It was about one and a half years ago that I finally I arrived where I had always wanted to be and do what I had always wanted-- teach students, support small language communities and conduct research on African languages on my doorstep. The University of Cape Town and my new colleagues welcomed my efforts to establish the Centre for African Language Diversity-- CALDi as well as The African Language Archive-- TALA and I was recently appointed the Mellon Research Chair: African Language Diversity this initiative. The main aim of CALDi is to train young African scholars in descriptive linguistics and open up space for research into African languages at UCT with the hopes of countering the dominance of African linguistics outside the continent. It has been a great challenge for which my whole career has been a form of preparation...Read more
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Studies in Comparative Germanic Syntax
Proceedings from the 15th Workshop on Comparative Germanic Syntax (Groningen, May 26–27, 2000)
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
Introduction 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 Hinterhölzl 133•152 V2 and Holmberg’s Generalization Øystein Nilsen 153•175 The distribution of declarative verb second in Germanic Olaf Koeneman 177•203 A verb’s gotta do what a verb’s gotta do!: On Scandinavian infinitivals and the AGR parameter Øystein 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 contact 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