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- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 60.00
The Norwegian language has undergone considerable change in the last 180 years, and in this book Gjert Kristoffersen considers the abundant evidence in order to provide us with an original analysis of the ways in which the sounds and meanings of competing languages may change and evolve. - ;This is a comprehensive account of the phonetic and phonological... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 92.00
Inhalt Frederik Kortlandt: The Origin of the Vestjysk St°d Harry Perridon: How old is the Vestjysk St°d Wolfgang Beck: Neues zur Runeninschrift auf dem Goldbrakteaten Schonen II C Dietrich SchŘrr: Zu Z. 50 des Hiltibrantliedes Valentine A. Pakis: The Literary Status of Muspilli in the History of Scholarship: Two Peculiar Trends Kenny Louwen: Zur Lesart... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 154.00
The red thread which runs through this book is a quest for relative chronology of linguistic developments. The probability of a reconstruction can be judged against the background of the transitions which it implies for the linguistic system as a whole. The reconstructions are always bottom-up, never top-down. It follows that the chapters on Germanic... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 149.00
Within a new model of language acquisition, this book discusses verb second (V2) word order in situations where there is variation in the input. While traditional generative accounts consider V2 to be a parameter, this study shows that, in many languages, this word order is dependent on fine distinctions in syntax and information structure. Thus, within... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 143.00
Productivity of argument structure constructions is a new emerging field within cognitive-functional linguistics. The term productivity as used in linguistic research contains at least three subconcepts: ?extensibility?, ?regularity?, and ?generality?. The focus in this study of case and argument structure constructions in Icelandic is on the concept... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 173.00
This book investigates different types of verb-PP combinations and examines the types of meanings which arise when the argument structure of the PP fuses with the verbal argument structure. Focussing mainly on data from Norwegian, the book investigates three different empirical domains of PP-VP combinations and concludes that the arising interpretations... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 49.95
Danish: An Essential Grammar is a reference guide to the most important aspects of current Danish as it is used by native speakers. It presents a fresh and accessible description of the language, focusing on those areas of Danish that pose particular problems for English speakers but at the same time providing a broad general account of the... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1984; US$ 165.00
This guide provides brief descriptions and evaluations of the best reference grammars and comprehensive works on the syntax of contemporary Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, English, Faroese, Frisian, German, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, and Yiddish. more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1982; US$ 225.00
This volume is in honour of Karl Schneider and covers the wide spectrum of Schneider?s own interests: Part I covers runology ( Elmer H. Antonsen, Hans Schwartz, Winfred P. Lehmann ); The second part deals with indogermanics, etymology and lexicography ( Edgard C. PolomÚ, Fritz W. Schulze, Kurt R. Jankowsky, Rosemarie Lieber, Ernst S. Dick, Rudolf SchŘtzeichel,... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 149.00
Although the field of polarity is well researched, this monograph offers a new take on polarity sensitivity that both challenges and incorporates previous theories. Based primarily on Swedish data, it presents new solutions to long-standing problems, such as the non-complementary distribution of NPIs and PPIs in yes/no-questions and conditionals, long... more...