1887

The Verbal Complex in Subordinate Clauses from Medieval to Modern German

image of The Verbal Complex in Subordinate Clauses from Medieval to Modern German
USD
Buy:$149.00 + Taxes

Abstract

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 also the linguistic factors that influence them. On that empirical basis, the analysis adopted is the classic verb-final approach, with alternative orders derived by Verb (Projection) Raising. Verb Raising in these historical and modern varieties is subject to morphological, prosodic, and sociolinguistic restrictions, suggesting that the orders in question are not driven by narrow syntax but by their effects at the interface with phonology. This study will be of interest to students and scholars studying the diachronic syntax of German, West Germanic dialect syntax, and the relationship between prosody and word order.

Subjects: Syntax; Generative linguistics; Historical linguistics; Germanic linguistics; Theoretical linguistics

References

References

http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/books/9789027287250
Loading
/content/books/9789027287250
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
10
5
Chapter
content/books/9789027287250
Book
Loading
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was successful
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error