Diachronic syntax of the German language

  • van Riemsdijk, H.C. (Tutor)

    Project: Research project

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    The aim is to investigate the historical development of four major topics of German syntax in comparison to other Germanic languages, namely the clause structure and the nature V2-constructions, the relation between morphology and the pro-drop parameter, the relation between morphology and V-to-I raising and finally the rise of expletive auxiliaries and the relation to the rise of VP-topicalization structures.
    Effective start/end date2/01/9616/02/01


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    • Middles: A View from German

      Steinbach, M. & Erb, M. C., 1997, ConSOLE V Proceedings: proceedings of the fifth conference of the Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe. Cambier-Langveld, T. & Et al. (eds.). Leiden: SOLE, p. 29-46

      Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

    • The Rise of Periphrastic tun/do

      Erb, M. C., 1997, Proceedings of the CLS Opening Academic Year '97/'98. Biemans, M. & van de Weijer, J. (eds.). Nijmegen/Tilburg: Center for Language Studies, p. 37-59

      Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific