Germanic Genitives

| FU Berlin
ISBN 9789027200235 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027264473 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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
Table of Contents
Introductory overview
Genitives in Germanic
Christian Zimmer, Horst J. Simon and Tanja Ackermann
Portraits of lesser studied languages
A new perspective on the Luxembourgish genitive
Caroline Döhmer
Frisian genitives: From Old Frisian to the modern dialects
Jarich Hoekstra
Genitive markers and their destinies
On the motivation of genitive‑s omission in Contemporary German
Christian Zimmer
From genitive suffix to linking element: A corpus study on the genesis and productivity of a new compounding pattern in (Early) New High German
Kristin Kopf
The development of non-paradigmatic linking elements in Faroese and the decline of the genitive case
Hjalmar P. Petersen and Renata Szczepaniak
‘Genitives’ in nominal configurations
The Genitive Rule and its background
Peter Gallmann
From genitive inflection to possessive marker? The development of German possessive ‑s with personal names
Tanja Ackermann
Yiddish possessives as a case for genitive case
Kerstin Hoge
Genitives and their functional competitors
Genitives and proper name compounds in German
Barbara Schlücker
On the role of cases and possession in Germanic: A typological approach
Kurt Braunmüller
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009060 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2017055191 | Marc record