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Title: The Syntax of German
Written By: Hubert Haider

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.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Subject Language(s): German
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521865255
ISBN-13: 9780521865258
Prices: U.K. £ 60.00
U.S. $ 110.00

Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9780511717390
Prices: U.S. $ 88.00