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Title: Studies in Comparative Germanic Syntax
Subtitle: Proceedings from the 15th Workshop on Comparative Germanic Syntax (Groningen, May 26–27, 2000)
Edited By: C.Jan-WouterZwart
URL: http://www.benjamins.nl/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LA_53
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 53
Description:

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

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Syntax
Contrastive Ling
Generative Linguistics
Language Family(ies): Germanic
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ISBN: 1588112683
ISBN-13: 9781588112682
Pages: xiv, 407 pp.
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