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Clause Structure and Word Order in the History of German
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Clause Structure and Word Order in the History of German

Agnes Jäger, Gisella Ferraresi, and Helmut Weiß

Abstract

Over roughly the last decade, there has been a notable rise in new research on historical German syntax in a generative perspective. This volume presents a state-of-the-art survey of this thriving new line of research by leading scholars in the field, combining it with new insights into the syntax of historical German. It is the first comprehensive and concise generative historical syntax of German covering numerous central aspects of clause structure and word order, tracing them throughout various historical stages. Each chapter combines a solid empirical basis and valid descriptive generaliz ... More

Keywords: diachronic syntax, German, word order, verb placement, OV, VO, Old High German, Middle High German, Early New High German

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198813545
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198813545.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Agnes Jäger, editor
Professor of Historical German Linguistics, University of Cologne

Gisella Ferraresi, editor
Professor for German Linguistics and German as a Foreign Language, University of Bamberg

Helmut Weiß, editor
Professor of Historical German Linguistics, University of Frankfurt

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