List of John Benjamins publications for which Christer Platzack plays a role.
Subjects Generative linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics | Uralic languages
The Acquisition of Swedish Grammar
Edited by Gunlög Josefsson, Christer Platzack and Gisela Håkansson
Subjects Generative linguistics | Germanic linguistics | Language acquisition | Syntax
Like English, Swedish is a language with obligatory subjects in finite clauses. One of the exceptions to the rule that the subject must be pronounced is found when the subject is Topic dropped from sentence initial position, resulting in a V1 declarative with no visible subject. Since Topic drop in… read more | Article
2012. Cross Germanic variation in the realm of support verbs
. Comparative Germanic Syntax: The state of the art, Ackema, Peter, Rhona Alcorn, Caroline Heycock, Dany Jaspers, Jeroen van Craenenbroeck and Guido Vanden Wyngaerd (eds.), pp. 279–310
This paper investigates the cross Germanic variation found in the use of support verbs in connection with VP Topicalization, VP Ellipsis and VP Pronominalization. The differences between Swedish and English are highlighted, but Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic and German are also considered.
In this… read more | Article
Embedded imperatives are found in Old Scandinavian, but not in any of its modern descendants, i.e. Danish, Faroese, Icelandic, Norwegian or Swedish. This paper aims to uncover the structural prerequisites for embedded imperatives to be possible in a language. Assuming a feature-driven version of… read more | Article
Josefsson, Gunlög and Christer Platzack.
. The Acquisition of Swedish Grammar, Josefsson, Gunlög, Christer Platzack and Gisela Håkansson (eds.), pp. 1–21
2004. The Verb Phrase
. The Acquisition of Swedish Grammar, Josefsson, Gunlög, Christer Platzack and Gisela Håkansson (eds.), pp. 135–154