LINGUIST List 8.942

Fri Jun 27 1997

Books: Germanic Ling

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Message 1: New Book: Germanic Linguistics

Date: Sun, 22 Jun 1997 17:39:56 +0200 (MEST)
From: Christoph Eyrich <>
Subject: New Book: Germanic Linguistics

Irmengard Rauch and Gerald F. Carr (Editors)


1997. 23 x 15.5 cm. X, 354 pages. Cloth DM 228,-/approx. US$ 163.00 ISBN 3-11-014854-4 Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs 94

Mouton de Gruyter * Berlin * New York

This collection of twenty papers bears out the defining character- istics of current research in Germanic Linguistics, such as a strong pursuit of historical data with a preference for phonology, and a strong pursuit of morphology/syntax with a preference for modern data. A richness of approaches is likewise evident. Classic research problems of Germanic linguistics are not abandoned; they are indeed avidly pursued in the light of developing pluralism in contemporary method-ological insights, hence the subtitle of this work.


Irmengard Rauch and Gerald F. Carr, Preface: The soul of Germanic linguistics * Charles M. Barrack, The putative strengthening of glides in Gothic * Diana Chirita, Latin influence on Germanic word order: A discussion of Behaghel's theory * Robert D. Fulk, Ambisyllabicity in Old English: A contrary view * Michael Getty, Machds, dass-ds wegkummds! The mystery of inflected complementizers * Kurt Gustav Goblirsch, On the Old High German Medienverschie-bung * Wayne Harbert, Underspecification and the Old High German monophtongization * Robert G. Hoeing, The phrase structure of partitives in High German * Anatoly Liberman, The reaction on monosyllable to apocope in German dialects * Erik J. Macki, Aspects of "headedness switching" in German, Dutch, and Danish verb complexes * Enrique Mallen, Agreement and null subjects in Germanic and Romance * B. Richard Page, Articulatory phonology as a tool for explanation in historical phonology: The case of stop epenthesis in Germanic * Herbert Penzel, The Germanic i-umlaut revisited * Edgar Polome, How Indo-European is Germanic? * Irmengard Rauch, Bag V: PC German * Rex A. Sprouse, Thematic hierarchies and the argument-structure-syntax interface: Evidence from germanic ditransitive verbs * Robert P. Stockwell and Donka Minkova, Against the notion "metrical grammar" * Ilona Vandergriff, Two-domain conditionals: Verb-first, integration, politeness * John te Velde, Coordinate ellipsis in German: Old problems from a new (minimalist) perspective * Theo Vennemann, The development of reduplicating verbs in Germanic * Heide Waltz, Causative psych-verbs in the history of English * Index


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