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Journal Title: Nordic Journal of Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   34/2
Date: 2011
Table of Contents: Semantic change and grammaticalization: The development of modal and postmodal meanings in Mainland Scandinavian 'må', 'måtte' and 'måste'
by Karin Beijering
pp 105-132

Microvariation in object positions: Negative Shift in Scandinavian
by Eva Engels
pp 133-155

A typology of non-local reflexives in the Scandinavian languages
by Tania E. Strahan
pp 157-178

Norwegian (non-V2) declaratives, resumptive elements, and the Wackernagel position
by Kristin Melum Eide
pp 179-213

Syllable reduction and articulation rates in Danish, Norwegian and Swedish
by Nanna Haug Hilton, Anja Schüppert, Charlotte Gooskens
pp 215-237

A typological perspective on negation in Finnish dialects
by Matti Miestamo
pp 83-104

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Semantics
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Typology
Subject Language(s): Danish
Faroese
Finnish
Icelandic
Norwegian Nynorsk
Norwegian Bokmål
Norwegian, Traveller
Swedish
Language Family(ies): East Scandinavian
West Scandinavian
 
LL Issue: 22.3688