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Title: The Syntax of Icelandic
Written By: Höskuldur Thráinsson
Description:

Icelandic is a syntactically interesting language, with aspects of its word
order, clause structure, agreement patterns and case system arousing much
theoretical interest and debate in recent years. This is an informative and
accessible guide to the structure of Icelandic, focusing in particular on
those characteristics that have contributed greatly to syntactic research.
Each chapter is divided into two main sections - providing both a
descriptive overview and a discussion of the theoretical and comparative
issues involved - and a wide range of topics are covered, including case,
agreement, grammatical relations, thematic roles, word order, clause
structure, fronting, extraposition, complement, adjuncts, pronouns, and
inflection. Also explored in detail are the similarities and differences
between Icelandic and other related languages. Presupposing only a basic
knowledge of syntax and complete with an extensive bibliography, this
comprehensive survey will be an important tool for all those working on the
structure of Scandinavian and Germanic languages.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Subject Language(s): Icelandic
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521591902
ISBN-13: 9780521591904
Pages: 576
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