Syntactic Variation in Insular Scandinavian

| University of Iceland
| University of Edinburgh
| University of the Faroe Islands
| University of the Faroe Islands
ISBN 9789027208569 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027265593 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
This book presents the latest research on the syntax of the “Insular Scandinavian” languages (Faroese and Icelandic), with contributions from thirteen experts, and a significant introductory chapter by the four editors. The topics covered include some that have figured extensively in recent literature on Scandinavian syntax and its implications for syntactic theory: case, agreement, embedded clause word order, stylistic fronting, and the nature of “expletive” constructions. The volume is conceived around the topic of variation, both within and between the two languages studied—as well as more generally—and stands out for the wealth of new empirical detail from both Faroese and Icelandic, relating to each of the topics and theoretical issues discussed. Each chapter is written in a way to make it accessible to a wide audience within linguistics; the book will be essential reading for students and researchers with an interest in the syntax of the Germanic languages.
[Studies in Germanic Linguistics, 1]  2017.  v, 343 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Höskuldur Thráinsson, Caroline Heycock, Hjalmar P. Petersen and Zakaris Svabo Hansen
On quantity and quality in syntactic variation studies
Höskuldur Thráinsson
Variation in oblique subject constructions in Insular Scandinavian
Thórhallur Eythórsson and Höskuldur Thráinsson
Determining the nature of intra-speaker subject case variation
Iris Edda Nowenstein
Variation in dative in Faroese
Hjalmar P. Petersen
Avoiding Genitive in Icelandic
Jóhannes Gísli Jónsson
Dimensions of Variation: Agreement with Nominative Objects in Icelandic
Cherlon Ussery
Inverse attraction in Icelandic relative clauses
Jim Wood, Einar Freyr Sigur∂sson and Iris Edda Nowenstein
Variation in copular agreement in Insular Scandinavian
Jutta M. Hartmann and Caroline Heycock
Stylistic fronting and related constructions in the Insular Scandinavian Languages
Ásgrímur Angantýsson
Stylistic fronting in corpora
Halldór Ármann Sigur∂sson
“[T]his original and systematic presentation of Icelandic and Faroese synchronic variation will be inspiring to researchers of language history. The articles demonstrate thorough work and prolific collaboration among the involved authors. The authors have provided new and valuable insights into case syntax, agreement controllers, and movements that were not available two decades ago.”
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Alexiadou, Artemis & Florian Schäfer
2020.  In The Cambridge Handbook of Germanic Linguistics,  pp. 461 ff. Crossref logo
Gooskens, Charlotte
2020.  In The Cambridge Handbook of Germanic Linguistics,  pp. 761 ff. Crossref logo
2020. Case mismatching in Icelandic clausal ellipsis. Journal of Linguistics 56:2  pp. 399 ff. Crossref logo

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BIC Subject: CF/2AC – Linguistics/Germanic & Scandinavian languages
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2017004881 | Marc record