Germanic Genitives

Tanja Ackermann | FU Berlin
Horst J. Simon | FU Berlin
Christian Zimmer | FU Berlin
ISBN 9789027200235 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027264473 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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The papers in this volume focus on the dynamics of one specific cell in morphological paradigms – the genitive. The high amount of diachronic and synchronic variation in all Germanic languages makes the genitive a particularly interesting phenomenon since it allows us, for example, to examine comparable but slightly different diachronic pathways, the relation of synchronic and diachronic variation, and the interplay of linguistic levels (phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics). The findings in this book enhance our understanding of the genitive not only by describing its properties, but also by discussing its demarcation from functional competitors and related grammatical items. Under-researched aspects of well-described languages as well as from lesser-known languages (Faroese, Frisian, Luxembourgish, Yiddish) are examined. The papers included are methodologically diverse and the topics covered range from morphology, syntax, and semantics to the influence of (normative) grammars and the perception and prestige of grammatical items.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 193] 2018.  vi, 327 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Corbett, Greville G.
2021. Chapter 10. Feature-based competition. In All Things Morphology [Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 353],  pp. 171 ff. DOI logo

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Main BIC Subject

CFK: Grammar, syntax

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009060: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2017055191 | Marc record