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Query:   German NP inflection (continued)
Author:  Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Morphology

Summary:   This is a continuation of my earlier 'sum' message

OT and OT-like accounts (cont.)
Hughes, Michael. 2000. ?Noun Phrase Internal Concord in German: a Morphological Approach?. Linguistic Notes from La Jolla 20: Proceedings of the fifth annual Southwest Workshop on Optimality Theory.
---. 2003. ''I am currently developing an OT analysis of the strong/weak alternation in Swedish, Icelandic, and German in my UCSD dissertation, slated to be completed in May (maybe June).''
M?ller, Gereon. 2002. ?Remarks on Nominal Inflection in German.? In Ingrid Kaufmann & Barbara Stiebels (eds.), _More than Words: A Festschrift for Dieter Wunderlich_, 113-145. Berlin: Akademie Verlag.
---. 2002. ?Syntaktisch determinierter Kasuswegfall in der deutschen NP?. Linguistische Berichte 189, 89-114.
---. 2002. ?Zwei Theorien der pronominalen Flexion im Deutschen? (Versionen Standard und Mannheim). Ms., IDS Mannheim. To appear in Deutsche Sprache. (40 pages)
Wegener, Heide. 1999. ?Die Pluralbildung im Deutschen: ein Versuch im Rahmen der Optimalit?tstheorie?. Linguistik online 4/3, 1-55.
Wiese, Bernd. 1996. ?Iconicity and syncretism: n pronominal inflection in Modern German?. _Theoretical Linguistics and Grammatical Description_. Robin Sackmann (ed.), 323-344. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
---. 1999. ?Unterspezifierte Paradigmen: Form und Function in der pronominalen Deklination.? Linguistik online 4/3, 1-55. Available at

A Distributed Morphology account:
Schlenker, Philippe. 1999. ?La flexion de l?adjectif en allemand: la morphologie de haut en bas.? Recherches Linguistiques de Vincennes 28.

Other approaches:
Agel, Vilmos. 1996. 'Finites Substantiv?. Zeitschrift f?r Germanistische Linguistik 24. 16-57.
Bittner, Dagmar. 2002. ?Semantisches in der pronominalen Flexion des Deutschen?. Zeitschrift f?r Sprachwissenschaft Vol. 21/2.
Blevins, J. 1995. ?Syncretism and paradigmatic opposition.? Linguistics and Philosophy 18, 113-152.
Pollard, Carl J. and Ivan A. Sag. 1994. _Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar_. Chicago, London: University of Chicago Press. [Analysis of German based on work by Dieter Wunderlich.]
Zoeppritz, Magdalena. 1976. ''On the ordering of nominal elements in sentences'', in Nickel, Gerhard (ed.) _Proceedings of the Fourth International Congress of Applied Linguistics_, 3 Bde. Stuttgart: HochschulVerlag. 1:138-149. Zuvor TN 75.09.
---. 1984. _Syntax for German in the User Specialty Languages System_ (Sprache und Information Band 9). T?bingen: Niemeyer.
Zwicky in a GPSG framework in Lingua in the late 1980s.

Similar issues in other Germanic languages:
Borjars, Kersti and Mark Donohue. 2000. ''Much ado about nothing: Features and zeroes in Germanic Noun Phrases''. Studia Linguistica 54(3), 309-353.
Hankamar, Jorge and Line Mikkelsen. 2002. ?A morphological analysis of definite nouns in Danish.? Journal of Germanic Linguistics 14:2, 137--175. (The paper is also available from Line Mikkelsen's web site:

LL Issue: 14.825
Date Posted: 19-Mar-2003
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