments and nominal predicates
Marit Julien
Part II — Studies on the (pro)nominal system
Pronominal noun phrases, number specifications, and null nouns
Dorian Roehrs
Toward a syntactic theory of number neutralisation: The Dutch pronouns je ‘you’ and ze ‘them’.
Gertjan Postma
Long relativization in Zurich German as resumptive prolepsis
Martin Salzmann
Part III — Historical studies
Auxiliary selection and counterfactuality in the history of English and Germanic
Thomas McFadden and Artemis Alexiadou
Loss of residual “head final” orders and remnant fronting in Late Middle English: Causes and consequences
Theresa Biberauer and Ian Roberts
Syntactic sources of word-formation processes: Evidence from Old English and Old High German
Carola Trips
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