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  • Deutsche Morphologieby Elke Hentschel; Petra M. Vogel

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 195.92

    The de Gruyter dictionary of German morphology is concerned with all aspects of word formation and inflection in German. It combines the benefits of a handbook with the advantages of a dictionary ? 27 handbook-type articles and 96 short entries in alphabetical order allow rapid and direct access to the information required. In its contents,... more...

  • Grammatik im Gesprächby Susanne Günthner; Jörg Bücker

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 163.25

    The papers in this volume study linguistic structures in the context of their interactive functions and usages; they concentrate on grammatical constructions for the positioning of self and others. Using empirical analyses of positioning constructions, the authors show that forms and functions of grammatical structures in everyday interactions... more...

  • Nähe und Distanz im Kontext variationslinguistischer Forschungby Vilmos Ágel; Mathilde Hennig

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 163.25

    The terms ?proximity? and ?distance? signify conceptual characteristics of orality and literacy. In that branch of linguistic research dealing with linguistic variation, ?proximity vs. distance? is a central area of enquiry along with fields such as dialectology, languages for specialist purposes or text typology. The present volume examines... more...

  • Die deutschsprachige Strafrechtswissenschaft in Selbstdarstellungenby Eric Hilgendorf

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 185.03

    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... more...

  • Wahrnehmungsdialektologieby Christina Ada Anders

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 185.03

    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... more...

  • Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik, 63 / 2007by Erika Langbroek; Arend Quak; Annelies Roeleveld

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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 paper we will present an alternative for the analysis of syllabic consonant syllables in West Frisian as proposed by Visser (1997). Visser derives such syllables phonologically from schwa-consonantal sonorant sequences by an unconstrained rule of Schwa-deletion, followed by a process of syllable reconstruction. Our alternative is based on a... 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...