Christer Platzack

Christer Platzack

List of John Benjamins publications for which Christer Platzack plays a role.


Approaches to Hungarian: Volume 13: Papers from the 2011 Lund conference

Edited by Johan Brandtler, Valéria Molnár and Christer Platzack

[Approaches to Hungarian, 13] 2013. v, 254 pp.
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


Platzack, Christer. 2013. Spurious topic drop in Swedish. In Search of Universal Grammar: From Old Norse to Zoque, Lohndal, Terje (ed.), pp. 27–50
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
Platzack, Christer. 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
Platzack, Christer. 2007. Embedded imperatives. Imperative Clauses in Generative Grammar: Studies in honour of Frits Beukema, Wurff, Wim van der (ed.), pp. 181–203
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. 2004. Introduction. The Acquisition of Swedish Grammar, Josefsson, Gunlög, Christer Platzack and Gisela Håkansson (eds.), pp. 1–21
Platzack, Christer. 2004. The Verb Phrase. The Acquisition of Swedish Grammar, Josefsson, Gunlög, Christer Platzack and Gisela Håkansson (eds.), pp. 135–154
Platzack, Christer. 2000. A Complement-of-N0 Account of Restrictive and Non-Restrictive Relatives: The case of Swedish. The Syntax of Relative Clauses, Alexiadou, Artemis, Paul Law, André Meinunger and Chris Wilder (eds.), pp. 265 ff.