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  • 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...

  • The Verbal Complex in Subordinate Clauses from Medieval to Modern Germanby Christopher Sapp

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 149.00

    This research monograph is an empirical and theoretical study of clause-final verbal complexes in the history of German. The book presents corpus studies of Middle High German and Early New High German and surveys of contemporary varieties of German. These investigations of the verbal complex address not only the frequencies of the word orders, but... more...

  • 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...