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LINGUIST List 21.3768

Fri Sep 24 2010

Books: Phonology/Socioling/Syntax: Hoekstra, Visser, Jensma (Eds), Haan

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Studies in West Frisian Grammar: Hoekstra, Visser, Jensma (Eds), Haan

Message 1: Studies in West Frisian Grammar: Hoekstra, Visser, Jensma (Eds), Haan
Date: 24-Sep-2010
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Studies in West Frisian Grammar: Hoekstra, Visser, Jensma (Eds), Haan
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Title: Studies in West Frisian Grammar
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 161
Published: 2010
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LA%20161

Editor: Germen J. de Haan
Editor: Jarich Hoekstra
Editor: Willem Visser
Editor: Goffe Jensma
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027287984 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027287984 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255440 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255440 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Abstract:

In this volume, Germen de Haan gives a multi-faceted view of the syntax,
sociolinguistics, and phonology of West-Frisian. The author discusses
distinct aspects of the syntax of verbs in Frisian: finiteness and Verb
Second, embedded root phenomena, the verbal complex, verbal
complementation, and complementizer agreement. Because Frisian has minority
language status and is of interest to sociolinguists, the author reviews
the linguistic changes in Frisian under the influence of the dominant Dutch
language and, more generally, reflects on how to deal with contact-induced
change in grammar. Finally, in three phonological articles, the author
discusses nasalization in Frisian, the putatively symmetrical vowel
inventory of Frisian, and the variation between schwa + sonorant consonants
and syllabic sonorant consonants.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Phonology
                            Sociolinguistics
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): Frisian, Western (fri)

Written In: English (eng )

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