This book "asserts that the origin and spread of languages must be examined primarily through the time-tested techniques of linguistic analysis, rather than those of evolutionary biology" and "defends traditional practices in historical linguistics while remaining open to new techniques, including computational methods" and "will appeal to readers interested in world history and world geography."
(Nicht-)kanonische Nebensätze im Deutschen [(Non-)Canonical Subordinate Clauses in German]
Aspects of sentence construction and the grammar of subordination have always been a key issue of German grammar description and theory. This diachronously and synchronously oriented study focuses not only on the creation of the ‘dass’ sentence but also on non-canonical subordinate-clause constructions such as argumental and relative clauses with main-clause word order (verb second, verb first) and correlative adverbial clauses. Thus the book contributes to the issue – recently much discussed– of the relationship between the formal and interpretative properties of subordination.