Thórhallur Eythórsson

List of John Benjamins publications for which Thórhallur Eythórsson plays a role.



Subjects Generative linguistics | Historical linguistics | Syntax


Barðdal, Jóhanna, Thórhallur Eythórsson and Tonya Kim Dewey-Findell 2019 The alternating predicate puzzle: dat-nom vs. nom-dat in Icelandic and GermanConstructions and Frames 11:1, pp. 107–170 | Article
A long-standing divide between Icelandic and German in the literature takes for granted that there are non-nominative subjects in Icelandic, while corresponding arguments in German have been analyzed as objects (Zaenen et al. 1985; Sigurðsson 1989). This is based on two differences between these… read more
Sigurdardottir, Sigridur Saeunn and Thórhallur Eythórsson 2019 Chapter 4. Stability and change in Icelandic weather verbs: Syntax, semantics and argument structureThe Determinants of Diachronic Stability, Breitbarth, Anne, Miriam Bouzouita, Lieven Danckaert and Melissa Farasyn (eds.), pp. 69–100 | Chapter
Contrary to previous claims, weather verbs in Icelandic are not “no-argument” predicates. Both in Old and Modern Icelandic they can appear with an NP either in nominative, accusative or dative case. It can be shown that in Modern Icelandic the NPs are subjects, and this is likely to have been the… read more
Barðdal, Jóhanna and Thórhallur Eythórsson 2018 Chapter 11. What is a subject: The nature and validity of subject testsNon-Canonically Case-Marked Subjects: The Reykjavík-Eyjafjallajökull papers, Barðdal, Jóhanna, Na'ama Pat-El and Stephen Mark Carey (eds.), pp. 257–274 | Chapter
Eythórsson, Thórhallur and Höskuldur Thráinsson 2017 Variation in oblique subject constructions in Insular ScandinavianSyntactic Variation in Insular Scandinavian, Thráinsson, Höskuldur, Caroline Heycock, Hjalmar P. Petersen and Zakaris Svabo Hansen (eds.), pp. 53–90 | Chapter
This chapter reviews the division of morphological case into structural case and lexical case and the latter in turn into regular (thematic) and idiosyncratic case (Yip, Maling and Jackendoff 1987). The Case Directionality Hypothesis (Eythórsson 2002, 2015b) states that historical development of… read more
Eythórsson, Thórhallur 2008 IntroductionGrammatical Change and Linguistic Theory: The Rosendal papers, Eythórsson, Thórhallur (ed.), pp. 1–9 | Miscellaneous
Eythórsson, Thórhallur 2008 The new passive in Icelandic really is a passiveGrammatical Change and Linguistic Theory: The Rosendal papers, Eythórsson, Thórhallur (ed.), pp. 173–219 | Article
Barðdal, Jóhanna and Thórhallur Eythórsson 2006 Control infinitives and case in Germanic: ‘Performance error’ or marginally acceptable constructions?Case, Valency and Transitivity, Kulikov, Leonid, Andrej L. Malchukov and Peter de Swart (eds.), pp. 147–177 | Article