By Sari Pietikäinen, FinlandAlexandra Jaffe, Long BeachHelen Kelly-Holmes, and Nikolas Coupland
Sociolinguistics from the Periphery "presents a fascinating book about change: shifting political, economic and cultural conditions; ephemeral, sometimes even seasonal, multilingualism; and altered imaginaries for minority and indigenous languages and their users."
(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.