Verb Movement and Expletive Subjects in the Germanic Languages

Paperback | April 30, 1999

bySten Vikner

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This book is the study of two different kinds of variation across the Germanic languages. One involves the position of the finite verb, and the other the possible positions of the "logical" subject in constructions with expletive (or "dummy") subjects. The book applies the theory ofPrinciples-and-Parameters to the study of comparative syntax. Several languages are considered, including less frequently discussed ones like Danish, Faroese, Icelandic, and Yiddish.

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This book is the study of two different kinds of variation across the Germanic languages. One involves the position of the finite verb, and the other the possible positions of the "logical" subject in constructions with expletive (or "dummy") subjects. The book applies the theory ofPrinciples-and-Parameters to the study of comparative ...

Sten Vikner is at Stuttgart University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.75 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195083946

ISBN - 13:9780195083941

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"The book, as easy and pleasant to read as it is intellectually stimulating, is a masterpiece of scholarship, and will remain one of the truly seminal works in the field of Germanic linguistics."--American Journal of Germanic Linguistics and Literatures