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LINGUIST List 21.351

Wed Jan 20 2010

Books: Syntax: Haider

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        1.    Daniel Davies, The Syntax of German: Haider

Message 1: The Syntax of German: Haider
Date: 19-Jan-2010
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: The Syntax of German: Haider
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Title: The Syntax of German
Published: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Hubert Haider
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521865258 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 60.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521865258 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 110.00
Abstract:

What do you know, if you know that a language has 'Object Verb' structure
rather than 'Verb Object'? Answering this question and many others, this
book provides an essential guide to the syntactic structure of German. It
examines the systematic differences between German and English, which
follow from this basic difference in sentence structure, and presents the
main results of syntactic research on German. Topics covered include the
strict word order in VO vs word order variation in OV, verb clustering,
clause union effects, obligatory functional subject position, and
subject-object asymmetries for extractions. Through this, a cross-model and
cross-linguistic comparison evolves, highlighting the immediate
implications for non-Germanic OV languages, and creating a detailed and
comprehensive description of the syntactic differences that immediately
follow from an OV type in contrast with a VO type like English. It will be
of interest to all those interested in syntax and Germanic languages.

Foreword;
Abbreviations;
List of tables and figures;
1. A comparative survey: German - V2 and partially 'OV';
2. The functional architecture of a German clause - facts and controversies;
3. Targeting the clause initial position - German wh-constructions;
4. Targeting left: clause internal word order and word order variation;
5. Targeting the right edge - extraposition;
6. Case: a nominative-accusative language with a four way case paradigm;
7. Non-finite verbs and their constructions;
References.


Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
                            Typology

Subject Language(s): German, Standard (deu)

Written In: English (eng )

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