The study also highlights the constructs of current linguistic theory, arguing for distinctive features and the notion 'onset' and against some of the claims of Optimality Theory and Usage-based accounts.
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Varianten der Pronominaladverbien im Neuhochdeutschen [Variants of Pronominal Adverbs in New High German]
Grammatische und soziolinguistische Untersuchungen
Working on a broad empirical (corpus driven) foundation, this work contributes to the investigation of grammatical phenomena in the linguistic period of New High German (17th to 21st centuries) with a focus on pronominal adverbs (e.g. davon weiß ich nichts; da weiß ich nichts von; da weiß ich nichts davon; dadavon weiß ich nichts). This analysis follows the trend of current grammar research by concentrating on registers of German that is close to speech.