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Title: The Genitive Case in Dutch and German
Subtitle: A Study of Morphosyntactic Change in Codified Languages
Written By: Alan K. Scott
URL: http://www.brill.com/genitive-case-dutch-and-german
Series Title: Brill's Studies in Historical Linguistics
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In The Genitive Case in Dutch and German: A Study of Morphosyntactic Change in Codified Languages, Alan K. Scott offers an account of the tension that exists between morphosyntactic change and codification, focusing on the effect that codification has had on the genitive case and alternative constructions in both languages. On the basis of usage data from a wide variety of registers, from the 16th century to the present day, Alan K. Scott demonstrates that codification has preserved obsolescent morphological genitive constructions in Dutch and German while suppressing their potential replacements, and shows that, despite its association with norm-conformant language, the genitive is used to a surprisingly large extent in informal early modern Dutch and modern German sources.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Brill
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Syntax
Subject Language(s): Dutch
German
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789004181441
Pages: 396
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