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- De Gruyter 2010; US$ 210.00
How do ordinary people perceive regional modes of speech? This question is often posed at present within German dialectology, without however having produced a satisfactory answer. As part of an empirical pilot study in Saxony, Saxon-Anhalt, Thuringia and South Brandenburg, the present investigation uses the example of Upper Saxon to examine how the... more...
- De Gruyter 2010; US$ 210.00
This collected volume contains the life stories of 21 significant jurists that considerably affected the development of criminal law over the past few decades and contributed to the influence of German criminal jurisprudence worldwide. The autobiographies comprehensively present criminal jurisprudence and the history of criminal law over the past 50... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 92.40
Inhalt:** Frederik KORTLANDT: The Origin of the Franconian Tone Accents** Frederik KORTLANDT: English bottom, German Boden, and the Chronology of Sound Shifts** Diether SCHÃ?RR: Wodan oder Warg: zum Brakteaten Nebenstedt I** Elena AFROS: Is cyssa in Exeter Book Riddle 30a: 6b an Instance of Morphological Levelling?** Ellen BAÃ?LER und Ernst HELLGARDT:... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 143.00
This study offers a Construction Grammar approach to the historical development and modern usage of future constructions in English, German, Dutch, Danish, and Swedish. On the basis of corpus data, constructions such as English be going to or German werden are analyzed as symbolic units that convey a range of temporal and modal meanings. A special... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 158.00
This monograph provides a micro-analytic description of the structure and communicative use of syntactic pivot constructions in German. Using the methodology of Conversation Analysis, this work shows that pivots emerge in interaction in response to local communicative needs.Exclusively found in spoken German, pivots allow a speaker to extend an utterance... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 173.00
This book represents the first comprehensive overview over the history of negation in German. It addresses both the development of the negation particles as well as the diachrony of indefinites in the scope of negation and the phenomenon of Negative Concord. Being based on a corpus study of several Old and Middle High German texts, it comprises a wealth... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 158.00
This is the first text book to offer a comprehensive approach to Old Frisian. Part One begins with a succinct survey of the history of the Frisians during the Middle Ages, their society and literary culture. Next follow chapters on the phonology, morphology, word formation and syntax of Old Frisian. This part is concluded by a chapter on the Old Frisian... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 165.00
While there have been many attempts in the literature to account for the semantics and syntax of individual German(ic)prefixes, this is the first time that the prefixes have been analysed in a unified way and a framework established that is capable of relating the prefixes to each other and to other areas of the grammar. The templates provide the means... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 195.00
This book offers a completely new analysis of the syntax and semantics of transitive reflexive sentences in German, which is embedded in the major phenomenon of the middle voice in Indo-European languages. It integrates the interpretation of non-argument reflexives into a modified version of recent theories of binding. The ambiguity of the reflexive... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 195.00
This book presents a comprehensive account of quantifier scope in German. The author investigates scope behavior of ordinary quantifiers and negative, adverbial, interrogative, relative and particle quantifiers. The areas which are dealt with include: relative scope in simple sentences, absolute and relative scope in complex sentences, noun-phrase... more...