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  • Whose German?by Orrin W. Robinson

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 158.00

    The author addresses a number of issues in German and general phonology, using a specific problem in German phonology (the ach/ich alternation) as a springboard. These issues include especially the naturalness, or lack thereof, of the prescriptive standard in German, and the importance of colloquial pronunciations, as well as historical and dialect... more...

  • Extraction Asymmetriesby Tanja Kiziak

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 158.00

    This monograph addresses divergent views in the linguistic literature on whether German displays the that -trace effect and other subject/object asymmetries commonly found for long extractions in English and other languages. Using newly developed rating methodologies, the author exposes consistent and robust subject/object asymmetries in German ?... more...

  • Focus Particles in Germanby Stefan Sudhoff

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 158.00

    This study explores the grammar of focus particles in German. It gives a thorough description and analysis of focus particle constructions and links their syntactic, semantic, and information structural properties to their prosodic characteristics. The study also shows that focus particles present a particularly well-suited subject for the investigation... more...

  • Beyond Coherenceby Vera Lee-Schoenfeld

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 158.00

    The overarching theme of this volume is one of the central concerns of syntactic theory: How local is syntax, and what are the measures of syntactic locality? It is argued here that movement and anaphoric relations are governed by a unified concept of locality: the phase. On an empirical level, Beyond Coherence brings together three strands of research... more...

  • Studies in West Frisian Grammarby Germen J. de Haan; Jarich Hoekstra; Willem Visser; Goffe Jensma

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 158.00

    In this volume, Germen de Haan gives a multi-faceted view of the syntax, sociolinguistics, and phonology of West-Frisian. The author discusses distinct aspects of the syntax of verbs in Frisian: finiteness and Verb Second, embedded root phenomena, the verbal complex, verbal complementation, and complementizer agreement. Because Frisian has minority... more...

  • Germanic Future Constructionsby Martin Hilpert

    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...

  • Grammar and Interactionby Emma Betz

    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...

  • History of German Negationby Agnes Jäger

    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...

  • An Introduction to Old Frisianby Rolf H. Jr. Bremmer

    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...

  • Minnereden im Druckby Jacob Klingner

    Erich Schmidt Verlag 2010; US$ 69.78

    Hauptbeschreibung Unter der Gattungsbezeichnung 'Minnerede' werden rund 600 deutschsprachige Reimpaarverstexte des 14.-16. Jahrhunderts versammelt, deren Hauptthema die weltliche Liebe in all ihren Facetten ist. Einer breiten handschriftlichen Überlieferung steht nur eine geringe Zahl von rund 40 Minnereden-Druckausgaben entgegen. Die vorliegende... more...