Modern Icelandic Syntax

Modern Icelandic Syntax

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This comprehensive overview of Icelandic syntax contains new analyses of word order and long-distance reflexivization, detailed studies of case-marking, and the first systematic description of the -st middles. It presents a complete picture of modern Icelandic syntax as seen in the tradition of generative grammar, striking a good balance between theory and description.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 446 pages
  • 154 x 224 x 22mm | 2,993.69g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 012606105X
  • 9780126061055

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"Maling and Zaenen have managed in one volume to extract the salient features of Modern Icelanic syntax... This book is a comprehensive, ambitious compendium written mostly in a GB/EC framework, with a few essays devoted to an LFG model... The Maling-Zaenen book would be of definite value to the worker in Icelandic, of roughly comparative value to the Germanicist. Modern Icelandic Syntax is definitely advanced in scope and purpose." --LANGUAGE QUARTERLY
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Table of contents

Word Order:
E. Rognvaldsson and H. Thrainsson, "On Icelandic Word Order Once More"
H.a. Sigursson, "V1 Declaratives and Verb Raising in Icelandic"
J. Maling, "Inversion in Embedded Clauses in Modern Icelandic"

Verbs and Their Arguments:
A. Zaenen, J. Maling, and H. Thrainsson, "Case and Grammatical Functions: The Icelandic Passive"
A. Zaenen and J. Maling, "Unaccusative, Passive, and Quirky Case"
J. Maling and A. Zaenen, "Preposition-Stranding and Passive"
A.D. Andrews, "The VP Complement Analysis in Modern Icelandic"
A.D. Andrews, "Case Structures and Control in Modern Icelandic"
S.R. Anderson, "The Grammar of Icelandic Verbs in -st"

J. Maling, "Clause-Bounded Reflexives in Modern Icelandic"
H. Thrainsson, "A Semantic Reflexive in Icelandic"
H. a. Sigurosson, "Moods and (Long Distance) Reflexives in Icelandic"

E. Rognvaldsson, "We Need (Some Kind of a) Rule of Conjunction Reduction"
J. Bresnan and H. Thrainsson, "A Note on Icelandic Coordination"
E. Rognvaldsson, "Null Objects in Icelandic"

Long Distance Dependencies:
J. Maling and A. Zaenen, "The Nonuniversality of a Surface Filter"

H. Thrainsson and E. Rognvaldsson, "Bibliography of Modern Icelandic Syntax"
E. Rognvaldsson and H. Thrainsson, "Bibliography of Diachronic Icelandic Syntax"

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About Joan Maling

Program in Linguistics and Cognitive Science, Center for Complex Systems, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
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