Thórhallur Eythórsson

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. Constructions and Frames 11:1, pp. 107–170
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 | Article
Sigurdardottir, Sigridur Saeunn and Thórhallur Eythórsson. 2019. Chapter 4. Stability and change in Icelandic weather verbs: Syntax, semantics and argument structure. The Determinants of Diachronic Stability, Breitbarth, Anne, Miriam Bouzouita, Lieven Danckaert and Melissa Farasyn (eds.), pp. 69–100
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 | Chapter
Barðdal, Jóhanna and Thórhallur Eythórsson. 2018. Chapter 11. What is a subject: The nature and validity of subject tests. Non-Canonically Case-Marked Subjects: The Reykjavík-Eyjafjallajökull papers, Barðdal, Jóhanna, Na'ama Pat-El and Stephen Mark Carey (eds.), pp. 257–274
Eythórsson, Thórhallur and Höskuldur Thráinsson. 2017. Variation in oblique subject constructions in Insular Scandinavian. Syntactic Variation in Insular Scandinavian, Thráinsson, Höskuldur, Caroline Heycock, Hjalmar P. Petersen and Zakaris Svabo Hansen (eds.), pp. 53–90
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 | Chapter
Eythórsson, Thórhallur. 2008. Introduction. Grammatical Change and Linguistic Theory: The Rosendal papers, Eythórsson, Thórhallur (ed.), pp. 1–9
Eythórsson, Thórhallur. 2008. The new passive in Icelandic really is a passive. Grammatical Change and Linguistic Theory: The Rosendal papers, Eythórsson, Thórhallur (ed.), pp. 173–219
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