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  • The Nordic Languages. Volume 2by

    De Gruyter Mouton 2005; US$ 825.00

    This handbook is conceived as a comprehensive history of the North Germanic languages from the oldest times up to the present day. Whereas most of the traditional presentations of Nordic language history are confined to individual languages and often concentrate on purely linguistic data, the present work covers the history of all Nordic languages... more...

  • Colloquial Swedishby Jennie Ahlgren; Philip Holmes; Gunilla Serin

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 35.95

    Colloquial Swedish provides a step-by-step course in Swedish as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Swedish in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language... more...

  • "Wikinger? im Mittelalterby Jana Krüger

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 196.00

    Our present-day view of the Vikings and their activities is based mainly on Swedish poetry of the romantic period, as well as the results of archaeological research in the 20th century. But what pictures were conjured up by Vikings and their travels in the Middle Ages? An answer to this question can be provided by medieval Scandinavian literature,... more...

  • The Phonology of Norwegianby Gjert Kristoffersen

    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...

  • Elektronische Informationsressourcen für Germanistenby Klaus Gantert

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 105.00

    Using significant examples, this volume offers an overview of the ever growing range of electronic information resources for scholars of German studies. Modern forms of library catalogues, bibliographies and article databases, as well as web catalogues, virtual special libraries, digital libraries, subject portals, electronic encyclopaedia and dictionaries... more...

  • Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik. Band 65 – 2009.by Erika Langbroek; Arend Quak; Annelies Roeleveld

    Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 92.00

    Inhalt Frederik Kortlandt: The Origin of the Vestjysk Stød Harry Perridon: How old is the Vestjysk Stød Wolfgang Beck: Neues zur Runeninschrift auf dem Goldbrakteaten Schonen II C Dietrich Schürr: 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...

  • Studies in Germanic, Indo-European and Indo-Uralicby Frederik Kortlandt

    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...

  • Productivityby Jóhanna Barðdal

    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...

  • Verbal Prepositions and Argument Structureby Mai Ellin Tungseth

    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...

  • The Acquisition of Word Orderby Marit Westergaard

    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...