Studies in Comparative Germanic Syntax

Studies in Comparative Germanic Syntax : Proceedings from the 15th Workshop on Comparative Germanic Syntax (Groningen, May 26-27, 2000)

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This volume presents a collection of articles reporting on new research carried out within the theoretical framework of generative grammar on the comparative syntax of the Germanic languages.Divided in four main sections, the book focuses on issues of subordination and complementation (with emphasis on German/Dutch and Danish), displacement phenomena discussed in relation with richness of morphology (with special attention to English, German/Dutch, and Norwegian, as well as presenting more general discussion of the issue), language variation and change (studying historical English syntax and Frisian contact dialects), and the syntax-semantics interface viewed from a Germanic perspective (addressing ellipsis, reflexivity, and the behavior of quantifiers).show more

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  • Hardback | 407 pages
  • 164 x 245 x 25.4mm | 660g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • Subsequent
  • 1588112683
  • 9781588112682

Table of contents

1. Introduction (by Zwart, C. Jan-Wouter); 2. List of contributors; 3. Subordination; 4. Wh-movement and integrated parenthetical constructions (by Reis, Marga); 5. Van as a marker of dissociation: Microvariation in Dutch (by van Craenenbroeck, Jeroen); 6. Expletive subjects in subject relative clauses (by Mikkelsen, Line); 7. Syntactic versus semantic control (by Wurmbrand, Susi); 8. Movement and Morphology; 9. Parametric variation and scrambling in English (by Hinterholzl, Roland); 10. V2 and Holmberg's Generalization (by Nilsen, Oystein); 11. The distribution of declarative verb second in Germanic (by Koeneman, Olaf); 12. A verb's gotta do what a verb's gotta do!: On Scandinavian infinitivals and the AGR parameter (by Vangsnes, Oystein Alexander); 13. On the correlation between morphology and syntax: The case of V-to-I (by Alexiadou, Artemis); 14. Language Variation and Change; 15. Observations on the loss of Verb Second in the history of English (by Haeberli, Eric); 16. A structure-based analysis of morphosyntactic regularities in language contact (by Hoekstra, Eric); 17. Syntax and Semantics; 18. Swiping in Germanic (by Merchant, Jason); 19. The ambiguity of weak reflexive pronouns in English and German (by Steinbach, Markus); 20. 'Binominal each-constructions' (BECs) in German and English (by Zimmermann, Malte); 21. References; 22. Name index; 23. Subject indexshow more