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  • The Acquisition of Swedish Grammarby Gunlög Josefsson; Christer Platzack; Gisela Håkansson

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 173.00

    This book provides a number of studies of different aspects of Swedish child language. Some of the thematic chapters present original, unpublished data: on the acquisition of tense, on the range and frequency of different word order patterns in early child Swedish, related to the input, meaning the language of adults talking to the children or in... more...

  • Clausal Architecture and Subject Positionsby Sabine Mohr

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 158.00

    This book offers a comparative study of the Germanic languages. It promotes a new approach to the OV vs. VO classification, according to which all clauses have a universal base where the internal argument is always merged in SpecVP. Word order differences and their correlates result from an interaction of checking conditions, the EPP and different... more...

  • Word Order Change in Icelandicby Thorbjörg Hróarsdóttir

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 195.00

    While Modern Icelandic exhibits a virtually uniform VO order in the VP, Old(er) Icelandic had both VO order and OV order, as well as ‘mixed’ word order patterns. In this volume, the author both examines the various VP-word order patterns from a descriptive and statistical point of view and provides a synchronic and diachronic analysis of... more...

  • Comparative Studies in Germanic Syntaxby Jutta M. Hartmann; László Molnárfi

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 188.00

    This selection of papers presented at the 20th Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop brings together contributions that address issues in syntactic predication and studies in the nominal system, as well as papers on data from the history of English and German. Showing a strong comparative commitment, the contributions include studies on previously neglected... more...

  • Nominal Phrases from a Scandinavian Perspectiveby Marit Julien

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 188.00

    This monograph presents a new model of the internal syntax of nominal phrases. The model is mainly based on Scandinavian, since with the wide range of variation that Scandinavian displays in the nominal domain, despite the close genetic relationship between the different varieties, Scandinavian is particularly well-suited for explorations into nominal... more...

  • Studies in Comparative Germanic Syntaxby Jan-Wouter Zwart; Werner Abraham

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 203.00

    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... more...

  • The Proto-Germanic n-stemsby Guus Kroonen

    Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 85.00

    The n -stems are an intriguing part of Proto-Germanic morphology. Unlike any other noun class, the n -stems have roots that are characterized by systematic consonant and vowel alternations across the different Germanic dialects. This monograph represents a diachronic investigation of this root variation. It traces back the Germanic n -stems to their... more...

  • Georg Philipp Harsdörffers Universalitätby Ursula Kocher; Stefan Keppler-Tasaki

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 168.00

    Georg Philipp Harsdörffer? lawyer, scholar and mathematician, patrician, diplomat and judge ? has in recent decades become one of the most studied Baroque authors. His work had a distinct international orientation and encompassed nearly all areas of 17th century knowledge. It thus became the fulcrum for the European literary relationships and discourse... more...

  • Minimal Words in a Minimal Syntaxby Gunlög Josefsson

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1998; US$ 158.00

    In Minimal Words in a Minimal Syntax the author combines a detailed description of the morphological structure of words in Swedish with a daring new approach to theoretical morphology, based on the Minimalist Program of Chomsky (1995) (as developed for syntactic structure). The X-bar theoretic approach to word structure of the Principles and Parameters... more...

  • On the Formal Syntax of the Westgermaniaby Werner Abraham

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1983; US$ 158.00

    It has often been noted that Dutch (and Frisian) reflects a particular stage of development between German and English. Phonologically, syntactically and morphologically, Dutch and German are closely related languages. Yet, there remain sufficient morphosyntactic differences in terms of language development. The contributions of this collection focus... more...