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Jacob Wackernagel, Lectures on SyntaxWith Special Reference to Greek, Latin, and Germanic$
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David Langslow

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780198153023

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198153023.001.0001

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Lecture I, 20

Lecture I, 20

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(p.149) Lecture I, 20
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Jacob Wackernagel, Lectures on Syntax
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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198153023.003.0020

The two-and-a-half lectures on the personal forms of the verb begin with some general remarks on the history of the subject, on the forms of the verb attested,and on the use of the personal pronouns. Uses of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd persons, singular and plural, are discussed and illustrated. The end of Lecture 20 and the start of 21 are devoted to impersonal verbs (especially but not only weather verbs).

Keywords:   1st person, 2nd person, 3rd person, personal pronouns, impersonal verbs, weather verbs

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