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  • In verband met de zinby J. Luif

    Amsterdam University Press 2011; US$ 29.50

    An introduction to traditional Dutch grammar. (in Dutch) more...

  • Discourse Particlesby Werner Abraham

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1991; US$ 173.00

    This book is about particles in the narrower sense of the word as opposed to the broader meaning covering all uninflected words of a language. In the narrower meaning of the linguistic term particles can be distinguished between logical, or scalar particles and modal, or pragmatic particles. The semantic, pragmatic and syntactic properties of modal... more...

  • On Extraction and Extraposition in Germanby Uli Lutz; Jürgen Pafel

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1996; US$ 180.00

    Extraction has traditionally been one of the main topics in generative grammar, and it retains this status in current variants of the theory. German provides a good testing ground for traditional as well as current theories of extraction. The nine contributions to this volume document the recent lively discussions on the adequate analyses of extraction... more...

  • Phonetics and Phonology of Tense and Lax Obstruents in Germanby Michael Jessen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 195.00

    Knowing that the so-called voiced and voiceless stops in languages like English and German do not always literally differ in voicing, several linguists — among them Roman Jakobson — have proposed that dichotomies such as fortis/lenis or tense/lax might be more suitable to capture the invariant phonetic core of this distinction. Later it... more...

  • Studien zur Modernen Deutschen Lexikographieby Ruth Klappenbach; Werner Abraham; Jan F. Brand

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1980; US$ 180.00

    The book sketches the history and technical apparatus of dictionary writing, in detail Ruth Klappen­bach?s Wörterbuch der deutschen Gegenwartssprache . Berlin: Akademieverlag 1956, a loner at its time and setting the pattern for the many other German dictionaries to come. The book?s main chapters are: structure of the single dictionary entry;... more...

  • The Locative Alternation in Germanby Ursula Brinkmann

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1997; US$ 158.00

    This monograph deals with the locative alternation in German, a change in the argument structure of verbs like spray and load . Like most argument structure changes, the alternation is both productive and constrained: new forms may be derived, but not from all candidate verbs. This raises a learnability problem: how can children determine, in the... more...

  • Geschichte der deutschen Spracheby Peter Polenz; Norbert Richard Wolf

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 26.87

    Das einbändige Standardwerk zur deutschen Sprachgeschichte liegt nun in überarbeiteter und aktualisierter Form vor. Es bietet einen fundierten und am neuesten Forschungsstand orientierten Überblick über den Sprachwandel des Deutschen von seiner indogermanischen Vorgeschichte bis in die Gegenwart. Da Sprachgeschichte, Sozialgeschichte und politische... more...

  • The Meaning of Particle / Prefix Constructions in Germanby Robert B. Dewell

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 143.00

    This is really two books in one: a valuable reference resource, and a groundbreaking case study that represents a new approach to constructional semantics. It presents a detailed descriptive survey, using extensive examples collected from the Internet, of German verb constructions in which the expressions durch (?through?), über (?over?), unter... more...

  • 'Über den Umlaut: Zwei Abhandlungen' (Carlsruhe, 1843) and 'Über den Ablaut' (Carlsruhe, 1844)by Adolf Holtzmann; E.F.K. Koerner; Wilbur A. Benware

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1977; US$ 158.00

    Über den Umlaut (1843) and Über den Ablaut (1844) grew out of a review of Grimm?s Deutsche Grammatik by Holtzmann, in which he also made an excursus into Bopp?s theory of vowel gradation in Sanskrit. Holtzmann was the first to observe the correlation of guṇa and accent. At the same time he noted that loss (or absence) of the accent could... more...

  • Zur Geschichte der deutschen Spracheby Wilhelm Scherer; Kurt R. Jankowsky

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1995; US$ 180.00

    Wilhelm Scherer (1841-1886) has gained wide recognition for his extraordinary accomplishments in linguistics as well as in literary studies. His first and most important contribution to the development of linguistic science was his monumental work of 508 pages Zur Geschichte der deutschen Sprache , published in 1868. His stated objective was “to... more...