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Title: 'Inversions after und as a V1 Pattern in Middle High German: Information- and Discourse-Structural Aspects'
Author: MarcoConiglio
Institution: 'Humboldt-Universit├Ąt zu Berlin'
Author: EvaSchlachter
Institution: 'Humboldt-Universit├Ąt zu Berlin'
Linguistic Field: 'Historical Linguistics; Syntax'
Subject Language: 'German, Middle High'
' German, Old High'
Abstract: In the following paper, we claim that the so-called Inversionen nach und are instances of V1 clauses. Although these constructions are attested from Old High German to the 19th century, we focus on the Middle High German period. Our arguments are based upon information- and discourse-structural properties. These clauses share typical properties of V1 clauses, namely, the absence of a topic-comment division, their relevance for textual cohesion, the accessibility status of the subject, the lexical semantics of their predicate, and their expressivity.

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This article appears in Journal of Germanic Linguistics Vol. 25, Issue 3, which you can read on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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