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Studies in Comparative Germanic Syntax

Proceedings from the 15th Workshop on Comparative Germanic Syntax (Groningen, May 26–27, 2000)

Studies in Comparative Germanic Syntax by Jan-Wouter Zwart
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This volume presents a collection of articles reporting on new research carried out within the theoretical framework of generative grammar on the comparative syntax of the Germanic languages.
Divided in four main sections, the book focuses on issues of subordination and complementation (with emphasis on German/Dutch and Danish), displacement phenomena discussed in relation with richness of morphology (with special attention to English, German/Dutch, and Norwegian, as well as presenting more general discussion of the issue), language variation and change (studying historical English syntax and Frisian contact dialects), and the syntax-semantics interface viewed from a Germanic perspective (addressing ellipsis, reflexivity, and the behavior of quantifiers).

John Benjamins Publishing Company; December 2002
421 pages; ISBN 9789027296924
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Title: Studies in Comparative Germanic Syntax
Author: Jan-Wouter Zwart; Werner Abraham
 
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