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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 Střd Harry Perridon: How old is the Vestjysk Střd 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...
- 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 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...
- 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...
- 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...