Diachronic syntax of the German language

  • van Riemsdijk, H.C., (Tutor)

    Project: Research project


    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