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  1. paul, Studies in Comparative Germanic Syntax

Message 1: Studies in Comparative Germanic Syntax

Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 11:16:04 +0000
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Subject: Studies in Comparative Germanic Syntax

Title: Studies in Comparative Germanic Syntax
Subtitle: Proceedings from the 15th Workshop on Comparative Germanic
	 Syntax (Groningen, May 27, 2000)
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 53
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins,		 
Book URL:
Editor: C. Jan-Wouter Zwart, University of Groningen 
Editor: Werner Abraham, University of California, Berkeley 

Hardback: ISBN: 1588112683, Pages: xiv, 407 pp., Price: USD 123.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027227748, Pages: xiv, 407 pp., Price: EUR 123.00

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).

Table of Contents

 C. Jan-Wouter Zwart vii-xi 
List of contributors xiii-xiv 
Subordination 1 
Wh-movement and integrated parenthetical constructions 
 Marga Reis 3-41 
Van as a marker of dissociation: Microvariation in Dutch 
 Jeroen Craenenbroeck 43-69 
Expletive subjects in subject relative clauses 
 Line Mikkelsen 71-93 
Syntactic versus semantic control 
 Susanne Wurmbrand 95-129 
Movement and Morphology 131 
Parametric variation and scrambling in English 
 Roland Hinterhzl 133-152 
V2 and Holmbergs Generalization 
 ´┐Żystein Nilsen 153-175 
The distribution of declarative verb second in Germanic 
 Olaf Koeneman 177-203 
A verbs gotta do what a verbs gotta do!: On Scandinavian infinitivals
and the AGR parameter
 ´┐Żystein Alexander Vangsnes 205-219 
On the correlation between morphology and syntax: The case of V-to-I 
 Artemis Alexiadou and Gisbert Fanselow 221-244 
Language Variation and Change 245 
Observations on the loss of Verb Second in the history of English 
 Eric Haeberli 247-275
A structure-based analysis of morphosyntactic regularities in language
 Eric Hoekstra 277-291 
Syntax and Semantics 293 
Swiping in Germanic 
 Jason Merchant 295-321 
The ambiguity of weak reflexive pronouns in English and German 
 Markus Steinbach 323-348 
Binominal each-constructions (BECs) in German and English 
 Malte Zimmermann 349-377 
References 379-398 
Subject index 399

Lingfield(s): Applied Linguistics
		Contrastive Ling (Applied Linguistics)
		Generative Linguistics (Syntax)
Language Family(ies): Germanic

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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